Baha’i Studies Cloud Conference Series Bringing together leading authors, young scholars and group participation, we will together harness the power of the internet to achieve new levels of engagement, consultation and collaboration in the rigorous, diverse and inclusive venture that is Baha’i studies.
Association of Baha’i Studies Webinars These webinars will be in the form of 30 minute presentations followed by time for Q & A. The goal is, eventually, to have monthly webinars, and to streamline ABS conference presentations on our website.
Wilmette Institute online courses on the Baha’i Faith
Iranian Taboo by Iranian-Dutch filmmaker, Reza Allamehzadeh. Iranian Taboo takes us across continents from Turkey to Israel, and from the U.S. to Iran and gives us a unique insights into the persecution of Baha’is of Iran -from the underground Baha’i University (BIHE) to the oppressed Baha’i peasants of the Eival village in the northern province of Mazandaran. The film includes never seen before interviews with some of the most respected Iranian scholars, authors and politicians, speaking about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Education Under Fire (EUF) is a campaign developed to address the Iranian government’s denial of the right to education for ideological and religious reasons. Join thousands. Read, sign and share the open letter. Order a free DVD.
The Gardener The Baha’i faith is explored by Iranian father-son filmmakers Mohsen and Maysam Makhmalbaf
BUSAN — The Gardener marks the first time in decades — perhaps since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 — that an Iranian filmmaker has shot a movie in Israel, and what it has to say about religion and world peace is as radical a statement as unconventional filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (The Bicyclist, Kandahar) has ever made. Filmed amid the extravagant colors of nature at the Baha’i world headquarters in Haifa, Mohsen and his cameraman-son Maysam Makhmalbaf amicably debate the role of religion in life and war in an engaging, good-humored introduction to the Baha’i Faith. The deep spirituality it discusses so intelligently will appeal to open-minded viewers and should reach beyond festivals via culture channels.