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  1. Posted 2021-04-10, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Framework for Action: 2006-2016, Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice and Supplementary Material (2017). 58 letters from the House; "Social Action," by the Office of Social and Economic Development; "Insights from the Frontiers of Learning" and "Training Institutes: Attaining a Higher Level of Functioning," prepared by the International Teaching Centre. [about]
  2. Posted 2021-04-10, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Vaccination and Covid-19: Five Letters Regarding Issues of Vaccination in 2020 and 2021 (2020). Five letters sent in 2020 and 2021 on contemporary issues regarding vaccination. While not all five directly mention Covid-19, they are all likely inspired by the topic. Prefaced by letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States. [about]
  3. Posted 2021-04-08, in Books:   Boris Handal. Mirza Mihdi: The Purest Branch (2017). Two excerpts from a book-length biography of the son of Baha'u'llah — "Akká, the Most Great Prison" (chapter 1) and "The Treasure of God in the Holy Land" (chapter 9) —  which describe the life and martyrdom of Mirza Mihdi on 23 June 1870. [about]
  4. Posted 2021-03-31, in Biographies:   Vahid Houston Ranjbar. Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab and Shaykh Ahmad (2016). Brief comparison of two opposing ideologies: fundamentalist Wahhabism vs. the less literalistic teachings of Shaykhism and the Babi Faith. [about]
  5. Posted 2021-03-30, in Research notes:   Susan Gammage. Using the Names of God for Healing: List of 405 Names of God (2012). Short essay on using the names in healing prayer; long list of names of God culled from the "Long Healing Prayer" and from Ruhiyyih Khanum's The Desire of the World. [about]
  6. Posted 2021-03-29, in Videos:   Wilmette Institute Presentations on (2011). Link to Youtube channel with dozens of educational presentations and videos, listed here for keyword searching and tagging. [about]
  7. Posted 2021-03-27, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Materials Provided by the Bahá'í World Centre on Gender in the Writings and Matters of Translation (2002). A collection of letters about gender pronouns in Writings, a compilation concerning the translations of Shoghi Effendi, the literary style of translation, and guidance on translating the Writings into indigenous languages. [about]
  8. Posted 2021-03-27, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Materials Provided by the Bahá'í World Centre on Universal Auxiliary Language (2002). A collection of resources on the International Auxiliary Language: compilation from the Baha'i Writings, letter and memorandum from the Research Department, and two bibliographies listing citations from the Writings and from scholarship. [about]
  9. Posted 2021-03-27, in BWC Compilations:   Difficult Art of Translation, The: Selected Extracts From Letters Written By and On Behalf of the Universal House of Justice Concerning the Translations of Shoghi Effendi (2002). Seven selections, from 1964-1999, on various matters regarding translation. [about]
  10. Posted 2021-03-27, in BWC Compilations:   Literary Style — Translation. Compilation including a statement from Abdu’l-Bahá about translation, extracts from letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, and a description of the writings of Shoghi Effendi excerpted from Priceless Pearl. [about]
  11. Posted 2021-03-27, in BWC Compilations:   Importance of and Guidance on Translating the Bahá'í Writings into Indigenous and Other Languages. Compilation of one passage from Abdu'l-Baha and fourteen excerpts from letters written by or on behalf of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  12. Posted 2021-03-27, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Use of Masculine Pronouns and Images (2002). Overview of the use of gender terms in language, and a "cover letter" introduction to four compilations prepared by the Baha'i World Centre which were attached to the cover letter. [about]
  13. Posted 2021-03-26, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablets Revealed by the Master Abdul Beha Abbas (1901). Tablets revealed by Abdu'l-Baha "To the House of Justice at Chicago, To the Ladies' Assembly of Teaching, To Mirza Assad'ullah and to other individuals, also one to the Believers in Persia." [about]
  14. Posted 2021-03-26, in Bahá'í Writings:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablets Revealed by the Blessed Perfection and Abdul-Beha Abbas (1900). Miscellaneous tablets "brought to this country by Haji Mirza Hassan, Mirza Assad' Ullah, and Mirza Hussien." Includes a "prayer for the confirmation of the American government." [about]
