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The Corinne True Center for Bahá’í History was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States in January 2024. Its purpose is to foster the study of Bahá’í history, Bahá’í sacred texts, Bahá’í philosophical and theological concepts, and world religions from a Bahá’í and comparative perspective.

It will accomplish this through online noncredit courses, web presentations and interviews, online seminars, online conferences, in-person conferences, and publication of some of the resulting research. It will seek to support these subjects at three levels in order to provide comprehensive support to Bahá’í culture and Bahá’í scholarship: at an introductory level, to inform rank and file believers and their friends and encourage them to do basic scholarship; the advanced level, for Bahá’ís and their friends wishing to go into greater depth of study and research; and the graduate and postgraduate levels, via seminars and academic-level conferences.

Baha’i House of Worship on Sheridan Road in Wilmette, Illinois, US

Upcoming Events

June 23: Brendan McNamara, The Reception of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Britain

The Reception of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Britain: East Comes West looks at the travels of ‘Abdul-Bahá in Britain from the perspective of some of the significant figures who received Him and facilitated His public programme. The book explores a contemporary vibrant discourse around religions that welcomed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s participation . . .
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Marco Oliveira, Socrates, the Most Distinguished of All Philosophers, July 14

In this presentation we will look the history of Socrates, his main ideas, and the way in which they are close to the Bahá’í teachings. The main purpose is to show how many teachings of this Greek philosopher, whom Bahá’u’lláh refers to as “the most distinguished of all philosophers,” not only are at the origin of the values of Western culture, but also are “validated” by the Bahá’í Faith. . . .
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Moojan Momen, An Analysis of Two Growth Spurts in the British Baha’i Community, July 28

If one looks at the graph of the size of the British Bahá’í community during the course of the first 50 years of the twentieth century, it is noticeable that there were two spurts of growth: one occurring in 1911-1913 and the second in 1944-1950. The first is easily explained since it is the period of the visit of `Abdu’l-Bahá to the British Isles. However, there are a number of aspects of this visit that warrant closer inspection. . . .
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