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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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 peyman.sazedj.org. [about]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. 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]
  27. 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 archive.org. Includes only passing mentions of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  28. 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]
  29. Posted 2021-01-26, in Books:   Divine Therapy: Pearls of Wisdom from the Bahá'í Writings (1986). Lengthy collection of passages on numerous themes including coping with stress, orientation to the Divine, and developing helpful attitudes. [about]
  30. 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]
  31. Posted 2021-01-22, in Songs & Music:   Baha'i Songs with Sheet Music (n.d.). 49 songs with music. [about]
  32. 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]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. Posted 2021-01-15, in Book Reviews:   Jack McLean. Baha'i Faith: The Basics by Christopher Buck: Review (2020). [about]
  36. 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]
  37. 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]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. 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]
  42. Posted 2021-01-10, in Videos:   Peter Smith. Baha'i Studies Youtube Playlist (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]
  43. Posted 2021-01-10, in Books:   Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. Foreigner: From an Iranian Village to New York City and the Lights That Led the Way (2019). Biography of a young boy in Nayriz, Iran in the mid 20th-century, his reflection on the sad society; his experience as a immigrant in the United States, struggle to make the American dream, and helped the innovative Harlem Prep, a Baha'i inspired School. [about]
  44. Posted 2021-01-10, in Books:   Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. Calling, The: Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries (2017). Simultaneous, powerful spiritual movements swept across both Iran and the U.S in the mid-1800s. On the life and martyrdom of Tahirih; the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and the conference of Badasht; spiritualism and suffrage. [about]
  45. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Sean Nevins. From Nayriz to New York: Hussein Ahdieh and the Story of Harlem Prep, in IranWire (2016). Brief overview of the history of the Harlem Prep School and bio of its founder. [about]
  46. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Hussein Ahdieh. What Did They Die For?, in IranWire (2019). Reflections on the Baha'is of Iran, the discrimination and brutality they have faced, and how their plight brought the faith out of obscurity. [about]
  47. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Hussein Ahdieh. Making of a Survivor, The: A Foreigner's Story, in IranWire (2019). The author on his new book, growing up as a Baha’i in Iran, and how his faith and family nourished and taught him to be who he is today. [about]
  48. Posted 2021-01-10, in Chronologies/genealogies:   Hussein Ahdieh. Precious Glimmers: The Bahá'í Faith in New York, 1892-1932 (2020). Highlights of the first forty years of the Bahá'í Faith in the City of the Covenant, 1892-1932. Includes chronology of meetings, conferences, activities, and milestones, and photographs. [about]
  49. Posted 2021-01-09, in Books:   Khúshih-Há'í Az Kharman-i-Adab va Honar ( خوشه هایی از خرمن ادب و هنر ) (1989). Twenty volumes of scholarship in Persian, based on proceedings and papers from the Society of Persian Arts and Letters conferences (Khoosh-i-Ha'i Az Kharman-i-Adab va Honar = "from the rich harvest of Persian culture and literature"). [about]
  50. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. What Is God? (1955). Poetic meditations on the nature of God and our search for the divine, "an attempt to open up vistas into the Infinite in a way that prose could not accomplish." [about]
  51. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. New Horizons for the Child (1934). Understanding the child; character training; home life; the child as an individual; limitations of activity education; children as creative and active beings; romanticism vs. classicism; builders of civilization. Includes 20 pages of childrens' poetry. [about]
  52. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. New Leaven, The: Progressive Education and Its Effect upon the Child and Society (1928). On principles of the new education; revolutionizing pedagogy and transforming the child; importance of social engagement in schools; the ages of enrollment of children and preparatory schools, from nursery-primary through secondary school to college. [about]
  53. Posted 2021-01-06, in Published Articles:   Otto Donald Rogers. Artist and the Grammarian, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 19:1-4 (2009). On the process and meaning of creating art; its effect on the mind and the brain, the nature of painting; spiritual foundations of the natural world. [about]
  54. Posted 2021-01-06, in Published Articles:   Janet A. Khan. Rank and Station: Reflections on the Life of Bahíyyh Khánum, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 17:1-4 (2007). Distinctive characteristics of the designation of rank in the Bahá’í administration and the nature of "station," drawing upon the example of Bahíyyih Khánum, the highest-ranking woman in the Bahá’í dispensation. [about]