  15. Posted 2021-03-26, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilation of Utterances from the Pen of Abdul-Baha Regarding His Station (1906). Compilation prepared in response to "different opinions and statements" regarding the station of Abdu'l-Baha. Prefaced by a letter from Mirza Assad'ullah. [about]
  16. Posted 2021-03-26, in Bahá'í Writings:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablets, Communes and Holy Utterances (1897). The first prayer book and first compilation of Bahá'í writings published in the West. Most of the selections are from Bahá'u'lláh, save for pages 18–21 which are from Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  17. Posted 2021-03-26, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablets Containing Instructions (1906). Described by Abdu'l-Baha as a few Tablets revealed for believers in Persia; if they are translated and spread in the West it will not be without effect ... Print them and circulate them amongst the believers in all those parts. [paraphrased from intro] [about]
  18. Posted 2021-03-26, in BWC Compilations:   Use of the Masculine Gender in the Bahá'í Writings, The: Extracts from Letters Written By and on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice (2002). Extracts from letters from the House of Justice from 1981-1999 on general principles in relation to this subject and the Bahá'í perspective on it. [about]
  19. Posted 2021-03-24, in BWC Compilations:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Universal House of Justice, The (2021). Compilation about the "Universal House of Justice" from the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, 'Abdu’l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi, and from the constitution and letters of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  20. Posted 2021-03-24, in Published Articles:   Boris Handal. Digital Citizenship: The New Citizenship, in Mobile Makes Learning Free (2016). This book chapter discusses the need for introducing the notion of virtues and spiritual attitudes in the delivery of learning experiences fostering digital citizenship values from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  21. Posted 2021-03-24, in Biographies:   Boris Handal. In Memoriam: Mas'úd Khamsí (1922-2013), Spiritual Father of Peru, Mentor and Counselor (2021). On the life of a distinguished Baha'i from Rasht, Iran, who travel-taught to Africa and South America and later became a member of the National Spiritual Assemblies of Bolivia and Peru. [about]
  22. Posted 2021-03-24, in Biographies:   Boris Handal. Maronite Physician's Encounter with 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 'Akká, A (2021). Brief notes from the autobiography of Lebanese doctor Shakir El Khoury on meeting ‘Abdu’l-Bahá when he was working as a physician in ‘Akká (date unknown, circa 1870). Scan of original Arabic included. [about]
  23. Posted 2021-03-24, in Research notes:   Boris Handal. Numeracy for the Junior Youth: Addition and Subtraction (2021). Learning materials developed for use in rural schools in India, intertwining numeracy skills with spiritual concepts for the Junior Youth age range. Reflections and quotations from the Baha'i writings are included. [about]
  24. Posted 2021-03-23, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Notes on Letter from Shoghi Effendi re Parental Consent for Marriage (2021). Answers re a letter from the Guardian from 1929 on: the correct order of two excerpts from this letter; confirmation that he read and approved all letters written by his secretaries; this is one of few letters where a secretary offered a personal opinion. [about]
  25. Posted 2021-03-23, in Audio:   Boris Handal. Audio-Video Presentations: Mirza Mihdi; Historia de la Familia Khamsi (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]
  26. Posted 2021-03-20, in Biographies:   Boris Handal. In Memoriam: Mercedes Sánchez (1912-1999) (2021). On the life of one of the first Peruvian Baha'is, who encountered the Faith via Eve Nicklin, the first American pioneer to settle in Peru. [about]
  27. Posted 2021-03-20, in Biographies:   Boris Handal and Enrique Sanchez. In Memoriam: Isabel Camacho de Sánchez (1931-2013) (2021). On the life of an active member of the early Peruvian community, who first encountered the Baha'i Faith in her hometown in Argentina in 1948 before travel-teaching in Peru. [about]
  28. Posted 2021-03-19, in Unpublished Articles:   Nader Saiedi. Baha'u'llah and Human Nobility (2015). Perspectives on the concept of nobility, from Zoroaster to Max Weber and Nietzsche; Rousseau to Baha'u'llah; institutionalization of human dignity; reinterpretation of religion. [about]
