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  1. n.d.. Do the Bahá'í Writings on evolution allow for mutation of species within kingdoms but not across kingdoms?, by Bahman Nadimi. This paper explores the possibility that Bahá'í writings on evolution allows for mutation of species within each of the kingdoms (such as vegetable or animal) but not across these kingdoms. [about]
  2. date?. Interview with Lilian Crawford on the Knighthood of Abdu'l-Baha, in New Era. Interview with Lilian Crawford, a pilgrim to Haifa in 1919 who witnessed the ceremony of the knighthood of Abdu'l-Bahá, published in New Era, short-lived Bahá'í newsletter from Edinburgh; photo of the ceremony and identification of some attendees. [about]
  3. 2022. Der Herr Ist Nahe / The Lord Is Near: The Divine Mystery of the Transformation of Mt. Carmel, by Harry Liedtke. Brief history of the Templer Society and Georg David Hardegg, who landed in Haifa in 1868 and built a spiritual colony at the foot of Mt. Carmel. [about]
  4. 2022-07. Professor: A Tribute to Dr. 'Alí-Murád Dávúdí, by Farideh Sobhani-Matejko. Tribute by a young psychology student in the late 1960s to Dr. ‘Alí-Murád Dávúdí, a philosopher and intellectual giant of the Bahá’í Faith who was later kidnapped by the Islamic regime and never heard from again. [about]
  5. 2022-04. One Concern with the Notion of Power as an Element of the Conceptual Framework Guiding the Activities of the Bahá'í Community, by Filip Boicu. Power can be defined in negative or positive ways, as either adversarialism (oppressive power dominance) or mutualism (emancipatory egalitarian empowerment). Anti-foundationalism argues that injustice must be challenged at the individual, micro-level. [about]
  6. 2021. Study of the Bahá'í Writings on Economics, by Badi Shams. Annotated compilation on: divine economy, Bahá'í economic system, station of humankind, material civilization, nature of the economic problem, cost of warfare, cooperation vs competition, capitalism, the golden rule, wealth and equality, agriculture. [about]
  7. 2021. Practical Suggestions for Community Service, by Badi Shams. List of ideas and ways that individuals can volunteer in their communities by finding time to serve in their fast paced lives. [about]
  8. 2021. Practical Economic Suggestions For Everyday Use, by Badi Shams. List of simple ideas for ways people can introduce spiritual values in their day-to-day economic activities. [about]
  9. 2021. Economics and Spirituality from a Baha'i Perspective, by Badi Shams. The role of morality in economics; on developing a humane economy; definition of economics and its history, problems, crises, and solutions. [about]
  10. 2021. Eco-Pledge, by Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Glasgow. An illustrated booklet of environmental actions individuals and communities can take, presented as a tool to reflect on and enable practical action towards sustainable use of the world’s material resources; includes quotations from the Writings. [about]
  11. 2021. Aghsan, The, by Grover Gonzales. The article gives a new, different view of the development of the Bahai Covenant, the end of the Guardianship, overview of the meanings of aghsán ("branches"), the sons of Bahá'u'lláh, the expulsion of Abdu'l-Bahá's seven grandsons, and succession. [about]
  12. 2021-12-06. One Cold Hike, by Duane L. Herrmann. Short essay about visiting the Bahá'í House of Worship in Hofheim-Langenhain, Germany. [about]
  13. 2021-09. Removing Poverty Through Virtues, by Badi Shams. If humanity has more than enough food and resources for everyone, why do so many live in poverty? Humanity's materialistic rulers have failed to solve this issue. The solutions to extremes of wealth and poverty go beyond economic theories and norms. [about]
  14. 2021-09. Loving 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Understanding His Station, by Boris Handal, in The Australian Bahá'í. Early Bahá’ís in the West struggled to understand the station of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Mystery of God. [about]
  15. 2021-05-06. Juliet Thompson: Champion of the Baha'i Faith in New York City, by Hussein Ahdieh. Essay about the life of Juliet Thompson, a prominent early Bahá'í and friend of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  16. 2021 Spring. In the Noble, Sacred Place: One Rainy Day in a Holy City, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in, vol. 12. A memoir of visiting Jerusalem — a contemporary pilgrim's note written as a literary piece — with meditations on the spiritual truths of the Qur'an. [about]
  17. 2021 Spring. Anne Gordon Perry on Writing for Film, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in, vol. 12. Interview with the co-creator of Luminous Journey, a film documenting ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels in North America. [about]
  18. 2020. L'importance de la translitération bahá'íe avec quelques exemples, by Pierre Daoust. Considérations grammaticales expliquant la translitération et la prononciation des mots arabes, et le système abjad. [about]
  19. 2020. Climate Change: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  20. 2020. Centenary of the Bahá'í Faith in Australia, by Boris Handal. Overview of the 100-year history of the Faith in Australia and New Zealand, starting from the arrival of pioneers Clara and Hyde Dunn in 1920. [about]
  21. 2020-05. On Marie Watson's Pilgrim's Notes Titled "Fourth Dimensional Consciousness", by Keith Bookwalter. Circumstances regarding notes that Watson took from interpreted statements made by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during her pilgrimage in 1921. [about]
  22. 2020-05. Comments on "Infallible Institutions?" by Udo Shaefer and "Response" by Peter Terry, by Keith Bookwalter. Thoughts on infallibility of the Universal House of Justice through a case study of predictions regarding the "unity of nations" and the Lesser Peace by the year 2000. [about]
  23. 2020-03. Art and the Interconnectedness of All Things, by Todd Lawson, in UK Bahá'í, 30. Art as a mode of divine revelation in the Wrings and Calligraphy of the Báb. [about]
  24. 2019. Still the Most Challenging Issue, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2. "From the Editor's Desk": On race, racism, and the American Bahá'í community. [about]
  25. 2019. Recherche sur les Signes Visibles dans le Ciel de la Venue des Manifestations de Dieu, by Romuald Boubou Moyo. Les annonces des venues des Manifestations de Dieu dans les écrits saints ont à la fois un sens caché et visible. Quels sont les astres célestes qui ont été observés par les scientifiques à l’avènement du Christianisme, de l’Islam, et de la Foi Baha’ie? [about]
  26. 2019. Louis Gregory (1874-1951), by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2. Overview of the life of a famous Bahá'í lawyer, anti-racism educator and travel-teacher, and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  27. 2019. Helen Elsie Austin (1908-2004), by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2. Overview of the life of the first black woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati Law School, an active Bahá'í pioneer and travel teacher, and tireless educator on race issues. [about]
  28. 2019. Browne's Mirza Yahya, Before and After His Second Visit: Tarikh-i-Jadid vs. Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, by Grover Gonzales. E. G. Browne visited Yahya, Subh-i-Azal, in 1890 and 1896. He wrote about Azal with a positive tone in New History (1893) and a disillusioned tone in Materials (1918). This is a brief history of Browne's shifting perspective of the Azalis. [about]
  29. 2019. Ascent of Mount Carmel, The: Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:3. "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]
  30. 2019. Amazing Nashville Baha'i Community in the 1960s, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:4. "From the Editor's Desk": Hatcher's personal memories of time in Nashville; overview of the lives of Robert Hayden and Magdalene Carney. [about]
  31. 2019-10-29. Star Tablet of the Bab, The, by Moojan Momen, in Asian and African Studies Blog. Guest post celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab with an account of one of the Bahá'í Faith's most important manuscripts, the Star Tablet, written in his own hand. [about]
  32. 2019-09-24. Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bāb, by Moojan Momen, in Asian and African Studies Blog. 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]
  33. 2019-08-28. What Did They Die For?, by Hussein Ahdieh, in IranWire. Reflections on the Bahá'ís of Iran, the discrimination and brutality they have faced, and how their plight brought the faith out of obscurity. [about]
  34. 2018. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Vision of Reality, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:1-2. "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]
  35. 2018. Governance and the Governed: Leadership, Conflict, Resilience, Resolution, and Hope, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:4. "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]
  36. 2018. Exploring the Implications of a Conceptual Framework for Action for Bahá'í Scholarship, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 28:3. "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]
  37. 2018. Bahá'í Faith and African American History, The: Introduction, by Loni Bramson. Contents, Introduction, and Index from this book, with links to two chapters (by Christopher Buck). [about]
  38. 2018-11. Inseparability and Complementarity of the Book and the Universal House of Justice, The, by Sana Rezai. Direct references the House of Justice makes to the words of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, as illustrated through the 26 November 2018 message. [about]
  39. 2017. Road Less Travelled By, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:3. "From the Editor's Desk": Overview of this issue's articles regarding racism and proper responses to it, both among the general population and within the Bahá'í community itself. [about]
  40. 2017. Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization, by Bahá'í International Community, in The Bahá'ís. On the unity of humanity and the decline and renewal of religion. [about]
  41. 2017. Qur'an and Violence against Non-believers, The, by Ted Brownstein. An examination of two sections of The Qur'an that supposedly authorize the slaughter of innocent non-Muslims. [about]
  42. 2017. Nature of Human Nature, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:1-2. "From the Editor's Desk": Introduction to this issue's two articles: Ian Kluge's on human nature and Patricia McIlvride’s on mental disorders and depression, stigma, and the soul. [about]
  43. 2017. Explanation of a Zoroastrian Prophecy: Length of the "Bahá'í Cycle", by Karl Weaver. Review of certain concepts in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient astrology, and modern astronomical findings to shed light on Abdu'l-Bahá's interpretation of a prophecy by Zoroaster about the sun being brought to a standstill. [about]
  44. 2017. Anecdote of the Jar, The, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 27:4. "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]
  45. 2017/2019. Declaration or Deflection?: An Exploration of the Intent of the Surih-i-Sabr, or Lawh-i-Ayyub, by Karen Anne Webb. Does Bahá’u’lláh declare Himself to be the Promised One foretold by the Báb in the Surah of Patience/Job? [about]
  46. 2017-2023. Bahá'í Essays in the Times Colonist, by Badi Shams, in Times Colonist. 39 essays: spiritual cost of higher a standard of living; religious prejudice; spiritual principles and financial planning; loving vs. fearing God; gap between rich and poor; philosophy of Karma and science and religion; role of spirituality in economics. [about]
  47. 2017-01-23. No More Jihad: Muhammad's Message in Baha'u'llah's Dream, by Christopher Buck and Necati Alkan. Essay about a Tablet of Baha’u’llah in which He describes a dream in which He "associated" with the prophet Muhammad. [about]
  48. 2017 Autumn. Art of Translation, The, by Brian A. Miller, in, vol. 6. Translation is a form of art — an act of transposition, transformation, and interpretation. Illustrated with translation examples from the Qu'ran and Bahá'u'lláh's "Ode of the Dove." [about]
  49. 2016. Walking the Spiritual Path with Both Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, by Joyce Baldwin, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3. Overview of the life of a Bahá'í native from indigenous-Tsimshian ancestry, who pioneered to Alaska and a reserve in Washington, and member of the LSA of Arcata, California. Includes reflections on teaching to Natives. [about]
  50. 2016. Vision of the Future, A, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:4. "From the Editor's Desk": Introductory notes to JBS volume 26:4, announcing that JBS is now free for sharing, with new articles posted freely online. [about]
  51. 2016. Unity of Humanity, The: An Interview with Professor Todd Lawson, by David Hornsby and Jane Clark, in Beshara Magazine, issue . Biography of Lawson and his personal interests in the Qur'an and the Bahá'í Faith, discussion of contemporary Western approaches to Islam, and commentary on current world affairs and hope for the future. (Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite.) [about]
  52. 2016. Striving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism, by Nazil Ghanea, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:1-2. Bahá'í perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity. [about]
  53. 2016. Religion in the Modern World, by Vargha Taefi. The problem with organised religion is not that it is organised; the problem is that it is not organised enough. The Baha’i Faith has revolutionised the concept of religion. It offers an alternative to organised religion: "organic faith." [about]
  54. 2016. Guardian's Wartime Travels, The, by Harry Liedtke. Brief chronology of world events 1938-1940 juxtaposed with Shoghi Effendi's travels in 1940, when he left Haifa for England nine months after the beginning of the war. [about]
  55. 2016. From The Editor's Desk, by Linda S. Covey and Roshan Danesh, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3. Introduction to this issue's articles on the unique potentials of the indigenous population of America, recovery from the residential schools, eradicating prejudice, and the intersection between the Bahá’í Faith and native peoples. [about]
