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by jenniferatemple
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: First Baha'i BOOK publication
Replies: 0
Views: 29147

First Baha'i BOOK publication

Does anyone know what the First Baha'i BOOK publication was, particularly the first Baha'i book in England, also the year. Thanks for any help.
by jenniferatemple
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Function of LSA Officers
Replies: 4
Views: 31463

Re: Function of LSA Officers

Brett, thank you for the above quotes. I was in hope of finding guidance from the UHJ or the BWC, specific to officers serving on Assemblies.

Edited for the reason stated in the first post. It occurred to me that the community might be identified by my prior posts.
by jenniferatemple
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Function of LSA Officers
Replies: 4
Views: 31463

Function of LSA Officers

Can anyone point to any authoritative document or compilation about the actual functioning of an LSA with particular reference to the officers. I have asked our LSA to put such an issue on the next agenda; when the topic comes up for consultation I want to be able to consult with both references and...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Depression: No Respecter of Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 47212

Re: Depression: No Respecter of Faith

Thanks, Brett, it should also be noted, that in the writings, those suffering from mental "defect" are in a category apart and will be treated mercifully should they die by suicide as a result. In any case, back biting is forbidden under any circumstances, mental illness does not make anyb...
by jenniferatemple
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Depression: No Respecter of Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 47212

Depression: No Respecter of Faith

It has been suggested by some that when depression kills an afflicted person they would have survived their illness had they been one of faithful or lived a different life style. To stigmatize current or former patients in such manner is a great injustice. Major depression is no respecter of faith, ...
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Looking for spacific quote by Abdu'l-Baha RE Backbiting
Replies: 3
Views: 29561

Re: Looking for spacific quote by Abdu'l-Baha RE Backbiting

Brett, Thank You! That is it, exactly!
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Looking for spacific quote by Abdu'l-Baha RE Backbiting
Replies: 3
Views: 29561

Looking for spacific quote by Abdu'l-Baha RE Backbiting

I know I read it and can not locate it now. Abdu'l-Baha said (paraphrased poorly here) Ask if this serves any useful purpose or advances the cause of God... Can anyone remember what volume that advise is in. I want to learn the EXACT words and commit them to memory. Thanks for any help!
by jenniferatemple
Sat May 07, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Joy Stevenson
Replies: 5
Views: 42956

Re: Joy Stevenson

Thank You, Jonah, but I checked all of those Google links before coming here; all are the same UHJ notes being repeated. brettz9, that was a useful bit. I do have a phone number that I can try Monday. I will do that because I have run out of options at this pint. Thanks to both of you for trying to ...
by jenniferatemple
Fri May 06, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Joy Stevenson
Replies: 5
Views: 42956

Joy Stevenson

Can anyone direct me to a Bio for Joy Stevenson? My LSA has asked me to locate information about her for a memorial next week and I can not find anything beyond what the Universal House of Justice said in the letter about her passing on to the Abha Kingdom.I wrote to the NSA of Australia but have re...
by jenniferatemple
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 122620

Re: Kalimat Press

OK, I've got the general line now. Baha'is are free to read any bloody thing they like. To publish as a Baha'i, one must not, in any way, shape or form, bash the institutions because that would be, in effect, bashing the covenant Baha'is are sworn to uphold. The "Last Will and Testament" o...
by jenniferatemple
Sat May 09, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 122620

Re: Kalimat Press ?

From UHJ: "Dear Baha'i Friend, Your letter dated 10 December 2014 seeking clarification regarding Kalimat Press was received by the Universal House of Justice and forwarded to our department for response. As a result of concerns that Kalimat Press was pursuing a particular editorial agenda, off...
by jenniferatemple
Sun May 03, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Compilation of Compilations
Replies: 2
Views: 24605

Re: Compilation of Compilations

THANK YOU!!
by jenniferatemple
Sat May 02, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Compilation of Compilations
Replies: 2
Views: 24605

Compilation of Compilations

Can the Compilation of Compilations be downloaded anywhere in either PDF or Word?
by jenniferatemple
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seeking quotations on the Faith from non-Baha'i sources
Replies: 2
Views: 27369

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

1900, Persia by a Persian, Rev. Isaac Adams, M.D.pg. 453 begins a long bit on the Bab and Babism. For the most part he is respectful of the Faith and most of what he has to say we would agree with BUT he is clearly a Christian missionary type and makes some glaring errors. Still, he teats the Baha'i...
by jenniferatemple
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering
Replies: 2
Views: 24833

Re: What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

I don't think you'll find a satisfactory answer. They are stories with some factual basis but in which the point of the story is more important than factual accuracy, stories that tell who a people are, where they came from, where they're going and how they'll get there. As a result, they are true ...
by jenniferatemple
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering
Replies: 2
Views: 24833

What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

There really is not much of evidence for the Moses story. I would like to find a Baha'i view. There seems to be lot of historical data in the OT Bible that simply proves incorrect in the science. How do we reconcile these stories with the Baha'i Faith?
by jenniferatemple
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Backbiting for protection?
Replies: 8
Views: 38567

Re: Backbiting for protection?

