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Included are articles, photographs, and information of little known or perhaps long forgotten people and events associated with the growth and development of the Baha’i Faith post-1960, mainly in the United States but also includes several other countries.

Creating An Inclusive Narrative

Creating An Inclusive Narrative

This is the opening quote in the recently published document by the Australia Baháʼí Community: Creating An Inclusive Narrative. It details the results of an effort made by the Australian Baháʼí Community through “roundtable discussions” that took place over a fifteen-month period. They sought…

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Quida Flora Coley

Quida Flora Coley

Ouida Coley (center), Sarah Lee Owens (left), and Silvia Ioas (right).  Baha'i International Conference, Panama Hilton Hotel, Panama City, Panama, 1967. Quida Flora ColeyOuida Coley (1939-2013) was a devoted member of the Baha'i Faith for well over 50 years.   She had...

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Pupil of the Eye

Pupil of the Eye

Black Americans in the Baha'i Faith: Their Spiritual Significance Toward the Revitalization of Humankind. The 'Pupil of the Eye' metaphor has both astounded and confused the Baha'i community mainly due to it being analyzed within the framework of current distorted...

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Maid of Heaven

Maid of Heaven

Bahá’u’lláh’s Symbolic Use of the Veiled ḤúríyyihPersian Painting. Taken at the National Museum of Iran, Tehran, during my 6-week sojourn in-country during Dec/Jan 1970-71.“Ḥúríyyih” (from Ḥúrí, pronounced ‘hoo-ree’) are Maidens of Paradise, a term whose roots can be...

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Pioneer Training Institute 1980

Pioneer Training Institute 1980

The Pioneer Training Institute has a long history and dates to the first one ever established in the United States, in 1965 at the National Baha’i Center in Wilmette, Illinois. They were organized to provide support, vision, and practical understanding of the challenges…

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The Great Tao

The Great Tao

By Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew The Great Tao Journal of Baha'i Studies, 4.2.1991 This article compares the similarities of the spiritual insights of the Tao with that of other major religions, notably the Baha'i Faith. The author argues that there can be no understanding...

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Baha’i Tutorial School Mindoro

Baha’i Tutorial School Mindoro

Mangyan Baha'is Visiting Five Mangyan Villages In 1996 Mangyan People, Occidential/Oriental, Mindoro Island, Philippines Indigenous MangyansThe Bahá’í Tutorial School Program I Am, Mangyan! “I have lived in this land all my life. Here I was born and it is here that I...

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Zylpha Mapp Robinson

Zylpha Mapp Robinson

  Zilpha Mapp-Robinson   Zylpha Mapp-Robinson (r) is with Quida Coley at the 1992 Baha'i World Congress held at the Jacob-Javits Convention Center in New York City. They are both longtime Baha'i international pioneers, Zylpha for more than nine years in...

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Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran The Baha'i property in Isfahan was confiscated by the government and/or destroyedExterior of Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran (December 1970). Contribute your materials. Isfahan Isfahan, the capital and major city of Eṣfahān province, is...

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Amoz Gipson

Amoz Gipson

Universal House of Justice The supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith is situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Amoz Gispon, member of the Universal House of Justice, served 1964-1982 Amoz Gipson had served as a member of the local Baha'i administrative...

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Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp

Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp

Prince William Forest Park Dr. Stanwood Cobb Featured Speaker Life as a Bahá'í.  After looking at Theosophy and Reform Judaism and other themes in religion. Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after a series of articles in the Boston Transcript on the religion...

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Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam The introduction of the Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam first occurred in the 1920s, not long after French Indochina was mentioned by `Abdu'l-Bahá as a potential destination for Bahá'í teachers. After a number of brief visits from...

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Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after being attracted by articles in the Boston Transcript. In 1906 during his studies at Harvard Divinity he pursued his interest at Green Acre, meeting noted Baha’is Sarah Farmer and Thornton Chase, and later joined the...

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