Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
Friday, October 15, 2021, 7:30 pm
Learning from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in a Society Characterized by Ageism
with Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard
Bahá’ís the world over see ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder for the Bahá’í Faith (1844-1921) as the Exemplar of how we should live. After being in prison and exile for over 55 years, He undertook travels to the West and spoke in hundreds of venues and with thousands of people. However, we don’t often think about, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá after His release from prison, as an old man. This presentation explores how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s example informs our own lives given the prevalence of ageism in Western society.
( We recommend watching in full screen mode. )
The views and opinions expressed in this series of presentations are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Ottawa Bahá'í community and/or its institutions.
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