Bahá'í Web Site No. 3 in Top 10
There is a nice piece of publicity and recognition for the Bahá'í Faith in Internet Monthly. The November 1999 issue carries a feature (with colour pictures of the home pages) of what it calls the Top 10 sites on the World Wide Web in each of a number of categories. The religion category includes the Bahá'í World site as number three of its Top 10 - Religion Websites. Kudos to Tony Fleming, who drew the site to the editor's attention.
Iain Palin, Bahá'í Information Office.
A Book on the Arts for the next Millennium
The Bahá'í Association for the Arts – producers of Arts Dialogue magazine for the last decade – is working on a book that looks at the diverse ways Bahá'ís are exploring the arts, and also at art, not necessarily by Bahá'ís, that has been inspired by the Bahá'í teachings. The book will also contain selections from the last thirteen years of Arts Dialogue. Our goal is diversity. See http://bahai-library.org/bafa for more information about what we do.
Some recent publications from George Ronald:
Asadu'lláh 'Alízád Years of Silence: The Bahá'ís in the USSR 1938-1946 The Memoirs of Asadu'lláh 'Alízád. Translated by Baharieh Rouhaní Ma'ani. Ł9.95
New Bahá'í Studies Journal
The Association for Bahá'í Studies Australia has recently published the first issue of its journal Australian Bahá'í Studies with articles on project development, consultation, spiritual education and a report on scholarship.
Joint Meeting of Religious Studies SIS and Irfan Colloquium
A joint meeting of the Association for Bahá'í Studies (ESE) Religious Studies Special Interest Group and the Irfan Colloquium will be held at the London School of Economics, London, 14-16 July 2000. It will be followed by a seminar on the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh during the Akka period. Presentations of papers on mysticism and the Bahá'í Faith, principles of Bahá'í theology, and the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh during the later Akka period are welcome. Abstracts should be sent in advance and as early as possible.
Please send proposals of papers to Dr Moojan Momen, Wixamtree, Sand Lane, Northill, Biggleswade, Beds. SG18 9AD, 01767-627626, email@example.com.
For registration: Mrs. Mirta Lopez-Claros, Flat 1, 64 Addison Road, London W14 8JL, Tel & FAX: 0171 371 6022, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilmette Institute
The Wilmette Institute would like to invite potential students of the Spiritual Foundations for a Global Civilization programme to begin applying for the 2000 session. Spiritual Foundations is a four-year programme of systematic study of the Bahá'í Faith. Annually it involves two weeks of intensive classes and seminars in Wilmette and four and a half months of reading and learning projects at home. Each year covers a different aspect of the Bahá'í Faith; in 2000 the program will stress world religions, philosophical issues, and Bahá'í theology. Bahá'í history and scripture are partially covered each year; in 2000 the Báb, the Bábí community, and the life of Bahá'u'lláh to 1863 will be the focus of the historical section, and Selections from the Writings of the Báb, the Kitáb-i-íqán, and Some Answered Questions will be the focus of the scriptural study. In addition, there will be workshops on public speaking and seminars on how to teach the Bahá'í Faith successfully, led by the programme's graduates.
Here are the dates of the program:
Home study begins 1 May 2000; Summer program begins Saturday 29 July 2000, 2 p.m. (please arrive late Friday or Saturday morning); Summer program ends Saturday 12 August 2000, 12 noon (please plan to leave no sooner than 2 p.m.); Home study resumes 15 August 2000; Home study ends 30 September 2000 (Spiritual Foundations students will have until 1 May 2001 to take as many distance-learning courses as they please for free, and to complete projects involving teaching the Bahá'í Faith and deepening).
For $700 of annual tuition students get all this, plus free access to the Wilmette Institute's distance-learning courses. The House of Worship is within walking distance of Kendall College (where the program is held) and students go to the Temple often to pray and serve as guides. Kendall's dormitory costs about $300 for two weeks and gourmet meals at Kendall's cafeteria (which is run by their cooking school!) cost about $5 each. Some financial aid is available. The programme is open to anyone with a high school degree or equivalent. Students range in age from 17 to 75 and make lifetime friends with other students.
If you would like more information, please write Robert Stockman at email@example.com or Pamela Mondschein (the programme's registrar) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone and fax queries should be directed to our new toll free number, 1-877-WILMETTE. Information and application forms are available at http://www.wilmetteinstitute.org. The deadline for applying is 15 April 2000 (15 May 2000 at the latest).
Conflict Resolution at Landegg Academy
res core module courses now scheduled for 22 May to 9 June 2000. All who wish to participate in this recently added module, either as a MA student or for a Professional Certificate in Conflict Resolution, are invited to register for the course.
The four courses in the module are given below and in the Course Calendar. This is the first time that Landegg has offered the Professional Certificate in Conflict Resolution. Individuals interested and involved in either Micro-conflicts (interpersonal, marital and familial, and institutional) or Macro-conflicts (inter-group, international, and political) could benefit from this Professional Certificate module. Thus, lawyers, teachers, social workers, psychologists, governmental and non-governmental executives and graduates of other disciplines who wish to have expertise in Conflict Resolution are invited to register.
May 22-26; CRES 610; Nature and Dynamics of Conflict; H. Danesh; CRES Core Module.
May 29-June 09; CRES 620/640; The Process and Practice of Conflict Resolution (This two week course covers both the major current theories and approaches to Conflict Resolution). R. Danesh & C. Nash; CRES Core Module.
June 12-16; CRES 510; Consultation and Conflict Resolution; H. Danesh & R. Danesh. CRES Core Module.
Conference on the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Chair of Bahá'í Studies and Landegg Academy of Switzerland announces the first international conference on 'The Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in the Context of Modern Religious Movements' at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 24-27 December 2000.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Scope of Subjects
The Bábí and the Bahá'í religions reflect unique developments in the religious life of 19th Century Shiite Islam in General, and of írán in particular. Indeed, the mid-19th Century appearance of the Báb in írán coincided with highly significant developments in the worlds of Judaism, Christianity and Sunni Islam. The aim of this Conference is to examine the development of the Bábí and Bahá'í religions within the broader context of developments that took place in the other major monotheistic religions - beginning in the 19th Century and extending to the present day.
Call for papers
This is the first call for papers for this conference. Scholars who wish to participate in the conference are requested to send:
This information should reach the Conference Convenor no later than 1 June 2000.
Conference Contact & Registration Information:
Convenor: Mrs. Linda Egger, address for letters: Chair of Bahá'í Studies, Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, 91905, Jerusalem, Israel. Tel: +972-2-5324390, Fax: +972-2-5883742, E-mail: email@example.com
Lecturing in Siberia
The Chair of History and International Relations at the faculty of History of Irkutsk State University would welcome a lecturer (scholar), not necessarily a historian, but with some advanced degree. The head of the department is interested in comparative religious studies, international relations, social and economic development, and the work of the United Nations. They have a course on the History of religions, and Bahá'í Faith could be part of that or a separate special course (which may be short depending on the themes). This lecturer would also be expected to lecturer on other religions. The period of time would be for 3-4 months. The faculty unfortunately cannot provide the accommodation or pay much.
Any interested persons should contact the NSA of Russia in the first instance Secretariat@bnc.glasnet.ru
The Associate is the newsletter of the
Submissions for Associate should be sent to: Dr Iarfhlaith Watson by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post (preferably on disk) to: 494 Woodpark, Ballinteer, Dublin 16, Ireland