About the ‘Irfán Colloquium session #160 (English)

Centre for Baha'i Studies: Acuto, Italy

June 27–30, 2019.

`Irfán Colloquium is a friendly gathering held in an informal and collegial atmosphere, which provides a unique opportunity for meeting and associating with those interested in systematic Bahá’í studies. The beautiful surroundings of the Acuto Centre provide a restful and refreshing environment for the participants. The `Irfán program includes presentations by scholars from different countries of systematic studies on fundamental principles of Bahá’í beliefs, the writings of the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith, and the interface between the Bahá’í Faith and current intellectual and religious trends. On the occasion of the Bicentennial Celebrations of the Birth of the Báb the program will highlight presentations concerning His ministry. Participants of the `Irfán Colloquium receive a free set of recent `Irfán publications. the program will start in the evening on Thursday 27 June and will end after dinner on 30 June 2019. Departure is on July 1, 2019

Presentations will include the following topics related to the Ministry of the Bab:

    Exploring the Major Concepts and Terms revealed in the Persian Bayan
    What is Reality? The Báb's Commentary on the Tradition of Kumayl
    Ottoman Perceptions of the Bab
    The manifold meanings of several terms used in the writings of the Bab
    The Word Bahá in the Báb’s Oldest Major Work, The Tafsír Súrat al-baqara
    Heritage of Babi period in the Baha’i Faith
    A reading of the Bab's Tafsir Súrat al-tawhid
There will also be presentations on a number of other topics including perspectives from the Baha’i writings on: Insights on Business, the Psalms, Global Health challenges, the Ten commandments and Concepts of faith, religion, and the Cause of God as well as on Anti-Jihád and anti-violence teachings in the early Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and Praying for others and acting in such a way that others may love us, two praiseworthy habits:. A provisional translation of, and a comment upon, a Tablet addressed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the Bahá’is of Tiflis

Presenters include: Vahid Rafati, Moojan Momen, Habib Riazati, Julio Savi, Todd Lawson, Marco Oliviera, Shahla Mehrgani, Sivan Lerer, Wendi Momen. Shahrokh Monjazeb, Hooman Momen and Necati Alkan.

For registration and reservation of accommodation please contact Acuto Centre for Bahá'í Studies, Tel. 39-0775-56061, email: lapanoramicahotel@gmail.com.