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Talks / presentations by Bahá'í notables
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Lectures by notable personnages, such as Hands of the Cause and members of the Universal House of Justice. See also Audio lectures and Presentations.
  1. 1995: Four Year Plan, by Peter J. Khan (1996). Talk organized by the US NSA and the LSA of Washington, DC. [about]
  2. 2001: Five Year Plan, by Peter J. Khan (2001). Talk given by Dr. Khan about the Five Year Plan at the City Hall in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany (near the Bahá'í Temple in Langenhein) [about]
  3. Address at Queen's Birthday Weekend Conference, Aukland, by Peter J. Khan (2000). Addresses a variety of issues facing the Baha'i community, especially as pertains to New Zealand Baha'is. [about]
  4. Addresses Delivered before the New York and Chicago Assemblies, by Abdel Karim Effendi Teherani (1900). Talks to the New York and Chicago assemblies, delivered at Abdu'l-Baha's request, to deepen the believers following the covenant-breaking of Ibrahim Kheiralla, published as a 100-page booklet. [about]
  5. Aspects of Bahá'í Scholarship, Some, by Peter J. Khan (2008). [about]
  6. Bahá'í Horizons in the 21st Century, by David S. Ruhe (1993). Informal notes transcribed from a talk closing a 1993 Conference on Social and Economic Development in Orlando, Florida, offering an overview of Baha'i activities at the turn of the millennium. [about]
  7. Bahá'ísm: Its Ethical and Social Teachings, by Ethel J. Rosenberg, in Transactions of the Third International Congress for the History of Religions, Volume 1 (1908). Overview of the Faith, presented as an address to the Congress held at Oxford, September 15-18, 1906. [about]
  8. Baha'u'llah's Ground Plan of World Fellowship, by George Townshend, in Faiths and Fellowship, Proceedings of the World Congress of Faiths Conference (1936). This talk, proposing a practical scheme for addressing the problem of world-fellowship, was delivered at the first World Congress of Faiths conference in London in 1936 — one of the earliest Baha'i papers to appear in a modern interfaith setting. [about]
  9. Being a Spiritual Revolutionary: A talk given at the 1988 International Youth Conference, by Robert C. Henderson (1988). [about]
  10. Challenge to Chaos: The Mission of the Bahá'í Faith, by Horace Holley (1954). Summary of the mission of Baha'u'llah through the lens of three essential truths: Unity of God, Unity of the Prophets, and Unity of Humankind. Published as a stand-alone pamphlet. [about]
  11. Challenges of the Construction of a New Morality, by Luiz Gushikan (1995). Keynote speech at the Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic Development in Orlando, Florida, on the topic of Baha'i contributions to morality and ethics. [about]
  12. Conqueror of Hearts: Talks by Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí, by Shirley Macias and Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (2002). Biography, and talks by Faizi to the World Congress (1963) and Wilmette House of Worship (1974). [about]
  13. Core Activities of the Five Year Plan and the Movement of Clusters, by Farzam Arbab (2004). [about]
  14. Eagle and Pillar over Shoghi Effendi's resting place, and his visits to Scotland, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1981). Transcript of Ruhiyyih Khanum talking about Shoghi Effendi's visits to Scotland and how the pillar and eagle came to be over his resting place [about]
  15. Education, Scholarship, and Global Civilisation, by Peter J. Khan (2006). [about]
  16. Excerpt from an interview with Raúl Pavón, by Kurt Hein, in Radio Bahá'í Ecuador: A Bahá'í Development Project (1988). Excerpt from an interview with Kurt Hein, 5 January 1982, Otavalo, Ecuador. [about]
  17. Explanation of Spiritual Evolution as Taught from the Bahá'í Teachings, by Lua Getsinger and Edward C. Getsinger (1899). Chart "Cycle of Life" allegedly drawn on Abdu'l-Baha's behalf (1899) to refute reincarnation; accompanying text quoting Lua's pilgrim's notes by Curtis Kelsey (1958); a letter from the Universal House of Justice (1997); and a talk by Lua Getsinger (1911). [about]
  18. Forces of Our Time, The, by Hooper Dunbar, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Excerpt from a talk presented at the "Prepare for Peace" conference, Long Beach, California, August 1985. [about]
  19. Four Talks Redefining Democracy, Education, and World Citizenship, by Alain Locke, in World Order, 38:3 (2008). The Preservation of the Democratic Ideal; Stretching Our Social Mind; On Becoming World Citizens; Creative Democracy. Includes introduction by Buck and Fisher. [about]
  20. From Adrianople to Akka, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1968). A talk to the Oceanic Conference, Palermo, Sicily, on the exile journeys of Baha'u'llah. [about]
