About the ‘Irfán Colloquium session #116 (English)

Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, California USA

May 30 – June 2, 2013.

Theme: "Establishment of the Universal House of Justice Jubilee Celebration"

`Irfán Colloquium is a friendly gathering held in an informal and collegial atmosphere and it is a unique opportunity for meeting and associating with those interested in systematic Bahá'í studies. Colloquium's program includes presentations on systematic studies in fundamental principles of the 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.

Bazm-i-`Irfán: Songs and musical performances.

Dates & Time: Program starts at dinner time of Thursday 30 May and ends after Lunch on Sunday 2 June 2013.

Presentations Topics: Developments and Achievements of the Bahá'í Community under the Guidance of the Universal House of Justice; Centralization versus Decentralization in Bahá'í Administrative Order; Kitáb-i-Iqán - From Bábi to Bahá'í Dispensations; Man's Station in the Universe: A Scientist's Journey; Bábi-Bahá'i Theology of Justice; History and Prophesy Related to Carmel, Mount Carmel and the Tablet of Carmel; The Forces of Evolution; Concept of "Conflict Transformation" and the Guidelines Provided by Universal House of Justice; Religion, Revelation and Peace: Approximations Between Whitehead and Baha'i Thought; Laozi and the Baha'i Faith; A Review of Bahá'í Ethic; A New Approach to Proof of God and Soul Based on Bahá'í Writings; The Journey from Knowing Self to Knowing God.

Presenters: Dr. Sholeh Quinn (Coordinator), Dr. Muin Afnani, Dr. Iraj Ayman, Dr. Mehrdad Ehsani, Dr. Roland Faber, Mr. Houshmand Fatheazam, Mr. Shahbaz Fatheazam, Dr. Arsalan Geula, Dr. Wolfgang Klebe, Dr. Ian Kluge, Dr. Stephen Lambden, Mr. Farjam Majd, Mr. Faris Badii, Dr. Farhad Sabetan, Dr. Mahyad Rahnamaee, Mr. Habib Riazati.

Publication Gift: Each participants receives a set of the English publications of the` Irfán Colloquium in 2013

Registration and Accommodation: bosch@usbnc.org * Tel: 810-653-5033