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Videos of Lectures
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Videos of academic/historic content only. See also Talks, Presentations, and Audio. Note: no attempt has been made to find more videos, but there are hundreds which could be included; search Youtube, Vimeo, and WebChannel9. If you can help add these to our Library, please email us.
  1. Abdu'l-Baha and "The Other", by Jan Jasion (2021). On xenophobia; Abdu'l-Baha's response to it; his reactions to certain newspapers; the impact of xenophobia on digitized collections; some comments by Baha'u'llah on journalism. Text of a webinar presented to the Wilmette Institute (December, 2020). [about]
  2. 'Abdu'l-Baha in New York, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman (2012). History of Abdu'l-Baha's visit, concepts and principles he spoke about, the social context of New York at the time, and personal stories of the lives of early American Baha'is. Includes video interview with the author, and Spanish translation. [about]
  3. Audio and video clips, by Alain Locke (1933). [about]
  4. Audio-Video Presentations: Mirza Mihdi; Historia de la Familia Khamsi, by Boris Handal (2020). Links to three Youtube videos: "Mírzá Mihdí: The Purest Branch," "Mírzá Mihdí: La Rama Más Pura," and "Historia de la Familia Khamsi, un Legado de Servicio." [about]
  5. Awakening: A History of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths in Nayriz, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman (2013). Eight items: The complete book in Spanish, sample chapter in English, reviews, audio interview, and video interviews and presentations, including one on "Bábí Women Of Nayriz" in the persecutions of 1850, 1853 and 1909. [about]
  6. Backbiting, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside in St. Petersburg. [about]
  7. Bahá'í Reception of the Qur'an, The, by Todd Lawson (2016). Quranic themes inform much of the Baha'i proclamation. One theme is unity: there is one god, one humanity, and one religion. Another is the importance of Revelation through God's recurring messengers, and Apocalypse as but the dawn of a new message. [about]
  8. Bahá'í Studies videos, by Peter Smith (2013). Twelve introductory videos about Baha'i history, practice, and teachings. [about]
  9. Baha'i Studies Youtube Playlist, by Peter Smith (2020). Link to Smith's videos on Babi and Baha'i history: Emergence of the Babi movement; Babi conflict and collapse; development of a new religion; Baha'u'llah; Baha'i beliefs and practice; geo-cultural breakthroughs; expansion of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  10. Birds of Diverse Feathers Consult Together, by Dan Jordan and Doug Honaker (1972). 25-minute film strip with audio narration, written by Jordan and illustrated by Honaker. Originally accompanied by a booklet that had photos of all the images and the narrative. [about]
  11. Collections of Audio and Video Talks: Lists of Speakers and Titles, by Various (?-20). List of talks and presentations in Video or Audio format found at other sites; included here for reference and keyword indexing. [about]
  12. "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 Baha'i Faith is discussed. [about]
  13. Coming of Age, by Hooper Dunbar (2012). Overview of the Faith and discussion of "coming of age" which, both at an individual level and as part of the social evolution of humankind, is a common theme in the Writings. Includes question-and-answer session. [about]
  14. Cultural Values and Spirituality, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Speech to the Baha'i community in St. Petersburg. [about]
  15. Divine Philosophy as Described by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk. [about]
  16. Enigmatic Questions Surrounding the Appearances of the Prophets, by John S. Hatcher (2011). [about]
  17. Equality of Men and Women, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk at the Baha'i Centre in St. Petersburg. [about]
  18. Few Distinctive Aspects of the Bahá'í Faith, A, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Talk at the Baha'i Center in St. Petersburg. [about]
  19. Fifty Bahá'í Principles of Unity: A Paradigm of Social Salvation, by Christopher Buck, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 18 (2014). World religions are systems of salvation, liberation, or harmony, in direct response to the perceived human predicament. To Baha’is, this predicament is profound estrangement and the solution is world unity, from family to international relations. [about]
  20. God's Will, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk in St. Petersburg. [about]
  21. Good, The, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk in St. Petersburg. [about]
  22. Historical Consciousness and the Divine Plan, by Douglas Martin (2010). A series of eight talks, in both audio and video formats, on the evolution of religion and humanity. [about]
