Wednesday, November 16, 2016
webinar with Kevin Naimi
A video of this presentation is available on our Vimeo channel.
This presentation will explore a distinctively Bahá’í approach to social theory which places the human capacity to transform reality at the heart of our analysis of self and society. The Bahá’í Writings liken the individual to a mirror that, when polished, can reflect into the world the perfections of God. This presentation will explore the importance that this view of the individual has for our understanding society and social theory. I will argue that emphasizing the transformative capacities of individuals helps avoid the despair that prevalent sociological perspectives tend to promote.
KEVIN NAIMI is a Doctoral candidate in the Sociology of Education at the University of Toronto. His work focuses creativity and the empowerment of young people.