Letter to the LSA by Jenifer Tidwell

March 21, 1999 The Local Spiritual Assembly of theBaha'is of Arlington. Massachusetts  My dear Baha'i friends,  I hope this year's Fast found you happy and healthy.  This special season, which seems to arrive sooner every year, always makes us slow down and reflect upon spiritual matters -- why we go through this physically exhausting fasting … Continue reading Letter to the LSA by Jenifer Tidwell

Baha’is in Exile: An Account of Followers of Baha’ u’ llah Outside the Mainstream Baha’i Religion

TitleBaha'is in Exile: An Account of Followers of Baha' U' llah Outside the Mainstream Baha'I ReligionAuthorVernon Elvin Johnson, Ph.D.EditionillustratedPublisherDorrance Publishing, 2020ISBN1645305740, 9781645305743Length280 pages Author Vernon Elvin Johnson considers Baha'is in Exile a sequel to his doctoral dissertation. In this book, Johnson seeks to continue the history he briefly covered in the last chapter of his … Continue reading Baha’is in Exile: An Account of Followers of Baha’ u’ llah Outside the Mainstream Baha’i Religion

Different Baha’i Sects fighting amongst themselves over the use of ‘name’

When religion splits, courts get a rare say Baha’i groups in lawsuit over use of name and sacred symbol By Manya A. Brachear TRIBUNE REPORTER Every religion has been riven by struggles over authority and authenticity. Buddhism began when a maverick Hindu prince inspired disciples to embrace asceticism. Judaism has sprouted branches from ultra-orthodox to … Continue reading Different Baha’i Sects fighting amongst themselves over the use of ‘name’

“There is no excommunication from Baha’i” !!?

Letter to the editor Since I was a member of the Baha'i Faith from 1972 until 1978. I read with interest the article on Baha'is in the Saturday issue of the newspaper. I was not surprised by what I read, as Kathy Giles presented much the same picture I was given of the faith when … Continue reading “There is no excommunication from Baha’i” !!?

The Caravan Magazine – Free Baha’i Faith

The Caravan of East and West was established in 1929 by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler and his wife Julie. The Caravan was a foundation that had a quarterly magazine called The Caravan in 1929. They also had a quarterly magazine called The Children’s Caravan in 1935, which ‘helps to keep children in touch … Continue reading The Caravan Magazine – Free Baha’i Faith

Free Baha’i Faith – Books by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab

Courtesy : http://freebahais.org The Song of The Caravan by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab The Story of the Divine Plan by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Abdul Baha’s Grandson By Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Broken Silence by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Abdu’l Baha in Egypt by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Living Pictures. In the Great Drama of the 19th Century by Mirza … Continue reading Free Baha’i Faith – Books by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab

Shoghi Effendi contradicts Abdu’l-Baha

 During Abdu'l-Baha's visit to London in 1911, he had the following interaction with a Christian... A student of the modern methods of the higher criticism asked ‘Abdu’l-Bahá if he would do well to continue in the church with which he had been associated all his life, and whose language was full of meaning to him. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá … Continue reading Shoghi Effendi contradicts Abdu’l-Baha

Real Picture of Baha’u’llah

As a Bahá'í youth, I remember not being impressed with the photographs I had seen of Bahá'u'lláh. Having grown up with charming images of `Abdu'l-Bahá, my expectations were high, and unfair to Bahá'u'lláh. Portraits of `Abdu'l-Bahá are as common as the Virgin Mary in Bahá'í households, and they have guidelines for posting these portraits in … Continue reading Real Picture of Baha’u’llah

How many wives and children did Baha’u’llah have ?

House of AbbudOn pilgrimage in April 2006:… Our guide recounted how Abdu’l Baha, upon Baha’u’llah’s mention of not having seen a green blade of grass for such a long time procured the mansion of Mazraeh and Baha’u’llah moved there together with his second and third wife and their children.Navvab and her children stayed in Akka … Continue reading How many wives and children did Baha’u’llah have ?