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  1. Posted 2021-06-19, in Newspaper articles:   Oakland Ross. Holy Land's Low-Profile Religion, The, in Toronto Star (2007). Brief overview of the Baha'i Faith and its place in Israel. [about]
  2. Posted 2021-06-19, in Newspaper articles:   Mahmud Jamal. Top Court Appointee a Model of Diversity, in National Post (2021). Brief bio of Mahmud Jamal, the judge "poised to be the first person of colour on the Supreme Court of Canada." [about]
  3. Posted 2021-06-17, in Newspaper articles:   Said Zafar. When Saddam Hussein's Number Comes Up, in Globe and Mail (1991). Brief article on the history and symbolism of the number 19, with mention of the Baha'is and Saddam Hussein's tolerance of religious minorities. [about]
  4. Posted 2021-06-16, in Unpublished Articles:   Rhett Diessner. Beauty of the Organic Oneness of Nature and Humanity, The: Environmental Psychology and the Bahá'í Writings, in Andisheh Naw (New Thought) 2 (2012). The interdependence of humanity and nature through the lens of environmental psychology: human cognition, emotions, and values are influenced and shaped by the natural environment; the beauty and health of nature are in turn influenced by humans. [about]
  5. Posted 2021-06-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Gerald C. Keil. Legacy of Verse 42 of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The (2021). Explores the circumstances under which a reading of Verse 42 which indicates that the line of Aghsan might end prior to the establishment of the Universal House of Justice came to predominate. Includes a memorandum from the Research Department. [about]
  6. Posted 2021-06-14, in Notable Talks:   Farzam Arbab. Moral Education. Transcription of a talk in English, date and place unknown. Includes Persian translation. [about]
  7. Posted 2021-06-12, in Essays and short articles:   Hussein Ahdieh. Juliet Thompson: Champion of the Baha'i Faith in New York City (2021). Essay about the life of Juliet Thompson, a prominent early Bahá'í and friend of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  8. Posted 2021-06-11, in Published Articles:   Sandra Lynn Hutchison. O Pen!: Reflections on Surih al-Qalam (Surih of the Pen), in vol. 6 (2017). On the background and themes of Baha'u'llah's tablet about the inception of his revelation and the assumption of his prophetic mission. Essay published in online art magazine e*lix*ir. [about]
  9. Posted 2021-06-11, in Published Articles:   Sandra Lynn Hutchison. Path of Beauty, The: The Literary Life of Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, in World Order 31:2 (1999). [about]
  10. Posted 2021-06-09, in Audio:   Peter Khan. Institute on Islam (1971). Recordings of a one-weekend group class on Islam in Davenport, Iowa, 1971. Includes partial transcription of tape #7 which deals with prophecies in the Qur'an. [about]
  11. Posted 2021-06-08, in Bibliographies:   Andalib Collection at Louhelen (2021). Spreadsheet listing the issues of Andalib at Louhelen Baha'i School (Davison, MI). [about]
  12. Posted 2021-06-07, in Books:   Annemarie Schimmel. Mystical Dimensions of Islam (1975). Detailed history of Sufism and its thought, Islamic theosophy, and Persian and Turkish mystical poetry. Book includes no mention of the Baha'i Faith, but is quite relevant. [about]
  13. Posted 2021-06-06, in Biographies:   Various. Recuerdos de los amigos del Consejero Raúl Pavón Mejía: Padre de la enseñanza a los indígenas en Ecuador (2008). Compendium of stories and testimonies from the many friends who shared life and Faith with this renowned teacher to the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Includes five pages of poetry, at end. [about]
  14. Posted 2021-06-06, in Encyclopedia articles:   Seena Fazel and Marcus Braybrooke. Baha'i Faith and Christianity, in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (2010). Two short entries on the theological relationship between these two Faiths. [about]
  15. Posted 2021-06-06, in Essays and short articles:   Seena Fazel. Association for Baha'i Studies - English-speaking Europe: A Retrospective, in Associate 38 (2004). Overview of the history of the Baha'i Studies Review, the Associate, and ABS-ESE special interest groups, conferences, and Baha'i societies. [about]
  16. Posted 2021-06-01, in Book excerpts:   Helmuth von Glasenapp. Bahai, in Non-Christian Religions A to Z (1963). Two-page overview of Baha'i history. [about]
  17. Posted 2021-05-31, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. City of Radiant Acquiescence (Lawh-i-Madinatu'r-Rida) (1997). Provisional translation of an Arabic Tablet revealed by Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad, before His Declaration. [about]
