Category: Web Talks

In July and August, Dr. Todd Lawson gave a series of three superb Web Talks about the Báb’s Qayyumu’l-Asmá, His first major work of revelation, begun the night of His declaration to Mullá Husayn. At the same time Todd began …

Web Talks and a Course on the Qayyumu’l-Asma Provided Profound Insights Read More »

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk Womanism is a worldview that emerged from African American women’s culture-based belief systems and historical experiences spanning Africa and the …

“African American Womanism and the Bahá’í Faith in Dialogue: New Approaches to the Most Challenging Issue” Read More »

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk A great granddaughter of Pauline and Joseph Hannen, Judy Hannen Moe has written a book which tells of the unique …

“Aflame with Devotion: a Book Summary” Read More »

Sunday, May 26, 2019 Watch on YouTube: Web Talk View/Download PDF of Slide Show This talk will describe the progressive evolution of the Bahá’í community into an emerging instrument of spiritual and social change on a global scale as we …

“A Framework For Action: How Bahá’ís Work to Change the World Today” Read More »

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk In this talk Mikhail Sergeev offers a new interpretation of the Soviet period of Russian history as a phase within …

“Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity, And The Bahá’í Faith” Read More »

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Watch on YouTube: Web Talk Technology, tourism, politics, and law have connected human beings around the world more closely than ever before, but this closeness has, paradoxically, given rise to fear, distrust, and misunderstanding between nation-states and …

“Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition” Read More »

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Watch on YouTube: Web Talk View/Download PDF of Slide Show The episode of Shaykh Tabarsi in Mazandaran in 1848–49 was a turning point in the history of the Bábí movement in Iran. It was the first time …

“Shaykh Tabarsi: A Turning Point in the Bábí Faith” Read More »

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Watch on YouTube: Web Talk View/Download PDF of Slide Show This presentation traces the development of Louis Gregory, an African American lawyer, and outstanding early adherent of the Bahá’í Faith, from his early years through his …

“Louis Gregory, the Oneness of Humankind, and Highlights in the Development of the African American Lawyer” Read More »

Sunday, July 7, 2019 #1. “The Báb’s Artistry in His Commentary on the Súrih of Joseph” Watch on YouTube: Web Talk or, Listen on SoundCloud The new dispensation announced by the Báb challenged existing notions of religion and revelation. The …

Todd Lawson Web Talk Series on the Báb, His Artistry, His Audience, and His Commentary on the Súrih of Joseph Read More »

Sunday, April 7, 2019 Watch on YouTube: Web Talk View/Download PDF of Slide Show Táhirih, a woman born into the Islamic religion in the nineteenth-century Persian Empire, is the most renowned heroine of the earliest days of the Bahá’í Faith. …

“Parallels in the Lives and Ministries of Tahirih and Paul” Read More »