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Century of Light

Bahá’í History & Texts
6 weeks
Weekly Study
Aug 19-Sep 29
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August 26, 2021

‘Abdu'l-Bahá referred to the twentieth century as the “century of light” while also forecasting terrible trials for humanity and events of great consequence for humanity’s future. In 2001 the Universal House of Justice released a historical study of the century, noting that between 1900 and 2000 “our world underwent changes,” mostly little understood, “far more profound than any in its preceding history” and, at the same time, the Bahá'í Faith emerged from obscurity, “demonstrating on a global scale the unifying power with which its Divine origin has endowed it.”

In Century of Light we will review, in the context of the Bahá'í teachings, the two processes of the disintegration of an old order and the emergence of a new order and will examine the relationship between them. Our aim will be to tap into a perspective that is “spiritually enriching” and also “of practical help in sharing with others the challenging implications of the Revelation brought by Bahá'u'lláh.”

Meet Your Faculty
Barney Leith, OBE, BA
Associate, Faith in Society

I have been a Bahá’í since 1966 and have served on various institutions, including Local Spiritual Assemblies, the Auxiliary Board (for Protection), and the National Spiritual Assembly of the UK. In the early 1970s, I trained as a high school teacher of history and English and taught in state schools... See Faculty Bio

Dan Wheatley, MA
Adjunct Professor, London programs of Arcadia and Syracuse Universities

Dan Wheatley worked on global governance issues in British Parliament for five years and is currently employed by the Bahá’í community of the UK as Senior Diplomatic Officer. His work covers defence of Bahá’í communities facing persecution, and discourses in UK society. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at... See Faculty Bio

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