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by Jonah
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Infinite Universe
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Infinite Universe

Interesting points! On questions of cosmology, I often think back to Momen's article "Relativism: A Basis For Bahá'í Metaphysics".
by Jonah
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Private email lists for academic discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Private email lists for academic discussion

The Baha'i Library hosts a few private email lists and just added three new ones. Because the old lists have been under-the-radar and not publicly announced, even some Baha'i scholars have not been aware of their existence. 1) Tarikh, for studies of history. Our oldest list. Open only to those with ...
by Jonah
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: going to pubs/places where alcohol is consumed
Replies: 34
Views: 46831

Re: going to pubs/places where alcohol is consumed

I think it's safe to say that Baha'is are not as "strict" as, say, Muslims. While the prohibition on consuming alcohol is explicit, Baha'is also know they are living in a multicultural world where attitudes and behaviors sometimes change slowly, and patience and understanding are often con...
by Jonah
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 13919

Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker

I received this email. Anyone volunteers to look it up? -Jonah I was curious to know if there ever was a case of the UHJ forgiving a person that the Guardian had declared a Covenant breaker? Or a case where the UHJ lifted sanctions on a believer that the Guardian had imposed. This relates to a discu...
by Jonah
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Request for book, magazine donations to Brazil
Replies: 0
Views: 19918

Request for book, magazine donations to Brazil

I'm passing on this request from Onaldo Alves Pereira, onaldo@live.com [-Jonah] ----- Rio Verde, 2019, August, 17. Dear friend, I hope and pray you are doing well together with yours! I am a professor of philosophy, religion and Portuguese language; I am a writer with four books published. With my s...
by Jonah
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: World Peace Necklace
Replies: 0
Views: 22852

World Peace Necklace

I created a World Peace Necklace, in sterling silver and pewter, that has the symbols of all religions and a main charm that has the words "ALL ONE." There is a crystal as well that symbolizes all of the alternative belief groups, so everyone is represented on this necklace. It is a statem...
by Jonah
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Story of mountain robbers influenced by Bahai teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 16290

Re: Story of mountain robbers influenced by Bahai teachings

I don't know where the story is, but I found an email which describes it. The email says: Mr. Kazemzadeh says he got this story from his father, of a Bahai who was captured by some mountain robbers, and kept hostage for some years, and then finally released. Then later, this person met these robbers...
by Jonah
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in Italy, June 27 - July 6 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 27590

Irfan Colloquia in Italy, June 27 - July 6 2018

Please see the following two links for information about the Irfan Colloquia happening at Acuto, Italy in 2018:

Persian: http://irfancolloquia.org/152
English: http://irfancolloquia.org/153
by Jonah
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 7
Views: 33760

Re: Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith

I just received this addendum, from Mira-Clair Lepage: I am very glad to see that I’m not the only one that is Baha’i and is interested to Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner work. I am a teacher in a Waldorf school since four years and also studying to be a Waldorf teacher at the same time. What bring...
by Jonah
Fri May 05, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Want to transfer Bahaidevotionals.org
Replies: 1
Views: 21455

Re: Want to transfer Bahaidevotionals.org

Hi, thank you for the offer! Hopefully someone will take you up on it. :)
by Jonah
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Masturbation and sex in the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 78924

Re: Masturbation and sex in the Baha'i Faith

This was just pointed out to me: In Arabic Bayan Unity 8, Door 10 (provisional translation), we find: "God forgives you your nocturnal pollutions and masturbation; but you know the value of semen, for this semen is the cause of the creation of a man who adores God. You, keep this semen in exqui...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia 2017: Call for Papers
Replies: 1
Views: 31382

Irfan Colloquia 2017: Call for Papers

"Bicentennial Celebration of the Blessed Twin Birthdays" Bicentennial of the blessed Twin Birthdays of the two founders of the Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah and the Báb, will be celebrated at the annual sessions of the ‘Irfán Colloquium in 2017 by presentations of research papers on topics rel...
by Jonah
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Prayer of the Pacific"?
Replies: 4
Views: 32069

Re: "Prayer of the Pacific"?

