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  1. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Baltimore, by Allison Vaccaro and Edward E. Bartlett, in Bahá'í News (1982). History of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Baltimore, Maryland. [about]
  2. Abdu'l-Baha in Britain: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2011). Short overview of Abdu'l-Baha's travels to Britain. [about]
  3. Abdu'l-Baha in Montreal, by Jack McLean (2007). Overview of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Canada in 1912, written in commemoration of its Centenary. [about]
  4. `Abdu'l-Bahá's Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran, by Adib Masumian (2016). 'Abduʼl-Bahá's contributions to Iranian thought and social discourse, as recorded in his seminal work The Secret of Divine Civilization.[about]
  5. Administration, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Introduction to the Baha'i administration. [about]
  6. After Communism: What Next?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Leaflet proposing the Baha'i Faith as a solution to the hole left in European society by the downfall of communism. [about]
  7. All Abide by His Bidding: The Universal Law of God, by Peter Terry (2007). On the liberty of the individual vis-à-vis the laws of God guiding people to making the "right" choices. [about]
  8. Apologetics: A Personal Vision, by Ian Kluge (2001). Argument for the need for and practice of academic defense of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  9. Application of Bahá'í Principles in a Business Context, The, by Kirsten Daly, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  10. Approach of Abdu'l-Baha to the Problem of Tolerance, The, by Erfan Sabeti (2003). Exploring the differences between forbearance, indifference, acceptance, turning away, freedom, and tolerance, to distinguish matters of opinion and belief from scientific and aesthetic ones. [about]
  11. Are 'Abdu'l-Bahá's views on evolution original?, by Keven Brown, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). [about]
  12. Are the Four Valleys four stages in one path or are they four paths?, by Ted Brownstein (1998). Alternate readings of symbolism in the Four Valleys. [about]
  13. Are there indications of a Second Coming of a Messiah in the Old Testament?, by David Friedman (1999). Some claim that the New Testament teaching of a "Second Coming" is not found in the Old Testament; however, it is easy to find older references to a Return. [about]
  14. Artes en la Fe / Fe en Las Artes, by Istvan Dely (2004). [about]
  15. Assessing the Claims of Nigar Bahai Amsalem, by Adib Ma'sumian (2009). On claims made by the great-granddaughter of Baha'u'llah, as presented in the outsider film Baha'is in My Backyard.[about]
  16. Báb and the Bábí Religion, The, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). A general overview of Babi history and thought, written in Arabic in 1896. [about]
  17. Babism, by Samuel Kasha Nweeya, in Persia, The Land of the Magi or The Home of the Wise Men (1913). Old essay on the Bábí Faith. [about]
  18. Babites, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in The Outlook, 68:8 (1901). Sympathetic overview of Babi and Baha'i history, including a meeting and a detailed conversation with Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  19. Bahá'í Art: Fact or Fiction?, by Inder Manocha, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1 (1993). A re-examination of the nature of Bahá'í art. Includes response by Sonja van Kerkhoff. [about]
  20. Bahá'i: A Second Look, by Marcus Bach, in Christian Century, 74:15 (1957). [about]
  21. Bahá'í Apologetics?, by Udo Schaefer, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  22. Baha'i Approach, The: Moderation in Civilization, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1995). Baha'i approach to nature and ecology. [about]
  23. Bahá'í Centenary, The: 100 years of the Bahá'í Faith in Britain, A Brief History: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). Short history of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom. [about]
  24. Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Baha'i activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
  25. Bahá'í Ethics: Answers to 55 Questions Submitted by Arthur Dobrin, by Dianne Bradford and Fiona Missaghian, in Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook, Arthur D. Dobrin, ed. (2004). Answers to questions submitted in preparation for a source book in religious ethics for a college course at Hofstra University, New York, fall 2001. [about]
  26. Bahá'í Faith: Origin, Missionary Work, and the Entrance into Vietnam, by Mai Thanh Hai, in Religious Studies Review, 4:2 (2008). An outsider's short history of the Faith in Vietnam since 1954 and current activities in the country. [about]
  27. Bahá'í Faith and Accounting, The: Is There a Link?, by Roger Doost, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 7:3 (1997). Summary of discussions in an accounting class about spirituality. As a system that seeks to create balance, order, and justice in human business affairs, the philosophy of accounting is in line with belief in God and Baha’i principles. [about]
  28. Bahá'í Faith and Buddhism Dialogue (1995). Eleven email postings from Bruce Burrill, Juan Cole, Moojan Momen, and Dann May, from the listserver Talisman 1. [about]
  29. Bahá'í Faith and Islam (2013). Overview of connections and contrasts between the Baha'i Faith and its parent religion. [about]
  30. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in nanobison, 1:2 (2005). Short essay published in a "speculative fiction e-zine." [about]
  31. Bahá'í Faith and Sexuality, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram (1996). A selection of internet postings from January-February 1996 on the teachings, history, and laws of the Baha'i Faith regarding sexuality, concluding with a discussion of some biological meanings of "gender." [about]
