- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Thanks to the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Santa Monica, California we’re happy to share with everyone a talk given by Professor Nader Saiedi called “From World War to World Peace”, given at the Santa Monica Baha’i Center on December 5, 2016.
You can also listen to this talk here on YouTube.
Professor Nader Saiedi is well known for his books Logos and Civilization and Gate of the Heart. Born in Tehran, Iran. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. For over 25 years he was a professor of sociology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 2013, he became the Taslimi Foundation Professor of Baha’i Studies in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. (Read more about Nader Saiedi here.)
If you are interested in other talks by Dr. Nader Saiedi, you can listen to “Identity and the Spiritual Journey in the Badi Calendar” here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/identity-and-the-spiritual-journey-in-the-badi-calendar
And you can find “Fire and Light in the Bab’s Tablet Proclaiming to the Qa’im” here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/fire-and-light-in-the-babs-tablet-proclaiming-to-be-the-qaim-dr-nader-saiedi
You may also enjoy a series of 11 talks by Dr. Saiedi called “Text and Context in the Baha’i Heroic Age” here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/nader-saiedi-text-and-context
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