45th Annual Conference
In the Footsteps of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá: Contributing to the Discourses of Our Time

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Toward a new research program: An interview with the directors of the Center on Modernity in Transition

Benjamin Schewel, Shahrzad Sabet

Honouring the children: Social action for truth, reconciliation and justice

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond/Akikwe, Roshan Danesh, Jordan Bighorn

A new balance and new direction: Reflecting on the U.S. Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs 'Advancing Together' Symposium

PJ Andrews, May Lample, Kenneth Bowers

Encouragement, Challenges, Healing, and Progress: The Bahá’í Faith in Indigenous Communities

Alfred Kahn Jr., John Fitzgerald Medina, Jeff Kiely, Athena Cholas Pratt

Power to the pupil: towards a new Black liberation theology within the framework of the Bahá’í Faith

Ideas, Religion, and Social Change: The Baha'i International Community and the United Nations

Julia Berger

‘Abdu’l-Bahá as architect of the World Order of Bahá’u’lláh

John S. Hatcher

Science and Religion in Dynamic Interplay

Todd Smith, Tara Raam, Whitney White Kazemipour, Stephen Friberg

The biology of oneness: Achieving health equity above the skin and below the skin

Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz

The harmony of science and religion: Bias, diversity and the brain

Dan Radecki

Wings of knowledge: Empowering youth to improve their rural communities

Vahid Motazedian, Bradley Wilson

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the peace movement

Amin Emilio Egea

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s charter for sustainable development

Nabil Leonard Khodadad

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s prophecy: American Indian ways of thinking & being as a form of holistic illumination

John Fitzgerald Medina

Engaging stakeholders in research endeavours: process and impact

Neurodiversity: a key to growth in the Faith

Sergio Rivera

Evolution, design, and faith

Robert Sarracino, Roger Neyman

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s tablet to Dr. Forel

Saba Mahanian

Fashion and spirituality: an examination of our relationship to clothing beyond consumption

Amy R. Loder

Toward a protagonist-centered Black history

Otha Malik Nash

Reconsidering the Civil Rights Movement in the Footsteps of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá

June Manning Thomas

Combating corruption and promoting integrity in global water governance

Darren Hedley

Learning from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in a society characterized by ageism

Deborah K. van den Hoonaard

A Lakota Bahá’í approach to applying critical pedagogy in the classroom

Jelana Bighorn

‘Adasiyyah: a study in agriculture and rural development

Gary Arthur Reusche

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s discourse and action on agriculture inspires contemporary food system visions

Hugh Locke, Paul John Hanley

Reflections on advancing racial justice through education

Zaynab Gates, James Crawford, Andrew Matschiner

Understanding interracial unity in the American university

Timothy Levonyan Radloff

Encouraging the arts during the ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: the services of master calligrapher Mishkín-Qalam

Nooshfar Afnan

A ladder to the soul: developing artistic frameworks


Using systems science to support a learning mode in teams

Kurt Kreuger

Applications from higher education research to Bahá’í practice: deepening, action, and reflection

Will Rickards

Film as a tool for public discourse: race and gender

Tara Jabbari, Christina Wright, Derik Smith, Anne Gordon Perry

A rich tapestry

Nwandi Lawson, Judith McCray, Craig Rothman

Paving the path toward social justice: Advancing the discourse on anti-racism in medicine

Shahrzad Saririan, May Sanaee, Maryam Hockley

We are all one: The role of Asians in eradicating anti-Blackness

Naree Chan

Reflections on the challenge of our time

Paul Lample