  29. Posted 2021-03-19, in Newspaper articles:   James S. Tinney. Baha'i Doctrine Attracts Non-whites, in The National Leader 2:24 (1983). On the Baha'i Faith's progress toward racial unity; brief bios of Glenford Mitchell, Amoz Gibson, Wilma Brady, Barbara Eaton Bond, and Alberta Deas; reflections on Black experiences of the Baha'i community. [about]
  30. Posted 2021-03-15, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Progress of the Faith in the United States and South Carolina (2019). While growth may not be always apparent in local regions, efforts of clusters country-wide are showing overall progress. [about]
  31. Posted 2021-03-15, in Book excerpts:   Christopher Buck. Bahá'í Faith: The Basics (2021). Introduction "What is the Baha'i Faith?", front-matter, and back-matter. [about]
  32. Posted 2021-03-15, in Presentations:   Christopher Buck. Baha'i Faith: The Basics: Presentation for Book Launch (2021). PowerPoint for live Zoom book launch of Bahá’í Faith: The Basics (Routledge, 2020), hosted by the Desert Rose Bahá’í Institute, on February 26, 2021; includes brief book excerpts. [about]
  33. Posted 2021-03-14, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Prières de 'Abdu'l-Bahá (2021). Sélection de prières de ‘Abdu’l-Bahá préparée par le Département de Recherche de la Maison Universelle de Justice et publiée en mars 2021 en commémoration du centième anniversaire de Son Ascension. [about]
  34. Posted 2021-03-11, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Twenty-six Prayers Revealed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá (2021). A selection of prayers prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice and released in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's passing. [about]
  35. Posted 2021-03-11, in Essays and short articles:   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-Baha, published in New Era, short-lived Baha'i newsletter from Edinburgh; photo of the ceremony and identification of some attendees. [about]
  36. Posted 2021-03-07, in Unpublished Articles:   Jan Jasion. Abdu'l-Baha and "The Other" (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]
  37. Posted 2021-03-05, in Essays and short articles:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Dawn Fasting Prayer (1982). Essay from ‘Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum's book The Desire of the World. [about]
  38. Posted 2021-02-28, in Audio:   Universal House of Justice. Audio Versions of Letters from the Universal House of Justice (1963). A compilation of publicly available messages by the Universal House of Justice in audio form. [about]
  39. Posted 2021-02-25, in Books:   Boris Handal. El Concurso en Lo Alto: La Vida de Once Distinguidos Personajes de la Edad Heroica de la Fe (1985). Biographies of eleven important Baha’i personages of the Heroic Age of the Baha'i Faith: Mulla Ḥusayn, Vahid, Quddus, Mulla Sadiq, Shaykh Salman, Nabil-i-A’zam, Asiyih Khanum, Mirza Mihdi, Badi, and Varqa and Ruhu’llah. [about]
  40. Posted 2021-02-24, in Published Articles:   Shoghi Effendi and Lady Blomfield. Account of the Passing of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, An, in Bahá'í World 15 (1968-1973) (1973). On the last days of 'Abdu'l-Baha, his funeral, and tributes on his behalf. [about]
  41. Posted 2021-02-23, in Provisional translations:   Peyman Sazedj. Provisional Translations of Selected Writings of the Báb, Baháʼuʼlláh, and ʻAbdu'l-Bahá (2009). Twenty-four translations from 2009, 2010, and 2011 copied from the defunct website [about]
  42. Posted 2021-02-23, in Published Articles:   Bahá'í World News Service. Remembering 'Abdu'l-Baha's Call for Unity, a Century after World War I (2018). Collection of newspaper articles and photographs of Abdu'l-Baha, on the general theme of unity in the face of war. [about]
  43. Posted 2021-02-23, in Books:   Boris Handal. Trilogy of Consecration, A: The Courier, the Historian and the Missionary (2020). On the lives of Shaykh Salmán, Nabil-i-A'zam and Mullá Sádiq, three important people in the early years of the Bahá'í Faith in Iran. [about]
  44. Posted 2021-02-22, in Notable Talks:   William Sears. Progressive Revelation and Oneness of Religion (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]
  45. Posted 2021-02-20, in Published Articles:   Bahá'í World News Service. Hearing "The Divinity in the Music": Dizzy Gillespie Remembered at 100, in Bahá'í World (2017). Reflections on the life of Gillespie and how his Baha’i beliefs seemed to inspire and drive his work. Includes photographs. [about]
