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  1. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Baltimore, by Allison Vaccaro and Edward E. Bartlett, in Bahá'í News (1982). History of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Baltimore, Maryland. [about]
  2. Abdu'l-Baha in Britain: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2011). Short overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's travels to Britain. [about]
  3. Abdu'l-Baha in Montreal, by Jack McLean (2007). Overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Canada in 1912, written in commemoration of its Centenary. [about]
  4. 'Abdu'l-Bahá Writes to Wichita, Kansas: The Beginnings of the Bahá'í History of Wichita, by Duane L. Herrmann (2002). Early history of the Bahá'í community of Wichita. Includes three tablets sent at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s instruction to two believers in Wichita in 1902, Fred Hale and Frank Dyer. [about]
  5. `Abdu'l-Bahá's Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran, by Adib Masumian (2016). 'Abduʼl-Bahá's contributions to Iranian thought and social discourse, as recorded in his seminal work The Secret of Divine Civilization. [about]
  6. Administration, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Introduction to the Bahá'í administration. [about]
  7. Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men, by Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (2009). Issues that lie at the heart of the struggle for the equality of women and men, via the Institute’s efforts to generate systematic learning and gain new insights, in collaboration with others. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  8. After Communism: What Next?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Leaflet proposing the Bahá'í Faith as a solution to the hole left in European society by the downfall of communism. [about]
  9. Aghsan, The, by Grover Gonzales (2021). The article gives a new, different view of the development of the Bahai Covenant, the end of the Guardianship, overview of the meanings of aghsán ("branches"), the sons of Bahá'u'lláh, the expulsion of Abdu'l-Bahá's seven grandsons, and succession. [about]
  10. All Abide by His Bidding: The Universal Law of God, by Peter Terry (2007). On the liberty of the individual vis-à-vis the laws of God guiding people to making the "right" choices. [about]
  11. Amazing Nashville Baha'i Community in the 1960s, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:4 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Hatcher's personal memories of time in Nashville; overview of the lives of Robert Hayden and Magdalene Carney. [about]
  12. Anecdote of the Jar, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:4 (2017). "From the Editor's Desk": Discussion of a piece of pottery by Bernard Leach; overview of the articles and poems in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  13. Anne Gordon Perry on Writing for Film, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in elixir-journal.org, vol. 12 (2021). Interview with the co-creator of Luminous Journey, a film documenting ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels in North America. [about]
  14. Apologetics: A Personal Vision, by Ian Kluge (2001). Argument for the need for and practice of academic defense of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  15. Application of Bahá'í Principles in a Business Context, The, by Kirsten Daly, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  16. Approach of Abdu'l-Baha to the Problem of Tolerance, The, by Erfan Sabeti (2003). Exploring the differences between forbearance, indifference, acceptance, turning away, freedom, and tolerance, to distinguish matters of opinion and belief from scientific and aesthetic ones. [about]
  17. Are 'Abdu'l-Bahá's views on evolution original?, by Keven Brown, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). The philosophical and historical context of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's response to Darwinism. [about]
  18. Are the Four Valleys four stages in one path or are they four paths?, by Ted Brownstein (1998). Alternate readings of symbolism in the Four Valleys. [about]
  19. Are there indications of a Second Coming of a Messiah in the Old Testament?, by David Friedman (1999). Some claim that the New Testament teaching of a "Second Coming" is not found in the Old Testament; however, it is easy to find older references to a Return. [about]
  20. Art and the Interconnectedness of All Things, by Todd Lawson, in UK Bahá'í, 30 (2020). Art as a mode of divine revelation in the Wrings and Calligraphy of the Báb. [about]
  21. Art of Translation, The, by Brian A. Miller, in elixir-journal.org, vol. 6 (2017). Translation is a form of art — an act of transposition, transformation, and interpretation. Illustrated with translation examples from the Qu'ran and Bahá'u'lláh's "Ode of the Dove." [about]
  22. Artes en la Fe / Fe en Las Artes, by Istvan Dely (2004). [about]
  23. Ascent of Mount Carmel, The: Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:3 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Symbolism of the terraces on the shrine of the Bab; St. John's poem "Ascent of Mount Carmel"; overview of the articles in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  24. Assessing the Claims of Nigar Bahá'í Amsalem, by Adib Masumian (2009). On claims made by the great-granddaughter of Bahá'u'lláh, as presented in the outsider film Bahá'ís in My Backyard. [about]
  25. Association for Baha'i Studies - English-speaking Europe: A Retrospective, by Seena Fazel, in Associate, 38 (2004). Overview of the history of the Bahá'í Studies Review, the Associate, and ABS-ESE special interest groups, conferences, and Bahá'í societies. [about]
  26. Author's Response to Commentaries on "The Purpose of Poetry", by Shirin Sabri, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 2:2 (1989). [about]
  27. Bab and Babism, by Edwin E. Bliss, in Missionary Herald (1869). Summary and review of an article from earlier that year by Edward Evans, adding the opinion that Babism is not worthy of further attention. [about]
  28. Báb and the Bábí Religion, The, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). A general overview of Bábí history and thought, written in Arabic in 1896. [about]
  29. Babism, by Samuel Kasha Nweeya, in Persia, The Land of the Magi or The Home of the Wise Men (1913). Old essay on the Bábí Faith. [about]
  30. Babism and the Babites, by Henry H. Jessup, in Missionary Review, 25:10 (1902). Sympathetic overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, including a meeting and a detailed conversation with Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  31. Babites, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in The Outlook, 68:8 (1901). Sympathetic overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, including a meeting and a detailed conversation with Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  32. Badí' (Bahá'í) Calendar: An Introduction, The, by Moojan Momen (2014). Summary of the nature of Bahá'í calendar, the way the Badí' calendar works, and the reason for the 2014 revisions inaugurated by the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  33. Bahá'í Art: Fact or Fiction?, by Inder Manocha, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1 (1993). A re-examination of the nature of Bahá'í art. Includes response by Sonja van Kerkhoff. [about]
  34. Bahá'í Question, The: A Case of Religious Discrimination in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Sina Astani (2010). Overview of the situation of the Bahá'ís in Iran, 1979-2010. [about]
  35. Bahá'í Revelation, The: Its Western Advance, by Jean Masson, in The American Review of Reviews, 39:2 (1909). Three-page overview of Bahá'í history and teachings. [about]
  36. Bahá'ísm and Its Ambitious Claims, by Orvis Fairlee Jordan, in Christian Century, 38:2 (1921). Overview of Bahá'í teachings, the Faith's relationship with Islam, Bahá'ís in Chicago, and the under-construction temple in Wilmette. [about]
  37. Bahá'i: A Second Look, by Marcus Bach, in Christian Century, 74:15 (1957). A positive assessment of the Bahá'í faith by an outsider. [about]
  38. Bahá'í Apologetics?, by Udo Schaefer, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). Apologetics is a branch of systematic theology rather than religious studies. It can help explore the teachings of the Faith in the context of prevailing philosophies and standards in a secular society, and answer critical inquiries. [about]
  39. Baha'i Approach, The: Moderation in Civilization, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1995). Bahá'í approach to nature and ecology. [about]
  40. Bahá'í Centenary, The: 100 years of the Bahá'í Faith in Britain, A Brief History: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). Short history of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom. [about]
  41. Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Bahá'í activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
  42. Baha'i Conceptual Framework for Interfaith Discourse and Action, by Ismael Velasco (2010). Overview of challenges to interfaith work, a Bahá'í appraisal of current activities, and the culture of systematic growth. [about]
  43. Bahá'í Essays in the Times Colonist, by Badi Shams, in Times Colonist (2017). 30 essays: spiritual cost of higher a standard of living; religious prejudice; spiritual principles and financial planning; loving vs. fearing God; gap between rich and poor; philosophy of Karma and science and religion; role of spirituality in economics. [about]
  44. Bahá'í Ethics: Answers to 55 Questions Submitted by Arthur Dobrin, by Dianne Bradford and Fiona Missaghian, in Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook, Arthur D. Dobrin, ed. (2004). Answers to questions submitted in preparation for a source book in religious ethics for a college course at Hofstra University, New York, fall 2001. [about]
  45. Bahá'í Faith: Origin, Missionary Work, and the Entrance into Vietnam, by Mai Thanh Hai, in Religious Studies Review, 4:2 (2008). An outsider's short history of the Faith in Vietnam since 1954 and current activities in the country. [about]
  46. Bahá'í Faith and African American History, The: Introduction, by Loni Bramson (2018). Contents, Introduction, and Index from this book, with links to two chapters (by Christopher Buck). [about]
  47. Bahá'í Faith and Buddhism Dialogue (1995). Eleven email postings from Bruce Burrill, Juan Cole, Moojan Momen, and Dann May, from the listserver Talisman 1. [about]
  48. Bahá'í Faith and Islam (2013). Overview of connections and contrasts between the Bahá'í Faith and its parent religion. [about]
  49. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in nanobison, 1:2 (2005). Short essay published in a "speculative fiction e-zine." [about]
  50. Bahá'í Faith and Sexuality, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram (1996). A selection of internet postings from January-February 1996 on the teachings, history, and laws of the Bahá'í Faith regarding sexuality, concluding with a discussion of some biological meanings of "gender." [about]
  51. Baha'i Faith and Syncretism, The, by Robert Stockman, in Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith (1997). Addresses the common misunderstanding that the Bahá'í Faith is syncretistic. [about]
  52. Baha'i Faith, The: A Future-Oriented Religion, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Future Generations, 22:1 (1997). The rise and fall of civilizations as regards future human development. [about]
  53. Bahá'í Faith, The: A Non-ideological Approach to Religion, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  54. Bahá'í Faith, The: An Introduction, by Bahá'í International Community (1998). An overview of the Bahá'í Faith, in words and pictures. [about]
  55. Bahá'í Faith, The: How It Began: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very short introduction to Bahá'í history. [about]
  56. Bahá'í Faith, What Is It?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Basic Bahá'í teachings, beliefs and principles. [about]
  57. Bahá'í Fast, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). A summary of the laws and principles of the Fast. [about]
  58. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The, by Massrouri M. and et al. (2005). Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Bahá'í Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  59. Bahá'í Journal of the United Kingdom (1997). Eight years of news and essays from the Journal of the Bahá'í Community of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [about]
  60. Bahá'í Litmus Test for Egypt, A, by Dwight Bashir, in Cairo Review of Global Affairs (2012). A brief history of Bahá'í persecution in Egypt and three myths propagated by state media, by a director for Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. [about]
  61. Bahá'í membership statistics, by Robert Stockman (1998). Statistics on the American community from 1998, and notes on how membership numbers are calculated. [about]
  62. Bahá'í Movement for Universal Religion, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1912). Dictionary-like summaries of Bahá'í personages and teachings. [about]
  63. Bahá'í Perspective on Water, The, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997). Water in the Bahá'í Faith and Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  64. Bahá'í Perspectives on Spiritual and Moral Education, Some, by Stephen Vickers, in Associate, 16 (1995). The Bahá'í Faith, like any other religion, contains insights which can be valuable for those in the educational world who are striving to make moral and spiritual education a reality; "light is good in whatsoever lamp it shines." [about]
  65. Baha'i Reflections on the "Seal of the Prophets", by Christopher Buck (2013). Three blog entries of personal reflections: Unsealing the “Seal of the Prophets” (2013); The Seal of the Prophets: Meeting God on the Last Day (2016); Muhammad: the Last Prophet? (2017). [about]
  66. Baha'i Religious History: Introduction, by Todd Lawson, in Journal of Religious History, 36:4 (2012). Introduction to a special issue of this journal titled "Bahá'í History," summarizing the prophetic record, the divine hierarchy of history, and the primacy of science and education. [about]
