Call for Papers

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Posted by Kevin A. Morrison on February 25, 1999 at 09:06:15:


The Institute for Baha'i Studies will hold a conference titled
"Revealing the Splendors of His Light: Exploring Spirituality in
Baha'i Life."

'Abdu'l-Baha, in one of His many descriptions of the favorable
conditions for rapid growth of the Faith in North America, referred
to this continent, and particularly the United States, as the "home
of the righteous, and the gathering place of the free" wherein "the
splendors of His light shall be revealed, where the mysteries of His
Faith shall be unveiled." This conference considers the role of
spirituality, individually and collectively, in fulfilling the
destiny of America. Experiential and theoretical explorations of
this theme will pay particular attention to the ways in which
spirituality effects social change, as the Universal House of
Justice stated in its 1998 Ridvan message, through "the power of
the Covenant, the dynamics of prayer, the inspiration and education
derived from regular reading and study of the Holy Texts, and the
transformative forces that operate upon [one's] soul as [one]
strives to behave in accordance with the divine laws and principles."

The "Revealing the Splendors of His Light: Exploring
Spirituality in Baha'i Life" conference will be held in Wilmette
on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 1999. Those interested in
making a presentation should submit an abstract or description of
250-500 words to Mrs. Lynne Yancy, c/o Research Office, Baha'i
National Center, Wilmette, IL 60091; phone (847) 733-3548;

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