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Following the Example of `Abdu'l-Bahá

This course has been cancelled from 2022 due to conflicting faculty commitments.

Independent Sections
7 weeks
Weekly Study
Nov 10-Dec 28
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November 15, 2020

The Universal House of Justice described the son of Bahá’u’lláh, who established the Bahá’í Faith, as the ‘magnetic figure of ‘Abdu'l-Bahá, the Center of the Covenant, the Mystery of God, the perfect Exemplar, Whose unerring interpretation of the Holy Texts and luminous examples of their application to personal conduct shed light on a way of life we must strive diligently to follow’ (The Universal House of Justice, Ridván 1987).

This course explores some examples of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s application of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings to the way of life we are diligently striving to follow. His whole life was one of service to humanity and the aspects of His life examined in this course reflect the different ways He gave that service. In each unit we look at His life through a different lens – teacher, social worker, philanthropist, farmer, businessman, statesman, peace builder, and community builder – without reducing His generous life to its parts, so that we may discover for ourselves how we might live a coherent life.

Meet Your Faculty
Wendi Momen, MBE, PhD
Governor, London School of Economics

I was born Wendy Cunningham Wirtshafter in Hollywood, California, one of the few people who can actually claim that. My parents, Buddy Worth and Carol Morris were nightclub entertainers and jazz musicians and until I went to school I did not know my real last name, only the professional one... See Faculty Bio

Dumazi Volontiya, BSc

Dumazi is of Swazi origin—from Eswastini, formerly called and still commonly known as Swaziland. He grew up in Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, under colonial rule. During his childhood Dumazi and his family witnessed and were impacted by the Zimbabwean War of Independence when white colonialists attempted to maintain an apartheid state... See Faculty Bio

Barney Leith, OBE, BA

I have been a Bahá’í since February 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... See Faculty Bio

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