  18. Posted 2021-05-30, in Published Articles:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Prayers of Bahá'u'lláh, The, in Bahá'í World Vol. 9 (1940–1944) (1945). Essay about various prayers and meditations of Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  19. Posted 2021-05-29, in Study Guides:   Hoofdlijnen van de Kitáb-i-Íqán (Boek van Zekerheid) (2021). Hulpmiddel bij het lokaliseren van hoofdthema's en verschillende onderwerpen in Bahá'u'lláh's Boek van Zekerheid; vereenvoudigde versie van Hooper Dunbar's boek Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán. [about]
  20. Posted 2021-05-28, in Videos:   Houri Falahi-Skuce. Story of Anis Zunuzi, The (2020). Links to 53-minute video presentation with original music and narration. [about]
  21. Posted 2021-05-27, in Published Articles:   Sanem Kavrul. Paying Special Regard to Agriculture: Collective Action-Research in Africa, in Bahá'í World (2021). On Bahá’í-inspired agricultural social action initiatives in Africa. Includes photo gallery of development and agricultural projects. [about]
  22. Posted 2021-05-27, in Study Guides:   Sequential Outline of the Kitáb-i-Íqán: condensed version (2021). Aid to locating main themes and various subjects in Bahá'u'lláh's Book of Certitude, adapted from Hooper Dunbar's book Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán. [about]
  23. Posted 2021-05-26, in Published Articles:   Amin Egea. Reading Reality in Times of Crisis: 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Great War, in Bahá'í World (2021). How ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s analysis of the crises of His time was profoundly distinct from contemporaneous “progressive” movements and thinkers. [about]
  24. Posted 2021-05-26, in Published Articles:   Kathryn Jewett-Hogenson. The Cause of Universal Peace: 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Enduring Impact, in Bahá'í World (2021). On Abdu'l-Baha's interest in the Lake Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration in New York, 1912, and the Quaker founders Albert and Alfred Smiley; Leroy Ioas and the World Unity Conferences; World Unity magazine (later World Order). [about]
  25. Posted 2021-05-26, in Scripts and screenplays:   Roger White. Settling the Score With Mr. Ogden Nash for the Seven Spiritual Ages of Mrs. Marmaduke Moore and Thereby Achieving if Not a Better Verse at Least a Longer Title, in Another Song, Another Season (1979). A dialogue for two readers, adapted from a poem. [about]
  26. Posted 2021-05-26, in Scripts and screenplays:   Roger White. Figures in a Garden, in The Witness of Pebbles (1981). Fictional monologues of the Persian poet Táhirih (1817/18-1852) and the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). [about]
  27. Posted 2021-05-26, in Scripts and screenplays:   Roger White. Cup of Tea, A, in Another Song, Another Season: Poems and Portrayals (1979). Monologue from the point of view of a fictitious character who meets 'Abdu’l-Baha. Upper class and prejudiced, she does not believe she can change her life sufficiently to embrace the Faith, but has a life-changing experience meeting the Master. [about]
  28. Posted 2021-05-20, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Supplications by Bahá'u'lláh (2017). Collection of two-hundred provisionally translated prayers and supplications. Link to translator's website for PDF download. [about]
  29. Posted 2021-05-17, in Visual Materials:   Báb, The. Haykal (pentacle talisman) Prayer for Protection. Original text of a prayer for protection, written in the Báb’s own hand, in the form of a pentacle. [about]
  30. Posted 2021-05-15, in Essays and short articles:   Brian Miller. Art of Translation, The, in 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 Baha'u'llah's "Ode of the Dove." [about]
  31. Posted 2021-05-14, in Published Articles:   Todd Lawson. Signs: Quranic Themes in the Writings of the Báb, in vol. 6 (2017). With the composition of the Qayyum al-asma, the Báb demonstrated the incredible breadth and depth of His knowledge and that He had fully interiorized, indeed embodied, the Quran. Selected themes briefly illustrated with quotations from the Qur'an. [about]
  32. Posted 2021-05-14, in Published Articles:   Richard Hollinger. Margaret Danner, the Black Arts Movement, and the Bahá'í Faith, in vol. 3 (2016). Short overview of the life of a black Bahá’í poet of some renown in the 1960s and 1970s. Includes one sample poem. [about]
  33. Posted 2021-05-14, in Essays and short articles:   Anthony Lee. Translating Rumi, in vol. 3 (2016). Reflections on the challenge for a translator to bring a poem from one language and culture into another, while remaining true to both the spirit and the meaning of the original. Includes samples of Rumi's poetry. [about]
  34. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Janet Afary and et al.. Feminist Movements in the Late Qajar Period, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (1999). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  35. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Bab al-Bab (Mulla Husayn Bushrui, the "Bábu'l-Báb"), in Encyclopaedia Iranica (1988). One-line cross-reference entry, with no author's name. [about]