  56. 2016. Evolution of Epistemology, The: Generation of Knowledge in the Bahá'í Faith, by Vargha Taefi. The sun of postmodernism has set. The Baha’i ‘framework for understanding’ shifts the hermeneutic paradigm and marks the dawn of a ‘new era’. It has given birth to the next generation of rationality: a framework for learning in action. [about]
  57. 2016. Encouragement, Challenges, Healing, and Progress: The Bahá'í Faith in Indigenous Communities, by Alfred Kahn, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3. On the challenges of community-building among Indigenous people, written from the perspective of a childhood spent among Bahá'í pioneers on Native American land, and on reconciling traditional views with global Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  58. 2016. `Abdu'l-Bahá's Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran, by Adib Masumian. 'Abduʼl-Bahá's contributions to Iranian thought and social discourse, as recorded in his seminal work The Secret of Divine Civilization. [about]
  59. 2016/2022. Coordinates of Baha'i Holy Sites and the Junaynih Garden. Latitude, longitude, and brief descriptions of key sites such as Akka prison, Bahji, Ridvan Garden, Bahá'í cemetery, cave of Elijah, and the houses of Bahá'u'lláh, Abbud, Udi Khammar, and Abdu'l-Bahá, followed by a history of the Junaynih Garden. [about]
  60. 2016/2020. Taking Care with Translation of Sacred Scripture, by Edward Price. Examination of the importance of using reliable translations of the Qur’án. Includes technical discussion of the meanings of Islam, Muslim, and Allah, aspects of the Arabic language, and errors of translation. [about]
  61. 2016-2023. Random Thoughts of a Mystic Economist, by Badi Shams. Collection of 55 articles published on [about]
  62. 2016-2021. Pensamientos varios de un economista místico, by Badi Shams. Colección de 51 artículos publicados en [about]
  63. 2016-12-23. Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab and Shaykh Ahmad, by Vahid Houston Ranjbar. Brief comparison of two opposing ideologies: fundamentalist Wahhabism vs. the less literalistic teachings of Shaykhism and the Bábí Faith. [about]
  64. 2016 Summer. Translating Rumi, by Anthony Lee, in, vol. 3. 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]
  65. 2016 Spring. Encounter, The, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Ré Nua New Day, 241. A slightly fictionalized account of a visit to the Shrine of the Bab in the Holy Land. [about]
  66. 2015. Way to World Peace, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  67. 2015. Reconciliation of Religions, The: Imperative for the 21st Century, by Peter Terry. While the 12 principles attributed to 'Abdu'l-Bahá include the harmony of religion with science and reason and the imperative that religion lead to unity, one principle that was at least as prominent is often left out: the reconciliation of religions. [about]
  68. 2015. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, by Ali Nakhjavani, in The American Bahá'í. Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  69. 2015. Importance of Religion, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  70. 2015. For a Trustworthy Government, by Leon Stevens. A short meditation on how to reorganize the executive and legislative branches of the US government to improve its functioning. [about]
  71. 2015/2020-08. Community and Collective Action, by Gustavo Correa, in Bahá'í World. On the hopeful efforts of groups of people around the world to build a new kind of community based on the oneness of humankind, and the vision and process guiding these efforts. [about]
  72. 2015-05-06. Famous Miracles in the Bahá'í Faith, by Susan Gammage. Miraculous events and stories of faith healing. ("Miracles" attributed to Shoghi Effendi or other Bahá'ís are to be taken metaphorically.) [about]
  73. 2014. "Two Great Powers" in the Lawh-i Maqsud, by Ismael Velasco. On the identity of the two countries that arose against the followers of Moses, referenced by Bahá'u'lláh — likely Russia and France or Russia and Germany. [about]
  74. 2014. Life After Death from a Bahá'í Perspective, by Diane Robinson Kerr. Quotations from the Writings with some explanations, to trace the journey of the soul, the purpose of life, description of the afterlife, and the nature of belief itself. [about]
  75. 2014. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, by Diane Robinson Kerr. Overview of the core tenets of Islam — belief, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  76. 2014. Five Pillars of Islam, The, by Diane Robinson Kerr. Summary of the essential precepts of Islam — belief, prayer, zakat, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  77. 2014. Baha'u'llah and the Reconciliation of Religions, by Peter Terry. The reconciliation of religions is one of the principal themes of Bahá'u'lláh's writings, yet one rarely discussed in introductions to the Bahá'í Faith and often ignored in surveys of Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  78. 2014-11. Badí' (Bahá'í) Calendar: An Introduction, The, by Moojan Momen. Summary of the nature of Bahá'í calendar, the way the Badí' calendar works, and the reason for the 2014 revisions inaugurated by the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  79. 2014 Spring. Rejoinder to Ata Arjomand, by Kamran Ekbal, in Iran Nameh, 29:1. [article in Persian] [about]
  80. 2013. Una llama de fuego, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Traducido de "Flame of Fire: The Tablet of Ahmad." [about]
  81. 2013. Transformation, by Iscander Micael Tinto. The concept of transformation — the change of something's condition, nature, or character, such as the growth of the human soul or the evolution of civilization — is the cornerstone of each Dispensation and its renewal of spiritual energy. [about]
  82. 2013. List and Map of 114 Youth Conferences in 2013, by Bahá'í World News Service. List of pages at (offsite) with reports, descriptions, and videos of youth events across the globe. The accompanying map gives an impression of the spread of the worldwide Bahá'í community. [about]
  83. 2013. "Come Back, Africa": First commercial film mentioning the Bahá'í Faith, by Greg Watson. Context of a 1959 African documentary/drama film in which the Bahá'í Faith is discussed. [about]
  84. 2013. Bahá'í Faith and Islam. Overview of connections and contrasts between the Bahá'í Faith and its parent religion. [about]
  85. 2013-2017. Baha'i Reflections on the "Seal of the Prophets", by Christopher Buck. 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]
  86. 2013-03. Understanding Bahá'í History: Introduction to the study of history, by Moojan Momen. Video and transcript, prepared for the Wilmette Institute, about how to approach and understand the study of history, biases of eyewitnesses, and the subjective construction of facts. [about]
  87. 2012. Supreme Tribunal (Mahkamiy-i-Kubra), by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13. Meaning of "Bahá'í Court" in the writings of the Guardian and how it compares with the General Assembly of the United Nations. [about]
  88. 2012. Platón, Leonardo y el sistema del Monte Carmelo, by Ernesto Fernandez. The symbolic systems of Plato and Leonardo da Vinci, and their modern architectural representation in the Shrine of the Bab and the slopes of Mount Carmel. Includes English essay "Leonardo and his Vitruvian Man." [about]
  89. 2012. Interpretation and Elucidation, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13. The nature of elucidation vs. authorized interpretation, and the institution of the Guardianship. [about]
  90. 2012. Finding the Lamp: My Bahá'í Experience, by Boris Handal, in Catholics and Catholicism in contemporary Australia: challenges and achievements, ed. Abe Ata. A personal adventure of faith, influenced by a background where faith and reason talked to each other, and an oriental ethnic heritage and curiosity for Eastern cultures; thoughts on inclusive spiritual agendas for the future. [about]
  91. 2012. Becoming a Bahá'í - What Do I Need to Know?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. An aid to inviting people to enrol, explaining very simply what they need to know before joining the Bahá'í community. [about]
  92. 2012. Bahá'í Fast, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A summary of the laws and principles of the Fast. [about]
  93. 2012-12. Baha'i Religious History: Introduction, by Todd Lawson, in Journal of Religious History, 36:4. Introduction to a special issue of this journal titled "Bahá'í History," summarizing the prophetic record, the divine hierarchy of history, and the primacy of science and education. [about]
  94. 2012-11. "This Glorious Harvest of Victory": The 1963 World Congress, by Adam Thorne. Brief history about the first international Bahá'í congress, including recollections of some participants. [about]
  95. 2012-11. Names of the Bahá'í Months, The: Separating Fact from Fiction, by Moojan Momen. A blog post, compiled for the Wilmette Institute, on the original source of the names of the months of the Badí calendar — taken from a dawn prayer by the Fifth Shí’í Imám, Muhammad al-Báqir, for the month of Ramadan. [about]
  96. 2012-11-19. Using the Names of God for Healing: List of 405 Names of God, by Susan Gammage. 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]
  97. 2012-08-22. Bahá'í Litmus Test for Egypt, A, by Dwight Bashir, in Cairo Review of Global Affairs. A brief history of Bahá'í persecution in Egypt and three myths propagated by state media, by a director for Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. [about]
  98. 2012-05-17. Религии мира о гомосексуализме: обзор учений Индуизма, Иудаизма, Буддизма, Зороастризма, Сикхизма, Христианства, Ислама, Веры бахаи, by Ильяс Фаткулов. Краткий обзор точек зрения мировых религий на гомосексуальные отношения. [about]
  99. 2012-05-10. Bahá'ísm hopes to unite the world and religious conflicts: An interview with Hutan Hejazi Martinez, by Linn Andersson, in Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales. An outsider's view of Bahá'í history and ideology (doxa). [about]
  100. 2011. Why There are No Women in the Universal House of Justice, by Vladimir Chupin. Upon learning that it is forbidden to elect women to the Universal House of Justice, many people become puzzled, given the Faith's strong emphasis on the equality of the sexes. This essay offers some perspectives. [about]
  101. 2011. Who Was Archangel, the Potowatami Woman on Whose Land the Wilmette Temple Was Built?, by Ismael Velasco. Brief investigation into the surname "Ouilmette" (Wilmette), and the identity of a Native American girl named Archangel whose home was at one time on this point of land. [about]
  102. 2011. Teaching the Cause of God: A Two-Edged Sword, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 12. We cannot separate the spiritual life of the individual from the spiritual life of the community; 18 major themes from Bahá’í Writings and subjects which give us guidance in our independent efforts individually to teach the Faith. [about]
  103. 2011. Breastfeeding and the Bahá'í Faith, by Haig V. Setrakian and Marc B. Rosenman, in Breastfeeding Medicine, 6:4. The Writings reference breast-feeding literally and symbolically, and provide guidance as to its practice. As the ideal form of infant nutrition, breastfeeding women are exempted from fasting, and it is linked to childhood moral development. [about]
  104. 2011. Abdu'l-Baha in Britain: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Short overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's travels to Britain. [about]
  105. 2011-07-06. Multifaith Centre Building Design and Demonstration, by Chuen-Tat Kang, in Introduction to Asian Culture and Religion. One-page description by an outsider of a Bahá'í temple: architecture, aesthetics, and symbolism (see page 51, near the end). [about]
  106. 2010. One Father, Many Children: Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Burl Barer. Judaic teachings on religious inclusivism and relativism, and the Bahá'í acceptance of Judaism. [about]
  107. 2010. Non-Involvement in Politics, by Ali Murad Davudi. The importance and value of the Bahá'í principle of non-involvement in political affairs. [about]
  108. 2010. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Boston, by The Pluralism Project. Two short documents by Harvard University's religious pluralism project: "Timeline of the Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston" and "The Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston." [about]
  109. 2010. Creative Word and the Meaning of Unity, The: An Annotated Survey of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Ittihád (Tablet of Unity), by Shahrokh Monjazeb. On the contents of the Tablet of Unity and its relevance for the social life of humanity, including a provisional English translation from the earliest Persian/Arabic published source. [about]
  110. 2010. Baha'i Conceptual Framework for Interfaith Discourse and Action, by Ismael Velasco. Overview of challenges to interfaith work, a Bahá'í appraisal of current activities, and the culture of systematic growth. [about]
  111. 2010/2021. Essays on Bahá'í Topics, by James J. Keene. Three sample chapters from a collection of essays: Universal Currency is Now, Bahá'í Election Primer, and Proclamation 1,2,3. [about]
  112. 2010-12. Post-Competitive Human Image, A, by Michael Karlberg, in Beyond One. Science is now challenging old simplistic models of human nature. Attitudes, behaviors, and institutional structures must shift to translate holistic self-understanding into new, interdependent social modes in family, education, and government. [about]
  113. 2010-12. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick. The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  114. 2010-10-18. Responding to an Attack on Humanity, by Alan Bryson. Reflections on the events of 9/11. [about]
  115. 2010-05. Bahá'í Question, The: A Case of Religious Discrimination in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Sina Astani. Overview of the situation of the Bahá'ís in Iran, 1979-2010. [about]