  32. Baha'i Faith and Syncretism, The, by Robert Stockman, in Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith (1997). Addresses the common misunderstanding that the Bahá'í Faith is syncretistic. [about]
  33. Baha'i Faith, The: A Future-Oriented Religion, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Future Generations, 22:1 (1997). The rise and fall of civilizations as regards future human development. [about]
  34. Bahá'í Faith, The: A Non-ideological Approach to Religion, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  35. Bahá'í Faith, The: An Introduction, by Bahá'í International Community (1998). An overview of the Baha'i Faith, in words and pictures. [about]
  36. Bahá'í Faith, The: How It Began: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very short introduction to Baha'i history. [about]
  37. Bahá'í Faith, What Is It?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Basic Baha'i teachings, beliefs and principles. [about]
  38. Bahá'í Fast, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). A summary of the laws and principles of the Fast. [about]
  39. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The, by Massrouri M. and et al. (2005). Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Baha'i Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  40. Bahá'í Journal of the United Kingdom (1997). Eight years of news and essays from the Journal of the Bahá'í Community of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[about]
  41. Bahá'í Litmus Test for Egypt, A, by Dwight Bashir, in Cairo Review of Global Affairs (2012). A brief history of Baha'i persecution in Egypt and three myths propagated by state media, by a director for Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. [about]
  42. Bahá'í membership statistics, by Robert Stockman (1998). Statistics on the American community from 1998, and notes on how membership numbers are calculated. [about]
  43. Bahá'í Movement for Universal Religion, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1912). Dictionary-like summaries of Baha'i personages and teachings. [about]
  44. Bahá'í Perspective on Water, The, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997). Water in the Baha'i Faith and Baha'i Writings. [about]
  45. Bahá'í Perspectives on Spiritual and Moral Education, Some, by Stephen Vickers, in Associate, 16 (1995). The Bahá'í Faith, like any other religion, contains insights which can be valuable for those in the educational world who are striving to make moral and spiritual education a reality; "light is good in whatsoever lamp it shines." [about]
  46. Baha'i Religious History: Introduction, by Todd Lawson, in Journal of Religious History, 36:4 (2012). Introduction to a special issue of this journal titled "Baha'i History," summarizing the prophetic record, the divine hierarchy of history, and the primacy of science and education. [about]
  47. Bahá'í Scholarship: Definitions and Perspectives, by Moojan Momen, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). Reflections on strictly religious Bahá'í scholarship vis-à-vis secular scholarship, and how one can effectively study the Faith in different fields. [about]
  48. Bahá'í Social Teachings, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Baha'i teachings on prejudice, gender equality, the environment, human rights, economics, and government policy. [about]
  49. Bahá'í Temple of Universal Peace, The, by Albert Ross Vail, in The Open Court, 45:902 (1931). Short essay on the construction of the temple in Wilmette, and an overview of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  50. Bahá'í Viewpoint, A, by H. M. Munje, in The World Religions Speak on The Relevance of Religion in the Modern World (1970). Short essay on Baha'i principles, presented along with other "leaders of the world's great religions" at the First Spiritual Summit Conference in Calcutta, October 1968. [about]
  51. Bahá'í's View of Disability, A, by Paul Booth (1999). [about]
  52. Baha'is and Higher Education in Iran, The, by Ahmad Batebi (2008). An outsider's overview of the political and religious barriers to Baha'i schools, the state of human rights, and contemporary arrests of Baha'i leaders in Iran. [about]
  53. Bahá'ís and the Great Peace March, by Steven Scholl and Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). The Great Peace March was a cross-country event from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986 to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. This article interviews three Baha'is who participated. Prefaced by essay "The Wilderness Trek of the Great Peace March." [about]
  54. The Baha'is as a Mystic Community, by Moojan Momen: Response, by Jack McLean, in World Order, 38:1 (2006). The meanings of mysticism in the writings of Baha'u'llah and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  55. Bahá'ísm hopes to unite the world and religious conflicts: An interview with Hutan Hejazi Martinez, by Linn Andersson, in Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales (2012). An outsider's view of Baha'i history and ideology (doxa). [about]
  56. Bahá'u'lláh: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very brief introduction to the Person of Baha'u'llah and some of His teachings. [about]
  57. Bahá'u'lláh and the Fourth Estate, by Roger White, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Baha'u'llah's response to the martyrdom of seven Baha'is in Yazd in May, 1891, and his relationship with the media. [about]
  58. Baha'u'llah and the Reconciliation of Religions, by Peter Terry (2014). The reconciliation of religions is one of the principal themes of Baha'u'llah's writings, yet one rarely discussed in introductions to the Baha'i Faith and often ignored in surveys of Baha'i teachings. [about]
  59. Bahá'u'lláh's Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, by Marzieh Gail, in World Order, 12:2 (1946). A meditation on the themes of ESW.[about]