  36. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Nader Nasiri-Moghaddam. Nicolas, Alphonse (A.-L-.M. Nicolas), in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2021). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  37. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Necati Alkan. Nazif, Suleyman, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2021). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  38. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Ali Reza Manafzadeh and et al.. Kasravi, Ahmad, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2012). Five brief excerpts that reference the Baha'i Faith, with link to article offsite. [about]
  39. Posted 2021-05-13, in Encyclopedia articles:   Abbas Amanat. Etemad-al-Dawla, Aqa Khan Nuri, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (1998). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  40. Posted 2021-05-13, in Essays and short articles:   Sandra Lynn Hutchison. Anne Gordon Perry on Writing for Film, in vol. 12 (2021). Interview with the co-creator of Luminous Journey, a film documenting ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels in North America. [about]
  41. Posted 2021-05-07, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Distinguishing Personal Correspondence of Secretaries from Letters on Shoghi Effendi's Behalf (2019). Distinguishing letters on behalf of Shoghi Effendi from personal correspondence of secretaries. Also addresses authenticity of two letters attributed as being on behalf of Shoghi Effendi, published in the 1997 version of Messages to the Antipodes. [about]
  42. Posted 2021-05-06, in Essays and short articles:   Edwin E. Bliss. Bab and Babism, 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]
  43. Posted 2021-05-06, in Newspaper articles:   Reviews: The Philosophical Year and the Bábys, in Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1869). Brief review of the recently-published scholarship of Gobineau and Kazem-Beg, with an overview of Babi theology and social teachings. [about]
  44. Posted 2021-05-03, in Videos:   Dan Jordan and Doug Honaker. Birds of Diverse Feathers Consult Together (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]
  45. Posted 2021-05-02, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Light of the World: Selected Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (2021). Tablets of ‘Abdul-Bahá describing aspects of the life of Bahá’u’lláh including the tribulations He suffered, events in His homeland, the purpose and greatness of His Cause, and the nature and significance of His Covenant. [about]
  46. Posted 2021-05-01, in Encyclopedia articles:   Babi, or Babists, in Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, And Ecclesiastical Literature Volume 1, ed. McClintock & Strong (1878). [about]
  47. Posted 2021-04-30, in Published Articles:   Bonnie Wilder. Creative Act and the Spirit, The, in The Creative Circle ed. Michael Fitzgerald (1989). Essay on the connections between art and the Baha'i teachings, from the perspective of personal artistic experience. (First 90% of article only, pages 17-34.) [about]
  48. Posted 2021-04-30, in Published Articles:   Said Amir Arjomand. Imam Absconditus and the Beginnings of a Theology of Occultation: Imami Shiʿism Circa 280-290 A. H./900 A. D., in Journal of the American Oriental Society 117:1 (1997). Examination of the end of the 9th century and events following the death of the eleventh Imam, and the formal beginnings of the doctrine of the "hidden" twelfth Imam. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  49. Posted 2021-04-30, in Published Articles:   Said Amir Arjomand. Consolation of Theology, The: Absence of the Imam and Transition from Chiliasm to Law in Shi'ism, in Journal of Religion 76:4 (1996). Overview of the Shi'i doctrine of occultation, or the "Hidden Imam," and how this idea evolved into a principle of salvation: historical background; hidden God / sealed prophecy; theodicy and law; rationalization. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  50. Posted 2021-04-30, in Published Articles:   Charles William Heckethorn. Babis, The, in The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries Volume 2 (1897). Neutral-to-sympathetic overview of: The Bab, the founder; progress of Babism; Babi doctrine; recent history of Babism. [about]
  51. Posted 2021-04-30, in Book excerpts:   Said Amir Arjomand. Turban for the Crown, The (1988). Passing mentions of Babis and Baha'is on six pages. [about]
  52. Posted 2021-04-30, in Encyclopedia articles:   Babysme, Babys, in Annuaire encyclopédique: politique, économie sociale, statistique, administration, sciences, littérature (1868). [about]
  53. Posted 2021-04-30, in Essays and short articles:   Charles Wolcott. Foreword, 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]
