Kathryn Jewett Hogenson, author of Lighting the Western Sky, gave this insightful talk at the 2015 Green Lake Baha’i Summer School.
In this talk, Kathryn Jewett Hogenson explores the early history of the Faith in the West – from the first mention of the Faith at the Chicago World Parliament of Religions in 1893, to Abdu’l-Baha’s tribute to Phoebe Hearst (she led the first group of Western pilgrims to Akka).
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
I look forward to it. Some early newspaper and other coverage has been gathered at http://smk99.blogspot.com/2016/02/it-was-in-news.html Events in Babi days actually made it to New Zealand by 1846 (and many dozens of places along the way across English speaking countries at least as well as French ones soon.)
Steven (August 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM)
About the Fair and the Pavilion for Women – see https://bahaikipedia.org/Eva_Webster_Russell
Steven (August 8, 2016 at 7:10 PM)
Excellent talk. It could be its own movie. I hope many hear it.
Steven (August 8, 2016 at 8:17 PM)
Which theme to expand on…there are so many…. How about the idea of kin of Baha’is? http://bahaistudies.net/relatives.html or the spiritual links that hold generations of Baha’is together? http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/tb/SWB/swb-68.html.utf8 Just today I found a newspaper clipping of one of the links for me – https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6406076/obit_of_maurice_willows/ – a sort of spiritual grandfather he was…is…
Steven (August 8, 2016 at 8:22 PM)
I’m glad you enjoyed this talk! I thought it was excellent too!
Sonjel Vreeland (August 8, 2016 at 12:48 AM)
Other things that come to mind crossing paths with this history….
Mary Hanford Ford – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hanford_Ford
And of course the early development of Green Acre – see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acre_Bahá'í_School
Steven (August 8, 2016 at 1:46 PM)