  67. Bahá'í Scholarship: Definitions and Perspectives, by Moojan Momen, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). Reflections on strictly religious Bahá'í scholarship vis-à-vis secular scholarship, and how one can effectively study the Faith in different fields. [about]
  68. Bahá'í Social Teachings, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Bahá'í teachings on prejudice, gender equality, the environment, human rights, economics, and government policy. [about]
  69. Bahá'í Temple of Universal Peace, The, by Albert Ross Vail, in The Open Court, 45:902 (1931). Short essay on the construction of the temple in Wilmette, and an overview of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  70. Bahá'í Viewpoint, A, by H. M. Munje, in The World Religions Speak on The Relevance of Religion in the Modern World (1970). Short essay on Bahá'í principles, presented along with other "leaders of the world's great religions" at the First Spiritual Summit Conference in Calcutta, October 1968. [about]
  71. Bahá'í's View of Disability, A, by Paul Booth (1999). [about]
  72. Baha'is and Higher Education in Iran, The, by Ahmad Batebi (2008). An outsider's overview of the political and religious barriers to Bahá'í schools, the state of human rights, and contemporary arrests of Bahá'í leaders in Iran. [about]
  73. Bahá'ís and the Great Peace March, by Steven Scholl and Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). The Great Peace March was a cross-country event from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986 to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. This article interviews three Bahá'ís who participated. Prefaced by essay "The Wilderness Trek of the Great Peace March." [about]
  74. The Baha'is as a Mystic Community, by Moojan Momen: Response, by Jack McLean, in World Order, 38:1 (2006). The meanings of mysticism in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  75. Bahá'ísm hopes to unite the world and religious conflicts: An interview with Hutan Hejazi Martinez, by Linn Andersson, in Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales (2012). An outsider's view of Bahá'í history and ideology (doxa). [about]
  76. Bahá'u'lláh: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very brief introduction to the Person of Bahá'u'lláh and some of His teachings. [about]
  77. Bahá'u'lláh and the Fourth Estate, by Roger White, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Bahá'u'lláh's response to the martyrdom of seven Bahá'ís in Yazd in May, 1891, and his relationship with the media. [about]
  78. Baha'u'llah and the Reconciliation of Religions, by Peter Terry (2014). The reconciliation of religions is one of the principal themes of Bahá'u'lláh's writings, yet one rarely discussed in introductions to the Bahá'í Faith and often ignored in surveys of Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  79. Bahá'u'lláh's Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, by Marzieh Gail, in World Order, 12:2 (1946). A meditation on the themes of ESW. [about]
  80. 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 Bahá'í papers to appear in a modern interfaith setting. [about]
  81. Baha'u'llah, the Messenger of God: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short biography of Bahá'u'lláh with scriptural excerpts. [about]
  82. Baha'u'llah, The Promised One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  83. Bahá'u'lláh: His Call to the Nations: A Summons to World Order, by Eunice Braun (1967). On the irreversible movement toward the interdependence of all peoples and nations, a Bahá'í perspective on history, and Bahá'u'lláh's summons to the rulers. [about]
  84. Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
  85. Beautiful Flight toward the Light, The: Reflections on an Artist's Life, by Robin M. Chandler, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Subjective reflections about the nature of creativity from the author's own point of view, training and experiences as a social scientist and as an artist. [about]
  86. Becoming a Bahá'í - What Do I Need to Know?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). An aid to inviting people to enrol, explaining very simply what they need to know before joining the Bahá'í community. [about]
  87. Becoming Physicians to the World: Transforming "Non-Involvement in Politics", by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Looking at this issue from the perspective of positive human rights and cross-cultural communication to devise a better message than "non-involvement" as the basis for Bahá'í relations with the world around us, and recasting it as a message of unity. [about]
  88. Becoming Your True Self, by Daniel C. Jordan, in World Order, 3:1 (1968). The nature of human potential, and how the Bahá'í Faith can guide the process of spiritual transformation. [about]
  89. Behaism: In Reply to the Attack of Robert P. Richardson, by Ibrahim George Kheiralla, in The Open Court, 29:10 (1915). A defense of the Bahá'í Faith, with reference to fulfilled prophecy. Followed by the journal's short response to Bahá'í requests not to include advertisements for Kheiralla's book (which one is not named, could be O Christians). Not yet proofread. [about]
  90. Being A Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short introduction to Bahá'í religious obligations. [about]
  91. Beyond Brotherhood, by Elizabeth Anderson, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Thoughts on achieving racial equality, in light of the continuing injustices against African-Americans in the United States. [about]
  92. Beyond Death's Grey Land, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Reflections from a Bahá'í perspective on the Vietnam War, the nature of war, dehumanizing humanity, and being a soldier. [about]
  93. Beyond Pluralism, by Moojan Momen (1995). Brief thoughts on the Bahá'í Faith as a "metareligion." [about]
  94. Bird's-Eye View of the World in the Year 2000, A, by Orrol L. Harper, in Star of the West, vol. 15, no. 7 (1924). A fanciful and optimistic vision of life in the Twenty-first Century. [about]
  95. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick (2010). The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  96. Birth and Childhood of Baha'u'llah, by David Merrick (2008). Childhood and Early Life of Bahá'u'lláh, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  97. Birth and Childhood of the Bab, by David Merrick (2007). Childhood and Early Life of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  98. Birth of Radio Bahá'í of Lake Titicaca in Peru, The, by Boris Handal, in Bahá'í News (1981). On a momentous international Bahá'í teaching project linking the sister communities of Peril and Bolivia. [about]
  99. Black Pearls: Notes on Slavery, by Moojan Momen and Abu'l-Qasim Afnan, in Black Pearls: Servants in the Households of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh (1988). Editor's note, foreword, preface, and introduction to two editions of Black Pearls; brief overview of the institution of slavery. [about]
  100. Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
  101. Book of Certitude, The: An Interview with Hooper Dunbar, by Hooper Dunbar (1998). Significance and themes of the Kitáb-i-Íqán; its Islamic context; meaning of "certitude"; the importance of deepening and knowledge of the Writings. [about]
  102. Breastfeeding and the Bahá'í Faith, by Haig V. Setrakian and Marc B. Rosenman, in Breastfeeding Medicine, 6:4 (2011). The Writings reference breast-feeding literally and symbolically, and provide guidance as to its practice. As the ideal form of infant nutrition, breastfeeding women are exempted from fasting, and it is linked to childhood moral development. [about]
  103. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith in Guyana, A (2009). Short overview of Bahá'í activities in this part of South America, since the first visit by Leonora Armstrong in 1927. [about]
  104. Browne and the Babis, by Arthur J. Arberry, in Shiraz: Persian City of Saints and Poets (1960). Brief history of the Babis and E. G. Browne's relations with them. [about]
  105. Browne's Mirza Yahya, Before and After His Second Visit: Tarikh-i-Jadid vs. Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, by Grover Gonzales (2019). E. G. Browne visited Yahya, Subh-i-Azal, in 1890 and 1896. He wrote about Azal with a positive tone in New History (1893) and a disillusioned tone in Materials (1918). This is a brief history of Browne's shifting perspective of the Azalis. [about]
  106. Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An overview of similar Bahá'í and Buddhist teachings. [about]
  107. Camphor and the Camphor Fountain, by Frank Lewis (1999). What is the meaning of the camphor fount — a symbol common in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and the Qur'an — what is its context, and what is the cup tempered there? [about]
  108. Can There Be Only One True Religion?: Invited Commentary, by John Hick, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  109. Centenary of the Bahá'í Faith in Australia, by Boris Handal (2020). Overview of the 100-year history of the Faith in Australia and New Zealand, starting from the arrival of pioneers Clara and Hyde Dunn in 1920. [about]
  110. Challenge to Chaos: The Mission of the Bahá'í Faith, by Horace Holley (1954). Summary of the mission of Bahá'u'lláh 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]
  111. Christ, Return of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). Some Christian prophecies and their fulfillment in the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  112. Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2005). [about]
  113. Christmas and Bahá'ís: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  114. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers, by Melissa Tansik (1998). Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Bahá'u'lláh wrote in the 1860s. [about]
  115. Climate Change: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2020). [about]
  116. Colorblindness and Race Unity: One Bahá'í's Perspective, by Donald Osborn (1997). Reflections on race perspectives in the Bahá'í writings. [about]
  117. "Come Back, Africa": First commercial film mentioning the Bahá'í Faith, by Greg Watson (2013). Context of a 1959 African documentary/drama film in which the Bahá'í Faith is discussed. [about]
  118. Coming Synthesis, The: Bahá'í Scholarship in an Age of Conflict and Controversy, by Rick Harmsen (1999). Whilst science and reason have come to dominate Western society, the Bahá'í writings propose that unadulterated divine revelation and authentic scientific enterprise are complementary processes that will eventually be harmonized and integrated. [about]
  119. Commentary on a Verse of Rumi, by Juan Cole (1999). Summary and paraphrase of a tablet about a debate over the unity of being (wahdat al-wujud) in Sufi thought. [about]
  120. Commentary on the Kitab-i Aqdas, verse one, by Sen McGlinn (1997). Meanings why recognition of God and his Manifestations are the first two laws of the Aqdas. [about]
  121. Commentary on the Saying "Knowledge is Twenty-Seven Letters", A, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). An explanation of a saying of Imám Ja'far as Sádiq, which was quoted in the Kitáb-i-Iqán, about the Promised One bringing the remaining 25 letters of knowledge. [about]
  122. Comments on "Infallible Institutions?" by Udo Shaefer and "Response" by Peter Terry, by Keith Bookwalter (2020). Thoughts on infallibility of the Universal House of Justice through a case study of predictions regarding the "unity of nations" and the Lesser Peace by the year 2000. [about]
  123. Common Grounds between Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack Coleman (1997). Some parallels and similarities between the Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism, and physics. [about]
  124. Common sense versus secularism: American Bahá'í literature as a window on implicit culture, by Sen McGlinn (2007). Religion and politics must be kept in separate spheres with different, though complementary, rules. This paper questions whether that is understood by Bahá'ís, even in countries that claim to value the separation of church and state. [about]
  125. Communication: The Key to Expansion, by Roger Coe, in Bahá'í News (1986). The use of technology by and its impact upon Bahá'í scholarship. Available also as audiobook. [about]
  126. Community and Collective Action, by Gustavo Correa, in Bahá'í World (2015). On the hopeful efforts of groups of people around the world to build a new kind of community based on the oneness of humankind, and the vision and process guiding these efforts. [about]
  127. Community as Family, The: Opportunities of Growth, by Ros Gabriel, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  128. Community in Diversity: The New Man, by Peter Hulme, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). The focus of this presentation is the community of selves within each of us. Where is the evidence that we are more than one self? [about]
  129. Community of Religions, The, by John Herman Randall, in The Meaning of Religion for Man (1946). Chapter on religious tolerance, inclusivism, and the need for a World Faith, with a passing discussion of Bahá'í principles, written by a Baptist minister who addressed Bahá'í audiences and received a letter from the Guardian. [about]
  130. Comparison of the Seven Valleys and the American Indian Peace Shield, by Nina Bailey (1999). Comparison study between the spiritual teachings of the ancient Native American Indian Peace Shield and the spiritual journey described by Bahá'u'lláh in The Seven Valleys [about]
  131. Compassion or Karuna as Understood in the Bahá'í Religion, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 2:1-2 (2001). A brief overview of the meaning of ethics and the divine origin of compassion. [about]
  132. Computers in the Bahá'í Community through Ridván 1992, by Bryn Deamer and Steven Kolins, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1992). Historical overview of the use of computers in the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  133. Concept of Sin in the Bahá'í Faith, The, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:2 (2000). Just as Bahá'ís don't believe in the existence of evil as a real entity, likewise sin is but the absence of holiness. All the forces within us are God-given and thus potentially virtuous; their absence casts the shadow of sin. [about]
