Month: November 2020

Mr. Steve Zaloudek

Steve Zaloudek is a practicing trial attorney in Tampa, Florida. He was involved in a variety of race unity building activities as a Baha’i youth in Atlanta sponsored by the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and spent a Summer during law school interning at the MLK, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission. As a lawyer, about […] Read More

1844: Convergence in Prophecy for Judaism, Christianity and the Baha’i Faith

The presentation will focus on the various prophecies and expectations for the year 1844 derived from the prophet Daniel, the book of Revelation, and Islamic traditions. The three religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam yielded a surprising union of prophecies and traditions for that year. In the West, Christians were expecting the return of Jesus, […] Read More

Dr. Nader Saiedi

Nader Saiedi teaches Baha’i studies at UCLA. He was born in Tehran, Iran. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. For over 25 years he was a professor of sociology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 2013, he became […] Read More

The Bab and the Theology of Revelation

In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Báb, electrified the Shí‘ih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of Islamic prophecy. But contrary to traditional expectations of apocalyptic holy war, the Báb maintained that the spiritual path was not one of force and coercion but love […] Read More

The African Presence at the Genesis of the Baha’i Faith

Baha’i history has paid too little attention to the Africans who were present in the household of the Bab at the beginning of the Baha’i era. This presentation will discuss the roles that Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, the two African servants of the Bab, played in the early days of the Faith. From the […] Read More

The Harmony of Science and Religion

We will explore Baha’u’llah’s teachings on physical and spiritual reality and highlight a scientific approach to pursuing our studies in science and apply those same principles to the study of religious texts utilizing hermeneutic principles as outlined in the sacred writings of the Baha’i Faith. Read More

Anthony A. Lee, Ph.D.

He is a retired professor of African and African American history, who taught most recently at UCLA and West Los Angeles College. He has published a number of books and papers on the history of the Baha’i Faith in Africa and in Iran. He is co-owner of Kalimat Press, a small, independent Baha’i publishing […] Read More