Irfan Colloquia in Italy, July 2006, English and Persian

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Irfan Colloquia in Italy, July 2006, English and Persian

Postby Jonah-admin » Tue May 02, 2006 8:55 pm

by Dr. Iraj Ayman

The main aims of the ‘Irfán Colloquium is promoting systematic studies of the scriptures of the world's religions from the Bahá'í perspective and scholarly studies in the sacred writings, verities, and fundamental principles of the belief system of the Bahá'í Faith. Colloquium program also includes presentations of the interface between the Bahá’í Faith and various religious traditions and schools of thoughts. Annual sessions of the colloquium are held in two successive gatherings, one in Persian and the other in English. ‘Irfán is a Persian-Arabic word referring to mystical, theological, and spiritual knowledge. ‘Irfán Colloquia provide an opportunity for dialogue, networking and team-building among those engaged in Bahá’í studies. It is also a unique occasion for all those attending these gatherings to meet and associate with researchers and scholars and benefit form their presentations. A lighter program including poetry, music and songs is offered in the evenings. Participants receive a set of the ‘Irfán publications.

Program Contents:
The following subjects represent a sample selection of the presentations scheduled in for the English program, July 7-10:
A Comparative Study of the Báb’s Seven Proofs and Baha’u’llah’ Kitab-i Iqán; Qur'anic Commentaries in the Bahá'í Writings; Baha'u'lláh's Tablet to Maryam (the Crimson Leaf); Baha'u'llah's message to Pope Pius IX; A Survey of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings in Turkish; Martyrdom in the Bábi Faith; Comparing the Dolgorukov Memoirs with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as ways of persecuting religious minorities; Millennial Expectation in Early Shaykhism; Bahá'í Faith and the Challenges of the Modern Agriculture; Rural Development- A Bahá'í Perspective; Just War From the Bahá'í Perspective; and The Image of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the Memoirs of Badi' Bushru'i.

Persian Session: From the evening of 30 June to the evening of 5 July, 2006. An optional group tour to Capri is scheduled for 6 July, 2006.
English Session: From the evening of 7 July to the Lunch time of 10 July 2006

Registration and Reservation:
For registration and reservation of accommodation contact:
The Centre for Baha’i Studies
Hotel La Panoramica
Via Capodimonte 49
03010 Acuto (FR), ITALY
Tel: 39-0775-56061 * Fax 39-0775-56841 * E-Mail:, .

For program details of the Persian session see ; for the English session see

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