  116. 2010-04. Iranian Intellectuals and the Bahá'ís. 59 essays from 2008-2009 in Iranian newspapers or by influential thinkers, about the Bahá'í Faith in contemporary Iran. Most of these were also translated by Ahang Rabbani. [about]
  117. 2010-01. Reflections on Climate Change: A Baha'i Response, by Rod Duncan, in Interreligious Insight, 8:1. Responses to climate change from members of various religious faiths. [about]
  118. 2010-01. Early Childhood Education, by Cyrus Rohani, in Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 7:1. Education is a continuous and creative process which fulfils the moral potential of each individual. Its aim is to develop the capacities latent in human nature and to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and transformation of society. [about]
  119. 2009. Sufi and Baha'i Spiritual Practices, by Michael McCarron. Brief overview of some commonalities. [about]
  120. 2009. Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, by Bahá'í Internet Agency. Bahá’ís welcome constructive examination of their Faith. While they should not engage in exchanges that are divisive or contentious, Bahá’ís will not hesitate to respond, in a spirit of courtesy and fairness, to serious misrepresentations of their Faith. [about]
  121. 2009. Counter-Intuition: A Manifestation of God in a Human Body? , by Ismael Velasco. Many leaders and gurus betray us as false prophets; it is difficult to understand how a fellow human being could ever be a true voice of the divine, a transcendent Manifestation of God. Yet Bahá'ís recognize this in Mirzá Husayn Alí, Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  122. 2009. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith in Guyana, A. Short overview of Bahá'í activities in this part of South America, since the first visit by Leonora Armstrong in 1927. [about]
  123. 2009/2012. Assessing the Claims of Nigar Bahá'í Amsalem, by Adib Masumian. On claims made by the great-granddaughter of Bahá'u'lláh, as presented in the outsider film Bahá'ís in My Backyard. [about]
  124. 2009-2019. Lists of Articles, by Brent Poirier. Lists of 126 articles at the author's six blog websites. [about]
  125. 2009-12-08. Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men, by Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. Issues that lie at the heart of the struggle for the equality of women and men, via the Institute’s efforts to generate systematic learning and gain new insights, in collaboration with others. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  126. 2009-02-09. Islam, the Baha'i Faith and the Eternal Covenant of Alast, by Susan Maneck. [about]
  127. 2009-01-24. Old Charges for a New Religion, Some, by Susan Maneck. The background and significance of the fantastic charges made against Bahá’ís in Iran and elsewhere where Bahá’ís face severe persecution (a foreign conspiracy to destroy the unity of Islam; sexual promiscuity, etc.) in the context of other ‘heresies'. [about]
  128. 2008. Role and Function of Bahá'í Institutes in the Life of the Bahá'í Community, by William S. Hatcher. Bahá'í training institutes are a wonderful new opportunity for self-development and for sharing our talents with others; their forms and programmes can be diverse. [about]
  129. 2008. Reconstructing the Academy, by William S. Hatcher. Brief response to postmodernism in academia and the "Sokal Hoax." Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  130. 2008. Prophets and Mountains, by Moshe Sharon, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9. Metaphors of mountains and actual mountains in the history of religion; Mount Carmel. [about]
  131. 2008. Précis Commentary on One Common Faith, by William S. Hatcher. Commentary on the statement ‘One Common Faith’. [about]
  132. 2008. Powerseeking and Ideology, by William S. Hatcher. Good and evil are a potential that lie within the heart of each individual; but a believer in an ideology can feel morally justified in perpetrating cruelty towards others, because he sees himself as defending a higher value against an infidel. [about]
  133. 2008. New Development in the Bahá'í Community, A, by R. Mehrabkhani. On the three stages in the growth of each religion, and the new instruments for the correct implementation of the Bahá'í plans, the Cluster and its Reflection Meetings, and the Ruhi course. [about]
  134. 2008. Metaphors in Education, by Boris Handal. Knowledge is associated with the development of spiritual capabilities such as justice, confidence, patience, service, etc. Educational research and its methodologies are a vehicle to find knowledge and a tool to help us achieve our highest selves. [about]
  135. 2008. Martyrdom of the Bab, by David Merrick. Martyrdom of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. Based on many early accounts. [about]
  136. 2008. Fear of Teaching: A Meditation on Authenticity in Human Relationships, by William S. Hatcher. [about]
  137. 2008. Epilogue on Neo-Darwinian Theory, by William S. Hatcher. Contains no mention of Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  138. 2008. Environment, Caring for: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  139. 2008. Cycle of Lectures on Universal and Contemporary Themes, by William S. Hatcher. On love, power and justice; true religion is not an ideology; the concept of human value; social ethics and individual development; the unity of religion and science; a logical proof of the existence of God; is universal culture possible? [about]
  140. 2008. Birth and Childhood of Baha'u'llah, by David Merrick. Childhood and Early Life of Bahá'u'lláh, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  141. 2008. Bahá'í Faith, The: A Non-ideological Approach to Religion, by William S. Hatcher. [about]
  142. 2008/2022. Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh, The, by Boris Handal, in Australian Bahá'í Bulletin. Overview of the Bahá'í Covenant, the nature of Covenant-breaking, and the spiritual foundation for being firm in such a fundamental principle. [about]
  143. 2008/2016. Declaration of Baha'u'llah in the Ridvan Garden in 1863, by David Merrick. Bahá'u'lláh's Declaration in the Garden of Ridvan, told in plain English suitable for reading aloud. Includes photos and 2 maps. Based on many accounts. [about]
  144. 2008-12. Bahá'í Faith: Origin, Missionary Work, and the Entrance into Vietnam, by Mai Thanh Hai, in Religious Studies Review, 4:2. An outsider's short history of the Faith in Vietnam since 1954 and current activities in the country. [about]
  145. 2008-11-20. Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations, by Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. An initial set of concepts and principles guiding the exploration of the complementary and constructive contributions that both science and religion must make to processes of social and economic development. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  146. 2008-10. Seeking Refuge, by Tamela Rich, in Charlotte Magazine. Essay introducing a community to recently-arrived Iranian refugees fleeing religious persecution in their homeland, where they are denied jobs, education and sometimes their lives. The article shows how difficult it is to start anew in this Sunbelt city. [about]
  147. 2008-09-18. Nabil's Narrative: What History has Forgotten, by Soheila Vahdati. An outsider's view of how Iranian media and society have glossed over or intentionally obscured Iran's treatment of 19th-century dissidents. [about]
  148. 2008-09-02. Baha'is and Higher Education in Iran, The, by Ahmad Batebi. An outsider's overview of the political and religious barriers to Bahá'í schools, the state of human rights, and contemporary arrests of Bahá'í leaders in Iran. [about]
  149. 2008-08-15. We Are All Iranian Bahá'ís!, by Ali Keshtgar. The Hojjatieh Society, Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, human rights, and defending Bahá'ís. Includes Persian text. [about]
  150. 2007. Religion of Islam, by Ahang Rabbani. Overview of Islam: law and doctrine, The Qur'an, Hadith, the Five Pillars, Quranic interpretation. [about]
  151. 2007. Progress of the Bahá'í Faith in South Africa since 1911. Overview of the Bahá'í communities in South Africa, 1911-2007. [about]
  152. 2007. Common sense versus secularism: American Bahá'í literature as a window on implicit culture, by Sen McGlinn. Religion and politics must be kept in separate spheres with different, though complementary, rules. This paper questions whether that is understood by Bahá'ís, even in countries that claim to value the separation of church and state. [about]
  153. 2007. Birth and Childhood of the Bab, by David Merrick. Childhood and Early Life of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  154. 2007. All Abide by His Bidding: The Universal Law of God, by Peter Terry. On the liberty of the individual vis-à-vis the laws of God guiding people to making the "right" choices. [about]
  155. 2007-09-12. Abdu'l-Baha in Montreal, by Jack McLean. Overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Canada in 1912, written in commemoration of its Centenary. [about]
  156. 2007-08-02. Erich Fromm and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean. Brief examination of psychologist Fromm's exposure to and influence by Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  157. 2006. Obedience: Conscience and Dissent in the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook. An outsider's perspective on the possible conflict between an individual's conscience and obedience to a higher authority, cast in the form of a dialogue. [about]
  158. 2006. Moral Relativism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook. An outsider's perspective challenging unquestioning obedience to religious commandments. Right and wrong, this author believes, are relative to situations and to the needs of human beings in a given time and place. [about]
  159. 2006. Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency. Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
  160. 2006. Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency. Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
  161. 2006. The Baha'is as a Mystic Community, by Moojan Momen: Response, by Jack McLean, in World Order, 38:1. The meanings of mysticism in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  162. 2005. Universal House of Justice: Significance, Origin, Authority, and Election, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications. [about]
  163. 2005. Sealed Words, The: A Brief Account of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Iqán, by Shahrokh Monjazeb. Overview of the historical context of the Iqán, its themes, and the original manuscript. [about]
  164. 2005. Road, The: Reflections on Scottish history, by Jack Boyd. Essays on the birth of Scotland, Saint Patrick, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, and Rob Roy MacGregor. Includes photos of Rob Roy's cave, grave, and lands, with notes by a distant descendant of Roy. [about]
  165. 2005. Passing of Shoghi Effendi, Ministry of the Hands of the Cause, and Defection of Mason Remey, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications. [about]
  166. 2005. Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications. Short essay on the infallibility of the Universal House of Justice with extensive quotations. [about]
  167. 2005. Dissidents and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean. Author's personal experiences with "disgruntled" ex-Bahá'ís and critics online in the 1990s. [about]
  168. 2005. Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  169. 2005. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The, by Massrouri M. and et al.. Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Bahá'í Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  170. 2005. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in nanobison, 1:2. Short essay published in a "speculative fiction e-zine." [about]
  171. 2005-04. Great Bridge–Maker, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua. The papacy and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  172. 2005-04-01. Epístola de Maqsúd: Introdução ao estudo da Epístola de Maqsud, by Marco Oliveira. A Epistola de Maqsud é uma das mais citadas epistolas de Bahá'u'lláh.Este texto pretende encorajar o estudo desta obra do Fundador da Religião Bahá'í. [about]
  173. 2004. Not Quite So New in Kansas, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Our Way With Words. Overview of the Faith and its history in Kansas, prepared in an opportunity to proclaim the Faith by invited essay to the Kansas Authors' Club publication on its centennial. [about]
  174. 2004. Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  175. 2004. Bahá'í Ethics: Answers to 55 Questions Submitted by Arthur Dobrin, by Dianne Bradford and Fiona Missaghian, in Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook, Arthur D. Dobrin, ed.. Answers to questions submitted in preparation for a source book in religious ethics for a college course at Hofstra University, New York, fall 2001. [about]
  176. 2004. Artes en la Fe / Fe en Las Artes, by Istvan Dely. [about]
  177. 2004-09. Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War, by Negar Mottahedeh, in Middle East Research and Information Project. Observations on contemporary culture and gender issues in Iran. [about]
  178. 2004-05. Association for Baha'i Studies - English-speaking Europe: A Retrospective, by Seena Fazel, in Associate, 38. Overview of the history of the Bahá'í Studies Review, the Associate, and ABS-ESE special interest groups, conferences, and Bahá'í societies. [about]
  179. 2003. Why Are We Here: Meaning of Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  180. 2003. 'Thee' and 'thee' in the translation of the Súrih of the Temple (Súriy-i-Haykal), by Khazeh Fananapazir, in Lights of Irfan, 4. [about]
  181. 2003. Suicide and the Bahá'í Faith. Inspired by the death of David Kelly, see Prepared by a group of Bahá'í physicians who prefer to remain anonymous. [about]
  182. 2003. Philosophical Basis for the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Technology, A, by Lawrence D. Staudt, in Solas, 3. Nature of the physical world, the principle of sustainability, the present energy situation, options for Ireland, a vision for the use of renewable energy in Ireland, and the role of the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Tech (CREDIT). [about]