  54. Posted 2021-04-29, in Published Articles:   Carla Serena. Formation de la Secte des Babi, in Hommes et Choses en Perse (1883). Also sections "Les Exploits de la Secte de Babi," "Mort du Point," "Complot des Babi contre Nasser-Eddin," and "Attentat." Historical overview from a traveller to Persia in 1877-1878, who says she met with a witness to events. [about]
  55. Posted 2021-04-29, in Published Articles:   Edward Payson Evans. Bab and Babism, in Hours at Home volume 8 (1869). Overview of Babi history, the dissemination of its teachings, events following the Bab's death, and the Bab's theology as a progressive religion. [about]
  56. Posted 2021-04-29, in Unpublished Articles:   Dana Paxson. Half Million Years, A (2021). Exploring the 500,000-year Bahá’í cycle asserted by Shoghi Effendi, in two versions: academic-style essay form, and story-narrative form. [about]
  57. Posted 2021-04-29, in Encyclopedia articles:   Persia, in American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 (1866). Short summary of the Babi Faith and Qurratu'l-Ayn, on last page of an entry about Persia. [about]
  58. Posted 2021-04-28, in Letters from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Covid-19 Vaccination Guidance (2021). Baha'is should follow the counsel of medical and other scientific experts, and consider their social responsibilities and the common good. In large gatherings, responsible institutions should require full vaccination of all attendees. [about]
  59. Posted 2021-04-28, in Published Articles:   Australian Bahá'í Community. Creating an Inclusive Narrative (2020). Culmination of a series of nationwide round tables, conveying the vision of Australians to foster a socially cohesive society. [about]
  60. Posted 2021-04-28, in Visual Materials:   Unfoldment of the Divine Plan, in The One Year Plan: 2021-2022 (2021). Visual overview of the Baha'i Cycle, the Baha'i Era, the three Ages, the three Epochs, and all of the Plans. [about]
  61. Posted 2021-04-27, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. One Year Plan, The: 2021-2022 (2021). Letter "To the Bahá’ís of the World" (5 November 2020), Ridvan message (20 April 2021), and a chart "Unfoldment of the Divine Plan" (2021). Link to free download of book (offsite). [about]
  62. Posted 2021-04-27, in Published Articles:   Robert K. Arbuthnot. Bab and Babeeism, The, in Contemporary Review Volume XI (1869). An early, relatively lengthy overview of Babi theology and history. [about]
  63. Posted 2021-04-27, in Published Articles:   Aleksandr Kazem-Beg. Bab et les Babis, ou Le Soulevement politique et religieux en Perse, de 1845 à 1853, in Journale Asiatique volumes 7-8 (1866). French translation, serialized in a journal, of a book first published in Russian on the origins of the Babi Faith; the Mazandaran, Nayriz, and Zanjan events; the life of the Bab; and religious doctrine. [about]
  64. Posted 2021-04-27, in Books:   Helen Bassett Hornby. Heroes of God: History of the Bahá'í Faith in Ecuador, 1940-1979 (1984). First book (in English) on the first four decades of the Faith in Ecuador. [about]
  65. Posted 2021-04-27, in Book excerpts:   William Michael Rossetti. Shelly's Life and Writings, in The University Magazine Volume 1 (1878). Brief overview of the Babi Faith and Qurratu'l-Ayn vis-a-vis themes and personages in "The Revolt of Islam," a poem in twelve cantos composed by Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1817. [about]
  66. Posted 2021-04-27, in Encyclopedia articles:   Allen, Wellesca Pollock, in Woman's Who's Who of America 1914-1915 (1915). Brief bio of a kindergarten teacher from Washington DC who visited Abdu'l-Baha in 1907. [about]
  67. Posted 2021-04-27, in Scripts and screenplays:   Terre Ouwehand. Tahirih (1816 - 1852), in Voices from the Well vol. 2 (1984). Written for performance in 1984, published 2015. [about]
  68. Posted 2021-04-25, in Published Articles:   Peter Smith. Introduction to the Baha'i Faith (2019). A look at the central features of the Baha’i Faith, including its history, and the key beliefs, organisation and world-view of the Baha’i community. (Link to document, offsite.) [about]
  69. Posted 2021-04-25, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Central Figures of the Baha'i Faith (2019). Momen explores the life of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, as well as the lives of his forerunner and successor. He delves into the key events concerning their beliefs and teachings and reflects on their legacy. (Link to document, offsite.) [about]
  70. Posted 2021-04-25, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Baha'i Sacred Texts (2019). The Baha’i Faith is a scriptural religion. Momen explains the Baha’i beliefs about sacred texts and prophets, the transmission and distribution of the scripture and its role in the community. (Link to document, offsite.) [about]