  134. Conservation of the Earth's Resources: What on Earth is the Answer?, by Grahame Howells (1998). The environmental problems facing humanity can only be solved by a strengthened spirituality, a world federal system, and economic and social justice for everyone. [about]
  135. Consultation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  136. Consultation and Compromise in Environment Affairs, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Examples of environmental disagreements — involving ranchers, off-road vehicle use, acid rain, and protected-lands designation — from Oregon and Washington, illustrating how the process of consultation can lead to environmental protection. [about]
  137. Coordinates of Baha'i Holy Sites and the Junaynih Garden (2016). Latitude, longitude, and brief descriptions of key sites such as Akka prison, Bahji, Ridvan Garden, Bahá'í cemetery, cave of Elijah, and the houses of Bahá'u'lláh, Abbud, Udi Khammar, and Abdu'l-Bahá, followed by a history of the Junaynih Garden. [about]
  138. Counsellors, Board Members, and Assistants: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An explanation of the ‘Appointed Arm’ of the Faith. [about]
  139. Counter-Intuition: A Manifestation of God in a Human Body? , by Ismael Velasco (2009). Many leaders and gurus betray us as false prophets; it is difficult to understand how a fellow human being could ever be a true voice of the divine, a transcendent Manifestation of God. Yet Bahá'ís recognize this in Mirzá Husayn Alí, Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  140. Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh, The, by Boris Handal, in Australian Bahá'í Bulletin (2008). Overview of the Bahá'í Covenant, the nature of Covenant-breaking, and the spiritual foundation for being firm in such a fundamental principle. [about]
  141. Covenant, The, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1995). Overview of two covenants: one with all Prophets regarding the next Manifestation, specifically the Covenant of the Bab; and Bahá'u'lláh's Covenant protecting the divine word from human interference and safeguarding the unity of Bahá'ís and all humankind. [about]
  142. Covenant, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1919). "A brief statement of the Covenant God made with mankind through the prophets of the past and has fulfilled in these latter days, in the Bahai Movement." Includes excerpts of tablets and talks of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  143. Creative Word and the Meaning of Unity, The: An Annotated Survey of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Ittihád (Tablet of Unity), by Shahrokh Monjazeb (2010). On the contents of the Tablet of Unity and its relevance for the social life of humanity, including a provisional English translation from the earliest Persian/Arabic published source. [about]
  144. Creativity and Spirituality: Are They Related?, by Negin Sanaei, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Short essay on utilizing our talent and appreciating the importance of the imagination. [about]
  145. Cry in the Wilderness: An Environmentalist Looks at Bahá'í Teachings on Nature, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Bahá'í Writings use images from nature to illustrate spiritual truths and call mankind to recognize the beauty of God. [about]
  146. Cycle of Lectures on Universal and Contemporary Themes, by William S. Hatcher (2008). On love, power and justice; true religion is not an ideology; the concept of human value; social ethics and individual development; the unity of religion and science; a logical proof of the existence of God; is universal culture possible? [about]
  147. Cyflwyno'r Ffydd: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Welsh introduction to the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  148. Daily Devotions: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). A summary of Bahá'í laws on daily obligatory prayer, reading the Writings, and meditation. [about]
  149. Dawn Fasting Prayer, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1982). Essay from ‘Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum's book The Desire of the World. [about]
  150. De las Manifestaciones de Dios en las culturas precolombinas de América, by Jorge Vallejo, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 3 (2002). Los antiguos americanos, ¿no eran hijos de Dios?, ¿no conocieron nunca al Dios Único y Verdadero?, ¿Dios, influyó o no en su progreso?. Obviamente han tenido que existir también voceros de Dios en estos lares para que estos pueblos alcancen las alturas de [about]
  151. Dear Parent ... a Message to a non-Bahá'í Parent: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). A letter written to the parents of British Bahá'í converts to dispel anxiety and misinformation. [about]
  152. Declaration of Baha'u'llah in the Ridvan Garden in 1863, by David Merrick (2008). Bahá'u'lláh's Declaration in the Garden of Ridvan, told in plain English suitable for reading aloud. Includes photos and 2 maps. Based on many accounts. [about]
  153. Declaration or Deflection?: An Exploration of the Intent of the Surih-i-Sabr, or Lawh-i-Ayyub, by Karen Anne Webb (2017). Does Bahá’u’lláh declare Himself to be the Promised One foretold by the Báb in the Surah of Patience/Job? [about]
  154. Deriding Revealed Religions?: Bahá'ís in Egypt, by Johanna Pink, in ISIM Newsletter (2002). Shift in Egyptian public perception of the Bahá'í Faith from an Islamic reform movement to an independent religion. [about]
  155. Difficulties of the Young Turk Party, The, by Stanwood Cobb, in The North American Review, 195:674 (1912). Reflections on the character and political fortunes of the Young Turks, written shortly before the partitioning of Ottoman empire. [about]
  156. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, The: Its Continuing Place In History, by Helen T. Wilson (2000). Historical context of the Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh and some of the Guardian's objectives in writing it. [about]
  157. Dissidents and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2005). Author's personal experiences with "disgruntled" ex-Bahá'ís and critics online in the 1990s. [about]
  158. Divine Education: The Root of Knowledge, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Glory: A Bahá'í Youth Magazine, 5:2 (1973). On Bahá'í families and raising children to appreciate Bahá'í principles. [about]
  159. Divine Institution of Marriage, The, by Anonymous, in Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 3:1-2 (1983). [about]
  160. Do the Bahá'í Writings on evolution allow for mutation of species within kingdoms but not across kingdoms?, by Bahman Nadimi (n.d.). This paper explores the possibility that Bahá'í writings on evolution allows for mutation of species within each of the kingdoms (such as vegetable or animal) but not across these kingdoms. [about]
  161. Does Corinthians 1:15 Teach a Physical or a Spiritual Resurrection?, by David Friedman (1999). While literalists claim that this verse supports a physical resurrection, the evidence seems to show the exact opposite to be true. [about]
  162. Does the Valley of Unity negate the distinction between 'Bahá'í' and 'non-Bahá'í'?, by Donald Plunkett (1998). In the higher reaches of mystical attainment, the distinction between "Bahá'ís" and "non-Bahá'ís" is lessened. [about]
  163. Dunns, The: Keys to Their Success, by Madge Featherstone and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). John Henry Hyde Dunn(c. 1855–1941) and Clara Dunn (1869–1960) were a pioneer Bahá'í couple in Australia. [about]
  164. Dying for Our Sins, by Rachel Woodlock (1998). Examination of the Christian doctrine of the substitutionary atonement and whether such a doctrine has a place within a Bahá'í theological framework. [about]
  165. Early Childhood Education, by Cyrus Rohani, in Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 7:1 (2010). Education is a continuous and creative process which fulfils the moral potential of each individual. Its aim is to develop the capacities latent in human nature and to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and transformation of society. [about]
  166. Early European Bahá'í involvement in Social Activism, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). Early initiatives taken by Bahá'ís in Britain and France in support of education for underprivileged children, medical service, and women's suffrage. [about]
  167. Early Irish Bahá'ís, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, in Associate, 25 (1998). Short history of the introduction of the Bahá’í Faith to Ireland, 1900 to 1925. [about]
  168. Eco-Pledge, by Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Glasgow (2021). An illustrated booklet of environmental actions individuals and communities can take, presented as a tool to reflect on and enable practical action towards sustainable use of the world’s material resources; includes quotations from the Writings. [about]
  169. Ecological Models of Social Organization: A Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1994). Natural vs. human social ecosystems and the interplay of natural vs. social systems in the 21st century. [about]
  170. Economics and Spirituality from a Baha'i Perspective, by Badi Shams (2021). The role of morality in economics; on developing a humane economy; definition of economics and its history, problems, crises, and solutions. [about]
  171. Economics, A Bahá'í Approach: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). [about]
  172. Education and the Supreme Talisman in the Kitáb-i-Íqán, by Melissa Tansik (1999). How the Kitab-i-Iqan can be seen as a compendium of what humankind needs to know; a discussion of perception as it relates to learning what is needful; intellectual honesty; and the results of various learning experiences. [about]
  173. Education of Children: Principles before Pragmatism, by Sandra Rowden-Rich, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  174. Education of Youth and Our Twentieth Century Dilemma, The, by Habib Taherzadeh, in Bahá'í News, 342 (1959). Moral education is lacking in modern societies. Bahá'í moral precepts can guide us towards the goal of moral evolution, to usher in the Golden Age of human maturity and the dawn of Divine Civilization on this planet. [about]
  175. Elizabeth and Elsbeth: Typically Extraordinary Kansas Women, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Kanhistique (1997). A sketch of two women who helped establish the Kansas Bahá'í community in 1897. [about]
  176. Elucidation of the Meaning of The Greatest Name, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani (1945). Explanation of "The Greatest Name," with words of Abdu'l-Bahá, as copied by May Maxwell. Source and date not known. [about]
  177. Encounter, The, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Ré Nua New Day, 241 (2016). A slightly fictionalized account of a visit to the Shrine of the Bab in the Holy Land. [about]
  178. Encouragement, Challenges, Healing, and Progress: The Bahá'í Faith in Indigenous Communities, by Alfred Kahn, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3 (2016). On the challenges of community-building among Indigenous people, written from the perspective of a childhood spent among Bahá'í pioneers on Native American land, and on reconciling traditional views with global Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  179. Enlightened Scholarship: E.G. Browne and H.M. Balyuzi, by Richard Logan (1996). Examination of the qualities of scholarship embodied by E. G. Browne and H. M. Balyuzi. [about]
  180. Enormous Expansion in Access to Knowledge, An, by Judith Oppenheimer, in Scriptum: Newsletter for Bahá'í Librarians & Information Professionals, 3 (1995). Consideration of some questions inspired by "The Prosperity of Humankind" statement: What is knowledge? What purpose does it serve? How is it made accessible? [about]
  181. Enterprise: Second Oldest in U.S.?, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Bahá'í News (1987). Brief overview of the early history of the Bahá'í Faith in Enterprise, Kansas. [about]
  182. Environment, Caring for: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2008). [about]
  183. Environmental Protection from a Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Naturopa, 83 (1997). The place of the natural world in the Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  184. Epilogue on Neo-Darwinian Theory, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Contains no mention of Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  185. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Introduction to, by Marzieh Gail (1953). [about]
  186. Epístola de Maqsúd: Introdução ao estudo da Epístola de Maqsud, by Marco Oliveira (2005). A Epistola de Maqsud é uma das mais citadas epistolas de Bahá'u'lláh.Este texto pretende encorajar o estudo desta obra do Fundador da Religião Bahá'í. [about]
  187. Erich Fromm and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2007). Brief examination of psychologist Fromm's exposure to and influence by Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  188. Essays on Bahá'í Topics, by James J. Keene (2010). Three sample chapters from a collection of essays: Universal Currency is Now, Bahá'í Election Primer, and Proclamation 1,2,3. [about]
  189. Ethics of Profit, The, by Oliver Giscard d'Estaing (2001). Clarifies the economic, social, and spiritual functions of profit and the distinction between ethical and non-ethical profit. Does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  190. Evolution of Epistemology, The: Generation of Knowledge in the Bahá'í Faith, by Vargha Taefi (2016). The sun of postmodernism has set. The Baha’i ‘framework for understanding’ shifts the hermeneutic paradigm and marks the dawn of a ‘new era’. It has given birth to the next generation of rationality: a framework for learning in action. [about]
  191. Exemption, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1 (1993). Thoughts on Bahá'u'lláh's meaning in "exempting" women from certain Bahá'í obligations, especially pilgrimage. [about]
