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The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh, The Ministry of the Custodians

Adib Taherzadeh, The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh (Oxford: George Ronald, 1992) 473 pages. Available at US BDS and on Amazon. The Ministry of the Custodians 1957-1963: An Account of the Stewardship of the Hands of the Cause (Haifa: Bahá’í World Centre, 1992) 485 pages. Available at US BDS and on Amazon. Reviewed by John Danesh and Seena Fazel [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|Book Reviews, History & Biography|

Three Books on Self-Help and Healing

Phyllis K. Peterson, Healing the Wounded Soul (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2005), ix + 195 pages, including index and appendix. Available at US BDS and Amazon. Kim Douglas, High Desert: A Journey of Survival and Hope (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2009), ix + 270 pages, including index. Available at US BDS and Amazon. Patricia Romano [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

Eleven

by Paul Hanley. 408 pages, Victoria, BC: Friesen Press, 2014. reviewed by Benn McGregor for The Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Available at Amazon and at Friesen Press. Paul Hanley’s book Eleven asserts that by the end of the twenty-first century, the world population will have grown to nearly eleven billion people before it plateaus. As a sixteen-year-old high [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

Weaving a Road to Reconciliation

Wednesday, December 21 at 8:oo pm Eastern Time webinar with Tara Nault and Michele Nault McIsaac You can watch a recording of this session on our Vimeo channel. This session will centre on an understanding of the Aboriginal (to be inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples as defined by the Constitution of Canada) [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Webinar|

Shoghi Effendi’s “Hands” – The Ministry of the Custodians

Six Years that Changed History and Shaped a Faith’s Destiny Thursday,  26 January 2017 at 8:oo pm Eastern Time webinar with Shaheen Tedjarati To watch a recording of this webinar, please visit our Vimeo channel. The rise and fall of great empires, movements and faiths pivot at core around principled leadership and succession. Wars, dissension, schism have defined such [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Webinar|

The Artistry of the Báb

Literary Dimensions of the Báb’s Revelation Thursday, February 16, 2017 webinar with Todd Lawson You can find two related articles by Dr. Lawson by following the links below: Joycean Modernism in a NineteenthCentury Qur’an Commentary? A Comparison of the Bab’s Qayyūm alasmā’ with Joyce’s Ulysses The Baha’i Tradition - The Return of Joseph and the [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Webinar|

Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle

by Janet Ruhe-Schoen. 282 pages, Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2015. reviewed by Lex Musta for Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Available at US BDS and on Amazon.   In Janet Ruhe-Schoen’s important new book, Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle, Hand of the Cause of God Louis George Gregory is quoted as saying, “The work of overcoming [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|

The Foundations of Trust

Reflections from Bahá’í Writings and Psychological Science on the Pivotal Role of Trust in our Lives Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:oo pm Eastern Time webinar with Victoria Talwar Trustworthiness and truthfulness are a crucial aspect of human functioning and society. Bahá’u’lláh said that trustworthiness is the “supreme instrument for the prosperity of the world.” It [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|events, upcoming, Webinar|

One Life, One Memory

by Rúhá Asdáq. 46 pages, Welwyn, UK: George Ronald Publisher, 1999. reviewed by Paul Mantle for Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Available at George Ronald. Rúhá Asdáq’s One Life, One Memory has received relatively little attention since its publication in English by George Ronald Publisher in 1999. However, it stands as an enlightening and precious first-person memoir from [...]

By |November 24th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|

Transforming Humanity: Reflections on a Bahá’í Approach to Social Theory

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 webinar with Kevin Naimi A video of this presentation is available on our Vimeo channel. This presentation will explore a distinctively Bahá’í approach to social theory which places the human capacity to transform reality at the heart of our analysis of self and society. The Bahá’í Writings liken the individual to [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Webinar|