  183. 2003. Making of Portraits of Some Bahá'í Women by O.Z. Whitehead, The, by Wendi Momen, in Solas, 3. Recollections by the editor/publisher of stories behind the writing of O.Z. 'Zebby' Whitehead's books, and some biographical information about Whitehead himself. Includes brief review by Edwin McCloughan from The Irish Times. [about]
  184. 2003-08. What is a Content Management System?, by Jonah Winters. A brief overview of the technology underlying the Bahá'í Library Online circa 2003, and why this technology represents the next step in the Internet's evolution [since this essay was written, the term Web 2.0 has been popularized for said "next step"]. [about]
  185. 2003-07. Approach of Abdu'l-Baha to the Problem of Tolerance, The, by Erfan Sabeti. Exploring the differences between forbearance, indifference, acceptance, turning away, freedom, and tolerance, to distinguish matters of opinion and belief from scientific and aesthetic ones. [about]
  186. 2003-04. Global Interfaith Movement, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua. Summary of examples of interfaith dialogue from 1993-2003. [about]
  187. 2002. Web and Weft of Civilisation: Art and Learning in the Bahá'í Community, by Aodhán Floyd, in Solas, 2. One of the challenges of the 5 Year Plan (2001-2006) is enhancing the relationship between education and art. Learning through the arts can enrich communities and help integrate societies. Education is the most effective way to shape values. [about]
  188. 2002. Radio Bahá'í del Lago Titicaca, 20 años de historia, by Rene Quiñonez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2. Un breve relato sobre los logros de un proyecto de desarrollo socio económico al servicio de los pobladores del altiplano peruano boliviano. [about]
  189. 2002. Necesidad de revisión del concepto de 'Soberanía' del Estado, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2. La relatividad de la Soberanía del Estado y la unidad teórica de todo lo jurídico, darán lugar a una unidad política de los estados, con una organización jurídica centralizada. Esto implica la constitución de un super-Estado mundial. [about]
  190. 2002. Monarchy, The Future of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  191. 2002. Message of the Universal House of Justice to the World's Religious Leaders: Panel Discussion Comments, by Jack McLean. Overview of some prominent global theologians and historians of religion, and issues facing interfaith dialogue. [about]
  192. 2002. Life after Death: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  193. 2002. La Ley, fundamento de la sociedad o restricción de la libertad?, by Nicomedes Merma Aroni, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2. La libertad no puede ser absoluta. Vivimos en una sociedad interdependiente. Algunas limitaciones a nuestra libertad son necesarias para evitar otras restricciones todavía peores. [about]
  194. 2002. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  195. 2002. Filosofías y Analogías en Educación, by Boris Handal, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2. Teorías educativas recientes han validado académicamente el rol de las creencias, opiniones y emociones en el aprendizaje y la enseñanza, inclusive en las llamadas ciencias fácticas como las matemáticas. [about]
  196. 2002. De las Manifestaciones de Dios en las culturas precolombinas de América, by Jorge Vallejo, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 3. Los antiguos americanos, ¿no eran hijos de Dios?, ¿no conocieron nunca al Dios Único y Verdadero?, ¿Dios, influyó o no en su progreso?. Obviamente han tenido que existir también voceros de Dios en estos lares para que estos pueblos alcancen las alturas de [about]
  197. 2002. Counsellors, Board Members, and Assistants: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. An explanation of the ‘Appointed Arm’ of the Faith. [about]
  198. 2002. Christmas and Bahá'ís: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  199. 2002. Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. An overview of similar Bahá'í and Buddhist teachings. [about]
  200. 2002. 'Abdu'l-Bahá Writes to Wichita, Kansas: The Beginnings of the Bahá'í History of Wichita, by Duane L. Herrmann. Early history of the Bahá'í community of Wichita. Includes three tablets sent at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s instruction to two believers in Wichita in 1902, Fred Hale and Frank Dyer. [about]
  201. 2002/2004. Messianic Concealment and Theophanic Disclosure, by Juan Cole. Lengthy collection of notes on Baha'u'llah's relationship to Subh-i-Azal, with quotations from Fadil Mazandarani's Zuhur al-Haqq histories, compiled and edited from posts sent to an academic email list. [about]
  202. 2002-08. Us and Them: Understanding Cultural Identity, by Deborah Clark Vance. Identity formation and cultural identities are an important part of who we are, but we need to be aware that intergroup prejudices can obstruct mutual understanding. [about]
  203. 2002-08-05. Medieval Ignorance: The silence of Iranian polity towards Bahá'í persecution, by Iqbal Latif, in The Iranian. An outsider's view of Iran's treatment of its Bahá'í community. [about]
  204. 2002-05. Reconstructing Ridvan, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'í Journal UK, 19:1. Brief historical overview of an event about which the Guardian said the circumstances are "shrouded in an obscurity which future historians will find it difficult to penetrate." [about]
  205. 2002 Spring. Reporting on the Spirit: How the Media Covers Spiritual and Religious Issues, by Amaris Podger, in Associate, 37. There is no ideological reason to prevent journalists or media outlets from holding religious opinions or giving voice to them. [about]
  206. 2002 October. Deriding Revealed Religions?: Bahá'ís in Egypt, by Johanna Pink, in ISIM Newsletter. Shift in Egyptian public perception of the Bahá'í Faith from an Islamic reform movement to an independent religion. [about]
  207. 2001. Towards a Spiritual Civilization, by Ian C. Semple, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 11:3-4. Three methods to achieve the spiritualization of humankind: perpetual striving to draw closer to God in mind, action and spirit; the fundamental work of teaching the Message and building the Administrative Order; and participation in humanitarian service. [about]
  208. 2001. Sri Aurobindo Movement and the Bahá'í Faith, by Anil Sarwal. Summary historical connections between the two communities. [about]
  209. 2001. Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring, by George Starcher. A condensation of a 130 page joint working paper of the International Labour Office and EBBF. Does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  210. 2001. Nineteenth Century Islamic Mahdism in Iran and the Sudan: A brief analysis of the teachings and influence of The Bab and Muhammad Ahmad (The Sudanese Mahdi), by Jason Illari. A comparitive study of the movements of the Bab and the Sudanese Mahdi. [about]
  211. 2001. Necesidad de la Oracion para Mejorar Nuestras Vidas, by Mirna Leon, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1. Aquí algunas relexiones personales sobre la importancia de la oración en la vida espiritual. Lograr un estado espiritual de oración puede ayudarnos a tener una mejor calidad de vida incluyendo beneficios físicos y sicológicos. [about]
  212. 2001. Introduction to Compilation on Writers and Writing, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10. [about]
  213. 2001. Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Venezuela. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Venezuela. [about]
  214. 2001. Food and Farming: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  215. 2001. Filosofía del Trabajo, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1. El trabajo como un fin consistente en la realización de valores y no meramente como un medio para alcanzar bienes materiales. [about]
  216. 2001. Ethics of Profit, The, by Oliver Giscard d'Estaing. Clarifies the economic, social, and spiritual functions of profit and the distinction between ethical and non-ethical profit. Does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  217. 2001. Early European Bahá'í involvement in Social Activism, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10. Early initiatives taken by Bahá'ís in Britain and France in support of education for underprivileged children, medical service, and women's suffrage. [about]
  218. 2001. Can There Be Only One True Religion?: Invited Commentary, by John Hick, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10. [about]
  219. 2001. Bahá'í Apologetics?, by Udo Schaefer, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10. Apologetics is a branch of systematic theology rather than religious studies. It can help explore the teachings of the Faith in the context of prevailing philosophies and standards in a secular society, and answer critical inquiries. [about]
  220. 2001-09. Theology of Osama bin Laden, The: History and 9/11, by Susan Maneck. Overview of the Muslim thinkers who influenced bin Laden and their motivations, and some historical context. [about]
  221. 2001-09. Apologetics: A Personal Vision, by Ian Kluge. Argument for the need for and practice of academic defense of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  222. 2001-09-13. Living Purposefully in a Time of Violence, by Holly Hanson. Contemplation of Bahá'í responses to the global issues raised by 9/11. [about]
  223. 2001-08. Origin of the Bahá'í Principle of the Harmony between Science and Religion, The, by Keven Brown. On the origin of the principle of scientific/religious harmony in Islamic and Bahá’í Writings, and discussion of a letter by Abdu'l-Bahá on the topic. [about]
  224. 2001-07. Compassion or Karuna as Understood in the Bahá'í Religion, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 2:1-2. A brief overview of the meaning of ethics and the divine origin of compassion. [about]
  225. 2001-04. Religious Challenges in the 21st Century and the Bahá'í Faith, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:4. Why has religion become suspect in present-day society? Do religious traditions help or hinder community? How does the Golden Rule, which exists in all religions, help build global unity? [about]
  226. 2001-01. Religion and Science in the New Millennium: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:3. An attempt to understand the essential functions of science and religion in human society, building on the work of Stanwood Cobb, William Hatcher and Anjam Khursheed, who have done pioneering research on the unity of religion and science. [about]
  227. 2001 Winter/Spring. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Institutions, Comments on, by Robert Stockman, in Associate, 33-34. The terms "scholarship" vs "scholar"; relationship between scholarship and faith; relationship with the institutions; scholarship in North America. [about]
  228. 2001 Winter/Spring. Role of the Bahá'í Scholar in Defending the Faith, The, by Muhammad Afnan, in Associate, 33-34. The role of apologetics in the Bahá'í Faith is not merely to defend or prove, but to demonstrate that the Faith provides the means for obtaining knowledge of the truth, and to present the truths revealed by the Sacred Writings. [about]
  229. 2001 Winter/Spring. International Criminal Court: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Dan Wheatley, in Associate, 33-34. Brief history of the ICC, and Bahá'í support of it. [about]
  230. 2001 Winter/Spring. Future of Bahá'í Studies, The, by William P. Collins, in Associate, 33-34. On the need for planning for the future, diversification, scholarly study by non-Bahá'ís, scholarship and art, unity paradigm, popular culture, writing in a non-boring style, and coordination of activities. [about]
  231. 2001 Winter/Spring. Fostering Good Working Relations between Bahá'í Institutions and Bahá'í Scholars, by Wendi Momen, in Associate, 33-34. Lists of things that make Bahá'í scholarship important, some ways institutions can support scholars, ways scholars can support the institutions, and brief comments on Review. [about]
  232. 2001 Summer. Memorials of the Faithful: Revisited, by Ron Price, in Associate, 35. Literary themes in Abdu'l-Bahá's book of biographies. [about]
  233. 2001 Autumn. Pursuing Excellence, by Barney Leith, in Associate, 36. What is excellence, is it ineffable, how do we recognize it, and how might we pursue it? [about]
  234. 2000. Women in Martyrdom: Parallels of Passio Perpetuae and Martyrdom in the Baha'i Faith, by Kathleen Dillon. Accounts of female martyrs in early Christianity and revolutionary Iran. [about]
  235. 2000. Women and Religious Change: A case study in the colonial migrant experience, by Miriam Dixson, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. The story of Margaret Dixson, and one woman's growth from Anglicanism, via numerology and astrology, to commitment to the world ideals of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  236. 2000. Spiritual Nature of a Human Being, The, by William G. Huitt, in Educational Psychology Interactive. When individuals combine understandings derived from science, philosophy, and religion with their personal experiences and intuitions they will have a more complete knowledge of the reality of the universe than from any one knowledge system by itself. [about]
  237. 2000. Rise of the Terrorism and Secessionism in South Asia: A Baha'i Viewpoint, by Ali K. Merchant, in Journal of Dharma, 25:3-4. A short article about causes of terrorism, its history in India, understanding the terrorist mindset, and some Bahá'í solutions. [about]
  238. 2000. Rewriting the Script: Some thoughts on gender roles and the Bahá'í Teachings, by Sonja van Kerkhoff. A collection of visual and physical art exploring these themes. [about]
  239. 2000. Passionate Artist, The, by Ron Price, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. Essay on the inner life and private character, and the origins of the author's own creative inspiration. [about]
  240. 2000. Of Paramount Importance: Addressing the Paucity of Music in Bahá'í Devotional Practice, by Michael Knopf, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. Short overview of the use of music in Bahá'í feasts, holy day celebrations, and temples. [about]
