Year: 2023

Dr. Chris Johnson

Personal Journey:Dr. Chris Johnson’s life is a captivating journey of personal growth, resilience, and a deep commitment to fostering unity among people of diverse backgrounds. His remarkable story begins with his embrace of the Baha’i Faith, an enduring spiritual path that has guided him for over 35 years. Chris’s introduction to the Baha’i Faith occurred […] Read More

How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife

Clearwater Bahá’ís is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife Time: Jan 21, 2024 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 862 4769 8525 ************************* Introduction: The third edition of “How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife,” skillfully edited by Dr. […] Read More

Learned One of Qa’ín: The story of Nabíl-i-Akbar

Nabíl-i-Akbar was one of the most learned clerics of Persia, a mujtahid and expert debater, a specialist of islamic philosophy and jurisprudence, and a Bahá’í. He spent a lifetime serving the Bahá’ís of Persia, was appointed posthumously to the rank of Hand of the Cause by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and named Apostle of Bahá’u’lláh by Shoghi Effendi. Read More

Mr. Edward A. Price

Edward Price is a former atheist from a Jewish background who became a Bahá’í in 1973 at the University of Virginia. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology and Religious Studies, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National University in California, and further graduate study from Florida State […] Read More

What is the Divine Curriculum and how does it work?

This presentation will focus on certain fundamental truths commonly referred to in the Bahá’í Faith as “progressive revelation”, and which I also refer to as “The Divine Curriculum.” The main concepts to be discussed, and which will be used to answer the question expressed in the title of this talk, are as follows: The oneness […] Read More

Angels, Stars, and Heralds: A Bahá’í Perspective on Christmas

The topic for Eileen’s presentation today is “Angels, Stars and Forerunners: A Bahá’í Perspective on Christmas.” Have you ever wondered if there really was a star foretelling Jesus’s birth? If the Magi really did visit the infant Jesus? Or are the Gospel birth stories part of a larger fabric? Read More

Christ’s “Quickening Power” and Bahá’u’lláh’s “Quickeners of Mankind”: Comparing Syriac Christian and Bahá’í Paradigms of Salvation, with Special Reference to Theōsis

The concept of “Quickening Power” in the context of Syriac Christian theology and the idea of “Quickeners of Mankind” in Bahá’í teachings represent theological concepts associated with the transformative and redemptive power believed to be at work in the spiritual journey of individuals and humanity as a whole. While the specific terminology and doctrinal nuances […] Read More

A Psychological Perspective on the Laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Book of the Bahai-Faith)

There are 8 billion ways to view the Book of Aqdas. The psychotherapeutic-psychiatric perspective is particularly interesting, as almost all commandments and laws deal with human relationships and only become understandable in this context.After an introduction to the book’s claim as a “charter of the future world civilization,” nine guiding principles are presented that can […] Read More

Dr. Hamid Peseschkian MD, DM, DMSc, IDFAPA, ECP

Dr. Peseschkian, a triple German Board-certified specialist in psychiatry, neurology, and psychotherapy, is the Managing and Academic Director of the Wiesbaden Academy for Psychotherapy, Medical Director of the Wiesbaden Psychotherapy Clinic, and President of the World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy. With extensive experience, he holds various international certifications and memberships, including recognition from […] Read More

Dawn-Breaker: The story of Nabil

This presentation explores the life of Nabil-iAzam, Apostle of Baha’u’llah, eminent Baha’i Historian, author of Nabil’s Narrative. Nabil was one of the foremost teachers of the Cause in his day, sent on many teaching missions by Baha’u’llah Himself, he was the first Baha’i to complete pilgrimage rites in Shiraz and Baghdad and was the one […] Read More