  192. Experiment in Race Relations, A, by Robert P. Powers, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 11 (1946-1950) (1952). An early program in race tolerance, preceding the Civil Rights movement, as described by a prominent Chief Law Enforcement Officer in early 20th-century California. [about]
  193. Explanation of a Zoroastrian Prophecy: Length of the "Bahá'í Cycle", by Karl Weaver (2017). Review of certain concepts in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient astrology, and modern astronomical findings to shed light on Abdu'l-Bahá's interpretation of a prophecy by Zoroaster about the sun being brought to a standstill. [about]
  194. "Exploring Male Oppressions from a Family-Systems Perspective," by Janet Huggins: Commentary and Response, by Hoda Mahmoudi and Janet Huggins, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:3 (1991). [about]
  195. Exploring the Implications of a Conceptual Framework for Action for Bahá'í Scholarship, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:3 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": How elements of the conceptual framework that encompasses the vision and activities of the worldwide Bahá’í community can be incorporated into the Association's various initiatives. [about]
  196. Facilitating Spiritual Joy: Workshop on Christianity, by Ted Brownstein (1999). Introduction to the history and philosophy of Christianity from a Bahá'í perspective, and deepening materials. [about]
  197. Faith State, The: Vital To Theist, Agnostic and Atheist, by Jack McLean, in Gulf Islands Driftwood (1998). Paul Tillich's approach to faith, as adapted to a Bahá'í and/or agnostic context. [about]
  198. Falsafi Kashani and the Bahá'ís, by A. W. Samii (1996). Essay posted to the Usenet group soc.culture.iranian in January 1996 provides a brief but well-researched history of the treatment of Bahá'ís in Iran in the 1950s. Posted under the name "Abbas 65." [about]
  199. Family and the Future, The: Legal Perspectives, by P. E. Ringwood, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). Legal action and institutions must be developed which are positive, constructive and linked with community education and resources to improve the quality of family life; we must not forget that all life has a spiritual perspective. [about]
  200. Family in Bahá'í Faith, The, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Bahá'í teachings on marriage, children, and education. [about]
  201. Family in Bahá'í Society, The: A Unique Approach to Curriculum Development, by Stephen Hall, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). Educational ideas from Dr. Dwight Allen and Dr. Farzan Arbab. [about]
  202. Family Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  203. Famous Miracles in the Bahá'í Faith, by Susan Gammage (2015). Miraculous events and stories of faith healing. ("Miracles" attributed to Shoghi Effendi or other Bahá'ís are to be taken metaphorically.) [about]
  204. Fasting: The mercy and grace of God, by William P. Collins (1998). Brief overview of the purpose and backround of fasting. [about]
  205. Fasting and the Bahá'í Fast: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  206. Father and the Maiden, The: The Abrahamic Patriarchate and the Divine Feminine, by Mark A. Foster (1999). While the outward structure of the Bahá'í Faith may be patriarchal, the spirit of the age is expressed in the divine feminine.  [about]
  207. Fear of Teaching: A Meditation on Authenticity in Human Relationships, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  208. Filosofía del Trabajo, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1 (2001). El trabajo como un fin consistente en la realización de valores y no meramente como un medio para alcanzar bienes materiales. [about]
  209. Filosofías y Analogías en Educación, by Boris Handal, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). Teorías educativas recientes han validado académicamente el rol de las creencias, opiniones y emociones en el aprendizaje y la enseñanza, inclusive en las llamadas ciencias fácticas como las matemáticas. [about]
  210. Finding the Lamp: My Bahá'í Experience, by Boris Handal, in Catholics and Catholicism in contemporary Australia: challenges and achievements, ed. Abe Ata (2012). A personal adventure of faith, influenced by a background where faith and reason talked to each other, and an oriental ethnic heritage and curiosity for Eastern cultures; thoughts on inclusive spiritual agendas for the future. [about]
  211. First Public Mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the West, by Bahá'í Information Office of the UK (1998). Short essay based on research by Moojan Momen and Derek Cockshutt. The first mention for the Faith in the West was not in 1893, but rather in a number of earlier talks on the Faith in England, and reports on the Babis in the 1850s. [about]
  212. Five Pillars of Islam, The, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Summary of the essential precepts of Islam — belief, prayer, zakat, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  213. Flowers to `Akká, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Bahá'í News (1969). Some history of Sayessan, a Bahá'í village near Tabriz; of Mullá Asad’u’lláh, who prophesied the coming of the Bab; of Bahá'u'lláh's gift of seed potatoes; and Sayessani pilgrims travelling to Akka to meet Abdu'l-Bahá. Includes pictures. [about]
  214. Food and Farming: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2001). [about]
  215. For a Trustworthy Government, by Leon Stevens (2015). A short meditation on how to reorganize the executive and legislative branches of the US government to improve its functioning. [about]
  216. Foreword, by Charles Wolcott, in The Creative Circle, ed. Michael Fitzgerald (1989). Essay on the meaning of music, and the dynamics of artistic endeavor in the context of the pull toward community, by a member of the Universal House of Justice, who passed away the very day he dictated this essay. Includes preface by Michael Fitzgerald. [about]
  217. Foreword: Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, by Peter J. Khan, in Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi (1991). [about]
  218. "Forging More Perfect Unions," Commentary by John A. Grayzel: Author's Response, by William Barnes, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 5:4 (1994). [about]
  219. Fostering Good Working Relations between Bahá'í Institutions and Bahá'í Scholars, by Wendi Momen, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). Lists of things that make Bahá'í scholarship important, some ways institutions can support scholars, ways scholars can support the institutions, and brief comments on Review. [about]
  220. Fourth Candle, The: The Unity of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue, by Christopher Buck, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). What does "Unity in Religion" mean, and how does it apply for Bahá'ís' interactions with other religious communities? An essay inspired by Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet "Seven Candles of Unity," utopia, Hans Kung, and the Lesser Peace. [about]
  221. Freedom for Truth: Peace among Religions, by Hans Kung, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). One-page essay calling for patience and tolerance between religions and their search for truth. [about]
  222. Freedom of Speech: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  223. Freedom's Age, by Kurt Hein, in World Order, 24:2-3 (1990). In the 1980s, unprecedented social convulsions shook the world. Two aspects of these events are noteworthy: they occurred simultaneously and worldwide, and they captured the attention of people everywhere. Freedoms must be tempered by responsibilities. [about]
  224. From The Editor's Desk, by Linda S. Covey and Roshan Danesh, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3 (2016). Introduction to this issue's articles on the unique potentials of the indigenous population of America, recovery from the residential schools, eradicating prejudice, and the intersection between the Bahá’í Faith and native peoples. [about]
  225. Function of Revelation in Artistic Expression, The, by Otto Donald Rogers, in Bahá'í Studies, 1 (1976). Overview of some Bahá'í themes and how they are reflected in the making of art: man as an instrument; desire for order and beauty; use of materials; element of light; principle of unity; polarities and relationships; part and whole; energy and power. [about]
  226. Funerals and Burials, Preparations for: Some practical notes (1998). A compilation of Bahá'í directions for funerals and burials (i.e., this is not a compilation of direct quotations from the Writings). [about]
  227. Future of Bahá'í Studies, The, by William P. Collins, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). On the need for planning for the future, diversification, scholarly study by non-Bahá'ís, scholarship and art, unity paradigm, popular culture, writing in a non-boring style, and coordination of activities. [about]
  228. Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in Middle Eastern Modernity, The, by Juan Cole, in ISIM Newsletter, 2 (1999). Middle Eastern religion is seldom mentioned in the same breath with modernism. The Bahá'í faith, which originated in Iran, poses key conundrums to our understanding of the relationship between modernity and religion in the global South. [about]
  229. Global Interfaith Movement, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua (2003). Summary of examples of interfaith dialogue from 1993-2003. [about]
  230. Global Prosperity for Humankind: The Bahá'í Model, by Noojan Kazemi, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  231. Globalization and the Environment, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). Some responses to possible problems associated with globalization. [about]
  232. Gobineau's Account of the Beginnings of the Bahá'í Revelation, by Howard B. Garey, in World Order, 31:4 (2000). Short summary of the Bab's time in Shiraz and Mecca, circa 1843. [about]
  233. God's Promise to Humanity: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  234. Governance and the Governed: Leadership, Conflict, Resilience, Resolution, and Hope, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:4 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": If the purpose of governance and leadership is to respond to the needs of the governed, then what attributes and methodologies should characterize the process of those in positions of authority? [about]
  235. Great Bridge–Maker, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua (2005). The papacy and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  236. H. Collis Featherstone 1913-1990: An Extraordinary, Ordinary Man, by Graham Waterman and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). The life and activities of an Australian Bahá'í and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  237. Healing through Unity newsletter (1998). Back issues of a newsletter dedicated to serving the principles of physical and spiritual health envisioned in the Bahá'í Teachings. [about]
  238. Helen Elsie Austin (1908-2004), by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of the first black woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati Law School, an active Bahá'í pioneer and travel teacher, and tireless educator on race issues. [about]
  239. Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: A Reflection, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 3 (1928-1930) (1930). Reflections on the meaning and significance of Bahá'u'lláh's Hidden Words. [about]
  240. Hinduism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). [about]
  241. Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Venezuela (2001). History of the Bahá'í Faith in Venezuela. [about]
  242. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Boston, by The Pluralism Project (2010). Two short documents by Harvard University's religious pluralism project: "Timeline of the Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston" and "The Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston." [about]
  243. History of the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Tihran, Iran (1978). Brief history of the birth-place of Bahá'u'lláh distributed to pilgrims to the site. [about]
  244. Holy Year, 1992-93, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Herald of the South (1993). A description of the history, meaning, and events of the centennial Holy Year for members of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  245. Homeward Bound, by Ron Price, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Reflections on the meaning of home and community, classical Greek culture, and the "new home" embodied in Mt. Carmel. [about]
  246. Homosexuality in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Kamran Hakim (1996). Informal notes on the treatment of homosexuality in the Kitab-i Aqdas, and its background. [about]
  247. House of Abdu'llah Pasha, The, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Short history and restoration of a house associated with "some of the most dramatic and historically significant events of the Heroic Age of the Bahá'í Faith." [about]
  248. Human Rights and Religious Faith, by Amnesty International, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). A statement from Amnesty International/USA, published by request. [about]
  249. Humor and Laughter, by Omid Djalili and Annabel Knight, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Humor and Laughter, both published in BSR 7. [about]
  250. Huqúqu'lláh: The Right of God, by Aflatoon Payman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Huqúqu'lláh is a voluntary tax on wealth which enables the individual to contribute to the work of the Faith, and a spiritual law of Bahá'u'lláh with spiritual consequences; its importance, details, application, and exemptions. [about]
  251. I am a Bahá'í, by Guy Murchie (1958). "An Exotic Faith Has Built One of the World's Great Temples Here. A Believer Tells What That Faith Means to Him." [about]
  252. Importance of Religion, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2015). [about]