  71. Posted 2021-04-25, in Biographies:   Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Milly: A Tribute to The Hand of the Cause of God Amelia E. Collins (1977). A moving personal biographical history of Amelia Collins. [about]
  72. Posted 2021-04-25, in Books:   Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Gift of Love, A: Offered to the Greatest Holy Leaf (1982). Booklet on various topics related to the life of Baha'u'llah's daughter Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), dedicated as a gift of love to her memory on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of her passing [about]
  73. Posted 2021-04-22, in Videos:   Reinee Pasarow. Near Death Experience (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]
  74. Posted 2021-04-22, in Personal compilations:   George Townshend. Covenant, The: An Analysis (1950). A study guide in outline form on the idea of a covenant, Messengers and their missions, the covenant between the Messenger and the faithful, and covenant-breaking. Includes an appendix, compilation on the covenant. [about]
  75. Posted 2021-04-22, in Published Articles:   Phillip Smith. Development and Influence of the Bahá'í Administrative Order in Great Britain, 1914-1950, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). Overview of this history: the early years; the Baha'i councils; the guardianship of Shoghi Effendi; problems and difficulties; resurgence; establishing the Faith; spreading the Faith. [about]
  76. Posted 2021-04-22, in Unpublished Articles:   Phyllis K. Peterson. Basisvertrouwen (1998). Over hoe vertrouwen in de bahá'í-gemeenschap kan worden gecreëerd, met bahá'í-geschriften als richtlijn. We hongeren naar vertrouwen, wat een voorwaarde is voor vriendschap en een sleutelbeginsel bij onderricht. [about]
  77. Posted 2021-04-22, in Scripts and screenplays:   Anne Gordon Perry. Sarah Farmer Monologue (2005). Created for performance in the New Hampshire Chautauqua Series and at Green Acre, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. [about]
  78. Posted 2021-04-22, in Scripts and screenplays:   John Chesley. My Name is John Good, Servant of the Servant (2013). John Good was a man who heard Abdu'l-Baha speak at the Bowery Mission in New York in 1912. From his boyhood, he had spent most of his life in prison. The main material for this characterization is from the diary of Juliet Thompson et al. [about]
  79. Posted 2021-04-22, in Scripts and screenplays:   Sarah Munro. Josie McFadden (2013). Josie McFadden is a fictitious character who works in the home of Reverend Frederick White and his wife, Jane Elizabeth White, actual people who hosted Abdu'l-Baha in Edinburgh. Though this monologue is fiction, it is based on real events. [about]
  80. Posted 2021-04-21, in Bahá'í Writings:   Bahá'u'lláh. Long Healing Prayer, The: Original Arabic, Transliteration, and Authorized English Translation (2021). A table showing the Long Healing Prayer in Arabic, in Roman transliteration, and in translation. Includes link to audio/video version. [about]
  81. Posted 2021-04-21, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. امر بهائی و هنر (Amr-e Bahai va Honar) (2007). Persian translation of Compilation on the Arts. [about]
  82. Posted 2021-04-21, in Books:   Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. اندیشه های من در شب چهارم نوامبر (Andishehaye man dar shab chaharom novambr) (2015). Persian translation of Faizi's "Three Meditations on the Eve of November Fourth." [about]
  83. Posted 2021-04-21, in Scripts and screenplays:   Rhonda Palmer and Anne Gordon Perry. Remembering The Master (2012). Variations on a script for 1-3 voices, with both monologue and presentation versions, consisting of fictionalized retelling of stories about Abdu'l-Baha visiting America. [about]
  84. Posted 2021-04-20, in Published Articles:   Christopher White. Discovering Imageless Truths: The Bahá'í Pilgrimage of Juliet Thompson, Artist, in American Religious Liberalism ed. Leigh E. Schmidt and Sally M. Promey (2012). Draft of an article, later published, prepared for a conference on the history and theory of American Religious Liberalism. Juliet Thompson is used to provide an example of a cosmopolitan Christian American seeker who found the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  85. Posted 2021-04-19, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Ridvan 2020: Bahá'í Era 177 (2020). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  86. Posted 2021-04-19, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Ridvan 2021: Bahá'í Era 178 (2021). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  87. Posted 2021-04-19, in Scripts and screenplays:   Anne Gordon Perry. Promise of Peace (2015). A dramatic reading for two voices, incorporating various excerpts from Bahá’í Writings. It's a flexible script and can be modified in any way. [about]