  60. Baha'u'llah's Ground Plan of World Fellowship, by George Townshend, in Faiths and Fellowship, Proceedings of the World Congress of Faiths Conference (1936). This talk, proposing a practical scheme for addressing the problem of world-fellowship, was delivered at the first World Congress of Faiths conference in London in 1936 — one of the earliest Baha'i papers to appear in a modern interfaith setting. [about]
  61. Baha'u'llah, the Messenger of God: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short biography of Baha'u'llah with scriptural excerpts. [about]
  62. Baha'u'llah, The Promised One: Warwick Leaflet, by Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Warwick (1990). [about]
  63. Bahá'u'lláh: His Call to the Nations: A Summons to World Order, by Eunice Braun (1967). On the irreversible movement toward the interdependence of all peoples and nations, a Baha'i perspective on history, and Baha'u'llah's summons to the rulers. [about]
  64. Bahai Question, The: A Case of Religious Discrimination in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Sina Astani (2010). Overview of the situation of the Baha'is in Iran, 1979-2010. [about]
  65. Bahai Revelation, The: Its Western Advance, by Jean Masson, in The American Review of Reviews, 39:2 (1909). Three-page overview of Baha'i history and teachings. [about]
  66. Bahaism and Its Ambitious Claims, by Orvis Fairlee Jordan, in Christian Century, 38:2 (1921). Overview of Baha'i teachings, the Faith's relationship with Islam, Baha'is in Chicago, and the under-construction temple in Wilmette. [about]
  67. Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
  68. Beautiful Flight toward the Light, The: Reflections on an Artist's Life, by Robin M. Chandler, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Subjective reflections about the nature of creativity from the author's own point of view, training and experiences as a social scientist and as an artist. [about]
  69. Becoming a Bahá'í - What Do I Need to Know?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). An aid to inviting people to enrol, explaining very simply what they need to know before joining the Bahá'í community. [about]
  70. Becoming Physicians to the World: Transforming "Non-Involvement in Politics", by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Looking at this issue from the perspective of positive human rights and cross-cultural communication to devise a better message than "non-involvement" as the basis for Baha'i relations with the world around us, and recasting it as a message of unity. [about]
  71. Becoming Your True Self, by Daniel C. Jordan, in World Order, 3:1 (1968). The nature of human potential, and how the Baha'i Faith can guide the process of spiritual transformation. [about]
  72. Behaism: In Reply to the Attack of Robert P. Richardson, by Ibrahim George Kheiralla, in The Open Court, 29:10 (1915). A defense of the Baha'i Faith, with reference to fulfilled prophecy. Followed by the journal's short response to Baha'i requests not to include advertisements for Kheiralla's book (which one is not named, could be O Christians). Not yet proofread. [about]
  73. Being A Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short introduction to Baha'i religious obligations. [about]
  74. Beyond Brotherhood, by Elizabeth Anderson, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Thoughts on achieving racial equality, in light of the continuing injustices against African-Americans in the United States. [about]
  75. Beyond Death's Grey Land, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Reflections from a Baha'i perspective on the Vietnam War, the nature of war, dehumanizing humanity, and being a soldier. [about]
  76. Beyond Pluralism, by Moojan Momen (1995). Brief thoughts on the Baha'i Faith as a "metareligion." [about]
  77. Bird's-Eye View of the World in the Year 2000, A, by Orrol L. Harper, in Star of the West, vol. 15, no. 7 (1924). A fanciful and optimistic vision of life in the Twenty-first Century. [about]
  78. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick (2010). The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  79. Birth and Childhood of Baha'u'llah, by David Merrick (2008). Childhood and Early Life of Baha'u'llah, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  80. Birth and Childhood of the Bab, by David Merrick (2007). Childhood and Early Life of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  81. Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
  82. Breastfeeding and the Bahá'í Faith, by Haig V. Setrakian and Marc B. Rosenman, in Breastfeeding Medicine, 6:4 (2011). The Writings reference breast-feeding literally and symbolically, and provide guidance as to its practice. As the ideal form of infant nutrition, breastfeeding women are exempted from fasting, and it is linked to childhood moral development. [about]
  83. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith in Guyana, A (2009). Short overview of Baha'i activities in this part of South America, since the first visit by Leonora Armstrong in 1927. [about]
  84. Browne and the Babis, by Arthur J. Arberry, in Shiraz: Persian City of Saints and Poets (1960). Brief history of the Babis and E. G. Browne's relations with them. [about]
  85. Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An overview of similar Baha'i and Buddhist teachings. [about]
  86. Camphor and the Camphor Fountain, by Frank Lewis (1999). What is the meaning of the camphor fount — a symbol common in the writings of Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha, and the Qur'an — what is its context, and what is the cup tempered there? [about]
  87. Can There Be Only One True Religion?: Invited Commentary, by John Hick, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  88. Challenge to Chaos: The Mission of the Bahá'í Faith, by Horace Holley (1954). Summary of the mission of Baha'u'llah through the lens of three essential truths: Unity of God, Unity of the Prophets, and Unity of Humankind. Published as a stand-alone pamphlet. [about]