  253. In the Noble, Sacred Place: One Rainy Day in a Holy City, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in elixir-journal.org, vol. 12 (2021). A memoir of visiting Jerusalem — a contemporary pilgrim's note written as a literary piece — with meditations on the spiritual truths of the Qur'an. [about]
  254. India, Notes on Bahá'í Population, by Charles Nolley and William Garlington (1997). Indian membership numbers, and how "enrollment" there has a different meaning than in developed countries. [about]
  255. Indigenous rights and women's rights in the Samoan Bahá'í community, by Maureen Sier, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9 (1999). [about]
  256. Infalibilidad: Un Ensayo, by Susan Maneck (1998). Spanish translation of Maneck's essay "Infallibility: An Essay." [about]
  257. Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications (2005). Short essay on the infallibility of the Universal House of Justice with extensive quotations. [about]
  258. Infallibility: An Essay, by Susan Maneck (1998). Short overview of the meaning of infallibility, as applied to Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  259. Information Technology Strategies for the Promotion of Gender Equality, by Andrew Stranieri, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Equal opportunity of women and men is best achieved if both genders embrace the changes now occurring in communication and information use. [about]
  260. Inheritance, by Seena Fazel, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 4:1 (1994). The apparent contradiction between sexual equality and the unequal inheritance laws contained in the Aqdas. [about]
  261. Inseparability and Complementarity of the Book and the Universal House of Justice, The, by Sana Rezai (2018). Direct references the House of Justice makes to the words of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, as illustrated through the 26 November 2018 message. [about]
  262. Inside The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada 1898-1948: A Personal Narrative, by Will C. van den Hoonaard (1996). A detailed account of the author's experience researching, writing, and publishing this extensive historic study. [about]
  263. International Bahá'í Library and the Library of Alexandria, The, by William P. Collins, in Scriptum: Newsletter for Bahá'í Librarians & Information Professionals, 5 (1996). Similarities between the ancient Library of Alexandria and the contemporary Bahá'í archive. [about]
  264. International Criminal Court: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Dan Wheatley, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). Brief history of the ICC, and Bahá'í support of it. [about]
  265. Interpretation and Elucidation, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). The nature of elucidation vs. authorized interpretation, and the institution of the Guardianship. [about]
  266. Interrelationship of Bahá'í, Australian Statute and Common Law, The: A Family Law Perspective, by Afshin A. Khavari, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Application of Bahá'í Laws in Australia within the context of the existing common and statue laws of the country, and the history, conceptual basis, and developments of Bahá'í laws. [about]
  267. Interview with Lilian Crawford on the Knighthood of Abdu'l-Baha, in New Era (date). Interview with Lilian Crawford, a pilgrim to Haifa in 1919 who witnessed the ceremony of the knighthood of Abdu'l-Bahá, published in New Era, short-lived Bahá'í newsletter from Edinburgh; photo of the ceremony and identification of some attendees. [about]
  268. Introduction, by W. Kenneth Christian, in Gleanings of the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (1952). Original introduction to Gleanings of the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, which is often omitted from online versions of the book. [about]
  269. Introduction, by George Townshend, in Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh (1954). Original introduction to the Hidden Words, which is often omitted from print and online versions of the book. [about]
  270. Introduction: Aims and Purposes of the Bahá'í Faith, by David Hofman, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Introduction to this Bahá'í World volume. [about]
  271. Introduction to a Study of Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, by Anonymous (1964). Brief study guide for and review of this collection of 184 passages selected by Shoghi Effendi for the book. [about]
  272. Introduction to Compilation on Writers and Writing, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  273. Introduction to Green Acre Bahá'í School, by Anne Gordon Atkinson, in Green Acre on the Piscataqua: A Centennial Celebration (1990). Brief summary of the history contained in the book-length history "Green Acre on the Piscataqua: A Centennial Celebration". [about]
  274. Introduction to the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys, by Robert L. Gulick (1957). Essay included as a preface to a 1952 edition of Seven Valleys and published as a stand-alone booklet in 1957; see miscellanie.com [about]
  275. Introduction to the Tablet of Ashab, by Juan Cole, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 5:34-6:1 (1991). Short overview of Bahá'u'lláh's evolving proclamation. [about]
  276. Iranian Intellectuals and the Bahá'ís (2010). 59 essays from 2008-2009 in Iranian newspapers or IranPressWatch.org by influential thinkers, about the Bahá'í Faith in contemporary Iran. Most of these were also translated by Ahang Rabbani. [about]
  277. Is the Bahá'í Faith a "World Religion" or a "New Religious Movement"?, by Denis MacEoin and Robert Stockman (1997). Compilation of emails about the socio-religious classification of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  278. Is the Bahá'í view of evolution compatible with modern science?, by Eberhard von Kitzing, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). [about]
  279. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Overview of the core tenets of Islam — belief, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  280. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  281. Islam, the Baha'i Faith and the Eternal Covenant of Alast, by Susan Maneck (2009). [about]
  282. Ita and the Sandinista Revolution, by Robert G. Wilson, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). An interview with Ita, one of the earliest participants in the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua that resulted in the removal of Anastasio Somoza from power in 1979. Includes letter about the organization "Quest for Peace." [about]
  283. Italian Scientist Extols the Báb, An, by Ugo Giachery, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 12 (1950-54) (1956). On the life of Michele Lessona (1823-1894), a scientist, writer, explorer, and educator, who visited Iran and wrote a 66-page monograph entitled I Babi (1881): one of the first documentations made by a European of the episode of the Báb. [about]
  284. Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2004). [about]
  285. Juliet Thompson: Champion of the Baha'i Faith in New York City, by Hussein Ahdieh (2021). Essay about the life of Juliet Thompson, a prominent early Bahá'í and friend of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  286. Kansas Farm Boy, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Once to Every Man and Nation, ed. Randie & Steven Gottlieb (1985). Brief autobiography, with background on the author's introduction to and acceptance of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  287. Kitab-i-Aqdas: its place in Bahá'í literature, in Bahá'í World, 1992-1993 (1993). Offers a broad introduction to the Aqdas and its themes. [about]
  288. Kitáb-i-Íqán: Introduction to the 1950 Edition, by Helen Reed Bishop (1950). Overview of its themes and historical context. [about]
  289. Kitáb-i-Panj Sha'n, Book of Five Qualification: Notes, by Ahang Rabbani (1999). Informal correspondence from the listserver Talisman 1 regarding the Panj Sha'an, including translated portions. [about]
  290. L'importance de la translitération bahá'íe avec quelques exemples, by Pierre Daoust (2020). Considérations grammaticales expliquant la translitération et la prononciation des mots arabes, et le système abjad. [about]
  291. La conception de l'homme de Bahá'u'lláh, by Udo Schaefer (1981). [about]
  292. La Ley, fundamento de la sociedad o restricción de la libertad?, by Nicomedes Merma Aroni, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). La libertad no puede ser absoluta. Vivimos en una sociedad interdependiente. Algunas limitaciones a nuestra libertad son necesarias para evitar otras restricciones todavía peores. [about]
  293. La realité du monde exterieur et l'existence de Dieu, by Luc Dion, in Bahá'í Studies, 1 (1976). Student essay on Foi et raison, Les concepts fondamentaux, La loi générale qui gouverne l’univers, et Dieu. [about]
  294. Law and Order: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  295. Lessons on Detachment in the Tablet to Pope Pius IX, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh (1998). [about]
  296. Letter on Bahá'í attitudes towards politics and scholarship, by Denis MacEoin, in LA Study Class Newsletter, 34 (1979). Thoughts on whether the Faith is in danger of becoming irrelevant to the problems faced by people in the world outside, partly due to lack of involvement in politics. [about]
  297. Letters of Abdu'l-Bahá, by George Townshend, in The Mission of Bahá'u'lláh and Other Literary Pieces (1952). An appreciation of the spiritual power of the writings of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  298. Letters to and from the editor, in dialogue magazine (1986). All letters to dialogue not posted elsewhere, and responses from its editors. [about]
  299. Lidia Zamenhof, by John T. Dale (1996). Brief biography of the daughter of Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. [about]
  300. Life after Death: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  301. Life After Death from a Bahá'í Perspective, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Quotations from the Writings with some explanations, to trace the journey of the soul, the purpose of life, description of the afterlife, and the nature of belief itself. [about]
  302. Life of Agnes Alexander, by Duane Troxel (1998). Essay prepared for the Bahá'í Esperanto League's 25th anniversary booklet (see wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahá'í_Esperanto-League). [about]
  303. Life of the Bab, The, by Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani, in Star of the West, Set 7, Vol 14, Num 7 (1938). Life of the Bab by the historian Jinab-i-Fadil (Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani) [about]
  304. List and Map of 114 Youth Conferences in 2013, by Bahá'í World News Service (2013). List of pages at bahai.org (offsite) with reports, descriptions, and videos of youth events across the globe. The accompanying map gives an impression of the spread of the worldwide Bahá'í community. [about]
  305. Lists of Articles, by Brent Poirier (2009). Lists of 126 articles at the author's six blog websites. [about]
  306. Living Purposefully in a Time of Violence, by Holly Hanson (2001). Contemplation of Bahá'í responses to the global issues raised by 9/11. [about]
  307. Lonely road to native title determination, A, by Walter Waia, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). A personal account of the Saibai Island Native Title Claim: a story of an Indigenous Australian who "walked a learning road to fulfill his obligations to his family, his clan and to the community." [about]
  308. Louis Gregory (1874-1951), by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of a famous Bahá'í lawyer, anti-racism educator and travel-teacher, and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  309. Loving 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Understanding His Station, by Boris Handal, in The Australian Bahá'í (2021). Early Bahá’ís in the West struggled to understand the station of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Mystery of God. [about]
  310. Making of Portraits of Some Bahá'í Women by O.Z. Whitehead, The, by Wendi Momen, in Solas, 3 (2003). Recollections by the editor/publisher of stories behind the writing of O.Z. 'Zebby' Whitehead's books, and some biographical information about Whitehead himself. Includes brief review by Edwin McCloughan from The Irish Times. [about]
  311. Making the Crooked Straight: Foreword, and letter to World Order, by Jack McLean (2000). Foreword to the published book, followed by a letter to the editor for World Order regarding their issue devoted to Francesco Ficicchia and Bahá'í apologetics. [about]
  312. Management of Small Rural Businesses: Some Views of the European Bahá'í Business Forum, by Michel P. Zahrai (1998). The challenge and benefits of restoring pride in rural non-farm businesses. [about]
  313. Mankind is One, by Rhea M. Coleman, in Bahá'í News, 710 (1989). Three short stories of pioneering
, with references to American Pueblo and Argentinian Mapuche traditional belief, written by a former pioneer to Argentina. [about]
  314. Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bāb, by Moojan Momen, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post for the launch of the British Library's "Discovering Sacred Texts" exhibition, on three unique haykal and calligraphy works of the Bāb and Bahā’u’llāh which are on display for the first time. [about]
  315. Marriage, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). Bahá'u'lláh said everyone should marry. Marriage unites the physical and spiritual in a "fortress for well-being" and provides for the nurturing of children. People should choose partners carefully. Discusses the ceremony, solving problems and divorce. [about]
  316. Martyrdom of the Bab, by David Merrick (2008). Martyrdom of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. Based on many early accounts. [about]
  317. May Ellis Maxwell, in Bahá'í World, I-XII (1925). Detailed biography, published in A Compendium of Volumes of the Bahá'í World I-XII, 1925-1954; includes photo. [about]
  318. Meaning and Significance of Certitude, by Ruhiyyih Skrenes (1998). Nature of Certitude and the process of its attainment as described in the Kitab-i-Iqan. [about]
  319. Meaning of Detachment, The, by Phyllis K. Peterson (1997). Detachment as it relates to women, teaching, the media, and unity. [about]