  46. Posted 2021-02-20, in Newspaper articles:   Reza Afshari. Slice of Persia in the Heart of Israel, A: Followers of the Baha'i Faith Are Persecuted at Home but Welcomed Abroad, in Wall Street Journal (2021). Brief reflections by a Muslim professor of history on the experience of visiting the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa, and on the plight of Baha'is in Iran. [about]
  47. Posted 2021-02-20, in Newspaper articles:   Archie C. Fisk. Address of Col. A. C. Fisk: Before the Bahai Assembly, in New York City, Giving His Personal Views of What the Movement Means, in The Journal of the Knights of Labor (1910). The Baha'i teachings are more than idealistic theories; the Faith is a practical instrument made for the present age; on the responsibilities of rulers, universal language, social evolution, unity of religion, and global justice. [about]
  48. Posted 2021-02-20, in Newspaper articles:   Archie C. Fisk. Brief Account of the Bahai Movement, A, in Journal of the Knights of Labor (1910). Short profile of the Faith's history and teachings. [about]
  49. Posted 2021-02-17, in Books:   Boris Handal. Khamsis, The: A Cradle of True Gold (2020). Biography of the five-brother Báqirof-Khamsi clan, designated by Baha'u'llah as the "Five Siyyids" after they accepted the Baha'i Faith in 1881. [about]
  50. Posted 2021-02-15, in BWC Compilations:   Shoghi Effendi. Lifeblood of the Cause (1970). Selections from the writings of the Guardian on the proper appreciation of the importance and meaning of contributing to Bahá'í Funds. [about]
  51. Posted 2021-02-15, in Letters from the Guardian:   Shoghi Effendi. Extracts from the Guardian's Letter of December 19 1923 Addressed to the Baha'is of the East (1923). Words of consolation and uplift to the Baha'i community two years after the passing of Abdu'l-Baha, on being not disturbed by the authorities of earthly affairs. Various English translations from a letter originally in Persian. [about]
  52. Posted 2021-02-13, in BWC Compilations:   Universal House of Justice. Extracts from Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice on Transsexuality (2021). Extracts from three letters from 2017 and 2018, with updated or "additional" guidance on gender and sex-change operations. Compilation attached to a letter from the House dated 2021 February 4. [about]
  53. Posted 2021-02-11, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Usage of the Word "Negro" in Writings of Shoghi Effendi (2021). Brief letter about the historically evolving use of racial terminology, and avoiding offense. [about]
  54. Posted 2021-02-11, in Notable Talks:   Various. Collections of Audio and Video Talks: Lists of Speakers and Titles (?-20). List of talks and presentations in Video or Audio format found at other sites; included here for reference and keyword indexing. [about]
  55. Posted 2021-02-06, in Biographies:   Boris Handal. Varqá and Rúhu'lláh: 101 Stories of Bravery on the Move (2020). On the lives of Varqa, the physician and talented poet, and his gifted adolescent son Ruhu'llah, who travelled across Iran to teach the Faith before being martyred in 1896. [about]
  56. Posted 2021-02-01, in Published Articles:   Hossein Avaregan. Profezie con Valore Scientifico, in Opinioni Bahá'í Apr-Jun/Jul-Sept/Oct-Dec (1981). L’autore illustra le quattro condizioni necessarie affinché a una profezia si possa dare valore scientifico e ciò grazie alla soluzione scoperta dal teologo tedesco Johann Funk (1518-1566). [about]
  57. Posted 2021-02-01, in Published Articles:   Hossein Avaregan. Sul Valore Scientifico delle Profezie: Considerazioni di uno Studioso, in Opinioni Bahá'í Summer (1987). Illustrazione del “calcolo della probabilità”, ramo della scienza matematica scoperto dal matematico Blaise Pascal, applicato alla religione. [about]
  58. Posted 2021-02-01, in Published Articles:   Hossein Avaregan. Punti Razionali Comuni fra Corano e Vangelo, in Opinioni Bahá'í Spring (1990). Ricerca personale della verità, origine divina di tutte le religioni, analogia delle profezie, uso delle allegorie, significato spirituale di molti termini, atteggiamento verso i miracoli fisici. [about]
  59. Posted 2021-02-01, in Research notes:   Hajir Moghaddam. Transliteration of the Long Obligatory Prayer (2021). Trilateral presentation of the Prayer in Arabic, English translation, and roman transliteration in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies system. [about]
  60. Posted 2021-01-29, in Published Articles:   Robert Weinberg. A New Cycle of Human Power: Abdu'l-Bahá's Encounters with Modernist Writers and Artists, in Bahá'í World (2021). On the impact of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on a number of individuals who were at the cultural vanguard of a society undergoing rapid, radical change. [about]