This was just sent to me: "O Thou Pure and Omnipotent God! O Thou my kind Lord! Grant me such power as to enable me to withstand the onslaught of the peoples and kindreds of the world, and give me such might as to cause the waves of my endeavors, like unto the Pacific Ocean, to reach the shores...
by Jonah
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquium at Louhelen, October 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 36075

Irfan Colloquium at Louhelen, October 2016

See this announcement in PDF: info_141-142.pdf . Register at irfancolloquium.com . ‘Irfán Colloquium 2016 Louhelen Bahá’í School Davison, Michigan 6-9 October 2016 Centenary of the Tablets of Divine Plan A unique document ushering in the Formative Age of the Baha’i Faith ‘Irfán Colloquium aims at pr...
by Jonah
Fri May 06, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Joy Stevenson
Replies: 5
Views: 40941

Re: Joy Stevenson

There's a fair bit to be found online: http://google.com/search?q="joy+stevenson"+baha'i
by Jonah
Mon May 02, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquium in Italy, July 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 39471

Irfan Colloquium in Italy, July 2016

The next two Colloquia Sessions in Europe are in Acuto Italy. The Persian-language session is June 29 - July 4. See more about this session at http://irfancolloquia.org/138 . The English-language session is July 5 - 8. See more at http://irfancolloquia.org/139 . More on this session is below: Centen...
by Jonah
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions on sexuality, for a student research project
Replies: 1
Views: 19971

Questions on sexuality, for a student research project

A high school student has the following questions for her school project. Answers welcomed. :-) ⋅ Does the Baha’i faith accept differing sexualities? (I know that they don’t but I have to ask as if I do not know that.) ⋅ Why doesn’t the faith accept differing sexualities? I’ve do...
by Jonah
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 1
Views: 23955

Call for papers: Irfan 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS IMMERSING IN THE OCEAN OF HIS WORDS The annual sessions of the ‘Irfán Colloquium in 2016 will be held in English and Persian at Bosch Bahá'í School in Northern California, Louhelen Bahá'í School in Michigan, and Center for Bahá'í Studies in Acuto, Italy. The `Irfán Colloquium aims a...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 1
Views: 23955

Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German

Schedule, English: http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/calendar_2016_english.pdf گردهمائی‌های‌سال‌ : http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/calendar_2016_persian.pdf The `Irfán Colloquium is a forum on studies related to the fundamental principles of the Bahá’í beliefs, the Writings of the Founders of the Bahá’í ...
by Jonah
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Prayer of the Pacific"?
Replies: 4
Views: 32069

Re: "Prayer of the Pacific"?

I guess no-one around here has heard of it, either. It's not in the Leiden List of all known Tablets: http://bahai-library.com/mcglinn_leiden_list
by Jonah
Mon May 11, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 115954

Re: Kalimat Press ?

Thank you! I got a partial digital copy of the book from the old Google Books, which has the full intro and pages 18-20 of the first chapter. I've posted it to http://bahai-library.com/cole_modernity_millennium If the objectionable content is in the Intro or in these first 4 pages of Chapter One, I'...
by Jonah
Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Farsi manuscript of "A Lifetime with `Abdu'l-Bahá: Reminisc
Replies: 3
Views: 25756

Re: Farsi manuscript of "A Lifetime with `Abdu'l-Bahá: Remin

Hi, I'm sorry for the lack of reply, I was out of town. Alas, everything Dr. Rabbani had to share he already set me and is online. I neglected to back up his Google page before he made it private. When I inquired a year ago I was told that his family members are indeed going through his archives and...
by Jonah
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Tablet of Ahmad in Arabic
Replies: 7
Views: 36593

Re: Tablet of Ahmad in Arabic

I imagine it's online here, in Arabic: http://reference.bahai.org/ar/
by Jonah
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tattoo a line from a prayer?
Replies: 2
Views: 25085

Re: Tattoo a line from a prayer?

P.S. For background on Eihana9's question, note that the very few quotes we could find on the topic of tattoos are posted at viewtopic.php?t=5211
by Jonah
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seeking quotations on the Faith from non-Baha'i sources
Replies: 2
Views: 25986

Seeking quotations on the Faith from non-Baha'i sources

Hi, I've received the following question and don't know what to suggest: I have been asked by a Publishing Trust to assist in a project designed to increase the presence of the Faith on the internet in Asia. The help they most need at the moment is to find as many references to the Faith by famous a...
by Jonah
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?
Replies: 1
Views: 38419

Re: Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?

