Call for Papers for 2016 ‘Irfán Colloquia

Dr. Iraj Ayman has issued a call for papers for the five annual sessions of the ‘Irfán Colloquium. Four of the sessions will be held in English and Persian and one in German.

The sessions in English and Persian will be held at Bosch Bahá’í School in Santa Cruz, California; Louhelen Bahá’í School in Davison, Michigan; and the Center for Bahá’í Studies in Acuto, Italy. The session in German will be held at the Tambach Baha’i Center in Tambach, Germany.

During 2016 the ‘Irfán Colloquium will celebrate the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s issuance of His Tablets of Divine Plan and welcomes research papers related to those Tablets and their role and function during the unfoldment of the Formative Age of the Bahá’í Faith.

The Colloquium also welcomes presentations on topics related to the aims and objectives of the ‘Irfán Colloquium., which promotes deeper and systematic studies in the scriptures of the world’s religions from a Bahá’í perspective, as well as fundamental principles of the belief system and the sacred writings of the Bahá’í Faith, the interface between the Bahá’í Faith and various religious traditions and schools of thought.

Participating in the ‘Irfán Colloquium provides budding and seasoned scholars an opportunity for dialogue, networking, and team-building among those engaged in Bahá’í studies. It is also a unique occasion for all those attending these gatherings to meet and associate with researchers and scholars and benefit from their presentations.

Potential presenters are asked to send, before December 15, 2015, a brief abstract of the topic about which they would like to speak, the session or sessions in which they would like to participate, and any other information to For additional information, see

Dates for the 2016 ‘Irfán Colloquia are as follows:

May 26–30, 2016: Bosch Bahá’í School, Santa Cruz, California, USA, English, Persian.
June 29–July, 2016: Centre for Bahá’í Studies, Acuto, Italy, Persian.
July 5–8, 2016: Centre for Bahá’í Studies, Acuto, Italy, English.
July 21–24, 2016: Tambach Bahá’í Center, Tambach, Germany.
October 6–9, 2016: Louhelen Bahá’í School, Davison, Michigan, USA. English, Persian.

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