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ABS publications include the Journal of Baháʼí Studies, books, study guides, and other resources. The publications offer Baháʼí perspectives on contemporary issues such as peace, human rights, ethics, governance, development, gender equality, the environment, the arts, race and ethnic relations. They also include the study of the Baháʼí teachings, its laws and principles, as well as the history of the Baháʼí Faith, its central figures and the development of the Baháʼí community.

For more than three decades, the Journal of Bahá’í Studies has been publishing articles offering the perspectives of scholars from diverse academic disciplines, correlating the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith to the needs of humanity. Peer review and editorial standards that aspire to foster excellence make it the central outlet for Bahá’í scholarship in North America. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars around the world who wish to demonstrate relationships between their research and Bahá'í principles and teachings.

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This issue of the Journal of Bahá’í Studies is the fruit of collaboration between nine authors, writing on the topic of constructive resilience. The development of this issue has been an experiment in collaborative processes of scholarship, and it stands as one early milestone in learning about this kind of collaboration. This collection of essays opens with “The Constructive Imaginary,” in which Michael Karlberg provides a fuller glimpse into this collaborative process. The experience of African Americans and African-descended people more broadly is explored from a range of vantage points while other essays in this issue use different lenses to consider the power and implications of constructive resilience. Together, the essays present a stylistic continuum, from traditionally academic to personal and introspective.

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2020 New Black Power: Constructive Resilience and the Efforts of African American Bahá’ís

Derik Smith

2015 The Nature and Dynamics of Oppression, Empowerment, and the Battle against Oppression

Nader Saiedi

2013 Knowledge into Action: The Bahá’í Imperative to Serve Humanity

Layli Miller-Muro

2018 Navigating the Discourse on Race within the Politicized Landscape of Journalism

Jesse Washington