  89. Christ, Return of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). Some Christian prophecies and their fulfillment in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  90. Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2005). [about]
  91. Christmas and Bahá'ís: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  92. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers, by Melissa Tansik (1998). Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Baha'u'llah wrote in the 1860s. [about]
  93. Colorblindness and Race Unity: One Bahá'í's Perspective, by Donald Osborn (1997). Reflections on race perspectives in the Baha'i writings. [about]
  94. "Come Back, Africa": First commercial film mentioning the Bahá'í Faith, by Greg Watson (2013). Context of a 1959 African documentary/drama film in which the Baha'i Faith is discussed. [about]
  95. Coming Synthesis, The: Bahá'í Scholarship in an Age of Conflict and Controversy, by Rick Harmsen (1999). [about]
  96. Commentary on a Verse of Rumi, by Juan Cole (1999). Summary and paraphrase of a tablet about a debate over the unity of being (wahdat al-wujud) in Sufi thought. [about]
  97. Commentary on the Kitab-i Aqdas, verse one, by Sen McGlinn (1997). Meanings why recognition of God and his Manifestations are the first two laws of the Aqdas. [about]
  98. Commentary on the Saying "Knowledge is Twenty-Seven Letters", A, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). An explanation of a saying of Imám Ja'far as Sádiq, which was quoted in the Kitáb-i-Iqán, about the Promised One bringing the remaining 25 letters of knowledge. [about]
  99. Comments on the Intent of the Surih-i-Sabr, or Lawh-i-Ayyub, by Karen Anne Webb (2017). Does Bahá’u’lláh declare Himself to be the Promised One foretold by the Báb in the Surah of Patience/Job? [about]
  100. Common Grounds between Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack Coleman (1997). Some parallels and similarities between the Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, and physics. [about]
  101. Common sense versus secularism: American Bahai literature as a window on implicit culture, by Sen McGlinn (2007). Religion and politics must be kept in separate spheres with different, though complementary, rules. This paper questions whether that is understood by Baha'is, even in countries that claim to value the separation of church and state. [about]
  102. Communication: The Key to Expansion, by Roger Coe, in Bahá'í News (1986). The use of technology by and its impact upon Baha'i scholarship. Available also as audiobook. [about]
  103. Community as Family, The: Opportunities of Growth, by Ros Gabriel, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  104. Community in Diversity: The New Man, by Peter Hulme, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). The focus of this presentation is the community of selves within each of us. Where is the evidence that we are more than one self? [about]
  105. Community of Religions, The, by John Herman Randall, in The Meaning of Religion for Man (1946). Chapter on religious tolerance, inclusivism, and the need for a World Faith, with a passing discussion of Baha'i principles, written by a Baptist minister who addressed Baha'i audiences and received a letter from the Guardian. [about]
  106. Comparison of the Seven Valleys and the American Indian Peace Shield, by Nina Bailey (1999). Comparison study between the spiritual teachings of the ancient Native American Indian Peace Shield and the spiritual journey described by Bahá'u'lláh in The Seven Valleys[about]
  107. Compassion or Karuna as Understood in the Bahá'í Religion, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 2:1-2 (2001). A brief overview of the meaning of ethics and the divine origin of compassion. [about]
  108. Computers in the Bahá'í Community through Ridván 1992, by Bryn Deamer and Steven Kolins, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1992). Historical overview of the use of computers in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  109. Concept of Sin in the Bahá'í Faith, The, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:2 (2000). Just as Baha'is don't believe in the existence of evil as a real entity, likewise sin is but the absence of holiness. All the forces within us are God-given and thus potentially virtuous; their absence casts the shadow of sin. [about]
  110. Conservation of the Earth's Resources: What on Earth is the Answer?, by Grahame Howells (1998). [about]
  111. Consultation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  112. Consultation and Compromise in Environment Affairs, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Examples of environmental disagreements — involving ranchers, off-road vehicle use, acid rain, and protected-lands designation — from Oregon and Washington, illustrating how the process of consultation can lead to environmental protection. [about]
  113. Coordinates of Baha'i Holy Sites and the Junaynih Garden (2016). Latitude, longitude, and brief descriptions of key sites such as Akka prison, Bahji, Ridvan Garden, Baha'i cemetery, cave of Elijah, and the houses of Baha'u'llah, Abbud, Udi Khammar, and Abdu'l-Baha, followed by a history of the Junaynih Garden. [about]
  114. Counsellors, Board Members, and Assistants: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An explanation of the ‘Appointed Arm’ of the Faith. [about]
  115. Covenant, The, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1995). Overview of two covenants: one with all Prophets regarding the next Manifestation, specifically the Covenant of the Bab; and Baha'u'llah's Covenant protecting the divine word from human interference and safeguarding the unity of Baha'is and all humankind. [about]