  55. Posted 2021-01-06, in Unpublished Articles:   Graham Nicholson. Future of the "Sovereign" Nation-State: A Baha'i Perspective (2020). The nation-state, previously the preeminent institution of the world order around which the global system has been constructed, was a construct appropriate for earlier times; now, global interests trump regional sovereignty. [about]
  56. Posted 2021-01-02, in Published Articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Meaning of Life, The (1932). The sole purpose of life, so far as the individual is concerned, is growth through struggle. Not to be active is to stagnate and atrophy; movement and change is the sign of life. [about]
  57. Posted 2021-01-02, in Published Articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Homoculture: Principles of Baha'i Education, in World Order 1:1 (1935). With its teachings of universal civilization the Baha'i Faith contains a wealth of directions regarding pedagogy, and exerts a revolutionary effect upon cultural and spiritual education. [about]
  58. Posted 2021-01-02, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Simla, a Tale of Love (1919). A Hindu legend retold in poetic form: a story of love and devotion that reconciles flesh and spirit, love and life, the world and the soul. [about]
  59. Posted 2021-01-02, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Real Turk, The (1914). Reflections on three years spent in Turkey during the rise of the Young Turk Party and the downfall of Abdul Hamid; the character of the Turkish, their temperament, and their way of looking at life. [about]
  60. Posted 2021-01-02, in Essays and short articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Difficulties of the Young Turk Party, The, in The North American Review 195:674 (1912). Reflections on the character and political fortunes of the Young Turks, written shortly before the partitioning of Ottoman empire. [about]
  61. Posted 2021-01-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. On the Betterment of the World and the Countering of Negative and Disunifying Forces (2020). On how individuals can contribute to the betterment of society in view of the present state of the world. [about]
  62. Posted 2021-01-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Epochs of the Formative Age, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986 (1996). On dating and defining the three major evolutionary "Ages" of Baha'i history, and the five "epochs" within our current Age. [about]
  63. Posted 2021-01-01, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1951). On worries about the future; the New World Order; solutions of economic problems; prejudice; one world language; science and religion; education. [about]
  64. Posted 2021-01-01, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Character: A Sequence in Spiritual Psychology (1938). A spiritual autobiography; scientific and religious foundations for character; self-development; the law of duty; altruism and selflessness; progress. Includes discussion of two days spent with Abdu'l-Baha in 1908. [about]
  65. Posted 2020-12-31, in Personal compilations:   Portal of God's Grace, A: Passages on Life after Death in the Baha'i Writings (2020). This fleeting life; death as a portal of joy and grace; the nature of the next life and other worlds; actions in this life and recompense in the next; spiritual progress; sanctified souls. Includes some new provisional translations. [about]
  66. Posted 2020-12-31, in Published Articles:   Elsie Austin. Above All Barriers: The Story of Louis G. Gregory (1955). Article, published as a pamphlet, summarizing the life of this famous lawyer and social activist. [about]
  67. Posted 2020-12-31, in Unpublished Articles:   Peter Smith. Membership, Joining and Leaving Religious Movements and Organizations (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]
  68. Posted 2020-12-31, in Unpublished Articles:   Shahrokh Monjazeb. Sijn-i-Akbar (The Great Prison): The Event of Bahá'u'lláh's Incarceration in the Síyáh Chál Prison of Tehran (2002). Historical details of the period of Baha'u'lláh's 1852 imprisonment in the infamous dungeon of Tehran and the birth of the Bahá’í Revelation, and firsthand accounts of this event including some rare testimonies by Bahá’u’lláh Himself. [about]
  69. Posted 2020-12-31, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Star Tablet of the Bab, The, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab with an account of one of the Baha'i Faith's most important manuscripts, the Star Tablet, written in his own hand. [about]
  70. Posted 2020-12-31, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bāb, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post for the launch of the British Library's "Discovering Sacred Texts" exhibition, on three unique haykal and calligraphy works of the Bāb and Bahā’u’llāh which are on display for the first time. [about]
  71. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Roshan Danesh. Themes in the Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Aqdas: Emerging Approaches to Scholarship on Bahá'í Law, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). Review of what emergent scholarship has thus far accomplished relating to the study of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and Baha'i law; suggested core themes and approaches; directions which future study of this topic might encompass. [about]
