‘Irfan Colloquium, October 5-8, 2012, at Louhelen Baha’i School in Michigan

What is the ‘Irfan Colloquium? The ‘Irfan Colloquium (www.irfancolloquia.org) is a friendly gathering held in an informal and collegial atmosphere and a unique opportunity for meeting and associating with those interested in systematic Baha’i studies. The program includes presentations by scholars on systematic studies in fundamental principles of the Baha’i beliefs; the writings of the Central Figures of the Baha’i Faith; and interfacing between the Baha’i Faith and current intellectual and religious trends. 

The theme of the 2012 Colloquium: Discovering Pearls in the Ocean of His Words

Presentation Languages: Persian and English

When: October 5-8, 2012. The program starts at dinner time, October 5, and ends after lunch, October 8.

Where: Louhelen Baha’i School, Michigan, USA.

Presentations:

–       A Review of the Historical Background and Contents of Baha’u’llah’s Suratu’n-Nus’h (Exhortation)

–       Unity and Universality of Education Recommended in the Talks of `Abdu’lBaha

–        Shared Leadership and Baha’i Community Life

–       The Story of `Abdu’l-Baha’s First Public Talk in America

–        Kitab-i-Iqan from the Babi to the Baha’i Dispensation

–       Shoghi Effendi’s Diary Letters

–       `Abdu’l-Baha in Chicago

–       Collective Security Described in the Talks of `Abdu’l-Baha

–       Child Education and Development Advised by `Abdu’l-Baha

–       Eyewitness Account of the Massacre of Baha’is in Nayriz on Naw-Ruz 1909 Coinciding with Enshrining the Remains of the Bab

Bazm-i-`Irfan: Songs and musical performances.

Presenters:

Muhammad Afnan

Mehri Afnan

Hussein Ahdieh

Iraj Ayman

Roya Ayman

Faris Badii

Mehrdad Bashiri

Farnoush Firouzmani

Baharieh Ma’ani

Sovaida Ma’ani

Saba Nolley

Afaf Stevens

Arash Zare

Registration and Accommodation: louhelen@usbnc.org * Tel: 810-653-5033