  116. Covenant, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1919). "A brief statement of the Covenant God made with mankind through the prophets of the past and has fulfilled in these latter days, in the Bahai Movement." Includes excerpts of tablets and talks of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  117. Creative Word and the Meaning of Unity, The: An annotated survey of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Ittihád (Tablet of Unity), by Shahrokh Monjazeb. On the contents of the Tablet of Unity and its relevance for the social life of humanity, including a provisional English translation from the earliest Persian/Arabic published source. [about]
  118. Creativity and Spirituality: Are They Related?, by Negin Sanaei, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Short essay on utilizing our talent and appreciating the importance of the imagination. [about]
  119. Cry in the Wilderness: An Environmentalist Looks at Bahá'í Teachings on Nature, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Baha'i Writings use images from nature to illustrate spiritual truths and call mankind to recognize the beauty of God. [about]
  120. Cycle of Lectures on Universal and Contemporary Themes, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  121. Cyflwyno'r Ffydd: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  122. Daily Devotions: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). A summary of Bahá'í laws on daily obligatory prayer, reading the Writings, and meditation. [about]
  123. De las Manifestaciones de Dios en las culturas precolombinas de América, by Jorge Vallejo, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 3 (2002). Los antiguos americanos, ¿no eran hijos de Dios?, ¿no conocieron nunca al Dios Único y Verdadero?, ¿Dios, influyó o no en su progreso?. Obviamente han tenido que existir también voceros de Dios en estos lares para que estos pueblos alcancen las alturas de [about]
  124. Dear Parent ... a Message to a non-Bahá'í Parent: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). A letter written to the parents of British Baha'i converts to dispel anxiety and misinformation. [about]
  125. Declaration of Baha'u'llah in the Ridvan Garden in 1863, by David Merrick (2008). Baha'u'llah's Declaration in the Garden of Ridvan, told in plain English suitable for reading aloud. Includes photos and 2 maps. Based on many accounts. [about]
  126. Deriding Revealed Religions?: Bahá'ís in Egypt, by Johanna Pink, in ISIM Newsletter (2002). Shift in Egyptian public perception of the Baha'i Faith from an Islamic reform movement to an independent religion. [about]
  127. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, The: Its Continuing Place In History, by Helen T. Wilson (2000). Historical context of the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah and some of the Guardian's objectives in writing it. [about]
  128. Dissidents and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2005). Author's personal experiences with "disgruntled" ex-Baha'is and critics online in the 1990s. [about]
  129. Divine Education: The Root of Knowledge, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Glory: A Bahá'í Youth Magazine, 5:2 (1973). On Baha'i families and raising children to appreciate Baha'i principles. [about]
  130. Divine Institution of Marriage, The, by Anonymous, in Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 3:1-2 (1983). [about]
  131. Do the Baha'i Writings on evolution allow for mutation of species within kingdoms but not across kingdoms?, by Bahman Nadimi. This paper explores the possibility that Baha'i writings on evolution allows for mutation of species within each of the kingdoms (such as vegetable or animal) but not across these kingdoms. [about]
  132. Does Corinthians 1:15 Teach a Physical or a Spiritual Resurrection?, by David Friedman (1999). While literalists claim that this verse supports a physical resurrection, the evidence seems to show the exact opposite to be true. [about]
  133. Does the Valley of Unity negate the distinction between 'Bahá'í' and 'non-Bahá'í'?, by Donald Plunkett (1998). In the higher reaches of mystical attainment, the distinction between "Baha'is" and "non-Baha'is" is lessened. [about]
  134. Dunns, The: Keys to Their Success, by Madge Featherstone and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  135. Dying for Our Sins, by Rachel Woodlock (1998). Examination of the Christian doctrine of the substitutionary atonement and whether such a doctrine has a place within a Bahá'í theological framework. [about]
  136. Early Childhood Education, by Cyrus Rohani, in Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 7:1 (2010). Education is a continuous and creative process which fulfils the moral potential of each individual. Its aim is to develop the capacities latent in human nature and to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and transformation of society. [about]
  137. Early European Bahá'í involvement in social activism, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  138. Early Irish Bahá'ís, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, in Associate, 25 (1998). Short history of the introduction of the Bahá’í Faith to Ireland, 1900 to 1925. [about]
  139. Ecological Models of Social Organization: A Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1994). Natural vs. human social ecosystems and the interplay of natural vs. social systems in the 21st century. [about]
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SANA'A, Yemen — An extraordinary wave of support by organizations and individuals has kindled hope in the hearts of the Baha'is of Yemen in the wake of recent arrests there. It has also revealed the degree to which the motivation of Baha'is to build unity has resonated with so many in that country and across the region. One statement of support opened with this dramatic assertion of solidarity: "We are all Baha'is".