  241. 2000. Method in Religious Studies: Theistic and Agnostic, by Jack McLean. Response to an assertion by Christopher Buck that the term religious studies is misleading, in that, while the object of the study is religious, the method is not; thoughts on how a scientific methodology would work. [about]
  242. 2000. Lonely road to native title determination, A, by Walter Waia, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. A personal account of the Saibai Island Native Title Claim: a story of an Indigenous Australian who "walked a learning road to fulfill his obligations to his family, his clan and to the community." [about]
  243. 2000. Hinduism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  244. 2000. Dear Parent ... a Message to a non-Bahá'í Parent: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A letter written to the parents of British Bahá'í converts to dispel anxiety and misinformation. [about]
  245. 2000. Creativity and Spirituality: Are They Related?, by Negin Sanaei, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. Short essay on utilizing our talent and appreciating the importance of the imagination. [about]
  246. 2000. Beautiful Flight toward the Light, The: Reflections on an Artist's Life, by Robin M. Chandler, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2. Subjective reflections about the nature of creativity from the author's own point of view, training and experiences as a social scientist and as an artist. [about]
  247. 2000. Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall. Brief notes on the history of Bahá'í activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
  248. 2000/2005. Making the Crooked Straight: Foreword, and letter to World Order, by Jack McLean. Foreword to the published book, followed by a letter to the editor for World Order regarding their issue devoted to Francesco Ficicchia and Bahá'í apologetics. [about]
  249. 2000-10. Concept of Sin in the Bahá'í Faith, The, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:2. Just as Bahá'ís don't believe in the existence of evil as a real entity, likewise sin is but the absence of holiness. All the forces within us are God-given and thus potentially virtuous; their absence casts the shadow of sin. [about]
  250. 2000-07. What is Religious Humanism: A Bahá'í Viewpoint, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:1. Religious institutions are often viewed as irrelevant to the concerns of the modern world. Apparent differences don't disprove the essential unity of religion, or its teaching that humans are essentially good and have a purpose in life. [about]
  251. 2000-06-27. On History's Greatest Breakthrough in Knowledge, by John Taylor. Various musings inspired by the month of "knowledge," and by Bahá'u'lláh's statement that "every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute." [about]
  252. 2000-04. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, The: Its Continuing Place In History, by Helen T. Wilson. Historical context of the Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh and some of the Guardian's objectives in writing it. [about]
  253. 2000 Summer. Gobineau's Account of the Beginnings of the Bahá'í Revelation, by Howard B. Garey, in World Order, 31:4. Short summary of the Bab's time in Shiraz and Mecca, circa 1843. [about]
  254. 1999. Under the Divine Lote Tree: Essays and Reflections, by Jack McLean. 85 literary and theological existential essays on topics such as poetry, scripture, philosophy, spirituality, love, detachment, mysticism, joy, death, and theology. [about]
  255. 1999. Selected Talks and Statements on Interfaith Issues by Religious Leaders and Scholars, by George Townshend and Swami Vivekananda, in Singapore Bahá'í Studies Review, vol. 4. Compilation of addresses to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Singapore; also includes talks by Jonathan Sacks, Abdullah Yusof Ali, Robert Runcie, and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  256. 1999. References of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi to the Hidden Words: Introduction, by Dominic Parvis Brookshaw, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9. Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on the Hidden Words, both published in BSR 9. [about]
  257. 1999. Queen Victoria and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  258. 1999. Pharisaic Phenomenon and the Dynamics of Denial, The, by Susan Maneck. On the role of intellectual rigidity, control and pride as causes of opposition to religious change, and the relevance of this concept in Bahá'í history. [about]
  259. 1999. Persian, Arabic, and Provisional Translations, by Iraj Ayman and Robert Stockman. Words relating to the titles of Bahá'í Writings, "Pure" Persian and "Pure" Arabic, and information on provisional translations. [about]
  260. 1999. New Millennium, The: A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  261. 1999. Memories of Ashchi: Background, by Ahang Rabbani and Sen McGlinn. Background information on and a start at translation of the narratives of Aqa Husayn Ashchi. [about]
  262. 1999. Kitáb-i-Panj Sha'n, Book of Five Qualification: Notes, by Ahang Rabbani. Informal correspondence from the listserver Talisman 1 regarding the Panj Sha'an, including translated portions. [about]
  263. 1999. Indigenous rights and women's rights in the Samoan Bahá'í community, by Maureen Sier, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9. [about]
  264. 1999. Father and the Maiden, The: The Abrahamic Patriarchate and the Divine Feminine, by Mark A. Foster. While the outward structure of the Bahá'í Faith may be patriarchal, the spirit of the age is expressed in the divine feminine.  [about]
  265. 1999. Does Corinthians 1:15 Teach a Physical or a Spiritual Resurrection?, by David Friedman. While literalists claim that this verse supports a physical resurrection, the evidence seems to show the exact opposite to be true. [about]
  266. 1999. Commentary on a Verse of Rumi, by Juan Cole. Summary and paraphrase of a tablet about a debate over the unity of being (wahdat al-wujud) in Sufi thought. [about]
  267. 1999. Coming Synthesis, The: Bahá'í Scholarship in an Age of Conflict and Controversy, by Rick Harmsen. Whilst science and reason have come to dominate Western society, the Bahá'í writings propose that unadulterated divine revelation and authentic scientific enterprise are complementary processes that will eventually be harmonized and integrated. [about]
  268. 1999. Bahá'í's View of Disability, A, by Paul Booth. [about]
  269. 1999. Are there indications of a Second Coming of a Messiah in the Old Testament?, by David Friedman. Some claim that the New Testament teaching of a "Second Coming" is not found in the Old Testament; however, it is easy to find older references to a Return. [about]
  270. 1999-11. Education and the Supreme Talisman in the Kitáb-i-Íqán, by Melissa Tansik. How the Kitab-i-Iqan can be seen as a compendium of what humankind needs to know; a discussion of perception as it relates to learning what is needful; intellectual honesty; and the results of various learning experiences. [about]
  271. 1999-09. Sacred Baha'i Architecture, by Benjamin Leiker. Symbolism and history of Bahá'í temples. [about]
  272. 1999-07. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: What on earth is a disconnected letter? Baha'u'llah's commentary, by Alison Marshall. The meaning of the Arabic letters alif, lam, mim, as explained in Bahá'u'lláh's tablet Tafsir hurufat al-maqatt’ah. Includes List of disconnected letters in the Qur'an and Abjad values of the Arabic letters. [about]
  273. 1999-05. Facilitating Spiritual Joy: Workshop on Christianity, by Ted Brownstein. Introduction to the history and philosophy of Christianity from a Bahá'í perspective, and deepening materials. [about]
  274. 1999-04. Overview of the Abjad numerological system, by Frank Lewis. Numerological analysis of the word bahá. [about]
  275. 1999-04. Camphor and the Camphor Fountain, by Frank Lewis. What is the meaning of the camphor fount — a symbol common in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and the Qur'an — what is its context, and what is the cup tempered there? [about]
  276. 1999-03. Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in Middle Eastern Modernity, The, by Juan Cole, in ISIM Newsletter, 2. Middle Eastern religion is seldom mentioned in the same breath with modernism. The Bahá'í faith, which originated in Iran, poses key conundrums to our understanding of the relationship between modernity and religion in the global South. [about]
  277. 1999-03. Comparison of the Seven Valleys and the American Indian Peace Shield, by Nina Bailey. Comparison study between the spiritual teachings of the ancient Native American Indian Peace Shield and the spiritual journey described by Bahá'u'lláh in The Seven Valleys [about]
  278. 1999 Winter. Polish Response to Soviet Anti-Bahá'í Polemics, The, by Jan T. Jasion, in Associate, 29. Response of non-Bahá'í scholars to Marxist-Leninist polemics and attacks on the Bahá'í Faith, in particular the attitude of Polish scholars writing between 1945 and 1988, while Poland was still a 'satellite' of the Soviet Union. [about]
  279. 1998. Unknown Hour, The, by David Friedman. Christians believe the Bible does not specify the time of Christ's return, but the Bahá'í teachings are that an exact year, 1844, is indicated in the Bible for the time of the Second Coming. [about]
  280. 1998. Twin Covenants of the Bahá'í Faith, by Brent Poirier. Nature of the "Twin Covenants" of the Bahá'í Faith — those of Bahá'u'lláh and of Abdu'l-Bahá; includes compilation of relevant quotations. [about]
  281. 1998. Tablet of the True Seeker: Personal Commentary and Reflections, by Ted Brownstein. Commentary on a section of the Kitáb-i-Íqan (Book of Certitude). [about]
  282. 1998. Sikhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Introductory leaflet describing similarities and differences between Bahá'í and Sikh teachings. [about]
  283. 1998. Science and Technology, by Stephen R. Friberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 8. Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Science and Technology, both published in BSR 8. [about]
  284. 1998. Management of Small Rural Businesses: Some Views of the European Bahá'í Business Forum, by Michel P. Zahrai. The challenge and benefits of restoring pride in rural non-farm businesses. [about]
  285. 1998. Life of Agnes Alexander, by Duane Troxel. Essay prepared for the Bahá'í Esperanto League's 25th anniversary booklet (seeá'í_Esperanto-League). [about]
  286. 1998. Infallibility: An Essay, by Susan Maneck. Short overview of the meaning of infallibility, as applied to Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  287. 1998. Infalibilidad: Un Ensayo, by Susan Maneck. Spanish translation of Maneck's essay "Infallibility: An Essay." [about]
  288. 1998. Funerals and Burials, Preparations for: Some practical notes. A compilation of Bahá'í directions for funerals and burials (i.e., this is not a compilation of direct quotations from the Writings). [about]
  289. 1998. First Public Mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the West, by Bahá'í Information Office of the UK. Short essay based on research by Moojan Momen and Derek Cockshutt. The first mention for the Faith in the West was not in 1893, but rather in a number of earlier talks on the Faith in England, and reports on the Babis in the 1850s. [about]
  290. 1998. Fasting: The mercy and grace of God, by William P. Collins. Brief overview of the purpose and backround of fasting. [about]
  291. 1998. Faith State, The: Vital To Theist, Agnostic and Atheist, by Jack McLean, in Gulf Islands Driftwood. Paul Tillich's approach to faith, as adapted to a Bahá'í and/or agnostic context. [about]
  292. 1998. Dying for Our Sins, by Rachel Woodlock. Examination of the Christian doctrine of the substitutionary atonement and whether such a doctrine has a place within a Bahá'í theological framework. [about]
  293. 1998. Conservation of the Earth's Resources: What on Earth is the Answer?, by Grahame Howells. The environmental problems facing humanity can only be solved by a strengthened spirituality, a world federal system, and economic and social justice for everyone. [about]
  294. 1998. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers, by Melissa Tansik. Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Bahá'u'lláh wrote in the 1860s. [about]
  295. 1998. Bahá'í Faith, The: An Introduction, by Bahá'í International Community. An overview of the Bahá'í Faith, in words and pictures. [about]
  296. 1998. Bahá'í Centenary, The: 100 years of the Bahá'í Faith in Britain, A Brief History: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Short history of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom. [about]
  297. 1998. Are the Four Valleys four stages in one path or are they four paths?, by Ted Brownstein. Alternate readings of symbolism in the Four Valleys. [about]
  298. 1998-2007. Healing through Unity newsletter. Back issues of a newsletter dedicated to serving the principles of physical and spiritual health envisioned in the Bahá'í Teachings. [about]
  299. 1998-12. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal): Comparison with the Prophecies of Zechariah, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh. Comparison of Bahá'u'lláh's symbol of the Manifestation as "temple" and its analogues from the Hebrew Bible. [about]
  300. 1998-11. Sustainable Consumption and True Prosperity, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. The problems of consumption and their solutions. [about]
  301. 1998-11. On Postmodernism, by Stephen R. Friberg. Thoughts on the relevance of post-modernism in considering the sometimes extreme claims to the authority of an intellectual 'essentializing' methodology amongst some Bahá'í scholars. [about]
  302. 1998-11. Lessons on Detachment in the Tablet to Pope Pius IX, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh. [about]
  303. 1998-11. Bahá'í membership statistics, by Robert Stockman. Statistics on the American community from 1998, and notes on how membership numbers are calculated. [about]
  304. 1998-10. Globalization and the Environment, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. Some responses to possible problems associated with globalization. [about]
  305. 1998-05. Soil in the Bahá'í Faith, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. Extracts on soil in the Bahá'í Writings and Bahá'í attitudes to nature. [about]