  61. Posted 2021-01-29, in Published Articles:   Richard Thomas. Bahá'í Response to Racial Injustice and Pursuit of Racial Unity, The: Part 1 (1912-1996), in Bahá'í World (2021). The American Bahá’í community’s historical efforts to address racial injustice which has afflicted the United States since its founding. [about]
  62. Posted 2021-01-28, in Letters from the Guardian:   Shoghi Effendi. Station and Titles of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, The, in Bahá'í World Vol. 15 (1968-1973) (1973). Two excerpts from Shoghi Effendi's writings, one from "The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh" and the other from God Passes By. [about]
  63. Posted 2021-01-28, in Books:   Throne of the Inner Temple, The (1985). Selections from the Baha'i Writings about the human body, health and nutrition, purity and holiness, science and medicine, physical sickness, and spiritual healing. [about]
  64. Posted 2021-01-28, in Archives:   George Hearst and Phoebe Hearst. George and Phoebe Apperson Hearst papers, 1849-1926 (1849). 448 pages of documents, provided by Includes only passing mentions of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  65. Posted 2021-01-27, in Published Articles:   Bahá'í World News Service. Bahá'í News Publications Seek to Elevate Thought, Inspire Action, in Bahá'í World (2018). Brief overview of the histories of various Baha'i journals: Star of the West, Khurshid-i khavar, Sonne der Wahrheit, Wirklichkeit, The Dawn, Herald of the South, The Baha'i World, World Order, and Bahá’í World News Service. [about]
  66. Posted 2021-01-24, in Library Miscellany:   Featured Updates. List of items that have a significant update or new version, but are not new. [about]
  67. Posted 2021-01-22, in Songs & Music:   Baha'i Songs with Sheet Music (n.d.). 49 songs with music. [about]
  68. Posted 2021-01-21, in Essays and short articles:   Ugo Giachery. Italian Scientist Extols the Báb, An, 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]
  69. Posted 2021-01-19, in Personal compilations:   Thomas R. Wilson. Qualities and Attributes of the Spiritually Learned: Excerpts from The Secret of Divine Civilization (1987). [about]
  70. Posted 2021-01-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Peter Terry. Last Words of Jesus, The: What Were They and What Did They Mean? (2015). The words of Christ according to the gospels of Mark and Matthew in Syriac and Greek; comparisons of the Greek, Syriac, Aramaic and Hebrew editions of Psalm 21/22; paper ends with an interpretation by Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  71. Posted 2021-01-15, in Book Reviews:   Jack McLean. Baha'i Faith: The Basics by Christopher Buck: Review (2020). [about]
  72. Posted 2021-01-15, in Study Guides:   Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Seven Valleys, The: Notes from a Deepening Class (1966). Lengthy notes from a deepening led by Hand of the Cause Faizi in Haifa, Israel. [about]
  73. Posted 2021-01-14, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Physical Discpline of Children (1994). The Baha'i concept of punishment within the overall context of justice and world order; the principle of reward in child-rearing; physical vs. moral and intellectual discipline. [about]
  74. Posted 2021-01-12, in Books:   Romuald Boubou Moyo. Interactive Stories (2020). A choose-your-own-adventure book, based on the junior youth book Walking the Straight Path. The book is intended to be studied by youth in small groups with the assistance of moderator, who can facilitate discussion and reflection. [about]
  75. Posted 2021-01-11, in Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada. A-de-rih-wa-nie-ton On-kwe-on-we Neh-ha: A Message to the Iroquois Indians (1956). Three items: 2021 cover letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, the 1956 message to the Iroquois Indians in Mohawk and English, and a biography of the translator, "Charles A. Cooke, Mohawk Scholar," by Marius Barbeau. [about]
  76. Posted 2021-01-11, in Essays and short articles:   Christopher Buck. Baha'i Reflections on the "Seal of the Prophets" (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]
  77. Posted 2021-01-11, in Research notes:   Adib Ma'sumian and Violetta Zein. Languages of Revelation of the Bahá'í Writings, The (2020). Statistical analysis of the languages of revelation (Arabic and Persian) of all major works of the Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Abdu'l-Baha. [about]

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