On 10 August, armed, masked soldiers raided an educational gathering organized jointly by the Nida Foundation for Development as well as the Baha'i community of Yemen on the theme of moral empowerment and service. More than sixty participants were arrested, among them youth and children. Half were Baha'is and, currently, it is believed some fourteen remain in prison, including young mothers.

Yet the raid has provoked an unprecedented response from citizens and civil society. Widespread coverage in the region's media—on television, on the Internet, and in print—has also highlighted the constructive endeavors of the Baha'i community and the baselessness and illogicality of the arrests.

Two of the leading daily pan-Arab newspapers—Al-Arab and Al Quds Al-Arabi—covered the story extensively. Among the countless other news sources that have published related stories have been Al Morasel, Al Modon, Akhbar Al Khaleej, Gulf Eyes, Al Masdar, Mosnad News, Sadaa Adan, and Yemen Shabab.

"Why arrest a group of peaceful Baha'is when the country is full of arms dealers, gangs, instigators of sedition, saboteurs, spies, and lurking terrorists? What courage is there in the arrest of a group of defenseless children and youth, when Yemen is full of thousands of murderers, thieves, criminals, gangs, and armed religious militias?" asks writer Sadiq Al-Qadi in an article on Al-Morasel News titled "For the Sake of Faith, Nation, and Humanity: Release the Baha'is".

