Spiritual economics — what would the world be like if we let moral values guide our economic decisions.? Is man nothing more than an animal living only for self-interest? I think not. -gw
Faculty: Farhad Rassekh, Shahruz Mohtadi, and Hooshmand Badee
* Examine the guiding principles in the Bahá’í authoritative texts that relate to economics
* How do Bahá’í spiritual and ethical values relate to the material aspects of life and the organization of society?
* Study the Bahá’í approach to economic justice, work ethics, development, prosperity, globalization, and wealth redistribution
* An excellent course to take if you are involved in certain types of public discourse
Our Inner Lives in the Face of External Conditions
A new model for the Norwegian Baha’i Summer School!
For this year’s summer school, the National Spiritual Assembly has focused on the following key areas that have formed the basis for this year’s programs.
The Summer School will:
- help to raise awareness of the Faith, encourage a zeal for service and foster a sense of community
- help to produce informed and competent teachers
- be a means for teaching and for attracting attention from non-Bahá’ís
- have elements of worship, study and recreation
- arrange lectures, group discussions and seminars that contribute to study, deliberation, reflection and conversation
- inspire the participants to be active learners
- emphasize the content of courses rather than the person who is the facilitator/motivator
- translate knowledge into service
Speakers include, Continental Counsellor Dr. Shirin Fozdar Foroudis, Dr Moojan Momen and Dr Wendy Momen
See website below, or facebook page for more details ! https://www.facebook.com/NorwayBahaiSummerSchool
The majority of the Plenary courses will be delivered by Mr Glenford Mitchell, in the form of a fascinating course entitled “Bahá’í Covenant and Administration”.
This year we are happy to offer thirteen courses which take place from Tuesday to Friday inclusively, two sessions of one and a half hour duration each per day – a total of twelve hours in all. Participants may chose their course preference from the courses listed.
Learning in Action:
Scholarship and the Generation of Knowledge
37th ABS Annual Conference
Knowledge is central to social existence. Every human being has the right to access to knowledge and to participation in its generation, application and diffusion:
Though conditions will vary from country to country, and perhaps from cluster to cluster, eliciting from the friends a variety of endeavours, there are certain fundamental concepts that all should bear in mind. One is the centrality of knowledge to social existence. The perpetuation of ignorance is a most grievous form of oppression; it reinforces the many walls of prejudice that stand as barriers to the realization of the oneness of humankind, at once the goal and operating principle of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation. Access to knowledge is the right of every human being, and participation in its generation, application and diffusion a responsibility that all must shoulder in the great enterprise of building a prosperous world civilization–each individual according to his or her talents and abilities. Justice demands universal participation. (The Universal House of Justice, Ridván Message 2010, para. 29)
How is this perpetual process of generating and applying knowledge for the betterment of the world carried out? What does it look like at local, national, or international levels? What is the Bahá’í community learning about this? The Association for Bahá’í Studies invites all those engaged in such generation, application and diffusion of knowledge – from every field of endeavor and using diverse approaches – to analyze and explore what they have learned so far at its 37th Annual Conference.
The centre lies in a beautiful woodland setting with its own stream (which has a resident dipper, which means that the stream is not polluted), and its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, enclosed domestic fowl area (plus two large pigs!), pool table, barbecue
and activity areas.
More details to follow when available, but save the date !