Fall 2017 issue of Bahá’í Canada

Posted: 2017/10/03

Last year marked the centenary of the revelation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Tablets of the Divine Plan, which, Shoghi Effendi explains, is “[T]he mightiest Plan ever generated through the creative power of the Most Great Name.”[i] The current issue of Bahá’í Canada focuses on this theme, reflecting on some of the efforts of the Canadian Bahá’í community, both past and present, that carry echoes of words penned by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá one hundred years ago, addressed to the Bahá’ís of the United States and of Canada.

The Fall 2017 issue includes articles on the heroes and heroines who were the first to respond to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s call for pioneers; a personal account of teaching Indigenous peoples living in the Canadian prairies in the 1960s, as well as descriptions of groups of friends working together to study the Tablets of the Divine Plan, to proclaim the Faith in a Mennonite Church and to translate Bahá’í Writings into Inuktitut. Our feature article provides a moving account of the inauguration of the Mother Temple of South America in Santiago, Chile last year.

Readers may have noticed that this issue of Bahá’í Canada is the first to feature a graphic redesign, meant to more suitably reflect its evolution from a predominately news-based publication to a thematic one, published three to four times per year. It is envisioned that more time-sensitive news items will be published on the Bahá’í Canada website <bahaicanada.bahai.ca>. In connection with this, the password protection feature previously active on the website has now been removed, making it more easily accessible to Bahá’ís across the country.

The redesign of Bahá’í Canada opens up a need for high quality, thoughtful photographs on an ongoing basis. If individuals feel that they are able to serve in this way, please contact us. We hope that you enjoy this issue of Bahá’í Canada and we welcome your feedback and questions as we continue to learn about the use of the website and the magazine. We can be reached at: <bcanada@cdnbnc.org>.

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Fall 2017 issue

[i] Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 62.