Papers delivered at the Irfán Colloquium Session #136 ( فارسی )
Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, CAMay 26–30, 2016.
Major themes of the Tablets of the World and Maqsud and their intrinsic relationships to the Secret of Divine Civilization of 'Abdu'l-Bahá
by Habib Riazati
Among the tablets of Bahá'u'lláh addressing some of the major issues of our age are the LawhÌ£-i-Dunyá and LawhÌ£-i-MaqsÌ£uÌd. While in Adrianople, 'Abdu'l-Bahá was asked by Bahá'u'lláh to write a treatise dealing with the crisis of the world and offer some of His solutions which lead to the composition of the Secret of Divine Civilization.
Responses to Injustice
by Mehran Bashiri
With the widespread oral history and written accounts of the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran, significant attention and sympathy have been directed to the cause of the emancipation of the Iranian Bahá'ís. While there are qualitative descriptions, a detailed quantitative account of the injustices that records the atrocities comprehensively is missing. This response may be related to some Bahá'í Writings, where individual Bahá'ís are encouraged to "Pay ye no heed to aversion and rejection, to disdain, hostility, injustice: act ye in the opposite way." "If others ... poison your lives, sweeten their souls ..."