The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1996 M12 16 - 356 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 1910, after their return from Ireland, the Culvers moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, where they established a Baha'i community (see chapter 9).
... by disasters in the family-run businesses, and by 1883, the whole family had moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (William had moved there in 1881).
The two moved to India in 1878, eventually establishing their base of operations at Adyar, near Madras, which Spiritual Roots and Early Conversions, ...
He moved to Toronto, perhaps later in the year 1897, where a Baha'i, Jane T. Hall,7 was already living (Toronto Directory, 1896). In 1911, he moved to the ...
Mrs. Mariella C. Ladd Oldendorf (1861-?) moved to Benson Siding in 1910 and started a Baha'i group there, which, in April 1918, was approved as an ...
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