  23. Intellectual Life of the Bahá'í Community, The, by Farzam Arbab, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:4 (2016). The 34th Hasan M. Balyuzi Memorial Lecture at the ABS conference in Montreal, on the need for us to have intellectual courage, a lack of elitism, and the harmony of science and religion. Includes video, published version, and an outline of the talk. [about]
  24. Islam and the Life of the Mind, by Todd Lawson (2005). History of Islamic philosophy and how it connects to individual Muslims. [about]
  25. Logic and Mysticism, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Two presentations in Russia on the same topic. [about]
  26. Material and Spiritual Worlds, by Peter J. Khan (2010). Four talks on the Five-Year Plan given at the North Island Baha'i Summer School, Hamilton, New Zealand, December 2010. [about]
  27. Membership, Joining and Leaving Religious Movements and Organizations, by Peter Smith (2020). Reflections from the perspective of sociology of religion on belonging, joining, and leaving a faith group: membership, conversion, 'deconversion,' and sociological factors impacting conversion and deconversion; includes videos. [about]
  28. Nature of the Soul, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk at the Baha'i Center in St. Petersburg. [about]
  29. Near Death Experience, by Reinee Pasarow (1993). Video talk by a person who had a life-changing near death experience as a teenager, became a seeker and Baha'i, and did talks about her experience which also gave her the opportunity to teach about the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  30. 'Never Again': Kevin Gover's Apology for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, by Christopher Buck, in Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, 21.1 (2006). This article does not mention the Baha'i Faith, but was published in a social justice and human rights journal and written by a Baha'i. [about]
  31. On the Meaning of Being a Bahá'í, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Talk at the Baha'i Center in St. Petersburg. [about]
  32. Phenomenon of Prejudice, The, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside at the Baha'i Centre in St. Petersburg. [about]
  33. Philosophy of Minimalism, The, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Talk at the Philosophical Club of St. Petersburg. [about]
  34. Prayer and Meditation, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Talk at the Baha'i Center in St. Petersburg. [about]
  35. Progressive Revelation and Oneness of Religion, by William Sears (1972). A videotaped talk (possibly from 1972), along with a shorter animated 2018 presentation prepared by a graphic designer for the Baha'i Journeys website. [about]
  36. Question of Objectivity, The, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Speech at the Faculty of Philosophy of St. Petersburg State University. [about]
  37. Relationship Between Science and Religion, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside in St. Petersburg. [about]
  38. Sacrifice, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside talk in St. Petersburg. [about]
  39. Short Films, Music, and Prayers, by Alan Bryson (2020). Link to "Irenic Visuals," a YouTube channel with Baha'i music and prayers, and short films on Bahiyyih Khanum, Lorna Byrne, interfaith dialogue, Juliet Thompson, and Kahlil Gibran. [about]
  40. Story of Anis Zunuzi, The, by Houri Falahi-Skuce (2020). Links to 53-minute video presentation with original music and narration. [about]
  41. Tafsir and the Meaning of the Qur'an: The Crucifixion in Muslim Thought, by Todd Lawson (2010). Using Qur'án 4:156-7 as an example, classical tafsīr, “scholastic" exegesis, has not always taken account of the way all Muslims understand the Quranic text. Other understandings may be found in poetry, philosophy, mysticism and even historical writing. [about]
  42. Truth and Happiness, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Fireside with Baha'is in St. Petersburg. [about]
  43. Understanding Bahá'í History: Introduction to the study of history, by Moojan Momen (2013). Video and transcript, prepared for the Wilmette Institute, about how to approach and understand the study of history, biases of eyewitnesses, and the subjective construction of facts. [about]
  44. Universal Values, by William S. Hatcher (2003). Two presentations in Russia on the same topic. [about]
  45. Where the Future Nests: 19th Century Babi and Bahá'í Photography, by Negar Mottahedeh (2009). [about]
  46. Wilmette Institute Presentations on (2011). Link to Youtube channel with dozens of educational presentations and videos, listed here for keyword searching and tagging. [about]
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