I think we are always allowed to seek the help of an authority, that is not gossip unless you give false evidence, LSA, Priest, Police, Christian Ministers etc.
by jenniferatemple
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 33242

Baha'iIQ further

How do I contact the webmaster. There is a form for submitting suggested words to the Glossary and I wanted to suggest the names of the months could be added as they are not present.
by jenniferatemple
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 33242

Re: Baha'iIQ

Great! Thank you. A few of us were so happy to find that audio glossary and then promptly disappointed to lose it.Allah-u-Abha!
by jenniferatemple
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Creating a deepening Format
Replies: 1
Views: 22279

Creating a deepening Format

Does any one know where I can find material or guidance on creating a deepening program. I have instituted a regular deepening on the subject of unity. It has resulted in vibrant but very loose discussions that tend to wander far from topic and though it is a wonderful social experience,I was lookin...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 33242

Baha'iIQ

Does anyone here know why the glossary at Baha'iIQ is giving me this message "Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'bahaiglossary'@'184.168.46.98' (using password: YES) in /home/content/17/4977417/html/glossary.bahaiq.com/index.php on line 6 Unable to select...
by jenniferatemple
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 122620

Re: Kalimat Press ?

emma: That does not tell me where the institution stands on the issue today. Have the Institutions now cleared Kalimat for clear conscience purchases? I think, not.
by jenniferatemple
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 122620

Re: Kalimat Press ?

I was not here 8 years ago and I did not see anywhere that the order was rescinded. Nor have I been enlightened as to the issues involved that made the order necessary. Why did they not simply give notice on the disapproved volumes.(I still have no idea what the objectionable material was or is) It ...
by jenniferatemple
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 122620

Kalimat Press: All works passed review!

Why are we told not to purchase from them. Why not just warn us about the items that should not have passed review? It seems to me to be very strong medicine to put them out of business when through no fault of theirs, works are not acceptable After being OKed for publication. I do not undestand wha...
by jenniferatemple
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 42521

Thank You for Ocean link!

I now have it back and I was addicted to Ocean! ... Still am! I must use it several times a week and always for quotes in our community news.
by jenniferatemple
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion
Replies: 4
Views: 30199

Re: Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion

Brett, " Can you elaborate more on the nature of the problems (without revealing individual behavior of course)?" The problem was one of voicing tremendous intolerance about people of an other faith and what we "should demand" of such "immigrants". When a couple of peop...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion
Replies: 4
Views: 30199

Re: Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion

Many thanks for all those quotes.
by jenniferatemple
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion
Replies: 4
Views: 30199

Nineteen Day Feast / Social portion

I need help finding quotes specifically to do with the social part of feasts. I looked through the compilation of compilations Vol. (19 Day Feast) But the quote I am looking for I failed to find. It was something to do with appropriate means and ways of socializing that are in keeping with the "...
by jenniferatemple
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 42521

Ocean

Can anyone supply me with a working link to Ocean download. I'm on a new computer and lost Ocean in the transition. The link I have is not functioning.
by jenniferatemple
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Letter to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine
Replies: 1
Views: 19620

Letter to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine

Does anyone know where this UHJ letter may be read?
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reference in The Onion
Replies: 2
Views: 25390

Re: Reference in The Onion

CLEARLY, A SOLUTION I CAN LIVE WITHOUT!!!
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih
Replies: 3
Views: 30515

Re: Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

In most communities I have lived, on anniversaries of the Bab and Baha'u'llah we have made it a practice to stand Facing the Qiblih. Oddly, it was never discussed, we just all seemed to think it correct. Perhaps just because that is what we would do if we were able to visit the Holy Shrines for such...
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

... I feel it is essential to also read the Guardian thoroughly, and in order to keep up with understanding of the Faith in current events, letters from the Universal House of Justice,... Brett I do read the Guardian and the letters of the UHJ often, just as a matter of course.Many that are not com...
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

MontanaDon: I would think it would be taken down pretty fast by the UHJ if that happened and one can always check the UHJ's website to confirm the validity of the letters posted.
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Israel must become more inclusive (?) cooperative (?) or
Replies: 4
Views: 31409

Reading the Bible RE: Zechariah, Isaiah & Jeremiah

Zechariah: 8:20-22 Isaiah 2: 2-4 Jeremiah 3: 15-18 Question: Are these the verses Abdu'l-Baha is referring to in Star of the West Vol. 10 pg. 196 Or are there more appropriate verses. I've been searching the Bible text but in that interview he did not give chapters & verses nor did he indicate w...
by jenniferatemple
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

