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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Nine Retinence in the Canadian West, 1913-37 Illustrations Part Three Organization and Community Boundaries Ten Changing Styles of Organization and Boundary ...
... the movement from porous to more firm boundaries, and changing styles of organization, in light of the expansion and growth of the Canadian Bahá'í Part.
But his radical politics interfered with his making a living. In 1893 he started to organize a World Conference of Anarchists ...
Their friends took note of their conversion after Annie Magee organized a study group in 1899, probably using notes from Kheiralla's classes in Chicago ...
Becoming familiar with the plight of these farmers, William advocated change through publications and political organization. Upon the formation of the ...
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The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
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