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ABS Religion and Society Discourse Seminar at Louhelen: A Resounding Success

The Religion and Society Working Group of the Association for Bahá’í Studies met at Louhelen Bahá’í School, in Michigan, USA, on April 21–23 for three days of study, discussion, and planning in a seminar called “Religion and Society Discourse.” Seventeen

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Deadline for Submission of ABS Nominations for Distinguished Scholarship Extended to April 15

2017 Call for Nominations ABS Awards for Distinguished Scholarship DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL 2017 TERMS OF REFERENCE AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Association for Bahá’í Studies – North America (ABS) Endowment Fund was established in

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Association for Baha’i Studies Announces Spring Working Group Seminars

Association for Bahá’í Studies 34 Copernicus Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7K4 Tel: (613) 233-1903 Fax: (613) 233-3644 Email: abs-na@bahai-studies.ca Website: www.bahai-studies.ca 8 March 2017 Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that this spring a number of Association for

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Important Article about the Iranian Baha’is under the Last Shah Published

Dr. Mina Yazdani, Assistant Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University, just published “Towards a History of the Bahá’í community of Iran during the reign of Muhammad Reza Shah (1941–1979).” In the article she divides the Shah’s reign into three

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What I Learned in the Introduction to Shi‘i Islam Course

The Wilmette Institute’s December 2016 course called Introduction to Shi‘i Islam proved to be a remarkably dynamic and exciting course. One of the learners in the course, Stewart Mathison, a Bahá’í living in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and the marketing director

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Web Talks Can Help You Take the Bold Actions Called for in the Five Year Plan

You have read and reread the February 25, 2017, letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States. Now you are pondering how you can affect the society around you and “present the unifying teachings of

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Living Responsibly Making Your Daily Life a Beautiful Prayer: Eat Less Beef

“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.”—‘Abdu’l-Bahá To help all of us incorporate into our lives actions that treat our physical surroundings with the respect they deserve, the Wilmette Institute has asked Christine Muller (faculty

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Free “Deepen! Web Video” Program Starting Soon

In March, the Wilmette Institute is launching a new free educational program aimed at assisting a wide range of individuals in their needs to learn and study the Bahá’í writings and related topics. Titled Deepen! Web Video, the new program

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The Best Religious Building: The Baha’i Temple by Hariri Pontarini, in Santiago

The following three paragraphs came from a Facebook post that has since disappeared and thus we cannot give you the source. The paragraphs are interesting in themselves, but you will want to click on the link to Siamak Harari in the

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What I Learned: Margaret Zambrano and The Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Wilmette Institute often prints comments that learners in its courses write in their final Learning Self-Assessments. Now the Institute is writing students three months after a course ends, asking them how they are using what they learned. One of

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