The Scope of Rosa University and the Purpose of Rise
These two short videos are an introduction to the scope and purpose of Rise and Rosa University. They tell why Rise is the intermediate step needed to build all 19 branches of the Rosa University system throughout the Americas within ten years. Best viewed on laptop or desktop computer.
Take Action – Children are Waiting
Alaska Native Baha’i children and American Indian Baha’i children throughout the Americas are waiting for us to take action to build the Rosa University system for them. Our ancestors encourage us to be courageous and bold because children are waiting. We can do it but first we will start with Rise. Watch all of these videos and if your heart is moved meet with the Local Spiritual Assembly on your reservation or reserve and consult with them. Ask them to recommend you to attend the first class of Rise. Remember you are under the sheltering wing of your Spiritual Assembly. Consult with them.
1. The Gift of Education: As Rosa University is built and propagated across the Americas, among the many gifts that the young American Indian and Alaska Native Baha’i scholars and graduates of Rosa University will rain upon humanity through both its local and global developmental and socio-economic work is that the College of Education and Administration will provide a transformative curriculum designed to implement and propagate the Anisa model – developed by Dr. Daniel Jordan, and assisted by his long time collaborator and friend, Dr. Donald Streets – in order to systematically establish and administrate an ever growing number of Anisa schools throughout the Americas and across the earth. This service will cause nations to look upon the Alaska Native and American Indian Baha’i scholars and graduates of Rosa University as numinous beings who are enlightening the world.
Abdu’l-Baha has bequeathed a remarkable destiny and made a clarion call to “these Indians” to “become so illumined as to enlighten the whole world.” Now it is up to us, and because “intention brings attainment” it is possible via the windfall of the potentialities inherent in the economics of the internet to use the Rise component of a not yet born Rosa University in order to self-fund and build the Rosa University system, placing its roots and branches throughout the Americas. Why do this for ourselves? Because in order to reach our destiny, we can no longer wait for others to provide the means nor the proper education that will illumine us. Indeed, Baha’u’llah proclaims that education is the safe and surest path to illumination for all of humanity:
“Man is the supreme Talisman. Lack of a proper education hath, however, deprived him of that which he doth inherently possess. Through a word proceeding out of the mouth of God he was called into being; by one word more he was guided to recognize the Source of his education; by yet another word his station and destiny were safeguarded. The Great Being saith: Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” – –Baha’u’llah
To learn more about the work of the remarkable educator Dr. Dan Jordan click on this downloadable PDF and save it on your computer: Who Was Dan Jordan?
If you prefer to read more online about the work of the late Dr. Daniel Jordan, our beloved fellow Baha’i and educator, please see the Dr. Jordan webpage of Keith Bookwalter or download the PDF above. Read the article called ‘Who Was Dr. Daniel C. Jordan?” This article was written by Dr. Bookwalter, Baha’i educator and school administrator, in 1992. It is hosted on the servers of Valdosta State University.
Dr. Bookwalter writes concerning the widely acknowledged genius of Dr. Jordan, and ends by saying: “His fellow colleagues, his students, and those who have been attracted to the elegance of his scheme of thought and his call for a “new way” of educating the future generations of humankind have taken up his ideas and applied them each in his or her own sphere of life: in their classrooms; the raising of their children; university research; professional associations; their writings; their school systems and communities; their way of thinking, feeling, and perceiving reality… their very way of living and being. No doubt the near future will see a resurgence of interest in his process-based system of education and the distant future, when the fruits are in hand, will see Dr. Daniel C. Jordan being paid the homage he deserves as one of the most outstanding and far-sighted leaders the field of education has ever seen.”
2. To learn more about the great number of languages that are scattered across the planet and which arguably act in no small measure to prevent the unification of humanity, click on this downloadable PDF and save it on your computer: How Many Languages Are There in the World?
The number of languages spoken in the Americas and in the entire world varies from source to source. For example, while UNESCO says there are some 6,000 languages on earth, the Linguistic Society of America writes “The most extensive catalog of the world’s languages, generally taken to be as authoritative as any, is that of Ethnologue (published by SIL International), whose detailed classified list as of 2009 included 6,909 distinct languages.” For more information about spoken languages, download the PDF above or see How Many Languages Are There in the World to visit the website.