"How does the country benefit from persecuting a group that believes in obedience to one's country? What benefit in arresting people who regard work as worship and strive to serve the community?" continues the article.

The Nida Foundation and the Baha'i community in Yemen have been involved in programs for the empowerment of youth so that they become oriented towards the social, moral, and intellectual development of society in practical ways. Both have also been concerned with raising the status of women and promoting the concept of equality and, in particular, the education of the girl child. Furthermore, the Nida Foundation has held discussions with tribal leaders on the profound implications of peace, reconciliation, and co-existence in that war-torn society.

Support also has come from tribal leaders and fellow citizens of various backgrounds. For example, on the website of "The People of the Quran"—a Muslim religious order also called the Quranis, which has millions of adherents throughout the Arab region—the peaceful nature of the educational gathering was emphasized. The site stated that the event had been held "in an atmosphere of love and loyalty for Yemen; a program filled with enthusiasm, determination, and selflessness to serve the causes of peace and coexistence, community building, and unity among the children of their country.

"We are all Baha'is!" begins their statement.

"If you want to spread an ideology, persecute it! This sums up the human experience with any new way of thinking," the statement continues.

Amnesty International's regional office has issued a statement condemning the government's actions. "The arbitrary arrests of Baha'i people for doing nothing more than attending a peaceful community event is completely unjustifiable. It is just the latest example of authorities' persecution of minority faiths," said Magdalena Mughrabi, the organization's Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program.

Social media has also been alight with numerous messages and many hashtags have been set up, some in English and others in Arabic, by the supporters of Baha'is. #Free_Bahais; #Free_Bahai_Mothers; #Freedom_For_Bahais; and many similar hashtags have drawn attention to the arrests and highlighted the high character and aims of the Baha'is.

Many statements of support have echoed similar themes, namely the relevance of the activities of the Baha'is for the betterment of Yemen in a time of greatest need for constructive effort. Indeed, so overwhelming and widespread has been the reaction of Yemeni society in support of the detainees that some have questioned who might be the real instigators of this incident.

The Baha'i International Community Office at the UN in New York has also issued a statement providing details of the arrests.

Perhaps one of the most powerful interventions to date has been made by Arwa Othman, until recently a Minister in the government of Yemen and now a human rights activist. She wrote, "National Security: What function do you have today? The country is in flames from the war and you have forgotten your duties and raided an educational gathering for the youth which had just the same goals as those espoused in the civics text books your children study at school.

Her statement continued: "The children, youth, and women who you arrested are not an enemy on whom you need to declare war and imprison, in violation of their rights—especially children's rights. What evidence did you find in among the paper clippings of paper and crayons that a crime had been committed?

Highlighting the contrast with the real challenges of the region, Ms. Othman stated: "What threat prompted you to enter a community building as if it was hosting a terrorist cell that was threatening public safety and the country's sovereignty? What military camps did you discover in the memories of each child, woman, and teenager? What sleeping cells of religious and sectarian sedition, working for the interest of the enemies of Yemen, did you find in those civilized surroundings?

Finally, referring to the women who had been arrested, she wrote: "What has come over you that you have arrested them? Their children are suffering from bereavement and loss! Some of those children are infants! What has happened to you and to your honor, National Security?"

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