Year: 2020

The Final Resting Place of the Martyred Prophet of Shiraz

Next year will be the anniversary of the centenary of passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the eldest son of Baha’u’llah, His successor and the Center of His covenant. The Bahá’í community is in the process of building a Shrine for the earthly remains of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, planned for dedication in November 2021. The Shrine of the Báb was […] Read More

Mr. Jamshid A. Afnan

Speaker Biography: Jamshíd Afnán is a Bahá’í author and historian. He was born in Shiraz to a Bahá’í family as a fifth generation Bahá’í. To further his education, he moved to the United States in the mid-1970s, where he studied Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He has been married to his wife Názly for 33 […] Read More

Sepideh Eskandari, Esquire

Speaker Biography: Ms. Sepideh Eskandari, Born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to the US at age nine. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Tampa, and JD from Stetson College of Law.  She has been an Immigration Law practitioner from 1996 to the present.  She served as a Florida Bar Investigative member […] Read More

US Immigration Laws and the bright future of the Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh

A brief summary of the status of US Immigration Laws and the bright future of this area of law in accordance with the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.The ever-escalating draconian US Immigration Laws call humanity to conscientiously look within inwardly, to reevaluate our own individual moral values as to what extent we are willing to forgo decency, […] Read More

Worldviews in Crisis as Humanity Grows from Adolescence into the Age of Maturity

Shoghi Effendi observes: “Humanity is now experiencing the commotions invariably associated with the most turbulent stage of its evolution, the stage of adolescence, when the impetuosity of youth and its vehemence reach their climax, and must gradually be superseded by the calmness, the wisdom, and the maturity that characterize the stage of manhood. Then will […] Read More

Mr. Kamran Hakim

Speaker Biography: He has been married for 37 years. He has three children (two daughters and one son), and four grandchildren. Mr. Hakim currently lives in Northborough Massachusetts. Kamran Hakim and his wife are members of the Worcester Bahá’í Community.Mr. Hakim was born into a Bahá’í family. Mr. Hakim’s religious ancestry is from Jewish descent […] Read More

Everything You Wanted to Know About China

Topic: “Everything You Wanted to Know About China, But Were Afraid to Ask!” [well, almost]Presentation summary: “China, China, China-ward the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh must march! Where is that holy, sanctified Bahá’í to become the teacher of China!? China has the greatest capability. The Chinese people are the most simple-hearted and truth-seeking. The Bahá’í teacher of […] Read More

Mr. Norbert DuBois

 Speaker Biography:  Mr. Norbert DuBois, in reference to Bahá’í service, including having recently returned from Peoples Rep. of China, has worked as a professional actor, and being multilingual, enjoys sharing what he has garnered during five decades of Bahá’í experience, locally and internationally.Raised in Baltimore, Md., of two school teachers of mixed ethnic origins, including […] Read More

Mr. William Varner

Speaker Biography: Mr. William Varner is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, a husband of 48 years, a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He has been a Baha’i for 57 years, serving as an international pioneer to Zambia and Canada, and in various administrative capacities. While in Canada he facilitated workshops on diversity and overcoming racism […] Read More