“Discovering Pearls in the Ocean of His Words” is the theme for the English-language session of the ‘Irfan Colloquium, set for Oct. 5–8 at Louhelen Baha’i School.
A friendly gathering in an informal and collegial atmosphere, ‘Irfan Colloquium presents a unique opportunity for meeting and associating with those interested in systematic Baha’i studies.
Programs include presentations by scholars on systematic studies in fundamental principles of the Baha’i beliefs, the writings of the Central Figures of the Faith, and interfacing between the Baha’i Faith and current intellectual and religious trends.
Participants receive a set of recent ‘Irfan publications. More details on ‘Irfan Colloquia, including information on sessions in other languages and at other dates, are available on the Web (www.irfancolloquia.org).
Presentations at the Oct. 5–8 sessions include “A Review of the Historical Background and Contents of Baha’u’llah’s Suratu’n-Nush (Exhortation),” “Unity and Universality of Education Recommended in the Talks of ‘Abdu’l-Baha,” “Shared Leadership and Baha’i Community Life,” “The Story of `Abdu’l-Baha’s First Public Talk in America,” “Kitab-i-Iqan from Babi to Baha’i dispensation,” “Shoghi Effendi’s Diary Letters,” “‘Abdu’l-Baha in Chicago,” “Collective Security in the Talks of ‘Abdu’l-Baha,” “Eyewitness Account of the Massacre of Baha’is in Nayriz on Naw-Ruz 1909″ and other topics.
Musical performances are offered by Bazm-i-‘irfan. For registration and accommodations, contact Louhelen Baha’i School (firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-653-5033); Web: www.louhelen.org