Just an interesting note on Iranian culture from an Iranian believer:
" I just say it is cultural saying,..."
Apparently, her father was inclined to call her as man "because she could do anything a man could do"
by jenniferatemple
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

I have been searching in every way and format I can think of both for the publications referenced and the specific quotes and up to this point can find not a single one of them. If they were, in fact, real quotes, one would expect to be able to find the documents that contained them. Where did these...
by jenniferatemple
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Israel must become more inclusive (?) cooperative (?) or
Replies: 4
Views: 31409

Re: Israel must become more inclusive (?) cooperative (?) o

Thank you. I suspect this is what I was looking for. No doubt what I had read previously was a bad paraphrasing.
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

emma: I have read them now. I am rapidly coming to a point where I am afraid to read anything online with the exception of official institution websites. At the very least, if I read it in a Baha'i publishing trust book, I know it is officially accepted doctrine. I keep running into these kinds of c...
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

"Presented in 1988 at the New Zealand Baha'i Studies Association Conference, Christchurch". So, was this presentation a "true" Baha'i teaching event? Who authorized it? The quotes are bogus, correct?
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

So the references cited are yet covenant breaking B Crap?!
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Israel must become more inclusive (?) cooperative (?) or
Replies: 4
Views: 31409

Israel must become more inclusive (?) cooperative (?) or

I very recently read a quote by Abdu'l-Baha to the effect that Israel must become more inclusive or "fail". I can not, for the life of me, remember where I read this or the context and did not know how I might bring it up in Ocean. Now I am starting to think I might just be crazy. Has any ...
by jenniferatemple
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 67386

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

These passages certainly give women a great deal to contemplate as per what is really meant in writings about the institutions! "http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/docs/vol3/wmnuhj.htm Today the Baha'i women (lit., the leaves of the Holy Tree) must guide the handmaidens of the earth to the Lofty Horiz...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

Brett, I just want to thank you for your very empathetic and considered input on this subject. It is really helpful to have a place to air and discuss one's quandaries as regards attempts to understand and remain strong in the covenant. Too often, on Baha'i online forums, people stray far from the s...
by jenniferatemple
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

" Dawn-Breakers, edited by Shoghi Effendi, Nabil quotes the Bab stating: "It is for God to test His servants, and not for His servants to judge Him in accordance with their deficient standards." (p. 61) " Though it is not for His servants to judge Him..., I think that He does wa...
by jenniferatemple
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

"This, indeed, is a chastisement which ye, of your own will, have inflicted upon yourselves" , apparently, the writings and I are on the same page, where discipline is concerned. "According to the teaching of the Prophets, disease and all other forms of calamity are due to disobedien...
by jenniferatemple
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

I raised my two sons to take responsibility for their own actions. (Logical or natural consequences) Sometimes it was exceedingly painful for me to watch their pain. Many people said my "punishments" were cruel but they were NOT MY PUNISHMENTS, they were the punishments my children brought...
by jenniferatemple
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

"Again, I think it's very important not to suggest that most disasters are divine-sent punishment. That position is not taken in the Baha'i Writings from anything I have seen (and it would be ridiculous)" That IS my position. It does not seem to be the position Esslemont id presuming in t...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

P.S. If many to be forgiven and blessed, why bother taking them in the first place? Sacrifice them to horrify the rest of us? So we are all horrified! and the bad guys continue on their evil way.
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

The randomness bothers me! I watched as SEVEN large tornadoes tore a path through my county. Many children died as did a lot of live stock. One 10 year old was decapitated as his mother watched and tens of dozens of horses dead! Ancient trees pulled from the ground roots and all. I won't bother with...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

I can not tell you how really depressing that was to read. I'd been deluded, thinking the "God of Vengeance" was ancient history. I do wonder if the time will ever come when every learning curve is not a new challenge to my faith. I had never doubted God sat up a perfect system that had a ...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" 1850

Why the quotation marks specifically around earthquake? An aside: Also, when you have that many years to find an earthquake then very likely you will, especially in an area pron to them. In fact, I do not believe earthquakes or any other natural disasters are a direct result of God's vengeance. I th...
by jenniferatemple
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 75220

In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

What does "earthquake" mean in this quote from "God Passes By" (pg 53 my copy / pg 37 online PDF)
"In Shíráz an “earthquake", foreshadowed in no less weighty a Book than the Revelation of St. John"
There are no earthquakes recorded for Shíráz in 1850.
by jenniferatemple
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Dying for God
Replies: 3
Views: 24088