With huge thanks to Glenn Cameron for sharing and George Ronald for permission, Glenn's A Basic Baha'i Chronology is now coming online: bahai-library.com/chronology We need help adding tags and locations. This is easy work which does not require any HTML or coding -- all you have to do is copy-and-p...
by Jonah
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 31421

Re: Baha'iIQ

From their About page: info@bahaiq.com . I don't know who runs the site.
by Jonah
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2015 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 0
Views: 40027

Irfan Colloquia in 2015 in English, Persian, and German

Schedule, English: http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/info_2015_english.pdf گردهمائی‌های‌سال‌ : http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/info_2015_persian.pdf The `Irfán Colloquium is a forum on studies related to the fundamental principles of the Bahá’í beliefs, the Writings of the Founders of the Bahá’í Faith, t...
by Jonah
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?
Replies: 2
Views: 24173

Re: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?

Thanks! I'm pretty confident they'll be migrating all the material from the old site to the new.

In the meantime, I think everything is archived on archive.org, e.g. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140802 ... ai.org/fa/
by Jonah
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 31421

Re: Baha'iIQ

Yes, I see the rest of the site www.bahaiq.com seems to be working, but the glossary is offline. They either changed the name or password of their database or have an error in their code, should be easy to fix. I emailed their webmaster.
by Jonah
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 30130

Re: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ....

Excellent finds, Emma, thank you! Some of those I hadn't seen. There often seem to be new (old) gems on archive.org just waiting to be discovered. Let us know if you find more! (I'm keeping a running total of things-to-download from archive at http://bahai-library.com/archive_new_documents )
by Jonah
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 30130

Re: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ....

Thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to post that, and another dozen theses, this year....
by Jonah
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 115954

Re: Kalimat Press ?

These documents are now online, edited and formatted, with permission of all recipients: http://bahai-library.com/kalimat_distri ... i_agencies
by Jonah
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"
Replies: 4
Views: 29189

Re: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"

I wish I had the time to craft a good reply, Emma -- but to be honest, I'm not 100% sure how to answer the question myself. I know the common Baha'i answers (e.g., yes we should be active in our polis , our community's affairs, but not in partisanship), but there is a certain grey area. In the meant...
by Jonah
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 115954

Re: Kalimat Press ?

I'm working with the editors at Kalimat to assemble the relevant letters and discussion, dating from 2006-2008. I should be able to post them all this weekend. Most are online elsewhere, e.g .bahaiadmin.blogspot.ca , http://bahairants.com , and http://senmcglinn.wordpress.com , but it's time for the...
by Jonah
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 115954

Re: Kalimat Press ?

Hi Jennifer, and others reading this. Your post deserves a good and thorough response, as it touches on a few different issues, but I can't respond today. I (or others, maybe, and possibly Tony from Kalimat) can help clarify/expand on it this weekend.
by Jonah
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: islam and bahai
Replies: 7
Views: 32564

Re: islam and bahai

> How do you understand that verse if the dead have not risen and we are still here? Personally — and this is just my position, not necessarily a "Baha'i" one — I think a lot of such teachings and texts are meant to be parables or metaphors, not necessarily literal. For example (and again,...
by Jonah
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching English to Persians
Replies: 6
Views: 33443

Re: Teaching English to Persians

This is much shorter than the "Basic Baha'i Dictionary," but it still has lots of entries. (Warning: it also has some scanning errors, like "Qbsim" for "Qásim".)
Bahá'í Glossary, Dictionary & Biographical Notes, at scribd.com
by Jonah
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: islam and bahai
Replies: 7
Views: 32564

Re: islam and bahai

However if you truly understand your faith you should be able to give a brief summary which leaves nothing out. I appreciate that challenge, Christian Troll! (I like your nick name.) :-) A brief summary, leaving nothing out, would indeed prove one's understanding. I'm personally at a loss how to st...
by Jonah
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: islam and bahai
Replies: 7
Views: 32564

Re: islam and bahai

Great question. Perhaps you haven't gotten an answer in 3 days because there's just so much to say. I spent 2 years in grad school studying it, and barely scratched the surface. To start, check out this short overview, with many links in the notes for more reading: http://bahai-library.com/bahai_fai...
by Jonah
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching English to Persians
Replies: 6
Views: 33443

Re: Teaching English to Persians

by Jonah
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Day of the Covenant
Replies: 5
Views: 32039

Re: Day of the Covenant

Hi, see if this encyclopedia article answers your question: http://bahai-library.com/buck_celebrations_day_covenant

Best, -Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 39890

Re: Ocean

I'm sure it's not dodgy, and had no problems with this Mac version.

