Neal A. Truslow was by all accounts a colorful character, with stints as an ambulance driver in World War I and as Italy’s fencing champion. He also worked as an illustrator, and that’s where his granddaughter, Deborah Heald Hougland, comes in. Hougland was going through some papers she inherited from her father, Felix Heald, who [...]
Photo Gallery The centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to America was commemorated at The First Unitarian Church in Baltimore. Click to enlarge and browse a gallery of related photos. Remembrance of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to America is, naturally, a source of joy across the whole country in this centennial year — not just at the sites of [...]
Photo Gallery Centenary draws large crowd in San Francisco. Photo by Ariya Behjat Click to enlarge and browse a gallery of related photos. By Allen Goldblatt, Barbara Klingsporn and Deanne LaRue On June 25, 1945 — a few weeks after the end of World War II in Europe and a few weeks before the cessation [...]
What makes the Festival of Ridvan, celebrated April 21 to May 2, the holiest of days for Baha’is? It commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions.
Seven years ago Don Alusic was captivated by the history-making role of grassroots spiritual and religious activity — carried out by Episcopal, Orthodox, Baha’i, Christian Science and other adherents — in the 1905 peace conference that ended the Russo-Japanese War. So he worked for years to produce his first-ever film. Photo Gallery Sarah Farmer’s Peace [...]
In observance of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to some notable American Baha’i Women: Keith Ransom-Kehler (1876-1933) Keith Ransom-Kehler was born Nannie Keith Bean in Dayton, Kentucky in 1876. She was well-educated, receiving a bachelor’s degree in child psychology from Vassar College in 1898, and independent of spirit. Ransom-Kehler became a Baha’i in 1921 and, shortly [...]
Nineteen Months interviews C. Aaron Kreader, one of the authors of Zanjan, a fictional graphic novel based on the true events that happened in Zanjan, a town in northwestern Iran, in the mid-1800s. Read the Full Interview Zanjan was released by Baha’i Publishing and is available for purchase through the Baha’i Distribution [...]
Exhibit, talk introduce Fairhope, Alabama, residents to trailblazing one-time resident
David Neyman Sterling wrote an interesting letter to the editor of the Asian American Press about Leo Tolstoy’s investigation of the Baha’i Faith.
Druzelle Cederquist, author of The Story of Baha’u’llah: Promised One of All Religions shares her thoughts on the anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah on her blog Luminous Realities: Exploring the Creative Process.
The Baha’i community of Memphis and the Midsouth share a beautiful and stirring presentation of the Baha’i garden terraces and holy sites in Haifa.
Event takes participants back to the large-scale enrollment of believers in the 1970s.
Tribute to Shoghi Effendi – by Ruhiyyih Khanum, at Kampala Intercontinental Conference, January 26, 1958
Baha’i Talks, Messages and Articles has posted the very moving Tribute to Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, offered by his dear wife Ruhiyyih Khanum.
Blue Shutters shares with us the inspiring story of how ‘Abdu’l-Baha guided Juliet Thompson in endeavouring to give her heart to God.
If communities were like people, turning a hundred would be one of those kindly occasions for a gentle birthday party where the kids might be cautioned not to get the honored senior overstimulated.
In 1893, in the city of Chicago, a "World’s Parliament of Religions" was held as an auxiliary event in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exhibition (World’s Fair). This event marked the first official gathering of representatives from eastern and western religions and is considered the birthplace of formal interreligious dialogue.
The Baha’is of Chicago were well represented at the 79th annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic on Aug. 9, conducting wholesome, fun children’s activities at the picnic part of the event.
Robert Hayden surmounted an impoverished childhood to become the first African-American to be appointed Poet Laureate.
Van Gilmer vividly remembers participating in the March on Washington (for Jobs and Freedom) on Aug. 28, 1963, while a student at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, who became a Baha’i in 1968, would have been 90 on Oct. 21, 2007. He was at the forefront not only of the bebop jazz phenomenon, the most vital music of its age, but of a jazz generation that included Thelonious Monk, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.
A memorial service for the Head of State and father of modern Samoa is to be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at the Baha’i House of Worship for the North American Continent in Wilmette, Ill.