  88. Posted 2021-04-19, in Scripts and screenplays:   Nathan Ashelman. Love of the Master, The: A Visit with Curtis Kelsey (2012). Fictional dialogue of Curtis Kelsey's visit to a Baha'i Conference in 1958, on the themes of Abdu'l-Baha's all-encompassing love and joy; firmness in the Covenant; service. [about]
  89. Posted 2021-04-18, in Essays and short articles:   Habib Taherzadeh. Education of Youth and Our Twentieth Century Dilemma, The, in Bahá'í News 342 (1959). Moral education is lacking in modern societies. Baha'i 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]
  90. Posted 2021-04-18, in Study Guides:   Marlene Macke. Dramatic Readings (2017). Nineteen screenplays prepared as part of a Writers' collective at Desert Rose Bahá'í Institute, either fictionalized dramatic presentations of pivotal events in Baha'i history or adapted from historical books. [about]
  91. Posted 2021-04-18, in Scripts and screenplays:   Anne Gordon Perry. Behold!: A Program for the Bicentennial of the Birth of the Báb (2019). A fictionalized script of Baha'i notables commenting on the 200th anniversary of the Bab's birth in 1819, based on passages from Robert Weinberg’s compilation The Primal Point: A selection of testimonials and tributes to the Báb and His followers. [about]
  92. Posted 2021-04-17, in Personal compilations:   'Abdu'l-Bahá in Canada: A Compilation from Written Accounts (2012). Lengthy collection of passages from the books Origins of the Bahá’í Community in Canada, Maxwells of Montreal, Mahmúd’s Diary, and Abdu’l-Bahá in Canada, the newspaper Montreal Gazette, and other sources. [about]
  93. Posted 2021-04-17, in Notable Talks:   Ali Nakhjavani. Long Obligatory Prayer, The (2000). Notable talk from March 2000 by Ali Nakhjavani, who served on the Universal House of Justice from 1963 to 2003, about various aspects of the long obligatory prayer (link to audio, off-site). [about]
  94. Posted 2021-04-17, in Presentations:   Jaine Toth. Now They Are Hanging Women (2018). Notes and script of a presentation on contemporary persecution of Baha'is in Iran; title taken from a newspaper headline for an article announcing the execution by hanging of ten Iranian Bahá’í women on June 18, 1983. [about]
  95. Posted 2021-04-16, in Unpublished Articles:   Armin J. Jezari. Measuring Success: An Exploratory Study of United States Bahá'í Local Spiritual Assemblies and the Five Year Plan (2010). Applied research project on what degree a typical Local Spiritual Assembly in the United States is adopting elements of effective public administration based on the Five Year Plan (2006-2011). [about]
  96. Posted 2021-04-16, in Essays and short articles:   Eleanor S. Hutchens. Power of Prayer, The, 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]
  97. Posted 2021-04-14, in Unpublished Articles:   Phyllis K. Peterson. Creating Intimacy: In the Community and With the Seeker (1998). On how intimacy in the Baha'i community can be created, using Bahá’í scriptures as guideline. We hunger for intimacy, which is a prerequisite for friendship and a key principle in teaching. Cases drawn from experiences of people who feel psychically hurt. [about]
  98. Posted 2021-04-14, in Book excerpts:   Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Volumes 1–5 (2016). Multiple excerpts referencing the Baha'i Faith from this 5-volume set. [about]
  99. 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]
  100. 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]
  101. 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]
  102. 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]
  103. 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]
  104. 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]
  105. 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]
  106. 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]
  107. 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]
  108. 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]
  109. 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]
  110. 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]
  111. 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]
  112. 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]
  113. 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]
  114. 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]
  115. 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]
  116. 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]
  117. 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]
  118. 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]
  119. 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]
  120. 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]
  121. 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]
  122. 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]
  123. 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]

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