He probably removed the link because of too many copyright issues.
by Jonah
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 39890

Re: Ocean

Good find, thanks! Yes, I see working links to both the Mac and Windows versions. Chad must have overlooked this page ...
by Jonah
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 39890

Re: Ocean

Thanks, I didn't realize this app had been pulled. Last I heard, I thought the creator of it had removed the infringing material and made it available again, guess I was wrong. But all of Ocean's content should be at bahai-library.com, save the books still available for purchase from George Ronald e...
by Jonah
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: New book: Soul of the Maine House
Replies: 1
Views: 32706

New book: Soul of the Maine House

Baha'i author Brad Miller, who published on the " Seneca Falls First Woman's Rights Convention of 1848 " in Journal of Baha'i Studies (1998), has a new book for sale on Amazon , The Soul of the Maine House: For Those Seeking a Spiritual Home in America: A Radical Religious Reflection . Her...
by Jonah
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reference in The Onion
Replies: 2
Views: 24087

Re: Reference in The Onion

Yes ... it's a well-known humor website in the States. Used to be a newspaper, for many decades, till they stopped printing recently. But their articles are often misinterpreted as real by the foreign press. The article is of interest here because The Onion must think enough people know about the Ba...
by Jonah
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Dying for God
Replies: 3
Views: 22719

Re: Dying for God

One could certainly make that case, I think! I wish I could offer more insight, but I haven't thought much about the topic in the 18 years since I wrote that paper. To be honest, I chose that topic and wrote about it largely because I had to work through my own feelings and thoughts about the Faith'...
by Jonah
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2014: Schedule, and Call for papers
Replies: 2
Views: 25386

Call for papers for Irfan confence in October, at Louhelen

IMMERSING IN THE OCEAN OF HIS WORDS The annual sessions of the ‘Irfán* Colloquium in 2014 will be held in English and Persian at Louhelen Bahá'í School in Michigan, October 9 to 12. `Irfán Colloquium aims at promoting deeper and systematic studies in the scriptures of the world's religions from the ...
by Jonah
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any comments on teaching of Carlos Castaneda?
Replies: 7
Views: 38725

Re: Any comments on teaching of Carlos Castaneda?

I've read all the Castaneda books a few times, but don't see much in the way of correspondences between them and the Baha'i Faith... There are no documents about the paranormal that I can find at bahai-library.com, but there is a brief discussion of psychic powers here: http://bahai-library.com/uhj_...
by Jonah
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?
Replies: 7
Views: 36295

Re: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?

Thank you for your well-researched and considered replies. :-)
by Jonah
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?
Replies: 7
Views: 36295

Re: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?

Thanks for the feedback. One person feels that the quotations above indicate that, if a man isn't financially secure or doesn't have a job, then he shouldn't get married until he can afford to have a wife and family, whom he is obligated to support. Is it accurate, do you think, to consider the wife...
by Jonah
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?
Replies: 7
Views: 36295

Husbands responsible for family's finances...?

I've recently heard about a couple contemplating marriage, one Iranian and the other North American, who is finding some difficulty with this part of the Baha'i teachings. It was news to me. Are there other sides to the story, so to speak? (I'm sure this topic has already been addressed in articles ...
by Jonah
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tarikh
Replies: 2
Views: 24069

Re: Tarikh

Google isn't helping me so far... Yes, that's on purpose, we wanted it to be by referral only. But I'll let this forum post remain, so at least its keywords will show up in Google. For those interested in the Tarikh, the admins would ask: Do you have any published works in Baha'i scholarship or his...
by Jonah
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God told me about baha'i
Replies: 5
Views: 31217

Re: God told me about baha'i

Thank you for sharing these fascinating experiences. My own interpretation — this is not from the Baha'i teachings, but just my own thoughts — I think that intuition and our sense of conscience might have the same source as the light which the Manifestations reflect. That is, if we didn't have some ...
by Jonah
Sun May 25, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?
Replies: 1
Views: 38419

Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?