  72. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Rick Johnson. Active Force and That Which Is Its Recipient, The: A Bahá'í View of Creativity, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). On creativity and the pervasive nature of this concept in Bahá’í thought. The universe is coded to be creative; it exists in a perpetually generative, dynamic state and that creativity is the fundamental reality of the universe. [about]
  73. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Elena Mustakova. Becoming Hospitable and Uplifting Holding Environments for Humanity's Griefs: Depression and the Bahá'í Community, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). What depression and anxiety-related conditions can teach us about creating healing spiritual communities; the Baha'i message can help encourage us toward healing and uplifting communities, to embrace humanity’s griefs and point the way forward. [about]
  74. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Layli Maria Miron. Laura Barney's Discipleship to 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Tracing a Theological Flow from the Middle East to the United States, 1900-1916, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). How Laura Barney employed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s teachings to influence social discourse as she taught the Bahá'í Faith in Europe and the United States. [about]
  75. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Gregory C. Dahl. New Directions for Economics, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). How spiritual principles can be applied to economic life; Baha'is are called to concern themselves with the inequalities in the world and bring their personal lives and the actions of their communities more in line with principles of compassion. [about]
  76. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Lindsay-Rose Dykema. Thankful in Adversity: Using Bahá'í Writings and Benefit Finding to Enhance Understanding and Application of Mental Health Recovery Principles, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). Both the Bahá’í Writings and the literature on "benefit finding" can enhance the understanding and applications of mental health recovery principles; the spiritual dimension of recovery. [about]
  77. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Paul Lample. Toward a Framework for Action, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). On defining and encouraging scholarship, especially as it relates to the major objectives of the Bahá'í Faith, and the role of the scholar in the Bahá'í community. [about]
  78. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Joan Barstow Hernandez. Transformative Leadership: Its Evolution and Impact, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). The ideas behind the conceptual framework and capabilities of Núr University’s "Transformative Leadership Program," developed as a Bahá’í-inspired approach to leadership in academic settings or in projects of social action. [about]
  79. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Gerald Filson. Reading of Sona Farid-Arbab's Moral Empowerment: In Quest of a Pedagogy, A, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). On the central goal of education and how it can address our evolving need to learn about both the physical and social world at a time when knowledge and information are accumulating at such an incredible pace. [about]
  80. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Firaydoun Javaheri. Constructive Resilience, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). How the perseverance of the Bahá'ís in Iran has resulted in the generality of the Iranian people beginning to admire and, in some cases, arising to assist the Bahá'ís. [about]
  81. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Shahla Ali. Power of Reflection, The: Advancing Governance and Dispute Resolution Systems through Devolved Reflection and Shared Knowledge Generation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). Reflection is the "source of crafts, sciences and arts," with the capacity to produce "pearls of wisdom and utterance as will promote the well-being and harmony of all the kindreds of the earth." It can improve institutions and community governance. [about]
  82. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   May Khadem. Lessons in Leadership, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). A personal journey of learning about leadership; widely shared false assumptions have led many off-course in addressing the challenges in the fight against blindness, and other public health concerns. [about]
  83. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian and Shadi Salehian. Is Spirituality Effective in Addiction Recovery and Prevention?, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). Substance abuse has become a global health crisis, the leading cause of death and disability worldwide; various theories have emerged about the positive influence of spirituality; how an effective approach to prevention and treatment might be realized. [about]
  84. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Derik Smith. Centering the "Pupil of the Eye": Blackness, Modernity, and the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). The "pupil of the eye" metaphor is a deeply consequential, distinguishing feature of the transformative social and spiritual system laid out in Bahá’u’lláh's Revelation. [about]
