Speaker Biography

Weekly Guest Speakers

Ms. Nosrat Scott

Iranian Bahá’i Nosrat Solhjoo Scott is from Yazd. Her mother’s parents traveled for a year in order to make the pilgrimage to Palestine (now Israel) to see Baha’u’llah,  both of her grandfathers converted to the Faith when they were young men.When she first arrived in America, Nosrat was surprised to find The American Bahá’i newspaper […] Read More

Mr. Mikhail Sergeev

(Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University, 1997) is a religion, philosophy, and modern art historian. He has served as an editor of the book series Contemporary Russian Philosophy at Brill Publishers in the Netherlands (2016–2019) and as chair of the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology at the Wilmette Institute (2017–21). Sergeev teaches courses in […] Read More


Ahdi Sangsari is inspired by Hip Hop, Persian poetry, and the culture of Persian Hip Hop.  He started writing and making music more than 15 years ago (9 years professionally). He raps to shed light on social issues and strives to be a voice for the voiceless. Inspired by the teachings and the history of […] Read More

M Nabil Fares

M Nabil Fares work as an executive consultant supporting the private and public sectors, including the Federal, State, and Local governments, in technology management.Nabil published various Technical Articles and taught University level classes in Executive Leadership, Technology Management; Advance Databases Design and Management; Cloud Computing Strategies and Implementation, among other domains. Nabil and his beloved […] Read More

Azadeh Mohandessi-Fares

Azadeh Mohandessi-Fares works as an executive consultant supporting the private and public sectors, including the Federal, State, and Local governments, in technology management. In her public sector career, Azadah managed the implementation of major federal programs for the State of California. Azadeh with her husband Nabil, have authored and published several papers related to the Baha’i Faith.Various studies […] Read More

Mr. Alexander Meinhard

1976-1981 Study of Mining Engineering Thereafter engineer in the onshor oil & gas production 1991-1993 MBA at London Business School Thereafter consultant with the emphasis of implimenting changes and transformation in firms or part of. 2010-2013 Member of the committee for archive and library of the German NSA 2013- today Archivist of the Hermann-Grossmann-Archive since […] Read More

Mr. J. A. (Jack) McLean

J. A. (Jack) McLean (b. Toronto, 1945) is an independent Bahá’í religion scholar, writer and poet living in Ottawa, Ontario. He has published 5 books in the fields of Bahá’í theology, spirituality, biography and some 30 academic articles on Bahá’í theology and philosophical theology. Two other books are about to be submitted for publication. In […] Read More

Teresa Henkle Langness

Author/Educator Teresa Henkle Langness developed the global educational model Full-Circle Learning (FCL). She leads the nonprofit organization by the same name, which has trained practitioners in 35 nations over three decades. She has written 50 books in multiple genres and has served in professional and volunteer capacities in the fields of education, communications, the environment, […] Read More

Mr. Marco Oliveira

Marco Oliveira is a Portuguese Bahá’í residing in Lisbon. He was born into a Catholic family and accepted the Faith in 1984. He is married, has two children, and works as a software engineer. He attended the “Religious Sciences” course at the Catholic University of Lisbon and is the author of the blog “Povo de […] Read More