I've implemented a rudimentary tagging system, see http://bahai-library.com/tags/ . If you have a favorite topic or name that sometimes is hard to search for, and can contribute a few minutes of your time to tagging the relevant documents, please pm or email me at http://bahai-library.com/contact Ta...
by Jonah
Sat May 17, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Presentations and papers at upcoming Irfan Colloquia
Replies: 0
Views: 37210

Presentations and papers at upcoming Irfan Colloquia

Presenters and topics of the 2014 Irfan Colloquia in English ----- Come to Bosch Baha'i School (Santa Cruz), May 22–25, 2014, to hear the following papers: "Bábí-Bahá'í Scripture and Belief in E. G. Browne's A Year Amongst the Persians", by Sholeh Quinn "Comparative Study of Súriy-i-S...
by Jonah
Tue May 13, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: President of UHJ
Replies: 4
Views: 28566

Re: President of UHJ

Yes, they are all over the internet. For anyone looking for links, the real site is http://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/ — uhj.net is NOT legit.
by Jonah
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book on Pluralism mentions the Faith
Replies: 0
Views: 36700

New book on Pluralism mentions the Faith

I've just been sent the following press release for Religious Pluralism and the Trinity Absolute . The book looks interesting, and according to a preview it has at least some mentions of the Faith: https://www.google.com/search?q=baha'i+site%3Areligiouspluralism.ca%3a If you are interested in some n...
by Jonah
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Where would I look for the archived letters from the UHJ
Replies: 1
Views: 19200

Re: Where would I look for the archived letters from the UHJ

Most of the ones online, if not all of them, are at http://bahai-library.com/UHJ-letters and http://bahai-library.com/UHJ-documents . Some have also started appearing at the new site http://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/
by Jonah
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Two new volumes of Baha'i Writings and History, in Persian
Replies: 2
Views: 24155

Re: Two new volumes of Baha'i Writings and History, in Persi

Hi, I doubt that they've been sent to a Review board, as no mention was made of that. But they sound pretty harmless, plus of course there's no requirement to send online material through Review. :-)

Thank you as always for your careful concern.
by Jonah
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Two new volumes of Baha'i Writings and History, in Persian
Replies: 2
Views: 24155

Two new volumes of Baha'i Writings and History, in Persian

I've received the following, and the books look good. -Jonah Dear friends, This is to inform you that 2 valuable books are available both in PDF and Word formats on the following site: http://rouhollah-samandari.com/ One book, Ayát-i-Bayyinát, is a collection of 393 tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh a...
by Jonah
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which NSA members elected the first House of Justice in 1963
Replies: 11
Views: 38271

Re: Which NSA members elected the first House of Justice in

Thanks!

I have Cameron's whole Chronology waiting to go online, permissions secured. Coming soon! :-)
by Jonah
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: The concept of atonement in the Baha'i Writings
Replies: 1
Views: 18786

Re: The concept of atonement in the Baha'i Writings

Good find!

A search http://bahai-library.com/search/?q=atonement turned up a couple other things, e.g. two articles by Robert Stockman and also this: http://bahai-library.com/woodlock_dying_our_sins

And here's Susan's intro to rapprochement with Islam: http://bahai-islam.blogspot.ca
by Jonah
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Review
Replies: 3
Views: 17243

Re: Baha'i Review

Thanks, Don

Here's a longer discussion of the subject, from an official source. At the end it has an email address and phone number for the US Office of Review. http://american.bahai.us/news/2013/marc ... lications/
by Jonah
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question regarding Baha'i Heresy
Replies: 4
Views: 20681

Re: Question regarding Baha'i Heresy

Thanks to Matthew's pointing this out, the link has been removed. For those curious, it was in one of Darrick Evenson's posts, http://bahai-library.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=923#p4818 . (There's no harm in clicking that link now or reading Evenson's work, as I doubt he'll challenge anyone's faith. H...
by Jonah
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question regarding Baha'i Heresy
Replies: 4
Views: 20681

Re: Question regarding Baha'i Heresy

Hi, can you point me to the link? You can email me privately, jonahwinters@gmail.com. I'll remove the link right away. Neither I nor our other moderators on this Forum noticed there was a link to a site espousing Covenant-Breaker views. [EDIT, later the same day: the link has been found and removed....
by Jonah
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 37270

Re: Returning to Faith

I can't find the quote, but I'm 90% sure I once read that ID cards were originally instituted to allow Baha'is to declare themselves "conscientious objectors" to avoid military service. As far as I've heard, cards have never been made mandatory. Community practice and tradition, of course,...
by Jonah
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 37270

Re: Returning to Faith

Thank you for sharing all this. You've had quite a journey. I look forward to others chiming in with some thoughts or suggestions.
by Jonah
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 37270

Re: Returning to Faith

It's my understanding that you don't need to "do" anything to be, or return to being, a Baha'i. As long as you believe in Baha'u'llah and don't undermine the Covenant (e.g. by questioning the legitimacy of the Institutions), I think you're good to go. This quote from the Aqdas, which you'v...

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