Dying for God

I just finished reading this paper. It has occurred to me that a case could be made that the official opposition to the Baha'is in Iran are in fact a favor. I say this in light of chapter 3, "MARTYRDOM AND SUFFERING IN SHIISM". I know it sounds nuts, but is it not possible that the attitud...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Obligatory prayers
Replies: 4
Views: 25809

Re: Obligatory prayers

What I meant to ask is in the performance of ablutions is there a formal ritual to apply to the washing of one's hands and face or is it simply washing of the hands and face as one might do for any other reason. I always wonder as I am applying the soap if this particular washing is formalized in an...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Obligatory prayers
Replies: 4
Views: 25809

Obligatory prayers

Two questions:
1. is there a particular form ablutions take for spiritual cleansing?
2. Is it acceptable to offer more than one of the three in a day? For example both the long and the short.
by jenniferatemple
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Kitab-i-Aqdas in the West
Replies: 2
Views: 23292

Kitab-i-Aqdas in the West

How does one know which laws are not yet applicable in North America? I have heard it said that we are not as yet bound by some of the laws and would like to know which ones.
by jenniferatemple
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God told me about baha'i
Replies: 5
Views: 33194

Re: God told me about baha'i

You should shut down the new religion you founded if you believe the truths of the Baha'i writings. That you have been inspired to recognize the Baha'i Faith is wonderful! Now you need to promote those teachings as given by Baha'u'llah and not create a new religion based on those scriptures.
by jenniferatemple
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Administration
Replies: 1
Views: 22931

Baha'i Administration

I served as a member of an LSA for 15 years but it has been quite a few years since I served in that capacity. At that time, we often opened LSA meetings with a brief deepening session using "The Principals of Baha'i Administration" as well as a few other texts. At that time, something tha...
by jenniferatemple
Fri May 23, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Joshua
Replies: 1
Views: 21084

Joshua

Is there anything in Baha'i writings regarding Joshua. I've always had a problem with him.
by jenniferatemple
Thu May 08, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: President of UHJ
Replies: 4
Views: 29963

Re: President of UHJ

NEVER MIND! MORE MISINFORMATION FROM THE FAKE UHJ SITE. These swine are everywhere, like ticks in a forest swamp!
by jenniferatemple
Wed May 07, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: President of UHJ
Replies: 4
Views: 29963

President of UHJ

Who is the present President of the UHJ? Are they a 10th member beyond the elected assembly?
by jenniferatemple
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Read 8 Other Books for every Baha'i Book
Replies: 2
Views: 16810

Re: Read 8 Other Books for every Baha'i Book

I find the freedom many Baha'is take with their memory, publicly, on line and unsupported is frustrating. It seems to me if we are saying things in public we should do it with book in hand and give the reference. Far to much "hear-say" is happening in the unregulated world online.
by jenniferatemple
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Read 8 Other Books for every Baha'i Book
Replies: 2
Views: 16810

Read 8 Other Books for every Baha'i Book

A Baha'i has said " I believe I remember that Shoghi Effendi said that we are to read 8 other books for every Baha'i book?" Has anyone seen this from Shoghi Effendi? What book, compilation, letter or text? I really would like to see that line in context! OR is this balderdash? :-|
by jenniferatemple
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Where would I look for the archived letters from the UHJ
Replies: 1
Views: 20234

Where would I look for the archived letters from the UHJ

I have missed a couple of years of them.
by jenniferatemple
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: My rewrite of "Because All Men Are Brothers"
Replies: 2
Views: 22942

My rewrite of "Because All Men Are Brothers"

Because all men are brothers wherever men may be God’s love it will unite us forever strong and free No tyrant shall defeat us, no nation strike us down Our prayers they will protect us the whole wide world around My brothers are all others forever hand in hand Wherever people struggle, there is my ...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Writings about ID cards, please, I missed them some how
Replies: 3
Views: 21024

Re: Writings about ID cards, please, I missed them some how

"...unless the person came with a signature of 'Abdu'l-Baha's approval". I would have thought references from 3 different LSAs would fulfill that condition while one awaits a material card. I became a Baha'i about 1970 or 71. We were not issued ID cards after signing the declaration card. ...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Writings about ID cards, please, I missed them some how
Replies: 3
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Writings about ID cards, please, I missed them some how

I did understand ID cards in North America were mandatory to vote, I never heard they were required to attend regular functions or that they were required the world over. I would love to read the messages from the Universal House of Justice on the topic of registration and ID cards and their use. Ma...
by jenniferatemple
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 40151

Why the need

My point was Why would anyone need to "pose as a Baha'i" to benefit from "our reputation for hospitality and helpfulness"! It should be there for all. Paris Talks does make that very clear, "In this way,even if what you first suspected should be true,still go out of your way...

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