Month: June 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

Ms. 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

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the stage of adolescence, when the impetuosity of youth and its vehemence reach their climax, and must gradually be superseded by the calmness, the wisdom, and the maturity that characterize the stage of manhood.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

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

Ms. Bahji Varner

Speaker Biography: Ms. Bahji Varner is a Bahá’í middle school teacher and mother of three from Atlanta. She has been involved in Bahá’í community-building activities and serves on the Community Engagement Committee for the National Race Amity Institute. She has been leading diversity efforts at her school, which serves the culturally transitioning neighborhood of the […] Read More