‘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.


–       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.


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