“Mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit. “, Obama said.
The oneness of the world of humanity is a sign of the times and also a fundamental teaching of Baha'i and the spiritual Master Ab’dul Baha, who wrote:
Unity and the oneness of humanity “… has now become the paramount issue and question in the religious and political conditions of the world.”
“Although in former centuries and times this subject received some measure of mention and consideration, it has now become the paramount issue and question in the religious and political conditions of the world ....
“What incalculable benefits and blessings would descend upon the great human family if unity and brotherhood were established! In this century when the beneficent results of unity and the ill effects of discord are so clearly apparent, the means for the attainment and accomplishment of human fellowship have appeared in the world…”