Bahá’í Explorations

Below is a list of all previously recorded presentations.

Holy Women: Women in the family of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh

This talk is an homage to the monumental book of Bahá’í history: « Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees » by Baharieh Maani on the same topic, and will include wonderful, moving, and heroic stories from the lives of Fátimih Bagum, the mother of the Báb, Khadíjih Bagum, the wife of the Báb, Ásíyih Khánum, […] Read More

The Worlds of Truth, Cause, and Creation

The Clearwater, Florida, Baha’i Community is conducting three-Sunday sessions on “The Worlds of Truth, Cause, and Creation” through the Bahá’i and Báb’í Writings. The sessions run on Sunday, 12/4, 12/11, & 12/18, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Pacific Time. The Baháʼí conception of God is essentially monotheistic. God is the imperishable, uncreated being who […] Read More

A Baha’i perspective on democracy

The topic would be: Crisis in Democracy (The challenges we face today and how it can be remedied) Read More

one must not turn aside from the advice of a competent doctor

Why did Baha’u’llah use the attributes “competent” and “highly skilled” when referring to doctors in the quotation? What are some of the qualities that make a doctor competent? How can one find a “competent doctor” nowadays? How can one become a competent doctor? These questions, and more, are some that we will explore together! Read More

The Idea of the Covenant of the World’s Religions

In religion, a covenant is a formal alliance or agreement made by God with a religious community or with humanity in general. The concept, central to the Abrahamic religions, is derived from the biblical covenants, notably from the Abrahamic covenant. Christianity asserts that God made an additional covenant through Jesus Christ, called the “new covenant”. […] Read More

The dynamics of crisis and victory in two episodes in the life of Bahá’u’lláh

This talk follows the second talk on how Bahá’u’lláh re-created the Bábi community of Baghdad: it develops the period of crisis that we alluded to but did not delve into, and it also continues Baha’u’lláh’s exile from Baghdad through Constantinople (Istanbul) and to Adrianople (Edirne). In this talk three important quotes by Shoghi Effendi on […] Read More

Video Replay * The Twin Pillars of Religion and the Succession of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Life, Works, and Online Courses of Professor John S. Hatcher. Please learn more by visiting his website directly, Click here – Online Video Course on the Bahá’í Faith. John’s most recent course on the Baha’i faith is, “The Twin Pillars of Religion and the Succession of ‘Abdul-Baha.” He will be available after the video […] Read More

How Bahá’u’lláh re-created the Bábí community of Baghdád

In this talk, Violetta Zein will be discussing the massively important place ‘Iráq occupies in the Bábí and Bahá’í Faith and will be concentrating on the seven years between Bahá’u’lláh’s return from his self-imposed retirement in Kurdistán and the Declaration of His Mission in the Garden of Riḍván on the eve of His departure towards […] Read More

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