Ms. Violetta Zein



Abode of Devotion: The story of the Bahá’í Faith in Yazd

Come and learn about the origin of this unique earthen city, a wonder of the world lying between two great deserts. Discover its fascinating and exciting Bahá’í history, and be inspired by its 150 years of overcoming persecution after persecution. Meet the eminent believers that hailed from this ancient city, and be amazed at the […] Read More

Remarkable stories from Baha’i history

This Sunday is a classic storytelling session with many remarkable stories from Bábí and Bahá’í history, spanning the ministries of the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi and including several stories about Hands of the Cause, meant to delight, astonish, inspire, and move. Read More

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life of service as the spiritual roots for Baha’i community life, core activities and social action

Abdu’l-Baha, was the son of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah. He played a significant role in the growth and promotion of the religion, and devoted much of his life to serving the Baha’i community as both a spiritual leader and a practical example of living according to the principles of the Baha’i Faith. […] Read More

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 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

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

Remarkable stories from Baha’i history

This Sunday is a classic storytelling session with many remarkable stories from Bábí and Bahá’í history, spanning the ministries of the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi and including several stories about Hands of the Cause, meant to delight, astonish, inspire, and move. Read More