Program and Presenters for the Upcoming ‘Irfán Colloquium, October 10-13

You still have time to register for the ‘Irfán Colloquium’s October 10–13 program being held at the Louhelen Bahá’í School in Davison, Michigan, USA. The 2013 Colloquium celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. All participants will receive the gift copy of the latest volume of the Lights of `Irfán

Presenters for the weekend event include:

Iraj Ayman
Faris Badii
Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew
Shahbaz Fatheazam
Sovaida Ma’ani
Baharieh Ma’áni
Hushidar Motlagh
Ali Nakhjavani, retired member of the Universal House of Justice
Kamran and Adib Sedig
Foad  Seddigh
Habib Riazati

The topics of the presentations are many and varied. Some are about the Universal House of Justice:

  • The Question of Succession and the Election of the Universal House of Justice
  • The Last Refuge
  • The Universal House of Justice: A Unique Institution in the Annals of Religions

Others are about Bahá’u’lláh:

  • Bahá’u’lláh in the Qur’an
  • The Declaration of Bahá’u’lláh’s Station as It Gleams through the Surih Sabr

Two presentations explore the Bábí and Bahá’í writings:

  • The Meanings and the Stations of Tawhid in the Bábí and Bahá’í Writings
  • A Comparative Study on  the Commentaries on ” Man Arafa Nafseh” in Islamic Literature and in the Bahá’í Writings

Some look at aspects of the Bahá’í administration and administration in other religions:

  • Centralization and Decentralization in the Bahá’í Administrative Order
  • Administration and Leadership of Chinese Religions

Yet other presentations examine a variety of topics:

  • The Greatest Holy Leaf’s Unparalleled Role in Religious History and the Significance of the Arc, the Site of Her Resting Place
  • Historical Disputation and Religious Debate
  • Spirit, Mind, and the Universe

At least one evening during the conference will be devoted to songs and musical performances.

The Colloquium begins with a dinner on Thursday, October 10, and ends after lunch on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

For registration and accommodations, e-mail louhelen@usbnc.org or telephone 810-653-5033.