United Theological Seminary Plans Two-Day Celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah

Bahá’í Days at United Theological Seminary of
the Twin Cities

Celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh,
the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith

October 18 and 19, 2017

October 18

10 – 11 a.m.

Dr. Roya Akhavan, St. Cloud State University, “Peace for Our Planet: A New Approach”

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Layli Maparyan, Wellesley College (via video conference) “Racism: The Most Challenging Issue —A Bahá’í Perspective” in conversation with feminist and womanist professors Drs. Carolyn Pressler and Alika Galloway, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

New Bahá’í Film—“Who is Bahá’u’lláh?” and discussion

6:00 – 6:50 p.m.

The Evolution of Bahá’í Chaplaincy Studies at United Theological Seminary—United student Emily Youngdahl Wright, United Dean Dr. Sharon Tan, Dr. Robert Stockman, Executive Director of the Wilmette Institute (via video conference), and Jessi LeClear Vachta, United Interreligious Admissions Counselor

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Lights of Unity Feast beginning in Bigelow Chapel and ending in the Context Café


October 19

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Worship Service in the Bahá’í Tradition in Bigelow Chapel

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