The Association for Bahá’í Studies conducts regular online seminars featuring speakers on various scholarly topics. These webinars are in the form of 30 minute presentations followed by time for Q & A. Recordings of these sessions can be streamed or downloaded from their respective web pages.

Learning to Draw on the Revelation in Contributing to a Discourse on Science Education

Thusrday, 18 May 2017
webinar with Emily Lample

 

Drawing on experiences in the dissertation work of a doctoral program, this presentation explores ways of drawing on the Revelation, and what has been described as a conceptual framework […]

Weaving a Road to Reconciliation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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 […]

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 […]

The Artistry of the Báb

Literary Dimensions of the Báb’s Revelation

Thursday, February 16, 2017
webinar with Todd Lawson

Watch it online on our Vimeo channel.
You can find two related articles by Dr. Lawson by following the links below:

Joycean […]

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

A recording of this session is available on

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Role of Religion in Society

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Webinar with Julia Berger

A recording of this session is available on our Vimeo channel.

Religion has come to play an increasingly visible role in the construction of the modern world. Once […]

Shoghi Effendi: The CEIO (Chief Executive and Inspired Officer) The Ultimate Example and Guide for Principled Leadership and Management

Thursday, January 21 2016 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Shaheen Tedjarati

To watch a recording of this session, please visit our Vimeo channel.

Principled leadership and management are among the most important topics and […]

Asking Better Questions

Thursday, November 19 2015
Webinar with Trip Barthel

You can watch a recording of this session on our Vimeo channel.

What are the qualities of a good question? What is the best question you have ever […]

Discourse Matters: The Potential of Qualitative Sociology to Shed Light on Bahá’í Studies

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Deborah K. van den Hoonaard

To watch a recording of this session, please follow this link.

How can qualitative research using a sociological perspective shed light on […]

Man’s Station in the Universe: A Scientist’s Spiritual Journey

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Mehrdad Ehsani

To watch a recording of this session, please follow this link.

The Universe is very simple: mostly made of hydrogen, helium and energy.  However, the […]

A Brief Review of Human Ontology: The Bahá’í View of Human Nature

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with John S. Hatcher

To listen to a recording of this session, please follow this link.
The session’s companion slideshow can be downloaded here.

Where do […]

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Visit to North America: What It Teaches Us

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Robert Stockman

To view a recording of this session, please follow this link.

`Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to the United States and Canada in 1912 was both a preparation for new […]

Bahá’í Participation in Uplifting Science and Religion Interfaith Initiative – Sinai and Synapses

Thursday, February 26, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Lisa Ortuno, featuring Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman

Bahá’ís affirm that God has provided two vital sources of knowledge—science and religion. This same view is shared by other religious […]

Reading the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Webinar with Roshan Danesh

To watch a recording of this session, please follow this link.

This session will explore structural, conceptual, and contextual dimensions for reading the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and understanding the nature and […]

Advancing Civilization in a “Full World”

November 26, 2014
Webinar with Paul Hanley

To watch a recording of this session, please follow this link.

UN projections show global population reaching 11 billion—and the world economy growing by 500%—by 2100. […]

Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, and the Long Obligatory Prayer

February 18 and April 25, 2014
Webinar with Keyvan Geula

This webinar was conducted over two sessions; to watch a recording of the first date, please click here; click here to view a recording of the […]

Watch, Like, Share: How YouTube is Advancing Mankind

March 27, 2014
Webinar with Shabnam Mogharabi

To watch a recording of this session, please follow this link.

Did you watch Caine’s Arcade? Remember KONY 2012? What about Kid President? All three videos inspired millions […]

Can We Be Good without God?

with Ian Kluge

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Cognitive Capacities of Science and Religion

with Dr. Gerald Filson. […]

The Concept of Spirit: A Scientific Perspective

with Dr. Kamran Sedig […]

Building a World Federation – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

with Dr. Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing. […]

 

Schedule of Upcoming Webinars