Month: May 2020

Session 1: Introduction to “Islam at the Crossroads”

It is undeniable that Islam is today in a condition of deep crisis. Political upheavals that dominate popular discussion of the subject are no more than surface expressions of a problem of historic dimensions: the inability of Islamic scholars and institutions to reconcile the teachings and perspectives of their Faith with the realities of modernity. […] Read More

Introduction to ‘Islam At The Crossroads’

Presentation: The crisis in Islam today and the solution offered by the teachings of Bahá u lláh.Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. —JeremiahPresentation Summary: It is undeniable that Islam is today in […] Read More

Dr. Lameh Fananapazir

Dr. Lameh Fananapazir was born in Iran and spent his youth in Africa. He is a graduate of Edinburgh Medical School. He trained in Cardiology and further specialized in Electrophysiology at Duke Medical Center. He worked for 15 years as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland studying causes of […] Read More

Professor Emeritus – John S. Hatcher, PhD.

Speaker Biography: John S. Hatcher received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Georgia. He is Professor Emeritus in English literature at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he taught for forty years. He has published twenty-five books and […] Read More

The Pandemic and the Path to the Lesser Peace

In this video John S. Hatcher, PhD discusses the topic “The Pandemic and the Path to the Lesser Peace”. Presentation summary: In the first paragraphs of The Promised Day is Come, Shoghi Effendi quotes passages from Bahá’u’lláh about how the Lesser Peace will not come about until humanity has experienced world engulfing tribulation, though the […] Read More

Does the Bible Tell Us When The Promised One Will Come?

In this video Dr. George Via, JD, Esq. discusses the topic “Does the Bible Tell Us When The Promised One Will Come?” Presentation summary: The Prophet Daniel foretold the coming of Jesus as “the Messiah, the Prince,” and Daniel specified a period of time for it to occur, in what is called a Time Prophecy.  […] Read More

Dr. George Via

Speaker Biography: Dr. George Via, JD, Esq., has been a trial attorney with two Public Defender’s Offices for most of his 30 years as a Florida attorney, helping poor people as they struggle against the unyielding influences of institutionalized racism and inherent bias.  If nothing else, he has learned how to investigate matters, uncover hidden things, […] Read More

Mr. Anthony Ballard

Speaker Biography: Mr. Anthony Ballard has been involved in the field of communications for nearly four decades. After spending 10 years as a speech-language pathologist, he was chosen to join the faculty of Saint Petersburg College as a professor of speech communication. After having taught courses that centered on public speaking for 10 years, Mr. […] Read More

Listening with the spirit – speaking to the soul

In this video Mr. Antony Ballard discusses the topic “Listening with the spirit – speaking to the soul” Read More

Mr. Payam Naghdi

Speaker Biography: Mr. Payam Naghdi is a software engineer and entrepreneur that has worked on a number of successful projects within the gaming, healthcare, and retail sectors. One of these projects includes creating a number one hit sports game called Dunkers 2 for mobile which hit 3 million downloads worldwide and top spot in the […] Read More