  306. 1998-04. Wrathful God of Martin Luther and Baha'u'llah: Tablet of Ahmad-i-Farsi and Martin Luther (A comparison), by Roberta Law. Comparison of the theologies of Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Ahmad (Persian) and early Protestantism. [about]
  307. 1998-03. Thoughts on the City of Certitude, by Rouha Rose. Reflections on the 'City of Certitude' referred to in the Bahá'í writings. [about]
  308. 1998-03. Mystical Aspects of the Baha'i Faith as presented in the Seven Valleys, by LeRoy Jones. Mystical aspects of the Bahá'í Faith are of paramount importance and may sometimes get overlooked in favor of its social aspects. [about]
  309. 1998-03. Meaning and Significance of Certitude, by Ruhiyyih Skrenes. Nature of Certitude and the process of its attainment as described in the Kitab-i-Iqan. [about]
  310. 1998-02. What is Baha'u'llah's Message to the Sufis?, by Roberta Law. Nature of Sufism and Bahá'u'lláh's teachings for the Sufi community, especially as contained in the Seven Valleys. [about]
  311. 1998-01. Does the Valley of Unity negate the distinction between 'Bahá'í' and 'non-Bahá'í'?, by Donald Plunkett. In the higher reaches of mystical attainment, the distinction between "Bahá'ís" and "non-Bahá'ís" is lessened. [about]
  312. 1998(?). Book of Certitude, The: An Interview with Hooper Dunbar, by Hooper Dunbar. Significance and themes of the Kitáb-i-Íqán; its Islamic context; meaning of "certitude"; the importance of deepening and knowledge of the Writings. [about]
  313. 1998 Spring. Early Irish Bahá'ís, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, in Associate, 25. Short history of the introduction of the Bahá’í Faith to Ireland, 1900 to 1925. [about]
  314. 1997. Symbolic Cosmology in the Sufi and Bahá'í traditions, by Michael McCarron. Introduction to some meanings of the various realms of God. [about]
  315. 1997. Space: The Final Frontier?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  316. 1997. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, by Glenford Mitchell, in Bahá'í World, vol. 25. The Bahá'í 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]
  317. 1997. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Arash Abizadeh and Ross Woodman, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 8:1. [about]
  318. 1997. Religion, the Bahá'í Faith, and Accounting: Is There a Link?, by Roger K Doost, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 7:3. Summary of discussions in an accounting class about spirituality. As a system that seeks to create balance, order, and justice in human business affairs, the philosophy of accounting is in line with belief in God and Baha’i principles. [about]
  319. 1997. Personal Interpretation of the term 'Seal of the Prophets', by Kamran Hakim. A lengthy examination of the terms khatam, "seal," and Nabi, "Prophet," and their meanings in Islam. [about]
  320. 1997. Notes on the Christian "Antichrist" and Titles of Christ, by Dann J. May. Intro for a Bahá'í-Christian dialogue on the meaning of the antichrist, titles of Jesus in the Bahá'í Sacred Writings, and brief compilation of Bahá'í writings. [about]
  321. 1997. Notes on Feminist Theory, Some, by Mary Day. Implications of feminism for Bahá'í thinking. [about]
  322. 1997. Neo-platonic Framework for Bahá'í philosophy, by Theo A. Cope. Some thoughts on the history and thought of Neoplatonism and its relation to Bahá'í philosophy. Concludes with a review of another essay on Neoplatonism. [about]
  323. 1997. Mystical content and symbology of Bahá'u'lláh's Four Valleys, by David Langness, in Seeker's Path. Symbology of the Four Valleys, and a brief overview of a four-stage spiritual growth model. [about]
  324. 1997. Meanings of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, by Sen McGlinn. Summary of the full meanings of Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, "The Dawning Place of the Remembrance of God." [about]
  325. 1997. Meaning of Detachment, The, by Phyllis K. Peterson. Detachment as it relates to women, teaching, the media, and unity. [about]
  326. 1997. Is the Bahá'í view of evolution compatible with modern science?, by Eberhard von Kitzing, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7. [about]
  327. 1997. Humor and Laughter, by Omid Djalili and Annabel Knight, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7. Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Humor and Laughter, both published in BSR 7. [about]
  328. 1997. Freedom of Speech: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  329. 1997. Environmental Protection from a Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Naturopa, 83. The place of the natural world in the Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  330. 1997. Commentary on the Kitab-i Aqdas, verse one, by Sen McGlinn. Meanings why recognition of God and his Manifestations are the first two laws of the Aqdas. [about]
  331. 1997. Colorblindness and Race Unity: One Bahá'í's Perspective, by Donald Osborn. Reflections on race perspectives in the Bahá'í writings. [about]
  332. 1997. Baha'i Faith, The: A Future-Oriented Religion, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Future Generations, 22:1. The rise and fall of civilizations as regards future human development. [about]
  333. 1997. Baha'i Faith and Syncretism, The, by Robert Stockman, in Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith. Addresses the common misunderstanding that the Bahá'í Faith is syncretistic. [about]
  334. 1997. Are 'Abdu'l-Bahá's views on evolution original?, by Keven Brown, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7. The philosophical and historical context of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's response to Darwinism. [about]
  335. 1997-2004. Bahá'í Journal of the United Kingdom. Eight years of news and essays from the Journal of the Bahá'í Community of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [about]
  336. 1997-11. Modelling Human Rights Education: A View from the Pacific, by Graham Hassall. For Bahá'ís to be successfully involved in the promotion of human rights development, they will have to decide what their model of 'human rights' is, and how to deal with the variant conceptions of human rights already held across the Asia-Pacific region. [about]
  337. 1997-11. Bahá'í Perspective on Water, The, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. Water in the Bahá'í Faith and Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  338. 1997-10. Sustainable Development and the Environment of the World: An Overview, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. [about]
  339. 1997-09. Significance of the New Millennium, by Moojan Momen. Facing a new Millennium, Bahá'ís advocate the goal of increasing unity, peace, and the spiritualisation of our society and our world; the Bahá'í teachings contain a practical programme to attain these objectives. [about]
  340. 1997-09. Elizabeth and Elsbeth: Typically Extraordinary Kansas Women, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Kanhistique. A sketch of two women who helped establish the Kansas Bahá'í community in 1897. [about]
  341. 1997-08. Who Was Thomas Breakwell?, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Journal (UK). Brief bio of the first English Bahá'í and an individual central in early European Bahá'í community. [about]
  342. 1997-05. Is the Bahá'í Faith a "World Religion" or a "New Religious Movement"?, by Denis MacEoin and Robert Stockman. Compilation of emails about the socio-religious classification of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  343. 1997-05. Common Grounds between Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack Coleman. Some parallels and similarities between the Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism, and physics. [about]
  344. 1997-03. India, Notes on Bahá'í Population, by Charles Nolley and William Garlington. Indian membership numbers, and how "enrollment" there has a different meaning than in developed countries. [about]
  345. 1996. Zen Gloss on Baha'u'llah's Commentary on "He who knoweth his self knoweth his Lord", A, by Juan Cole. A Buddhist interpretation of themes in Bahá'u'lláh's tablet on Islamic mysticism and a saying about knowing one's self. [about]
  346. 1996. Yerrinbool Bahá'í School and the Australian Bahá'í Community, by Fazel Naghdy, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. [about]
  347. 1996. World Citizenship: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  348. 1996. Three Ages of Man, The: Are They Integrated?, by Viva Rodwell, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Childhood, adulthood, old age, and family integration in contemporary culture. [about]
  349. 1996. Terrorism, Freedom from: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  350. 1996. Taxation, Drought and the Golden Rule, by Neil Podger, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Agriculture is basic to human survival; the Bahá'í teachings provide a broad-based way of bringing stability and a planned continuity to the farming enterprise and the communities to which farmers belong. [about]
  351. 1996. Scholarship from an Aboriginal Perspective, by Diana Rose Yoka, in Bahá'í Studies in Australasia vol. 3. Scholarship can be demonstrated in our daily lives, through how we interact with each other and put Bahá'u'lláh's admonitions into action; it is not limited to the written word: to have meaning it needs to include experiential learning. [about]
  352. 1996. Recollections of Muriel Handley, by Muriel Handley and John Handley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Personal history of an early Bahá'í life in Australia. [about]
  353. 1996. Notes on the Zuhuru'l-Haqq series, by John Walbridge. Brief overview of this historical work. Includes letter from the World Centre explaining that no official translation is forthcoming. [about]
  354. 1996. Next Five Years, The: An Internet Perspective, by Marc Wasley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Some predictions (made in 1996) of how the Internet will change and how Bahá'ís can make best use of it. [about]
  355. 1996. Lidia Zamenhof, by John T. Dale. Brief biography of the daughter of Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. [about]
  356. 1996. Interrelationship of Bahá'í, Australian Statute and Common Law, The: A Family Law Perspective, by Afshin A. Khavari, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Application of Bahá'í Laws in Australia within the context of the existing common and statue laws of the country, and the history, conceptual basis, and developments of Bahá'í laws. [about]
  357. 1996. Information Technology Strategies for the Promotion of Gender Equality, by Andrew Stranieri, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Equal opportunity of women and men is best achieved if both genders embrace the changes now occurring in communication and information use. [about]
  358. 1996. Huqúqu'lláh: The Right of God, by Aflatoon Payman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. Huqúqu'lláh is a voluntary tax on wealth which enables the individual to contribute to the work of the Faith, and a spiritual law of Bahá'u'lláh with spiritual consequences; its importance, details, application, and exemptions. [about]
  359. 1996. Homosexuality in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Kamran Hakim. Informal notes on the treatment of homosexuality in the Kitab-i Aqdas, and its background. [about]
  360. 1996. H. Collis Featherstone 1913-1990: An Extraordinary, Ordinary Man, by Graham Waterman and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. The life and activities of an Australian Bahá'í and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  361. 1996. Global Prosperity for Humankind: The Bahá'í Model, by Noojan Kazemi, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. [about]
  362. 1996. Foreword to 'Abdu'l-Baha in America: The Diary of Agnes Parsons, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in Abdu'l-Bahá in America: The Diary of Agnes Parsons. Overview of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's journeys to America and his meetings with Agnes Parsons. [about]
  363. 1996. Family in Bahá'í Faith, The, by Moojan Momen. Overview of Bahá'í teachings on marriage, children, and education. [about]
  364. 1996. Dunns, The: Keys to Their Success, by Madge Featherstone and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. John Henry Hyde Dunn(c. 1855–1941) and Clara Dunn (1869–1960) were a pioneer Bahá'í couple in Australia. [about]
  365. 1996. Bahá'í Social Teachings, by Moojan Momen. Overview of Bahá'í teachings on prejudice, gender equality, the environment, human rights, economics, and government policy. [about]
  366. 1996. Application of Bahá'í Principles in a Business Context, The, by Kirsten Daly, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia. [about]
  367. 1996-12. Inside The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada 1898-1948: A Personal Narrative, by Will C. van den Hoonaard. A detailed account of the author's experience researching, writing, and publishing this extensive historic study. [about]
  368. 1996-07. International Bahá'í Library and the Library of Alexandria, The, by William P. Collins, in Scriptum: Newsletter for Bahá'í Librarians & Information Professionals, 5. Similarities between the ancient Library of Alexandria and the contemporary Bahá'í archive. [about]
  369. 1996-03. Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. The many meanings of "development" and their spiritual aspects. [about]
  370. 1996-03-31. Role of the Scholar: Scholarship and the Covenant, by John S. Hatcher and Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian. Essays "The New Role of the Scholar in Bahá'í Society" and "Scholarship and the Covenant." [about]
  371. 1996-02. Bahá'í Faith and Sexuality, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. A selection of internet postings from January-February 1996 on the teachings, history, and laws of the Bahá'í Faith regarding sexuality, concluding with a discussion of some biological meanings of "gender." [about]
  372. 1996-01. Enlightened Scholarship: E.G. Browne and H.M. Balyuzi, by Richard Logan. Examination of the qualities of scholarship embodied by E. G. Browne and H. M. Balyuzi. [about]
