The Elusive, Universal Search for Freedom and Human Rights

For as long as small boats could sail beyond a horizon, human beings have journeyed past the confines of their native land in search of something new and something better. While material factors such as money and resources have surely been at play, at the most fundamental level, there is a common longing and universal […] Read More

How Bahá’í History can create vibrant communities

THE UNIQUENESS OF BAHÁ’Í HISTORY WRITING BAHÁ’Í HISTORY – ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ SHOGHI EFFENDI THE DAWN-BREAKERS: A DUAL MASTERPIECE 1844 – 1944: THE CENTENNIAL; “On the 23rd of May of this auspicious year the Bahá’í world will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh…the hundredth anniversary of the inception of the Bábí […] Read More

Bahá’í homes destroyed and 20 hectares of land confiscated by Iranian government agents | BWNS

Source Media: In this bicentenary year, remembering the birth of a new Faith Global Conferences: Worldwide conferences inspired hope, say societal leaders | BWNS 6 Bahá’í homes destroyed and 20 hectares of land confiscated by Iranian government agents | BWNS Commemorating of the Centenary of the Ascension of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá | BWNS Documentaries Hate crimes start […] Read More

Inter-religious Chaplaincy

Leaders with interreligious chaplaincy training can offer spiritual support to a range of clienteles. People learn the basics of interreligious chaplaincy from this type of curriculum. There is an urgent need for spiritual care in hospitals, universities, prisons, the military, immigration, family and social services, disaster relief, airports, and businesses. These courses give learners the […] Read More

Martyrdom of the Báb Holy Day commemoratation

The Execution of the BábIn this extract from God Passes By, Shoghi Effendi recounts the events surrounding the execution of the Báb.The waves of dire tribulation that violently battered at the Faith, and eventually engulfed, in rapid succession, the ablest, the dearest and most trusted disciples of the Báb, plunged Him, as already observed, into […] Read More

Writing and Illustrating The Blessed Beauty

In this talk, Violetta will speak about her inspirations and her process for creating this vast chronology, which is almost 400 pages long, and contains 825 photographs as well as 115 pieces of original art, and close to 60 handmade graphics and maps, illustrating the life and Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh. The Blessed Beauty is a […] Read More

Who was Dr. Josephine Fallscheer-Zürcher, what did she do for the Bahá’í Faith?

– About the Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to Germany and Austria – Some new findings on Prof. Forel and the Bahá’í Faith Read More

12th Day of Ridván

Festival[edit]In the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, written during 1873, Baháʼu’lláh ordains Ridván as one of two “Most Great Festivals”, along with the Declaration of the Báb. He then specified the first, ninth, and twelfth days to be holy days; these days mark the days of Baháʼu’lláh’s arrival, the arrival of his family and their departure from the Ridván garden, respectively.[11]The […] Read More

9th Day of Ridván

Context[edit]In 1844 Siyyid ʻAlí-Muhammad of Shiraz proclaimed that he was the “Báb” (Arabic: “Gate”), after a Shiʻa religious concept. His followers were therefore known as Bábís. The Báb’s writings introduced the concept of “He whom God shall make manifest“, a Messianic figure whose coming, according to Baháʼís, was announced in the scriptures of all of the world’s great religions.[5][6]Baháʼu’lláh claimed that his […] Read More