  21. Generation of Knowledge and the Advancement of Civilization, by Haleh Arbab (2007). [about]
  22. Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice, The, by Ian C. Semple, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9 (2008). [about]
  23. Hidden Words, The: Transcript of a talk by Hand of the Cause of God A. Q. Faizí, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1967). Talk delivered in Wilmette, Illinois. [about]
  24. Humanity's Coming Encounter with Baha'u'llah, by Douglas Martin, in American Bahá'í (1992). Retrospective look at the previous 100 years of Baha'i history, current shifts of focus and teaching plans, and the prospects for the future which the new Message can bring. [about]
  25. Indispensability of Consultation for Ordering Human Affairs, The, by Ian C. Semple, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 11 (2010). [about]
  26. Intellectual Life of the Bahá'í Community, The, by Farzam Arbab (2016). The 34th Hasan M. Balyuzi Memorial Lecture at the ABS conference in Montreal, on the need for us to have intellectual courage, a lack of elitism, and the harmony of science and religion. Includes outline of the talk. [about]
  27. Intensive Growth Programs, by Farzam Arbab (2001). Talk delivered as part of a two-day seminar on the Five Year Plan, sponsored by the Youth Activities Committee at the Bahá'í World Centre. [about]
  28. Inter-religious gathering in New Delhi, and Address to Pope John Paul II, by Zena Sorabjee and National Spiritual Assembly of India (1999). Brief address by Counsellor Sorabjee to an inter-religious gathering organised by the Roman Catholic Church in New Delhi with with Pope John Paul II, and a short description of the event by the NSA of India, as shared by the House of Justice. [about]
  29. Interpretation and the Guardianship, by Ian C. Semple, in Lights of Irfan, 6 (2005). Two versions of a talk presented at a seminar in Haifa, 1984, on differences between personal interpretation, authoritative interpretation, divinely guided legislation, and the role of the Guardian as interpreter [about]
  30. Jináb-i-Fádil Mazandarání in the United States, by Fadl Mazandarani (2009). Digitization of a number of stenographic records which were held by the US National office from Jinab-i-Fadil’s trips to the US in the 1920s. [about]
  31. Justice and Equality – a basis for change in our troubled world, by Layli Miller-Muro (2004). Transcript of the talk given at the 5th annual Margaret Stevenson Memorial Dinner and Lecture, July 17 2004. [about]
  32. Kitab-i-Aqdas commentary, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1973). Talk delivered in the United States (place not specified). [about]
  33. Learning and the Unfoldment of the Bahá'í Community, by Paul Lample (2008). Two slightly different versions of the Plenary Address to the ABS conference. [about]
  34. Learning Process, by Penny Walker (2002). Talk on the Five-Year Plan, growth, and training institutes, given by a Counselor of the International Teaching Center in Houston, Texas, on February 12, 2002. [about]
  35. Marriage and Sexuality, by Hossain Danesh (1991). Transcript of a talk at a private home in Springfield, Virginia, recorded and distributed for teaching and deepening. [about]
  36. Mental Tests, by Peter J. Khan (1995). An address by Dr. Khan, of the Universal House of Justice, in Australia. Needs proofreading. [about]
  37. Morning of Your Lives, The: Talk given at a Hawaiian Youth Conference, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in British Bahai Journal (1975). A very short published talk. [about]
  38. Mr Faizi and Mr Furútan in Australia: The Yerrinbool tapes, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi and Ali-Akbar Furutan, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Lengthy talks of Hands of the Cause A.Q. Faizi and A.A. Furútan in Australia at the Yerrinbool summer school. [about]
  39. Nature and Challenge of Tests, The, by Peter J. Khan (1995). An address by Dr. Khan, of the Universal House of Justice, at the Bahá'í House of Worship at Wilmette. [about]
  40. North American Indian Prophecies, by Lee Brown (1986). Talked delivered at the 1986 Continental Indigenous Council, Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, Fairbanks, Alaska. [about]
  41. Notes on the Twentieth Century, by Douglas Martin (2001). Multiple transcriptions of talks given in Atlanta, New York, and Massachusetts in September and October, 2001, largely based on the document Century of Light. [about]
  42. Notes to a talk given by Hand of the Cause Ioas in Pasadena California, by Leroy Ioas (1960). [about]
  43. Obedience, by Ian C. Semple (1991). Obedience in relation to freedom of thought, and the importance of obedience both to the individual's spiritual development and to society as a whole. [about]
