About the Irfán Colloquium session #66 ( فارسی )
Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, California USAMay 25–29, 2006.
Theme: "Bahá'í Belief System: Conceptual Analysis and Practical Applications"
AN INVITATION TO 'IRFÃN COLLOQUIUM IN 2006'IrfÃ¡n Colloquium started in 1993 and has continued to be held annually at Louhelen and Bosch BahÃ¡'Ã Schools. It is aimed at promoting systematic studies of the scriptures of the world's religions from the BahÃ¡'Ã perspective and scholarly studies in the sacred writings, verities, and fundamental principles of the belief system of the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith. Colloquium program also includes presentations of the interface between the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith and various religious traditions and schools of thoughts. Annual sessions of the colloquium are held simultaneously in two separate gatherings, one in English and the other in Persian. 'IrfÃ¡n is a Persian-Arabic word referring to mystical, theological, and spiritual knowledge. 'IrfÃ¡n Colloquium provides an opportunity for dialogue, networking and team-building among those engaged in BahÃ¡'Ã studies. It is also a unique occasion for all those attending these gatherings to meet and associate with researchers and scholars and benefit form their presentations. A lighter program including poetry, music and songs is offered in the evenings. Participants receive a set of the 'IrfÃ¡n publications.
Following subjects represent a sample selection of the presentations scheduled in 2006 programs: Response to the current attacks on the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith ; concept of Manifestation of God in the BahÃ¡'Ã and BahÃ¡'Ã scripture; BahÃ¡'Ã Faith and Buddhism; Sin and Salvation; Minimalism and the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith; Advent of Devine Justice; Chinese religious traditions; Physical universe: A BahÃ¡'Ã perspective; Alchemy in the BahÃ¡'Ã Writings; Concept of charity in the Writings of 'Abdu'l-BahÃ¡'Ã; A comparative study of Baha'u'llah's Book of IqÃ¡n and the BÃ¡b's book of Seven Proofs.
At Bosch BahÃ¡'Ã School: Colloquium's program starts in the evening of Thursday May 25 and ends in Sunday afternoon, May 28, 2006. Followed by arranged commemoration of the passing of Baha'u'llah in the evening of May 28 and early morning o May 29, 2006.
At Louhelen BahÃ¡'Ã School: Colloquium program starts in the evening of Friday October 6 and ends after Lunch on Monday October 9, 2006 (Columbus Day weekend)
Registration and reservation
For registration and accommodation contact the registrars of Louhelen and Bosch BahÃ¡'Ã Schools.
For program details and further information look at: www.irfancolloquium.org IrfÃ¡ncolloquium.org or contact Persian-American Affairs Office by telephone: 847-733-3526; Fax: 847-733-3527; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org