  373. 1996-01-15. Falsafi Kashani and the Bahá'ís, by A. W. Samii. Essay posted to the Usenet group soc.culture.iranian in January 1996 provides a brief but well-researched history of the treatment of Bahá'ís in Iran in the 1950s. Posted under the name "Abbas 65." [about]
  374. 1995. Why We Need Bahá'í Theology, by Jack McLean. A short definition of theology, its relationship with scholarship in general, and the role of apologetics. [about]
  375. 1995. Walking the Tight-rope of Parenthood, by John A. Davidson and Christine Wood, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. Description of a Bahá'í parenting program created by a "Marriage and Family Development" committee. [about]
  376. 1995. Sustainable Development, A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  377. 1995. Sex, Drugs, HIV/AIDS and Religion, by Glenn Curran, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. This paper provides a basic presentation of facts about HIV prevalence, transmission principles, prevention strategies and issues. The second part explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and religion. [about]
  378. 1995. Seasons of the Soul: Reflections on "The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh" - The Valley of Search, by Hedi Moani, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. [about]
  379. 1995. Role of the Father in the Family, The, by Graeme Russell, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. Practical steps to enhance the role of fathers in the family. [about]
  380. 1995. Rituals: An American Bahá'í dilemma, by Linda Walbridge, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 5:1. The nature of Bahá'í "Feasts" and related American observances and formalities. [about]
  381. 1995. Problem Solving in the Family, by Erik Blumenthal, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. How can we solve our problems or conflicts? We need to know and put 5 factors into practice: our attitude; mutual respect; understanding each other's motives; changing the 'present agreement' by conscious communication; and mutual cooperation. [about]
  382. 1995. Pastoral Care of Bahá'í Children: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  383. 1995. Opening Address: National Bahá'í Studies Conference, Hobart, Australia, July 1994, by M. A. Hannon, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. The negative social forces impacting on the family in Australia; the services provided by the Family Court; and the need for an awareness of gender and cultural issues. [about]
  384. 1995. New World Order, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  385. 1995. New Typology of Religious Organization, by Mark A. Foster. Overview of models normativist, arcanist, routinized, and charismatic. [about]
  386. 1995. New Evolution, A: Religious Bonding for World Unity, by David S. Ruhe, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:4. America's spiritual destiny; world forces conducive to the unity of humankind; post-Darwinian evolution; bonding of humankind for a golden age; Bahá’ís as authentic saviors of the world. [about]
  387. 1995. Law and Order: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  388. 1995. Family in Bahá'í Society, The: A Unique Approach to Curriculum Development, by Stephen Hall, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. Educational ideas from Dr. Dwight Allen and Dr. Farzan Arbab. [about]
  389. 1995. Family and the Future, The: Legal Perspectives, by P. E. Ringwood, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. Legal action and institutions must be developed which are positive, constructive and linked with community education and resources to improve the quality of family life; we must not forget that all life has a spiritual perspective. [about]
  390. 1995. Education of Children: Principles before Pragmatism, by Sandra Rowden-Rich, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. [about]
  391. 1995. Community as Family, The: Opportunities of Growth, by Ros Gabriel, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges. [about]
  392. 1995. Bahá'í Faith and Buddhism Dialogue. Eleven email postings from Bruce Burrill, Juan Cole, Moojan Momen, and Dann May, from the listserver Talisman 1. [about]
  393. 1995-10. Toward a Bahá'í Economic Model, by Rick Schaut. Summary of three positive statements which might form the basis for a Bahá'í economic model. [about]
  394. 1995-10. Science and Religion: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  395. 1995-10. Enormous Expansion in Access to Knowledge, An, by Judith Oppenheimer, in Scriptum: Newsletter for Bahá'í Librarians & Information Professionals, 3. Consideration of some questions inspired by "The Prosperity of Humankind" statement: What is knowledge? What purpose does it serve? How is it made accessible? [about]
  396. 1995-10. Baha'i Approach, The: Moderation in Civilization, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. Bahá'í approach to nature and ecology. [about]
  397. 1995-09. Covenant, The, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past. Overview of two covenants: one with all Prophets regarding the next Manifestation, specifically the Covenant of the Bab; and Bahá'u'lláh's Covenant protecting the divine word from human interference and safeguarding the unity of Bahá'ís and all humankind. [about]
  398. 1995-06. Number 19 in the Qur'an, The, by Abdulrahman Lomax. Discussion of a study by a Muslim which purports to demonstrate that the Qur'an is comprised of mystical units of 19. No mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  399. 1995-05. Obedience, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past. The meanings of infallibility, obedience to Bahá'u'lláh, the covenant of God with humanity, and the paradox of law being the instrument of liberation, not limitation. [about]
  400. 1995-04. Beyond Pluralism, by Moojan Momen. Brief thoughts on the Bahá'í Faith as a "metareligion." [about]
  401. 1995 Summer. Bahá'í Perspectives on Spiritual and Moral Education, Some, by Stephen Vickers, in Associate, 16. The Bahá'í Faith, like any other religion, contains insights which can be valuable for those in the educational world who are striving to make moral and spiritual education a reality; "light is good in whatsoever lamp it shines." [about]
  402. 1994. Surih of the Sun (Súriy-i-Vash-Shams): Introduction and Commentary, by Juan Cole. Overview of a tablet of Bahá'u'lláh touching on matters of interpretation and theology. [about]
  403. 1994. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Gordon Dicks and Philip Belove, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:3. [about]
  404. 1994. Prophecies of Jesus, by Michael Sours: Commentary and Responses, by Michael W. Sours and Christopher Buck, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:1. Editorial statement about the nature of Bahá'í scholarship and academic debate, followed by responses from each of the authors. [about]
  405. 1994. Inheritance, by Seena Fazel, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 4:1. The apparent contradiction between sexual equality and the unequal inheritance laws contained in the Aqdas. [about]
  406. 1994. "Forging More Perfect Unions," Commentary by John A. Grayzel: Author's Response, by William Barnes, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 5:4. [about]
  407. 1994/2012. Christ, Return of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Some Christian prophecies and their fulfillment in the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  408. 1994-09. Ecological Models of Social Organization: A Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl. Natural vs. human social ecosystems and the interplay of natural vs. social systems in the 21st century. [about]
  409. 1994-04-27. Economics, A Bahá'í Approach: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  410. 1993. Significance of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past. History and background of the Aqdas; circumstances of its revelation; the text itself; authority and infallibility of Bahá'u'lláh; obedience vs. liberty; reward vs. punishment; prophecies; laws and ordinances; maturity of humankind. [about]
  411. 1993. Resurrection: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Mark A. Foster. Personal reflections and interpretations. [about]
  412. 1993. Religions Are One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  413. 1993. Putative Distinctions Between Apologetics and Scholarship: A Commentary, by Jack McLean. Response to Christopher Buck's review of Michael Sour's The Prophecies of Jesus, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, on the definitions of apologia and the thought of Paul Tillich. [about]
  414. 1993. One Human Race: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Brief introduction of ideas related to the Bahá'í concept of the oneness of mankind. [about]
  415. 1993. Kitab-i-Aqdas: its place in Bahá'í literature, in Bahá'í World, 1992-1993. Offers a broad introduction to the Aqdas and its themes. [about]
  416. 1993. Holy Year, 1992-93, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Herald of the South. A description of the history, meaning, and events of the centennial Holy Year for members of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  417. 1993. God's Promise to Humanity: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  418. 1993. Exemption, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1. Thoughts on Bahá'u'lláh's meaning in "exempting" women from certain Bahá'í obligations, especially pilgrimage. [about]
  419. 1993. Cyflwyno'r Ffydd: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Welsh introduction to the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  420. 1993. Bahá'í Scholarship: Definitions and Perspectives, by Moojan Momen, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2. Reflections on strictly religious Bahá'í scholarship vis-à-vis secular scholarship, and how one can effectively study the Faith in different fields. [about]
  421. 1993. Bahá'í Art: Fact or Fiction?, by Inder Manocha, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1. A re-examination of the nature of Bahá'í art. Includes response by Sonja van Kerkhoff. [about]
  422. 1993. Administration, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Introduction to the Bahá'í administration. [about]
  423. 1993/2001. Fasting and the Bahá'í Fast: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  424. 1993/2001. Daily Devotions: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A summary of Bahá'í laws on daily obligatory prayer, reading the Writings, and meditation. [about]
  425. 1993-08. Robert Hayden and Being Politically Correct, by Duane L. Herrmann. Robert Hayden did not bow to or rebel against expectations of political correctness, and regarded his race as "human" rather than "black." He embraced his African-American identity, but did not want to be defined by it. [about]
  426. 1992. Zoroaster: Baha'u'llah's Ancestor, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past. Overview of Zoroastrianism, its place in the history of revelation, and its writings. [about]
  427. 1992. New Age, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  428. 1992. Mystery of Martyrdom, The, by Darius Shahrokh and Grace Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past. Life stories of many early martyrs, and some explanations of what inspires self-sacrifice. [about]
  429. 1992. Marriage, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Bahá'u'lláh said everyone should marry. Marriage unites the physical and spiritual in a "fortress for well-being" and provides for the nurturing of children. People should choose partners carefully. Discusses the ceremony, solving problems and divorce. [about]
  430. 1992. Family Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  431. 1992. Computers in the Bahá'í Community through Ridván 1992, by Bryn Deamer and Steven Kolins, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992). Historical overview of the use of computers in the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  432. 1992-10. Surah of God, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 6:4-7:2. Includes essay about the "Most Great Separation"(1866) and historical events in Bahá'u'lláh's household in the mid-1860s. [about]
  433. 1991. Verse of Light, the Sadratu'l-Muntahá (Divine Lote Tree), and the Unfoldment of God's Plan, The, by Shirley Macias. Relationship of a key mystical Quranic verse, Súrih 24:35, to Bahá'í theology; includes a brief compilation of Bahá'í Writings about the Lote Tree. [about]
  434. 1991. "'The Objectivity Question' and Bahá'í Studies: A Reply to MacEoin" and "A Few Words in Response to Cole's 'Reply to MacEoin'", by Juan Cole and Denis MacEoin, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 18:1. Two responses to MacEoin's article "Crisis in Bábí and Bahá'í Studies." [about]
  435. 1991. Syrian Prophet(s), The, by Enoch Tanyi, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:3. The Qur'án says there were previous Messengers of God whose names have not been mentioned. Where do they fit into the chronology and timeline of the known Prophets? What could their nationalities have been? [about]
  436. 1991. Scholarship in the Bahá'í Community, by John Parris, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1. intellectual development in the Bahá'í community; scholarship is an avenue open to all believers and not confined to an elitist few. [about]
  437. 1991. "On Human Origins: A Bahá'í Perspective," by Craig Loehle: Commentary and Responses, by Iraj Ayman and Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:1-4:3. Ayman comments (1) on determinism vs. fate and (2) that Loehle's article doesn't take into account the original meanings in Arabic and Persian of the word for "chance." Brill and Rohani reply with observations about translation and interpretation. [about]
  438. 1991. Introduction to the Tablet of Ashab, by Juan Cole, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 5:34-6:1. Short overview of Bahá'u'lláh's evolving proclamation. [about]
  439. 1991. Foreword: Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, by Peter J. Khan, in Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  440. 1991. "Exploring Male Oppressions from a Family-Systems Perspective," by Janet Huggins: Commentary and Response, by Hoda Mahmoudi and Janet Huggins, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:3. [about]
