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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|

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|

No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’í Community

by Louis Venters. xii + 321 pages, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015. reviewed by Richard W. Thomas for Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Available at University Press of Florida and on Amazon. According to the author, No Jim Crow Church “is the first attempt by a professional historian to reconstruct and analyze the formative period [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography|

Participating in Public Policy Discourses: Insights from the Revelation

Thursday, March 31 2016 Webinar with Navid Sabet A recording of this session is available on our Vimeo channel. Today, we live in an age of transition characterized by increasing social, political and economic instability. And as policy makers and academics attempt to offer solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, the models [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Webinar|

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

edited by Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Mikhail Lyubansky, Michael Basseches, and Julie Oxenberg, New York: Springer, 2014, xxi + 289 pages, including references and index. Available through Springer and at Amazon.com reviewed by Michael Penn Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era, edited by Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Mikhail Lyubansky, Michael Basseches, and Julie Oxenberg, is sweeping [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

The Path to Spiritual Economy and Spiritual Enterprise

Thursday, May 19 2016 Webinar with Lawrence Miller The relationship between money or financial/material assets and the size and success of a business is not what it used to be. Other forms of “cultural capital” are now considered more important than money. Businesses that prosper in the future will master the skills of employing and growing cultural [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Webinar|

The Quickening: Unknown Poetry of Tahirih

by John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. 261 pages. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 2011. reviewed by Shahbaz Fatheazam in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 25, no. 3 (2015). We can never be too humble as artists to copy the fever and craft of the other artist in alien tongue but, at best, any rendition of Persian poetry [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography|

‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the West: A Biographical Guide of the People Associated with His Travels

by Jan Teofil Jasion. 499 pages; Paris, Librairie Bahá’íe, 2012. reviewed by Anne Gordon Perry in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 25, no. 3 (2015). This important new reference work serves as an excellent companion volume to any of the other sources about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels in the West. Providing entries on almost 2,000 persons whom ‘Abdu’l-Bahá met between 1911 [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|

Awakening—A History of the Bábí and Bahá’í Faiths in Nayriz

by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, Wilmette, IL, 2013, 352 pages. Available through US BPT and the Canadian BDS. reviewed by Anne Pearson in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 25, no. 3 (2015). Thanks to the efforts of the Bahá’í International Community, the United Nations, and the protests of various national governments, the persistent egregious [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography|

The Equality of Women and Men: The Experience of the Bahá’í Community of Canada

by Deborah K. van den Hoonaard and Will C. van den Hoonaard. Douglas, New Brunswick: published by the authors, 2006. Available at US BDS. reviewed by Lynn Echevarria in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 16, no. 1-4 (2006) What does the equality of women and men mean to the Canadian Bahá’í community? How is this principle [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|