"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens."- Baha'u'llah
On Friday, all I have scheduled is the Islam Multiple Choice exam. You all can decide whether you want us to review today or Friday or both.
THE BAHA'I FAITH
This is an appropriate topic for two reasons. First, the faith had its historical roots in the Islamic world of the early 19th-century. Second, the religion aims to be inclusive of aspects of many faiths and traditions. Baha'i labels itself the world's second-most widespread religion (after Christianity) and the fastest growing (a claim many argue belongs instead to Islam). There are probably somewhere around ten million Baha'i worldwide today.
You should check out the following resources:
Welcome to the Baha'i Faith is a nice introduction to the Baha'i faith, particularly as it is practiced in the United States.
What We Believe is a good place to start. You might want to remember that this is a site developed by the Baha'i community.
History of the Baha'i Faith provides a very efficient introduction to the basics of the faith's origins.
Baha'i Symbols shows you a couple interesting symbols and their interpretations.
Baha'i House of Worship for the North American Continent - Check out this building located just north of Chicago near Northwestern University. It's one of the coolest buildings that I have seen in the US.
Rainn Wilson (Dwight on "The Office") interview - Wilson is a Baha'i
Multimedia - You can find a ton of podcasts, interviews, videos, etc. here
Defining terms: The Bab, Baha'u'llah
Islam and the Baha'i Faith looks at the relationship between Islam and the Baha'i faith. Browse through this and be sure you understand how each faith views the other.
Here. Send someone a Baha'i greeting card...
Homework for Islam - Day #7
A reminder that all seven of your Independent Assignments are now due. (You are also welcome to complete that 8th extra credit IA from your final category if you would like. I should get those by the end of Friday.)
The Islam Blog Entry should be posted today.
The Islam Short Essays are due on Friday, January 9th. That is also the day that we will take the Islam Multiple Choice exam.