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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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Passing the Torch
John S. Hatcher

A Note from the ABS Executive Committee
Julia Berger

From the Editor’s Desk
Michael Sabet

Spiritual Cosmopolitanism, Transnational Migration, and the Bahá’í Faith
Layli Maria Miron

Crisis and the Power of an Inclusive Historical Consciousness: Progressing from Delusional Habits to Dynamic Freedom
Todd Smith

The Believer
Shirin Sabri

“Pillars – Seat of the Universal House of Justice” and
“Crest – Shrine of the Báb”
Ben Altair

So High a Calling
Reza Mostmand

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