  441. 1991. Community in Diversity: The New Man, by Peter Hulme, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1. The focus of this presentation is the community of selves within each of us. Where is the evidence that we are more than one self? [about]
  442. 1991 Spring. Missionaries Who Aided the Cause of God, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Glory Magazine, 13:2. Brief account of the work of Dr. William Cormick and Rev. John H. Shedd and their interest in the Bábí Faith. [about]
  443. 1990. Introduction to Green Acre Bahá'í School, by Anne Gordon Atkinson, in Green Acre on the Piscataqua: A Centennial Celebration. Brief summary of the history contained in the book-length history "Green Acre on the Piscataqua: A Centennial Celebration". [about]
  444. 1990. Being A Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Short introduction to Bahá'í religious obligations. [about]
  445. 1990. Baha'u'llah, The Promised One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  446. 1990. Baha'u'llah, the Messenger of God: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Short biography of Bahá'u'lláh with scriptural excerpts. [about]
  447. 1990. Bahá'u'lláh: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A very brief introduction to the Person of Bahá'u'lláh and some of His teachings. [about]
  448. 1990. After Communism: What Next?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Leaflet proposing the Bahá'í Faith as a solution to the hole left in European society by the downfall of communism. [about]
  449. 1990/2018. To Russia with Love: Journal of a Member of the Quddus Team, by Jack McLean. Journal of a visit through Moscow, Kiev, and Levov in August 1990 by the four travel teachers Shamsi Sedagat, Ann Clavin, Leo Misagi, and Jack McLean. [about]
  450. 1990/2017. Bahá'í Faith, What Is It?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. Basic Bahá'í teachings, beliefs and principles. [about]
  451. 1990/2012. Bahá'í Faith, The: How It Began: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A very short introduction to Bahá'í history. [about]
  452. 1990/2010. Consultation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  453. 1990/2009. World Peace: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. [about]
  454. 1990 Spring/Summer. Freedom's Age, by Kurt Hein, in World Order, 24:2-3. In the 1980s, unprecedented social convulsions shook the world. Two aspects of these events are noteworthy: they occurred simultaneously and worldwide, and they captured the attention of people everywhere. Freedoms must be tempered by responsibilities. [about]
  455. 1989. Responsibility of Men in Achieving Equality Between the Sexes, The, by Roger Coe. Inequality in the relationship between women and men is manifested in the denial of opportunity - or even domination. Both sexes have been conditioned to accept these roles. Men must transform themselves to end this oppression. Audio version included. [about]
  456. 1989. Observing the Fast When You Are Not to Abstain from Food, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Fasting: The Moon and Its Suns: A Bahá'í Handbook. What meaning can the Fast have if one is not able to observe it? The spiritual and symbolic natures of the Fast remain. [about]
  457. 1989. Foreword, by Charles Wolcott, in The Creative Circle, ed. Michael Fitzgerald. 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]
  458. 1989-2020. Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop. A series of brochures for seekers and new Bahá'ís explaining basic Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  459. 1989-1990. Author's Response to Commentaries on "The Purpose of Poetry", by Shirin Sabri, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 2:2. [about]
  460. 1989-09. Searching Eye, The: The Independent Investigation of Truth, by Gary L. Matthews, in Bahá'í News, 701. Concepts informing the personal search for truth: the role of faith, the trap of imitation, the role of justice, the impact on unity, the oneness of truth, and the scientific method. [about]
  461. 1989-06. Mankind is One, by Rhea M. Coleman, in Bahá'í News, 710. Three short stories of pioneering
, with references to American Pueblo and Argentinian Mapuche traditional belief, written by a former pioneer to Argentina. [about]
  462. 1988. Three Bahá'í Voices, by Esther Bradley-DeTally, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3. Personal stories about addiction, alcoholism, and spiritual growth through a then-new group called "Bahá'ís in Recovery." Includes letter from Dann Irish introducing the Bahá'ís in Recovery Program. [about]
  463. 1988. "The active force and that which is its recipient", by Betty Hoff Conow, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3. Metaphysics of gender and the Lawh-i-Hikmat; universal spiritualism; social indoctrination of gender roles. [about]
  464. 1988. Place Apart, A, by Susan Stitt, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3. A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific. [about]
  465. 1988. Becoming Physicians to the World: Transforming "Non-Involvement in Politics", by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3. Looking at this issue from the perspective of positive human rights and cross-cultural communication to devise a better message than "non-involvement" as the basis for Bahá'í relations with the world around us, and recasting it as a message of unity. [about]
  466. 1988/1999. Black Pearls: Notes on Slavery, by Moojan Momen and Abu'l-Qasim Afnan, in Black Pearls: Servants in the Households of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. Editor's note, foreword, preface, and introduction to two editions of Black Pearls; brief overview of the institution of slavery. [about]
  467. 1988-10. President Wilson and the Bahá'í Connection, by Paul Pearsall, in Herald of the South. Short overview of myths and facts on the Wilson-Bahá'í connection. Includes addenda on the League of Nations, by Vincent Littrell, and on the Fourteen Points, by Bahram Nadini. [about]
  468. 1987. Toward a Development Ethics, by Anna C. Vakil, in dialogue magazine, 1:4. Development issues from a North American perspective, informed by time spent pioneering in the Caribbean and the writings of Paulo Freire, and how to bring such issues to the attention of the Bahá'í community. [about]
  469. 1987. Spiritual Inheritors, The, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1. Reflections on growing up Bahá'í, and a report on a conference about capturing the power of the Six Year Plan to focus attention on the role of women in establishing global peace, the destiny of the women of North America, and equality of sexes. [about]
  470. 1987. Politics of Service, The: Medical Aid to the Philippines, by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:4. On delivering volunteer hospital services and emergency aid to a corrupted country lacking political stability. [about]
  471. 1987. Ita and the Sandinista Revolution, by Robert G. Wilson, in dialogue magazine, 1:4. An interview with Ita, one of the earliest participants in the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua that resulted in the removal of Anastasio Somoza from power in 1979. Includes letter about the organization "Quest for Peace." [about]
  472. 1987. Cry in the Wilderness: An Environmentalist Looks at Bahá'í Teachings on Nature, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 2:1. Bahá'í Writings use images from nature to illustrate spiritual truths and call mankind to recognize the beauty of God. [about]
  473. 1987-03-06. Enterprise: Second Oldest in U.S.?, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Bahá'í News. Brief overview of the early history of the Bahá'í Faith in Enterprise, Kansas. [about]
  474. 1986. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 1:3. Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Bahá'í communities. Bahá'ís need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Bahá'í institutions. [about]
  475. 1986. Semantics of World Government, The, by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 1:3. The concept of "world federation" is tied in to a variety of semantic presumptions. The term "self-government" is less authoritarian and individualistic than the term "world government." Includes response by Leonard Godwin. [about]
  476. 1986. Revisiting Vietnam: A Case for Reading "Those War Books", by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:3. Brief reviews of a dozen books about the Vietnam war. [about]
  477. 1986. Relating the Faith to Current Issues, by Peter J. Khan. Short essay outlining an approach to relate the teachings to current thoughts and problems of humanity. [about]
  478. 1986. "Note on Maceoin's 'Bahá'í Fundamentalism'" and "Afnán, Hatcher and an old bone", by Muhammad Afnan and William S. Hatcher, in Religion, 16:2. Two shorter follow-up essays, offering closing thoughts on a previously-published debate about issues of historical accuracy, academic neutrality, and faith-based scholarship. [about]
  479. 1986. Introduction: Aims and Purposes of the Bahá'í Faith, by David Hofman, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983). Introduction to this Bahá'í World volume. [about]
  480. 1986. Human Rights and Religious Faith, by Amnesty International, in dialogue magazine, 1:1. A statement from Amnesty International/USA, published by request. [about]
  481. 1986. House of Abdu'llah Pasha, The, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983). Short history and restoration of a house associated with "some of the most dramatic and historically significant events of the Heroic Age of the Bahá'í Faith." [about]
  482. 1986. Homeward Bound, by Ron Price, in dialogue magazine, 1:1. Reflections on the meaning of home and community, classical Greek culture, and the "new home" embodied in Mt. Carmel. [about]
  483. 1986. Freedom for Truth: Peace among Religions, by Hans Kung, in dialogue magazine, 1:2. One-page essay calling for patience and tolerance between religions and their search for truth. [about]
  484. 1986. Fourth Candle, The: The Unity of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue, by Christopher Buck, in dialogue magazine, 1:2. What does "Unity in Religion" mean, and how does it apply for Bahá'ís' interactions with other religious communities? An essay inspired by Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet "Seven Candles of Unity," utopia, Hans Kung, and the Lesser Peace. [about]
  485. 1986. Consultation and Compromise in Environment Affairs, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 1:1. Examples of environmental disagreements — involving ranchers, off-road vehicle use, acid rain, and protected-lands designation — from Oregon and Washington, illustrating how the process of consultation can lead to environmental protection. [about]
  486. 1986. Beyond Death's Grey Land, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 1:2. Reflections from a Bahá'í perspective on the Vietnam War, the nature of war, dehumanizing humanity, and being a soldier. [about]
  487. 1986. Beyond Brotherhood, by Elizabeth Anderson, in dialogue magazine, 1:3. Thoughts on achieving racial equality, in light of the continuing injustices against African-Americans in the United States. [about]
  488. 1986. Bahá'u'lláh and the Fourth Estate, by Roger White, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983). Bahá'u'lláh's response to the martyrdom of seven Bahá'ís in Yazd in May, 1891, and his relationship with the media. [about]
  489. 1986. Bahá'ís and the Great Peace March, by Steven Scholl and Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 1:2. The Great Peace March was a cross-country event from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986 to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. This article interviews three Bahá'ís who participated. Prefaced by essay "The Wilderness Trek of the Great Peace March." [about]
  490. 1986-1988. Various essays, by Carol R. Goodrich and Rob Leavitt, in dialogue magazine. Five unrelated items: "The Philippines: Catholic Priests Detained and Murdered," "Two Halves Are Better Than One," "Vision Quest," "Emerging From...", and a Pogo comic mentioning Bahá'í Naw Ruz. [about]
  491. 1986-1988. Short Takes, in dialogue magazine. Brief reports on various topics, mostly related to politics or then-current news, published in 5 issues of dialogue magazine. [about]
  492. 1986-1988. Letters to and from the editor, in dialogue magazine. All letters to dialogue not posted elsewhere, and responses from its editors. [about]
  493. 1986-1987. Peace Notes, by Trudy Mesbah and Ruie Mullin, in dialogue magazine, 1:2-2:1. Five short reports about anti-war movements: "Australian Expo Raises the Banner of Peace," "Peace Takes a Holiday," "Beyond War: A New Way of Thinking," "Magic Peace Project," and letters. [about]
  494. 1986-02. Communication: The Key to Expansion, by Roger Coe, in Bahá'í News. The use of technology by and its impact upon Bahá'í scholarship. Available also as audiobook. [about]
  495. 1985. Kansas Farm Boy, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Once to Every Man and Nation, ed. Randie & Steven Gottlieb. Brief autobiography, with background on the author's introduction to and acceptance of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  496. 1985. Commentary on the Saying "Knowledge is Twenty-Seven Letters", A, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913. An explanation of a saying of Imám Ja'far as Sádiq, which was quoted in the Kitáb-i-Iqán, about the Promised One bringing the remaining 25 letters of knowledge. [about]
  497. 1985. Báb and the Bábí Religion, The, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913. A general overview of Bábí history and thought, written in Arabic in 1896. [about]
  498. 1983. Divine Institution of Marriage, The, by Anonymous, in Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 3:1-2. [about]
  499. 1983-03. On Jesus' Cry from the Cross, by Christopher Buck, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 1:4. Comments on an article by Stephen Lambden on "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" [about]
  500. 1982. Thoughts on Marriage, Some, by Margaret Ruhe. An essay on various aspects of Bahá'í marriage. [about]
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