  320. Meanings of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, by Sen McGlinn (1997). Summary of the full meanings of Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, "The Dawning Place of the Remembrance of God." [about]
  321. Medieval Ignorance: The silence of Iranian polity towards Bahá'í persecution, by Iqbal Latif, in The Iranian (2002). An outsider's view of Iran's treatment of its Bahá'í community. [about]
  322. Meditation, by Peter J. Khan, in Australian Bahá'í Bulletin (1979). A short summary of the Bahá’í approach to meditation and its relevance to peace and intuition. [about]
  323. Memorials of the Faithful: Revisited, by Ron Price, in Associate, 35 (2001). Literary themes in Abdu'l-Bahá's book of biographies. [about]
  324. Memories of Ashchi: Background, by Ahang Rabbani and Sen McGlinn (1999). Background information on and a start at translation of the narratives of Aqa Husayn Ashchi. [about]
  325. Message of the Universal House of Justice to the World's Religious Leaders: Panel Discussion Comments, by Jack McLean (2002). Overview of some prominent global theologians and historians of religion, and issues facing interfaith dialogue. [about]
  326. Message to the Indian and Eskimo Bahá'ís of the Western Hemisphere, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1969). An overview of the Bahá'í Faith, written to the native Inuit and First Nations peoples of North America. [about]
  327. Metaphors in Education, by Boris Handal (2008). Knowledge is associated with the development of spiritual capabilities such as justice, confidence, patience, service, etc. Educational research and its methodologies are a vehicle to find knowledge and a tool to help us achieve our highest selves. [about]
  328. Method in Religious Studies: Theistic and Agnostic, by Jack McLean (2000). Response to an assertion by Christopher Buck that the term religious studies is misleading, in that, while the object of the study is religious, the method is not; thoughts on how a scientific methodology would work. [about]
  329. Mission of Bahá'u'lláh, The: And Other Literary Pieces, by George Townshend (1952). Poems, meditations, and essays, including "Nabíl’s history of the Báb," "Abdu’l-Bahá: A study of a Christlike character," "Queen Marie of Rumania and the Bahá’í Faith," "The wellspring of happiness," and "The genius of Ireland." [about]
  330. Missionaries Who Aided the Cause of God, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Glory Magazine, 13:2 (1991). Brief account of the work of Dr. William Cormick and Rev. John H. Shedd and their interest in the Bábí Faith. [about]
  331. Modelling Human Rights Education: A View from the Pacific, by Graham Hassall (1997). For Bahá'ís to be successfully involved in the promotion of human rights development, they will have to decide what their model of 'human rights' is, and how to deal with the variant conceptions of human rights already held across the Asia-Pacific region. [about]
  332. Monarchy, The Future of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  333. Moral Relativism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook (2006). An outsider's perspective challenging unquestioning obedience to religious commandments. Right and wrong, this author believes, are relative to situations and to the needs of human beings in a given time and place. [about]
  334. Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab and Shaykh Ahmad, by Vahid Houston Ranjbar (2016). Brief comparison of two opposing ideologies: fundamentalist Wahhabism vs. the less literalistic teachings of Shaykhism and the Bábí Faith. [about]
  335. Multifaith Centre Building Design and Demonstration, by Chuen-Tat Kang, in Introduction to Asian Culture and Religion (2011). One-page description by an outsider of a Bahá'í temple: architecture, aesthetics, and symbolism (see page 51, near the end). [about]
  336. My Visit to Temple University, by Martha L. Root, in Bahá'í Magazine, 22 (1931). On Martha Root's visit to Temple University in Philadelphia in 1931 to talk about the Bahá'í peace principles. [about]
  337. Mystery of Martyrdom, The, by Darius Shahrokh and Grace Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Life stories of many early martyrs, and some explanations of what inspires self-sacrifice. [about]
  338. Mystical Aspects of the Baha'i Faith as presented in the Seven Valleys, by LeRoy Jones (1998). Mystical aspects of the Bahá'í Faith are of paramount importance and may sometimes get overlooked in favor of its social aspects. [about]
  339. Mystical content and symbology of Bahá'u'lláh's Four Valleys, by David Langness, in Seeker's Path (1997). Symbology of the Four Valleys, and a brief overview of a four-stage spiritual growth model. [about]
  340. Nabil's Narrative: What History has Forgotten, by Soheila Vahdati (2008). An outsider's view of how Iranian media and society have glossed over or intentionally obscured Iran's treatment of 19th-century dissidents. [about]
  341. Names of the Bahá'í Months, The: Separating Fact from Fiction, by Moojan Momen (2012). A blog post, compiled for the Wilmette Institute, on the original source of the names of the months of the Badí calendar — taken from a dawn prayer by the Fifth Shí’í Imám, Muhammad al-Báqir, for the month of Ramadan. [about]
  342. Nature of Human Nature, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:1-2 (2017). "From the Editor's Desk": Introduction to this issue's two articles: Ian Kluge's on human nature and Patricia McIlvride’s on mental disorders and depression, stigma, and the soul. [about]
  343. Necesidad de la Oracion para Mejorar Nuestras Vidas, by Mirna Leon, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1 (2001). Aquí algunas relexiones personales sobre la importancia de la oración en la vida espiritual. Lograr un estado espiritual de oración puede ayudarnos a tener una mejor calidad de vida incluyendo beneficios físicos y sicológicos. [about]
  344. Necesidad de revisión del concepto de 'Soberanía' del Estado, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). La relatividad de la Soberanía del Estado y la unidad teórica de todo lo jurídico, darán lugar a una unidad política de los estados, con una organización jurídica centralizada. Esto implica la constitución de un super-Estado mundial. [about]
  345. Neo-platonic Framework for Bahá'í philosophy, by Theo A. Cope (1997). Some thoughts on the history and thought of Neoplatonism and its relation to Bahá'í philosophy. Concludes with a review of another essay on Neoplatonism. [about]
  346. New Age, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  347. New Day, The: The Bahá'í Revelation, by Charles Mason Remey (1919). "A brief statement of its history and teachings" in summary form. Opens with short "dissertation by Abdu'l-Bahá upon the New Day." [about]
  348. New Development in the Bahá'í Community, A, by R. Mehrabkhani (2008). On the three stages in the growth of each religion, and the new instruments for the correct implementation of the Bahá'í plans, the Cluster and its Reflection Meetings, and the Ruhi course. [about]
  349. New Evolution, A: Religious Bonding for World Unity, by David S. Ruhe, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:4 (1995). America's spiritual destiny; world forces conducive to the unity of humankind; post-Darwinian evolution; bonding of humankind for a golden age; Bahá’ís as authentic saviors of the world. [about]
  350. New Millennium, The: A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1999). [about]
  351. New Typology of Religious Organization, by Mark A. Foster (1995). Overview of models normativist, arcanist, routinized, and charismatic. [about]
  352. New World Order, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  353. Next Five Years, The: An Internet Perspective, by Marc Wasley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Some predictions (made in 1996) of how the Internet will change and how Bahá'ís can make best use of it. [about]
  354. Nineteenth Century Islamic Mahdism in Iran and the Sudan: A brief analysis of the teachings and influence of The Bab and Muhammad Ahmad (The Sudanese Mahdi), by Jason Illari (2001). A comparitive study of the movements of the Bab and the Sudanese Mahdi. [about]
  355. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, by Ali Nakhjavani, in The American Bahá'í (2015). Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  356. No More Jihad: Muhammad's Message in Baha'u'llah's Dream, by Christopher Buck and Necati Alkan (2017). Essay about a Tablet of Baha’u’llah in which He describes a dream in which He "associated" with the prophet Muhammad. [about]
  357. Non-Involvement in Politics, by Ali Murad Davudi (2010). The importance and value of the Bahá'í principle of non-involvement in political affairs. [about]
  358. Not Quite So New in Kansas, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Our Way With Words (2004). Overview of the Faith and its history in Kansas, prepared in an opportunity to proclaim the Faith by invited essay to the Kansas Authors' Club publication on its centennial. [about]
  359. "Note on Maceoin's 'Bahá'í Fundamentalism'" and "Afnán, Hatcher and an old bone", by Muhammad Afnan and William S. Hatcher, in Religion, 16:2 (1986). Two shorter follow-up essays, offering closing thoughts on a previously-published debate about issues of historical accuracy, academic neutrality, and faith-based scholarship. [about]
  360. Notes on Feminist Theory, Some, by Mary Day (1997). Implications of feminism for Bahá'í thinking. [about]
  361. Notes on the Christian "Antichrist" and Titles of Christ, by Dann J. May (1997). Intro for a Bahá'í-Christian dialogue on the meaning of the antichrist, titles of Jesus in the Bahá'í Sacred Writings, and brief compilation of Bahá'í writings. [about]
  362. Notes on the Zuhuru'l-Haqq series, by John Walbridge (1996). Brief overview of this historical work. Includes letter from the World Centre explaining that no official translation is forthcoming. [about]
  363. Number 19 in the Qur'an, The, by Abdulrahman Lomax (1995). Discussion of a study by a Muslim which purports to demonstrate that the Qur'an is comprised of mystical units of 19. No mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  364. Obedience, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1995). The meanings of infallibility, obedience to Bahá'u'lláh, the covenant of God with humanity, and the paradox of law being the instrument of liberation, not limitation. [about]
  365. Obedience: Conscience and Dissent in the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook (2006). An outsider's perspective on the possible conflict between an individual's conscience and obedience to a higher authority, cast in the form of a dialogue. [about]
  366. Observing the Fast When You Are Not to Abstain from Food, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Fasting: The Moon and Its Suns: A Bahá'í Handbook (1989). What meaning can the Fast have if one is not able to observe it? The spiritual and symbolic natures of the Fast remain. [about]
  367. Of Paramount Importance: Addressing the Paucity of Music in Bahá'í Devotional Practice, by Michael Knopf, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Short overview of the use of music in Bahá'í feasts, holy day celebrations, and temples. [about]
  368. Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War, by Negar Mottahedeh, in Middle East Research and Information Project (2004). Observations on contemporary culture and gender issues in Iran. [about]
  369. Old Charges for a New Religion, Some, by Susan Maneck (2009). The background and significance of the fantastic charges made against Bahá’ís in Iran and elsewhere where Bahá’ís face severe persecution (a foreign conspiracy to destroy the unity of Islam; sexual promiscuity, etc.) in the context of other ‘heresies'. [about]
  370. On History's Greatest Breakthrough in Knowledge, by John Taylor (2000). Various musings inspired by the month of "knowledge," and by Bahá'u'lláh's statement that "every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute." [about]
  371. "On Human Origins: A Bahá'í Perspective," by Craig Loehle: Commentary and Responses, by Iraj Ayman and Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:1-4:3 (1991). Ayman comments (1) on determinism vs. fate and (2) that Loehle's article doesn't take into account the original meanings in Arabic and Persian of the word for "chance." Brill and Rohani reply with observations about translation and interpretation. [about]
  372. On Jesus' Cry from the Cross, by Christopher Buck, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 1:4 (1983). Comments on an article by Stephen Lambden on "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" [about]
  373. On Marie Watson's Pilgrim's Notes Titled "Fourth Dimensional Consciousness", by Keith Bookwalter (2020). Circumstances regarding notes that Watson took from interpreted statements made by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during her pilgrimage in 1921. [about]
  374. On Postmodernism, by Stephen R. Friberg (1998). Thoughts on the relevance of post-modernism in considering the sometimes extreme claims to the authority of an intellectual 'essentializing' methodology amongst some Bahá'í scholars. [about]
  375. One Cold Hike, by Duane L. Herrmann (2021). Short essay about visiting the Bahá'í House of Worship in Hofheim-Langenhain, Germany. [about]
  376. One Father, Many Children: Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Burl Barer (2010). Judaic teachings on religious inclusivism and relativism, and the Bahá'í acceptance of Judaism. [about]
  377. One Human Race: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Brief introduction of ideas related to the Bahá'í concept of the oneness of mankind. [about]
  378. Opening Address: National Bahá'í Studies Conference, Hobart, Australia, July 1994, by M. A. Hannon, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). The negative social forces impacting on the family in Australia; the services provided by the Family Court; and the need for an awareness of gender and cultural issues. [about]
  379. Orientation of Hope and Lessons in World Crisis, The, by Alain Locke, in Bahá'í World, vols. 5 and 9 (1936). Two essays meditating on the relevance of Bahá'í principles to the period preceding and during the Second World War. [about]