  44. Principles and Practices of Curriculum Design and Development, by Farzam Arbab (2004). [about]
  45. Reflections on the Ridvan 2009 Message, by Peter J. Khan (2009). The concept of change in religion and in the Bahá’í Faith, and the importance of wholehearted obedience to the Covenant. [about]
  46. Reflections on “Questions” and Bahá'í Studies, Some, by Matt Weinberg (2005). [about]
  47. Reflections, at the centenary of the Tablets of the Divine Plan, by Paul Lample (2016). Lengthy discussions on who we are and what we're doing, morality in a the contemporary world, processes of integration and disintegration, and the Faith's future growth, helping place the work of the 2016-2021 Five-Year Plan in historical context. [about]
  48. Remembering Shoghi Effendi as Interpreter, by Glenford Mitchell (1997). Scholarly talk on the nature of interpretation and the Covenant, given at Foundation Hall of the House of Worship in Wilmette. [about]
  49. Role of Education in Building Material and Spiritual Education, The, by Farzam Arbab (2004). [about]
  50. Ruhiyyih Khanum's Tribute to Shoghi Effendi at the Kampala Conference (Uganda) 26 Jan 1958, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1958). Notes of the moving tribute by Ruhiyyih Khanum to Shoghi Effendi immediately after his passing, given at the Kampala International Conference (Uganda), 26 January 1958 [about]
  51. Selected Talks and Statements on Interfaith Issues by Religious Leaders and Scholars, by George Townshend and Swami Vivekananda, in Singapore Bahá'í Studies Review, vol. 4 (1999). Compilation of addresses to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Singapore; also includes talks by Jonathan Sacks, Abdullah Yusof Ali, Robert Runcie, and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  52. Seven Cities in the Spiritual Journey to God: Gems of Divine Mystersies (Javáhiru'l-Asrár) and Seven Valleys, by Fadl Mazandarani, in Star of the West, 13:11 (1923). Address given to an American audience in 1923, probably translated by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, who accompanied Fadl's second tour of the USA and Canada. [about]
  53. Spiritual Foundation of Human Rights, The: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Suheil Badi Bushrui (1997). [about]
  54. Talk given by Hand of the Cause of God A.Q. Faizi, Australia, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1969). Discussion of "Standards and Values, "Explanations from the Writings of the Báb," and "How to Study the Book of Íqán" [about]
  55. Teaching Seminar conducted by Hand of the Cause A. Q. Faizí in Hawaii, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1967). Lengthy notes from five sessions of talks, including question-and-answer periods. [about]
  56. Three Talks in Africa, by Ali Nakhjavani and Violette Nakhjavani (2001). Three talks given in East London, South Africa circa August-September 2001, on personal reminiscences of Ruhiyyih Khanum and Enoch Olinga, some history of the Faith in Africa, and stages of spiritual growth and teaching. [about]
  57. Time of Peril, Prospects for Peace, by Glenford Mitchell (2001). Talk at the Baha'i Unity Center in Atlanta. [about]
  58. To Build in the World of Things a Safe Home for the Children of Men, by Ann Boyles (2009). [about]
  59. Training Institute and the Main Sequence of Courses, The, by Farzam Arbab (2004). [about]
  60. Tribute to Shoghi Effendi, A, by Amelia Collins (1958). Address delivered at the Intercontinental Bahá'í Conference held in Germany, July 1958, which Collins attended as the chosen representative of Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  61. Unique Features of Bahá'í Service, by Peter J. Khan (2006). On spiritual forces in the universe, the nature of Huququ'llah, the concept of sanctification, and developing a culture of learning to explore the power of the Creative Word. [about]
  62. Value of Prayer, The, by John Robarts, in Bahá'í News (1974). Talk at the House of Worship in Wilmette by a Hand of the Cause. [about]
  63. Whatever happened to the Double Crusade?, by Glenford Mitchell (1996). Lengthy commentary on the progress of teaching and the Four Year Plan, delivered at Foundation Hall in Wilmette. Includes discussion of the travels and teaching work of Leonora Armstrong. [about]
  64. World Order of Baha'u'llah: Six Talks on the Various Aspects of, by Ali Nakhjavani (2004). Transcripts of six talks given at a week-long course on the World Order of Baha'u'llah, sponsored by the NSA of Italy. Document includes compilation and outline. (This online version compiled from three different editions of this book.) [about]
  65. World's Equilibrium, The, by Peter J. Khan (1998). Short, partial notes of a talk delivered at Baruch College, New York, August 22, 1998. [about]
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