  85. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. Bahá'u'lláh's Symbolic Use of the Veiled Ḥúríyyih, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). Analyzing some of the meanings behind the appearance of the Veiled Maiden, as alluded to by Bahá'u'lláh in His letters. [about]
  86. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. Bahá'u'lláh's "Ode of the Dove": A Provisional Translation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). A lengthy dialogue between Bahá'u'lláh (as persona/narrator) and the Huriyyih — the Maid of Heaven (a personification of “the Most Great Spirit”). [about]
  87. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Misagh Ziaei. Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to the Physician), The: Beyond Health Maxims, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). On the tablet's historical context, as well as some of its guidance regarding the study and practice of medicine, including attributes its practitioners must acquire and maintain. [about]
  88. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Tom Lysaght. Genesis in King Lear: Joseph's Many-Colored Coat Suits Shakespeare, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). Creative comparison of the biblical figure of Joseph and the character of Edgar in Shakespeare's King Lear, in light of the Báb’s and Bahá'u'lláh's Writings. [about]
  89. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Todd Smith. Science and Religion in Dynamic Interplay, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). An approach to conceptualizing and contributing to the harmony of science and religion; some legitimate concerns many thinkers have with religion; three ways in which science and religion can complement each other. [about]
  90. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher G. Gourdine and Justin R. Edgren. Social Affinity Flow Theory: A New Understanding of Both Human Interaction and the Power of the Baha'i Training Institute Process, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). On a new explanation of social rifts prevalent in many societies today as well as constructive efforts of social change, including community-building work of the Bahá'í Faith, in both its teachings and its training institute process. [about]
  91. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Layli Maria Miron. Spiritual Cosmopolitanism, Transnational Migration, and the Bahá'í Faith, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 30:1-2 (2020). Spiritual cosmopolitanism — how people can be persuaded to extend feelings of kinship beyond their own ethnic or national groups — and its principles of universal love and harmony is a key to borderless solidarity. [about]
  92. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Todd Smith. Crisis and the Power of an Inclusive Historical Consciousness: Progressing from Delusional Habits to Dynamic Freedom, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 30:1-2 (2020). On delusional ways of thinking: the habits of totalizing reality vs. fragmenting reality. These lead us to ideologize and dichotomize. Maturity needs inclusive historical consciousness and equal interplay between the individual and the collective. [about]
  93. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Vision of Reality, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": Understanding the various aspects of reality in contemporary fields of study can be enhanced when approached from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  94. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Exploring the Implications of a Conceptual Framework for Action for Bahá'í Scholarship, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": How elements of the conceptual framework that encompasses the vision and activities of the worldwide Bahá’í community can be incorporated into the Association's various initiatives. [about]
  95. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Governance and the Governed: Leadership, Conflict, Resilience, Resolution, and Hope, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": If the purpose of governance and leadership is to respond to the needs of the governed, then what attributes and methodologies should characterize the process of those in positions of authority? [about]
  96. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Still the Most Challenging Issue, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": On race, racism, and the American Baha'i community. [about]
  97. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Helen Elsie Austin (1908-2004), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of the first black woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati Law School, an active Baha'i pioneer and travel teacher, and tireless educator on race issues. [about]
  98. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Louis Gregory (1874-1951), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of a famous Baha'i lawyer, anti-racism educator and travel-teacher, and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  99. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Ascent of Mount Carmel, The: Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Symbolism of the terraces on the shrine of the Bab; St. John's poem "Ascent of Mount Carmel"; overview of the articles in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  100. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Amazing Nashville Baha'i Community in the 1960s, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Hatcher's personal memories of time in Nashville; overview of the lives of Robert Hayden and Magdalene Carney. [about]
