The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 2010 M10 30 - 368 pages
What binds together Louis Riel’s former secretary, a railroad inventor, a Montreal comedienne, an early proponent of Canada’s juvenile system and a prominent Canadian architect? Socialists, suffragists, musicians, artists—from 1898 to 1948, these and some 550 other individual Canadian Bahá’ís helped create a movement described as the second most widespread religion in the world.
Using diaries, memoirs, official reports, private correspondence, newspapers, archives and interviews, Will C. van den Hoonaard has created the first historical account of Bahá’ís in Canada. In addition, The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 clearly depicts the dynamics and the struggles of a new religion in a new country.
This is a story of modern spiritual heroes—people who changed the lives of others through their devotion to the Bahá’í ideals, in particular to the belief that the earth is one country and all of humankind are its citizens.
Thirty-nine original photographs effectively depict persons and events influencing the growth of the Bahá’í movement in Canada.
The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 makes an original contribution to religious history in Canada and provides a major sociological reference tool, as well as a narrative history that can be used by scholars and Bahá’ís alike for many years to come.
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In the field of education, Bahá'ís have promoted the teaching of comparative religion in schools, and have set up a secondary school on Vancouver Island, ...
Like many other Canadians who came to the movement later, she would contribute to the development of the Green Acre Bahá'í School in Eliot, Maine (Stockman, ...
... interested in its collectivist endeavours, which included such things as a telephone system, a watersupply system, and a school.6 Dealy's life, however, ...
... Bahá'í School in Eliot, Maine.21 'Abdu'1-Bahá spoke highly of the Magee family,22 who received at least nine letters from him.23 Harriet (1883-1915), ...
The Magee family had also become mainstay summer residents of the Green Acre Bahá'í School in Eliot, Maine (Star of the West, 20 August 1910, p.
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The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
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