  380. Origin of the Bahá'í Principle of the Harmony between Science and Religion, The, by Keven Brown (2001). On the origin of the principle of scientific/religious harmony in Islamic and Bahá’í Writings, and discussion of a letter by Abdu'l-Bahá on the topic. [about]
  381. Overview of the Abjad numerological system, by Frank Lewis (1999). Numerological analysis of the word bahá. [about]
  382. Passing of Shoghi Effendi, Ministry of the Hands of the Cause, and Defection of Mason Remey, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications (2005). [about]
  383. Passionate Artist, The, by Ron Price, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Essay on the inner life and private character, and the origins of the author's own creative inspiration. [about]
  384. Pastoral Care of Bahá'í Children: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  385. Peace Notes, by Trudy Mesbah and Ruie Mullin, in dialogue magazine, 1:2-2:1 (1986). Five short reports about anti-war movements: "Australian Expo Raises the Banner of Peace," "Peace Takes a Holiday," "Beyond War: A New Way of Thinking," "Magic Peace Project," and letters. [about]
  386. Pensamientos varios de un economista místico, by Badi Shams (2016). Colección de 45 artículos publicados en bahaiteachings.org [about]
  387. Persian Reformer's View of Art, A, by Juliet Thompson, in The Art World, 1:6 (1917). Personal recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá's words on art and inspiration. Includes the portrait Thompson painted of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  388. Persian, Arabic, and Provisional Translations, by Iraj Ayman and Robert Stockman (1999). Words relating to the titles of Bahá'í Writings, "Pure" Persian and "Pure" Arabic, and information on provisional translations. [about]
  389. Personal Interpretation of the term 'Seal of the Prophets', by Kamran Hakim (1997). A lengthy examination of the terms khatam, "seal," and Nabi, "Prophet," and their meanings in Islam. [about]
  390. Pharisaic Phenomenon and the Dynamics of Denial, The, by Susan Maneck (1999). On the role of intellectual rigidity, control and pride as causes of opposition to religious change, and the relevance of this concept in Bahá'í history. [about]
  391. Philosophical Basis for the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Technology, A, by Lawrence D. Staudt, in Solas, 3 (2003). Nature of the physical world, the principle of sustainability, the present energy situation, options for Ireland, a vision for the use of renewable energy in Ireland, and the role of the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Tech (CREDIT). [about]
  392. Place Apart, A, by Susan Stitt, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific. [about]
  393. Platón, Leonardo y el sistema del Monte Carmelo, by Ernesto Fernandez (2012). The symbolic systems of Plato and Leonardo da Vinci, and their modern architectural representation in the Shrine of the Bab and the slopes of Mount Carmel. Includes English essay "Leonardo and his Vitruvian Man." [about]
  394. Polish Response to Soviet Anti-Bahá'í Polemics, The, by Jan T. Jasion, in Associate, 29 (1999). Response of non-Bahá'í scholars to Marxist-Leninist polemics and attacks on the Bahá'í Faith, in particular the attitude of Polish scholars writing between 1945 and 1988, while Poland was still a 'satellite' of the Soviet Union. [about]
  395. Politics of Service, The: Medical Aid to the Philippines, by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). On delivering volunteer hospital services and emergency aid to a corrupted country lacking political stability. [about]
  396. Post-Competitive Human Image, A, by Michael Karlberg, in Beyond One (2010). Science is now challenging old simplistic models of human nature. Attitudes, behaviors, and institutional structures must shift to translate holistic self-understanding into new, interdependent social modes in family, education, and government. [about]
  397. Power of Prayer, The, by Eleanor S. Hutchens, in Bahá'í News, 464 (1969). Reflections on the purpose of humankind, the nearness of God, the healing power of revealed prayer, and how prayers are answered. [about]
  398. Power of “The Covenant of God” Alone Regenerates Mankind, The, by Charles Mason Remey, in Star of the West, 4:10 (1913). Recognition of the centre of the covenant is the important matter before the world today. Includes extracts from a letter to a Bahai assembly in America. [about]
  399. Powerseeking and Ideology, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Good and evil are a potential that lie within the heart of each individual; but a believer in an ideology can feel morally justified in perpetrating cruelty towards others, because he sees himself as defending a higher value against an infidel. [about]
  400. Practical Economic Suggestions For Everyday Use, by Badi Shams (2021). List of simple ideas for ways people can introduce spiritual values in their day-to-day economic activities. [about]
  401. Practical Suggestions for Community Service, by Badi Shams (2021). List of ideas and ways that individuals can volunteer in their communities by finding time to serve in their fast paced lives. [about]
  402. Précis Commentary on One Common Faith, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Commentary on the statement ‘One Common Faith’. [about]
  403. President Wilson and the Bahá'í Connection, by Paul Pearsall, in Herald of the South (1988). Short overview of myths and facts on the Wilson-Bahá'í connection. Includes addenda on the League of Nations, by Vincent Littrell, and on the Fourteen Points, by Bahram Nadini. [about]
  404. Primer for Bahá'í Assemblies, by Marzieh Gail, in World Order (1944). Overview of the Bahá'í political system, and proposals for consultation, assembly functioning. [about]
  405. Problem Solving in the Family, by Erik Blumenthal, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). How can we solve our problems or conflicts? We need to know and put 5 factors into practice: our attitude; mutual respect; understanding each other's motives; changing the 'present agreement' by conscious communication; and mutual cooperation. [about]
  406. Progress of the Bahá'í Faith in South Africa since 1911 (2007). Overview of the Bahá'í communities in South Africa, 1911-2007. [about]
  407. Promise of Lord Krishna, The, by Gloria A. Faizi (1975). Bahá'í fulfillment of Krishna's prophecy of return: "Whenever there is decay of righteousness and exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth." [about]
  408. Prophecies of Jesus, by Michael Sours: Commentary and Responses, by Michael W. Sours and Christopher Buck, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:1 (1994). Editorial statement about the nature of Bahá'í scholarship and academic debate, followed by responses from each of the authors. [about]
  409. Prophets and Mountains, by Moshe Sharon, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9 (2008). Metaphors of mountains and actual mountains in the history of religion; Mount Carmel. [about]
  410. Pursuing Excellence, by Barney Leith, in Associate, 36 (2001). What is excellence, is it ineffable, how do we recognize it, and how might we pursue it? [about]
  411. Putative Distinctions Between Apologetics and Scholarship: A Commentary, by Jack McLean (1993). Response to Christopher Buck's review of Michael Sour's The Prophecies of Jesus, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, on the definitions of apologia and the thought of Paul Tillich. [about]
  412. Queen Victoria and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1999). [about]
  413. Qur'an and Violence against Non-believers, The, by Ted Brownstein (2017). An examination of two sections of The Qur'an that supposedly authorize the slaughter of innocent non-Muslims. [about]
  414. Radiant Acquiescence, by Orcella Rexford, in World Order (1937). "Radiant acquiescence" (ridá') means not only to give up your will to the Divine Will, but to do so joyfully and with radiance, knowing it is the best way in the end. [about]
  415. Radio Bahá'í del Lago Titicaca, 20 años de historia, by Rene Quiñonez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). Un breve relato sobre los logros de un proyecto de desarrollo socio económico al servicio de los pobladores del altiplano peruano boliviano. [about]
  416. Raising the Tent of Unity, by Ali-Akbar Furutan (1970). The year 1844 marked the end of humanity’s childhood and signaled the "coming of age" of the human race. Like a pot of water which has just come to a boil, we are now ready to rid ourselves of enmity and discord, and abide in freedom and security. [about]
  417. Random Thoughts of a Mystic Economist, by Badi Shams (2016). Collection of 51 articles published on bahaiteachings.org. [about]
  418. Recherche sur les Signes Visibles dans le Ciel de la Venue des Manifestations de Dieu, by Romuald Boubou Moyo (2019). Les annonces des venues des Manifestations de Dieu dans les écrits saints ont à la fois un sens caché et visible. Quels sont les astres célestes qui ont été observés par les scientifiques à l’avènement du Christianisme, de l’Islam, et de la Foi Baha’ie? [about]
  419. Recollections of Muriel Handley, by Muriel Handley and John Handley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Personal history of an early Bahá'í life in Australia. [about]
  420. Reconciliation of Religions, The: Imperative for the 21st Century, by Peter Terry (2015). While the 12 principles attributed to 'Abdu'l-Bahá include the harmony of religion with science and reason and the imperative that religion lead to unity, one principle that was at least as prominent is often left out: the reconciliation of religions. [about]
  421. Reconstructing Ridvan, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'í Journal UK, 19:1 (2002). Brief historical overview of an event about which the Guardian said the circumstances are "shrouded in an obscurity which future historians will find it difficult to penetrate." [about]
  422. Reconstructing the Academy, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Brief response to postmodernism in academia and the "Sokal Hoax." Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  423. References of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi to the Hidden Words: Introduction, by Dominic Parvis Brookshaw, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9 (1999). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on the Hidden Words, both published in BSR 9. [about]
  424. Reflections on Climate Change: A Baha'i Response, by Rod Duncan, in Interreligious Insight, 8:1 (2010). Responses to climate change from members of various religious faiths. [about]
  425. Rejoinder to Ata Arjomand, by Kamran Ekbal, in Iran Nameh, 29:1 (2014). [article in Persian] [about]
  426. Relating the Faith to Current Issues, by Peter J. Khan (1986). Short essay outlining an approach to relate the teachings to current thoughts and problems of humanity. [about]
  427. Religion and Science in the New Millennium: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:3 (2001). An attempt to understand the essential functions of science and religion in human society, building on the work of Stanwood Cobb, William Hatcher and Anjam Khursheed, who have done pioneering research on the unity of religion and science. [about]
  428. Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization, by Bahá'í International Community, in The Bahá'ís (2017). On the unity of humanity and the decline and renewal of religion. [about]
  429. Religion in the Modern World, by Vargha Taefi (2016). The problem with organised religion is not that it is organised; the problem is that it is not organised enough. The Baha’i Faith has revolutionised the concept of religion. It offers an alternative to organised religion: "organic faith." [about]
  430. Religion of Islam, by Ahang Rabbani (2007). Overview of Islam: law and doctrine, The Qur'an, Hadith, the Five Pillars, Quranic interpretation. [about]
  431. Religion, the Bahá'í Faith, and Accounting: Is There a Link?, by Roger K Doost, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 7:3 (1997). Summary of discussions in an accounting class about spirituality. As a system that seeks to create balance, order, and justice in human business affairs, the philosophy of accounting is in line with belief in God and Baha’i principles. [about]
  432. Religions Are One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  433. Religious Challenges in the 21st Century and the Bahá'í Faith, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:4 (2001). Why has religion become suspect in present-day society? Do religious traditions help or hinder community? How does the Golden Rule, which exists in all religions, help build global unity? [about]
  434. Religious Mission of the English-Speaking Nations, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in Neely's History of the Parliament of Religions and Religious Congresses of the World's Columbian Exposition (1894). The report mentioned by Shoghi Effendi in God Passes By, and often (erroneously) referred to as being the one of first public mentions of the Faith. [about]
  435. Removing Poverty Through Virtues, by Badi Shams (2021). Then humanity has more than enough food and resources for everyone, why do so many live in poverty? Humanity's materialistic rulers have failed to solve this issue. The solutions to extremes of wealth and poverty go beyond economic theories and norms. [about]
  436. Reporting on the Spirit: How the Media Covers Spiritual and Religious Issues, by Amaris Podger, in Associate, 37 (2002). There is no ideological reason to prevent journalists or media outlets from holding religious opinions or giving voice to them. [about]
  437. Responding to an Attack on Humanity, by Alan Bryson (2010). Reflections on the events of 9/11. [about]
  438. Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2009). Bahá’ís welcome constructive examination of their Faith. While they should not engage in exchanges that are divisive or contentious, Bahá’ís will not hesitate to respond, in a spirit of courtesy and fairness, to serious misrepresentations of their Faith. [about]
  439. Responsibility of Men in Achieving Equality Between the Sexes, The, by Roger Coe (1989). Inequality in the relationship between women and men is manifested in the denial of opportunity - or even domination. Both sexes have been conditioned to accept these roles. Men must transform themselves to end this oppression. Audio version included. [about]
