Violet Esther May Wuerfel Clark’s profound belief in humanity’s oneness found religious expression not long before the midpoint of her 100-year life when she accepted the Baha’i Faith, and bore further fruit in her retirement when she relocated as a pioneer to support development of the Faith in Belize and the Virgin Islands. Violet passed [...]
Ernest “Nick” Hockings, an Ojibwe tribal member, devoted many years to educating the public, through performance and public advocacy, about the history and culture of the region’s indigenous peoples. A longtime Baha’i and teacher of the Faith who was a member in the 1990s of the Baha’i Regional American Indian Teaching Committee serving the Central [...]
Calling all recent Baha’i college graduates – After years of hard work and diligence, you finally have your college degree. Congratulations, graduate! Now, some of you may be asking, “Okay, so what’s next? Do I go straight into the job market?” Others of you may be saying to yourselves, “Well, I really wanted to do [...]
Hoda Mahmoudi is the new Baha’i Chair for World Peace professor within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The Baha’i Chair — founded in 1993 through the inspiration of the Universal House of Justice’s statement The Promise of World Peace — is an endowed academic program dedicated to advancing [...]
Gary Fouse writes, in the blog Monkey in the Middle, about his experience attending an Education Under Fire screening at UC Irvine. Read the full entry
In observance of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to Ghodsieh Ashraf (1889-1976), a Baha’i who was one of the first Iranian women to have obtained a university degree in America. Ms. Ashraf was a philanthropist and an initiator and organizer of numerous educational and health projects, mainly for women and children. She was attending the Lewis [...]
H.T.D. “Tim” Rost put a profound vision onto paper in 1970 when he produced a doctoral dissertation on how Baha’i writings could help shape universities and colleges inspired by the teachings of Baha’u’llah. He took the opportunity to put that vision into action in the 1980s, when the educator from the Midwest joined the staff [...]
In this interview with The Huntville Times, Geoffrey Tyson, general manager of the Education Under Fire campaign, notes how Baha’is in Iran continue to be “officially barred from many professional jobs – and from studying at the colleges and universities that would prepare them for those jobs.” “This is not even about religious freedom so much [...]
In InCultureParent, a Magazine For Parents Raising Little Global Citizens, Sandra Lynn Hutchison writes about the Baha’i perspective of death and notes effective ways of discussing this issue with children. Read the full story
The latest entry on Baha’i Thought highlights the recent screening of the 30-minute documentary, Education Under Fire, at Wheelock College on November 12th, 2011.
In her latest blog entry, Jackee Batanda highlights the recent screening of the 30-minute documentary, Education Under Fire, at MIT’s Stata Center on November 11th, 2011. Read the full story
In this latest podcast Warren Odess-Gillett interviews Bill Barnes, educator and author of the blog Joyful Ed. Bill writes frequently on the subject of integrating the spiritual into education.
Mashable.com, the leading online magazine for social media, covered the “Can You Solve This?” campaign that launched in Berlin this past weekend to advocate for education equality in Iran. Baha’is are intimately involved in the campaign. Read the full story here
Can You Solve This? is a campaign aimed at bringing attention to human rights abuses in Iran, where the Iranian government is actively persecuting minority groups through the systematic denial of education. Can you solve this? Watch the video here Like the Facebook page
Eleven Baha’is in Iran face charges for involvement in BIHE
In his latest BC blogcritics entry, Phillipe Copeland discusses the denial of education to Baha’i students in Iran and ponders “the implications of viewing a whole population as a question rather than as people.”
A few raindrops of hope. That’s all it took, says Cynthia Davis, to water the tender plants in a junior youth group she animated last year. “They didn’t need a downpour,” says the Mountain View, California, Bahá’í. Through their time together and the example of adults a realization grew within these young people, she reflects. [...]
In Baha’i Education, a personal reflection on the Baha’i Writings and general education, this blogger shares the contention that the advancement of the status of women begins at home. Is your home a place of respect for all? Is it a place that respects women? Is the power of consultation utilized or do traditions and [...]
Green Acre Baha’i School and the Eliot, Maine, Baha’i community played special roles in making the town’s bicentennial celebration memorable.
Just as it had during Eliot’s centennial in 1910, the permanent Baha’i school hosted a Green Acre Day during the 2010 festivities this August.
For over a century the American Baha’i community has been offering spiritual education to Baha’i children. These days, Baha’is across the country and around the world are partnering with friends and neighbors to offer these classes to children of all backgrounds. These three videos share more about the Baha’i view and practice of spiritual education. First, [...]
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