BA University of Toronto
MA, PhD McMaster University

Department of Religion, Theology, and Philosophy, Department of Social Transformation

I have been fascinated by religion, its histories and cultures, since I was a teenager living in India. This interest led me to undertake extensive travelling and eventually to graduate work in religious studies, with a special focus on Hinduism and women. As a student, I also encountered and joined the Bahá’í Faith.

Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed helping students learn, and have taught a wide variety of courses in the field of religious studies. At the same time, I have been interested in issues of social justice and equity, nonviolence and conflict resolution, as well as interfaith dialogue, and so have been involved, often in a leadership role, with many community organizations that address these issues.

Listen to Anne’s interview on ‘A Bahá’í Perspective’ podcast


Anne Mackenzie Pearson


Equality of Women and Men: Application in Public and Private Life, Hinduism for Deepening and Dialogue, Interfaith Dialogue and Collaboration, Introduction to Buddhism, One Common Faith

Lecture Topics

Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith–convergence and divergence
Advancement of Women–Bahá’í perspectives
Interfaith dialogue–Imperative for a culture of peace