  440. Resurrection: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Mark A. Foster (1993). Personal reflections and interpretations. [about]
  441. Revisiting Vietnam: A Case for Reading "Those War Books", by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Brief reviews of a dozen books about the Vietnam war. [about]
  442. Rewriting the Script: Some thoughts on gender roles and the Bahá'í Teachings, by Sonja van Kerkhoff (2000). A collection of visual and physical art exploring these themes. [about]
  443. Rise of the Terrorism and Secessionism in South Asia: A Baha'i Viewpoint, by Ali K. Merchant, in Journal of Dharma, 25:3-4 (2000). A short article about causes of terrorism, its history in India, understanding the terrorist mindset, and some Bahá'í solutions. [about]
  444. Rituals: An American Bahá'í dilemma, by Linda Walbridge, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 5:1 (1995). The nature of Bahá'í "Feasts" and related American observances and formalities. [about]
  445. Road Less Travelled By, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:3 (2017). "From the Editor's Desk": Overview of this issue's articles regarding racism and proper responses to it, both among the general population and within the Bahá'í community itself. [about]
  446. Road, The: Reflections on Scottish history, by Jack Boyd (2005). Essays on the birth of Scotland, Saint Patrick, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, and Rob Roy MacGregor. Includes photos of Rob Roy's cave, grave, and lands, with notes by a distant descendant of Roy. [about]
  447. Robert Hayden and Being Politically Correct, by Duane L. Herrmann (1993). Robert Hayden did not bow to or rebel against expectations of political correctness, and regarded his race as "human" rather than "black." He embraced his African-American identity, but did not want to be defined by it. [about]
  448. Role and Function of Bahá'í Institutes in the Life of the Bahá'í Community, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Bahá'í training institutes are a wonderful new opportunity for self-development and for sharing our talents with others; their forms and programmes can be diverse. [about]
  449. Role of the Bahá'í Scholar in Defending the Faith, The, by Muhammad Afnan, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). The role of apologetics in the Bahá'í Faith is not merely to defend or prove, but to demonstrate that the Faith provides the means for obtaining knowledge of the truth, and to present the truths revealed by the Sacred Writings. [about]
  450. Role of the Father in the Family, The, by Graeme Russell, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). Practical steps to enhance the role of fathers in the family. [about]
  451. Role of the Scholar: Scholarship and the Covenant, by John S. Hatcher and Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian (1996). Essays "The New Role of the Scholar in Bahá'í Society" and "Scholarship and the Covenant." [about]
  452. Sacred Baha'i Architecture, by Benjamin Leiker (1999). Symbolism and history of Bahá'í temples. [about]
  453. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Institutions, Comments on, by Robert Stockman, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). The terms "scholarship" vs "scholar"; relationship between scholarship and faith; relationship with the institutions; scholarship in North America. [about]
  454. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Vision of Reality, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:1-2 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": Understanding the various aspects of reality in contemporary fields of study can be enhanced when approached from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  455. Scholarship from an Aboriginal Perspective, by Diana Rose Yoka, in Bahá'í Studies in Australasia vol. 3 (1996). Scholarship can be demonstrated in our daily lives, through how we interact with each other and put Bahá'u'lláh's admonitions into action; it is not limited to the written word: to have meaning it needs to include experiential learning. [about]
  456. Scholarship in the Bahá'í Community, by John Parris, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). intellectual development in the Bahá'í community; scholarship is an avenue open to all believers and not confined to an elitist few. [about]
  457. Science and Religion: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  458. Science and Technology, by Stephen R. Friberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 8 (1998). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Science and Technology, both published in BSR 8. [about]
  459. Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations, by Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (2008). An initial set of concepts and principles guiding the exploration of the complementary and constructive contributions that both science and religion must make to processes of social and economic development. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  460. Scientific Approach to Moral Conduct, by John B. Cornell, in World Order, 12:8 (1946). Comparison of Bahá'í teachings on sexual behavior with those presented by a then-current textbook, Personality and the Family (1935). [about]
  461. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Arash Abizadeh and Ross Woodman, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 8:1 (1997). [about]
  462. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Gordon Dicks and Philip Belove, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:3 (1994). [about]
  463. Sealed Words, The: A Brief Account of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Iqán, by Shahrokh Monjazeb (2005). Overview of the historical context of the Iqán, its themes, and the original manuscript. [about]
  464. Searching Eye, The: The Independent Investigation of Truth, by Gary L. Matthews, in Bahá'í News, 701 (1989). Concepts informing the personal search for truth: the role of faith, the trap of imitation, the role of justice, the impact on unity, the oneness of truth, and the scientific method. [about]
  465. Seasons of the Soul: Reflections on "The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh" - The Valley of Search, by Hedi Moani, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  466. Seeking Refuge, by Tamela Rich, in Charlotte Magazine (2008). Essay introducing a community to recently-arrived Iranian refugees fleeing religious persecution in their homeland, where they are denied jobs, education and sometimes their lives. The article shows how difficult it is to start anew in this Sunbelt city. [about]
  467. 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]
  468. Semantics of World Government, The, by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). The concept of "world federation" is tied in to a variety of semantic presumptions. The term "self-government" is less authoritarian and individualistic than the term "world government." Includes response by Leonard Godwin. [about]
  469. Seven Valleys of Baha'u'llah: A Meditation, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 7 (1936-1938) (1938). [about]
  470. Sex, Drugs, HIV/AIDS and Religion, by Glenn Curran, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). This paper provides a basic presentation of facts about HIV prevalence, transmission principles, prevention strategies and issues. The second part explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and religion. [about]
  471. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Bahá'í communities. Bahá'ís need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Bahá'í institutions. [about]
  472. Shining Light from Persia, A, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Heroic Lives in Universal Religion: A Manual for Religious Instruction in Junior Grades (1917). Overview chapter from a religious-studies textbook, written by a sympathetic outsider. This excerpt, from a "teacher's edition" of the book, contains an additional 7 pages of commentary not included in the regular edition. [about]
  473. Shoghi Effendi, by Marcus Bach, in The Circle of Faith, Chapter 3 (1957). Dr. Bach set out to meet the five people of his time whom he felt best exemplified the teachings of Jesus Christ. He travelled the world to pursue this aim, interviewing Helen Keller, Pope Pius XII, Albert Schweitzer, Therese Neumann, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  474. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, by Glenford Mitchell, in Bahá'í World, vol. 25 (1997). The Bahá'í community is a global laboratory in which a transformation in individual and collective behaviour is progressing, leading to a new sense of community and the glimmerings of a new world order. [about]
  475. Short Takes, in dialogue magazine (1986). Brief reports on various topics, mostly related to politics or then-current news, published in 5 issues of dialogue magazine. [about]
  476. Significance of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1993). History and background of the Aqdas; circumstances of its revelation; the text itself; authority and infallibility of Bahá'u'lláh; obedience vs. liberty; reward vs. punishment; prophecies; laws and ordinances; maturity of humankind. [about]
  477. Significance of the New Millennium, by Moojan Momen (1997). Facing a new Millennium, Bahá'ís advocate the goal of increasing unity, peace, and the spiritualisation of our society and our world; the Bahá'í teachings contain a practical programme to attain these objectives. [about]
  478. Sikhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). Introductory leaflet describing similarities and differences between Bahá'í and Sikh teachings. [about]
  479. Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring, by George Starcher (2001). A condensation of a 130 page joint working paper of the International Labour Office and EBBF. Does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  480. Soil in the Bahá'í Faith, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). Extracts on soil in the Bahá'í Writings and Bahá'í attitudes to nature. [about]
  481. Space: The Final Frontier?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  482. Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1996). The many meanings of "development" and their spiritual aspects. [about]
  483. Spiritual Inheritors, The, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Reflections on growing up Bahá'í, and a report on a conference about capturing the power of the Six Year Plan to focus attention on the role of women in establishing global peace, the destiny of the women of North America, and equality of sexes. [about]
  484. Spiritual Nature of a Human Being, The, by William G. Huitt, in Educational Psychology Interactive (2000). When individuals combine understandings derived from science, philosophy, and religion with their personal experiences and intuitions they will have a more complete knowledge of the reality of the universe than from any one knowledge system by itself. [about]
  485. Sri Aurobindo Movement and the Bahá'í Faith, by Anil Sarwal (2001). Summary historical connections between the two communities. [about]
  486. Star Tablet of the Bab, The, by Moojan Momen, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab with an account of one of the Bahá'í Faith's most important manuscripts, the Star Tablet, written in his own hand. [about]
  487. Still the Most Challenging Issue, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": On race, racism, and the American Bahá'í community. [about]
  488. Striving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism, by Nazil Ghanea, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:1-2 (2016). Bahá'í perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity. [about]
  489. Study of the Bahá'í Writings on Economics, by Badi Shams (2021). Annotated compilation on: divine economy, Bahá'í economic system, station of humankind, material civilization, nature of the economic problem, cost of warfare, cooperation vs competition, capitalism, the golden rule, wealth and equality, agriculture. [about]
  490. Sufferings of Bahá'u'lláh and Their Significance, The, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 12 (April 1950-1954) (1956). Short essay on martyrdom and the Fire Tablet. [about]
  491. Sufi and Baha'i Spiritual Practices, by Michael McCarron (2009). Brief overview of some commonalities. [about]
  492. Suicide and the Bahá'í Faith (2003). Inspired by the death of David Kelly, see bahai9.com/wiki/David_Kelly. Prepared by a group of Bahá'í physicians who prefer to remain anonymous. [about]
  493. Summary Statement of the ANISA Model, by Daniel C. Jordan (1974). ANISA is a comprehensive educational system defined by specifications which insure its replicability, evaluation, and refinement. Its objectives are the actualization of human potential and explanations of how to achieve them. [about]
  494. Supreme Tribunal (Mahkamiy-i-Kubra), by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Meaning of "Bahá'í Court" in the writings of the Guardian and how it compares with the General Assembly of the United Nations. [about]
  495. Surah of God, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 6:4-7:2 (1992). Includes essay about the "Most Great Separation"(1866) and historical events in Bahá'u'lláh's household in the mid-1860s. [about]
  496. Surih of the Sun (Súriy-i-Vash-Shams): Introduction and Commentary, by Juan Cole (1994). Overview of a tablet of Bahá'u'lláh touching on matters of interpretation and theology. [about]
  497. Sustainable Consumption and True Prosperity, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). The problems of consumption and their solutions. [about]
  498. Sustainable Development and the Environment of the World: An Overview, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997). [about]
  499. Sustainable Development, A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  500. Symbolic Cosmology in the Sufi and Bahá'í traditions, by Michael McCarron (1997). Introduction to some meanings of the various realms of God. [about]
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