  101. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Anecdote of the Jar, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). "From the Editor's Desk": Discussion of a piece of pottery by Bernard Leach; overview of the articles and poems in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  102. Posted 2020-12-29, in Personal compilations:   Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh. Maid of Heaven, The: A Personal Compilation (2020). Compilation of texts related to the Maid of Heaven, a personification of the “Most Great Spirit." [about]
  103. Posted 2020-12-29, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Dictionary Used by the Guardian (1997). Clarification/confirmation that the English dictionary used by Shoghi Effendi was Webster's (1934). [about]
  104. Posted 2020-12-29, in Books:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada. The Story of Mona: 1965-1983 (1985). Biography of Mona Mahmudnizhad, an Iranian teenager who, in 1983, together with nine other women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz on the grounds of being a member of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  105. Posted 2020-12-29, in Presentations:   Robert Stockman. Legacy of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Visit to America, 1912, The (2012). Overview of Abdu’l-Bahá’s trip to the U.S. and Canada, its impact, his social action and public discourse, and comparison with similar "travel-teaching" trips by Protap Chunder Mozoomdar and Swami Vivekanada (Hindus) and Anagarika Dharmapala (a Buddhist). [about]
  106. Posted 2020-12-28, in BWC Compilations:   Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. Potential Calamities and Ensuring Sustainability of Communities (2020). Guidance on calamitous events and our response to them. [about]
  107. Posted 2020-12-28, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. On the Calamitous State of World Affairs and the Material Sustainability of Communities (2020). On concerns about the affairs of the world and catastrophic events, and whether the global Bahá’í community should undertake projects to address the material sustainability of communities. [about]
  108. Posted 2020-12-28, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Station of Bahá'u'lláh and the Significance of His Revelation, The (1992). As the soul is a mystery that the human mind cannot unravel, even more ineffable is the nature of the Manifestations of God, the relationships between them, and their relationship to God. [about]
  109. Posted 2020-12-28, in Theses:   Daniel Akira Stadnicki. Hidden Words and Sounds: Tracing Iranian Legacies and Traumas in the Music of the Bahá'ís of North America (2019). On the legacy of Persian culture, aesthetics, and history of religious persecution as reflected in Baha'i American music; themes of religious oppression, persecution, and martyrdom; Iranian diaspora, transnational music-making, and cosmopolitanism. [about]
  110. Posted 2020-12-17, in Published Articles:   Elnaz Nasehi. Ambivalence of Hostility and Modification: Patriarchy's Ideological Negotiation With Women, Modernity and Cinema in Iran, in International Journal of Advanced Research 8:10 (2020). Passing mentions of the Baha'i Faith in the context of how forces behind the Constitutional Revolution paved the way for the presence of women in public sphere and Iranian cinema. [about]
  111. Posted 2020-12-15, in Biographies:   Violette Nakhjavani. Tribute to Amatu'l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum, A (2000). Born Mary Maxwell in Montreal, Amatu’l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum’s life spanned almost the entire 20th century. To her husband, Shoghi Effendi, she was his "helpmate", "shield" and "tireless collaborator in the arduous tasks I shoulder." [about]
  112. Posted 2020-12-15, in Essays and short articles:   Glenford Mitchell. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, in Bahá'í World vol. 25 (1997). The Baha'i community is a global laboratory in which a transformation in individual and collective behaviour is progressing, leading to a new sense of community and the glimmerings of a new world order. [about]
  113. Posted 2020-12-13, in Poetry:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. This is Faith (1954). One poem. [about]
  114. Posted 2020-12-12, in Books:   Gloria A. Faizi. El Fuego en la Cima de la Montaña (1993). Traducción de Fire on the Mountain-Top (Faizi, 1973). [about]
  115. Posted 2020-12-11, in Books:   Gloria A. Faizi. Fire on the Mountain-Top (1973). A collection of stories about early members of the Bahá’í Faith, based on accounts gathered in Persia by 'Azizu'llah Sulaymani. [about]
  116. Posted 2020-12-09, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilation on the Indians of the Western Hemisphere (2017). [about]
  117. Posted 2020-12-09, in Published Articles:   Seena Fazel. Baha'i Faith in Europe, The (2020). Overview of the history of the Faith in Europe; its beginnings in Paris, London, and Stuttgart; Abdu'l-Baha's visits; notable European Baha'is; themes of European community life; membership statistics. [about]
  118. Posted 2020-12-09, in Books:   William Sears. Wine of Astonishment, The (1963). Discussion of Christian doctrines such as the ritual of baptism, the bread and the wine, confession and penance, the meaning of 'Son of God', the secret of the trinity, heaven and hell, and the meaning of the resurrection. [about]

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