On this page, you can find materials that assist with scholarship concerning the application of Baháʼí teachings to contemporary issues, as well as the study of the history of the Baháʼí Faith and the Baháʼí community. Resources include guidance from the Universal House of Justice information about the Baháʼí Faith, as well as links to Baháʼí journals and academic and educational institutions.

Contributing to Academic and Professional Discourses

Bahá’í Participation in Public Discourse: Considerations Related to History, Concepts, and Approach, by Shahriar Razavi

Learning to Read Reality in the Light of Revelation, by Haleh Arbab
PDF, Vimeo

The Intellectual Life of the Bahá’í Community, by Farzam Arbab
PDF, Vimeo

Toward a Framework for Action, by Paul Lample
PDF, Vimeo

Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition: Reflections on Baháʼí Practice and Thought
eds. Geoffrey Cameron and Ben Schewel

Guidance on Bahá’í Scholarship

Scholarship compilation

Issues Related to Study of the Faith

Follow up letter to Issues letter

2013 Letter from the Universal House of Justice regarding ABS-NA

Information about the Bahá’í Faith

Baháʼí World Website

Bahá’ís of the United States

Bahá’ís of Canada

Other National Communities

Research Tools

Bahá’í Reference Library

BIC Statement Library

Bahá’í Encyclopedia Project

Ocean Library


Selected Talks on Bahá’í Scholarship

Address by Mr. Paul Lample at the 32nd ABS Annual Conference

Aspects of Scholarship by Peter Khan

Plenary ABS talk by Peter Khan

The Generation of Knowledge by Haleh Arbab
ABS 2007 Haleh Arbab

Questions and Bahá’í Studies

Journals & Serial Publications

Journal of Bahá’í Studies (ABS NA)

Bahá’í Studies Review (ABS-UK),id=155/

Irfan Colloquium


Association for the Bahá’í Studies in Persian

Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity

Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education

Wilmette Institute

Featured Videos

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