Public discourse

The Association for Bahá’í Studies conference: advancing a conversation

The Association for Bahá’í Studies conference: advancing a conversation

Posted: 2016/12/13

More than a century since the gift of the Master’s presence in Montreal, a city hallowed by His memory, members of the North American Bahá’í community together with friends from other parts of the world gathered for the 40th annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies.

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Conference reframes dialogue on secular society, religion and the common good

Conference reframes dialogue on secular society, religion and the common good

Posted: 2015/04/20

A conference which gathered leading Canadian Scholars, public servants and civil society actors at the University of British Columbia from 22 to 24 March, explored the meaning of building a “whole society” and the constructive role of religion in the secular, public sphere, the Bahá’í World News Service reports.

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Association for Bahá’í Studies conference experiments with new features

Association for Bahá’í Studies conference experiments with new features

Posted: 2014/08/25

The 38th annual Association for Bahá’í Studies-North America conference (ABS) – entitled “Scholarship and the Life of Society” and held from 7 to 10 August – included new experimental features as part of an effort to reimagine the conference in line with guidance from the Universal House of Justice last year.

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A group in Halifax produces multimedia presentation on Bahá’u’lláh

A group in Halifax produces multimedia presentation on Bahá’u’lláh

Posted: 2014/07/15

After a year of preparation, a group of artists called Arts4Unity presented “Baha’u’llah His World Embracing Vision; a multimedia presentation” in early July at the Neptune theatre in Halifax, N.S. More than 300 people attended the event, which featured the recitation of Bahá’í Writings, music, video, visual art and song.

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Saskatoon celebrates the Man of the Trees

Saskatoon celebrates the Man of the Trees

Posted: 2014/07/10

On 17 June, the United Nations World Day to Combat Desertification, the Spiritual Assembly of Saskatoon, Sask. and Meewasin, a conservation agency, co-sponsored a dedication and presentation on the life of Dr. Richard St. Barbe Baker.

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Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom tweets Ridván greeting to Bahá’ís

Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom tweets Ridván greeting to Bahá’ís

Posted: 2014/05/13

Canada’s ambassador for Religious Freedom, Andrew Bennett, tweeted this Ridván greeting to Bahá’ís in late April:

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Quebec college features the Bahá’í Faith

Quebec college features the Bahá’í Faith

Posted: 2013/12/11

In mid-November, Cégep Sainte-Foy, a college in Quebec City, Que. featured the Bahá’í Faith during the annual Religious Studies Days, a week-long cultural and educational event which has been running at the school for the past 12 years.

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