Category: Public Discourse

Storytelling: Make Me Care

Bridging the Gap Between Mind and Heart “A simple story breathes life into information people want to share with each other.” – International Storytelling Center “Viewed aright, this year presents the single greatest worldwide opportunity there has ever been for

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Call for Papers for Bahá’í Studies Unit at 2017 American Academy of Religion Conference: Deadline March 1

“Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition” is the title of the Call for Papers recently issued by the Bahá’í Studies Unit of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) to be held at the AAR conference in Boston,

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Islam for Deepening and Dialogue Course Engenders Reflection, Outreach, Changes in Beliefs, and Application of Learnings

Harriet Pasca-Ortgies, who lives in Bay Shore, New York, USA, joined five learners in the Islip Bahá’í community’s study group for the Islam for Deepening and Dialogue 2016 course (faculty: Susan Maneck, Necati Alkan, Lil Abdo Osborn). When she began

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ebbf Learn Event in Bucharest, Romania: Accomplishing a Twenty-Five Year+ Goal

by Wendi Momen A History Lesson and Goals. If an organization were a human generation, ebbf would be a Millennial. Conceived during the closing years of the Cold War at a gathering of European Bahá’í business (mostly) men, it was

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“Travel in the Way of God”: An Integrative Writing Project for a Social Action and Public Discourse Course That Is Going ‘Round the World

Back in the summer of 2013, Cindy Savage was one of some twelve learners (from Canada, China, Hong Kong, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) in the course on Social Action and Public Discourse (faculty: Sherna Deamer, Betty

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“Five Revolutionary Teachings on Gender Equality in the Bahá’í Faith”: Dr. Vasu Mohan Gives the Third 2016 Web Talk on March 19

On March 19 Dr. Vasu Mohan, who works in India, will give a Web Talk on “Five Revolutionary Teachings on Gender Equality in the Bahá’í Faith.” His talk will explore five unique teachings in the Bahá’í Faith on the equality of

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Spiritual Dimension of Climate Change: One Bahá’í’s Perspective

a talk by John Herbert John Herbert, a Bahá’í and a native Floridian who grew up in Gainesville, gave this talk (one of three) on January 17, 2016, to a gathering celebrating World Religion Day 2016. The event was sponsored

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Florida Interfaith Climate Movement Conference Contributes to Public Discourse

In 2013 five Bahá’ís in Gainesville, Florida, took the first Climate Change course that the Wilmette Institute offered. Before the course ended, they had reached out to other faiths in Gainesville and formed an interfaith climate group. In January 2016,

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Bahá’í Presence at American Academy of Religion Expands

Nine Bahá’ís attended the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the leading annual gathering of scholars of religion, held in Atlanta November 21-24. Eight presentations related to the Faith were made to five different audiences. On Saturday afternoon, November 21, two

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The Climate-Change Course Sets a Seventy Something Mugwump Grandfather on a Path of Giving Courses and Talks

The Climate Change course, with lead faculty Christine Muller, continues to inspire learners to take a variety of actions. Peter T. Haug, a retired journalist, environmental-protection ecologist, and ESL teacher in China, is one of those learners. A “gram’pa seeking

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