ABS Annual Conference/Special Interest Group for Religious Studies

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Posted by Brian A. Miller on May 11, 1999 at 09:23:46:

Dear Friends, faculty and students,
I would like to call your attention to a wonderful conference that will be taking place in Tempe, AZ, June 17-20. It is the 23rd annual meeting of the Association for Baha'i Studies. This year's theme is "Sacred Justice: Uniting the Human Family. "
Registrations and requests for information may be directed to Christine Zirbinis at
<> or (613) 233-1903. The following is an invitation to participate in this year's Special Interest Group Colloquium on Religious Studies. I hope to see you there!

Loving Baha'i regards,
Brian Miller

Association For Bahá'í Studies
Annual Meeting of Religious Studies Interest Group
Thursday, June 17, 1999
Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona


We invite all those interested to participate in this year‚s meeting of the Religious Studies Special Interest Group as a part of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Bahá'í Studies. The agenda will include an informal colloquium to address the pressing issues and needs in our various fields of endeavor. Historically, this interest group has hosted a seminar that included well prepared papers and presentations of research, works in progress, and thoughtful consideration of topics dealing with theology, mysticism, history of religions, literature, etc. by both recognized and developing scholars in the Bahá'í community. This year‚s meeting will be open to concerned people of all faiths and beliefs. It aims at developing a stronger network of support among interested scholars and students and provides an opportunity for discussion of the concerns and needs in our various areas of work and interest It will focus on religious themes in general with emphasis Bahá'í principles, history, belief, and practice. Such a discussion will aim at enhancing our application of spiritual principles to the needs of our communities, in our workplace, and in our educational institutions. In our discussion we will focus on the stated goals of the Four-Year Plan of the Bahá'í community for the ongoing advancement of human civilization, the search for justice, peace, and equity at home and around the world, and the crying need to develop human resources for this noble Cause.

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