SECONDARY An introduction to the Baha'i Faith - the most recent world religion

 Power point presentation & discussion on: The Baha'i Faith - the Most Recent World Religion

Rationale

  1. According to Britannica, the Baha'i Faith is established in 221 countries and is the second most  widespread of the world's independent religions 
  2. Baha'i Faith offers progressive and practical views relevant to modern societies ’ concerns
  3. BC Secondary schools Social Studies Curriculum requires  teaching of World Religions  

 

Outcomes

Participants will gain knowledge & insight on:  

 

  • Historical background
  • Central figures
  • Social & spiritual teachings
  • Individual investigation for truth
  • Relationship with other religions
  • Gender equality
  • Importance of education
  • Environment
  • Community building programs
  • Administration

Participants will receive hand-outs. 

Target Audience

GR 11-12

Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Presenter

  • Parvaneh Farhangpour

    parvanehfar@gmail.com

    PhD in Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2003)

    Developed a life skill program for 15-24 year old South African youth

    Co-author of ten Life Orientation learner and teacher textbooks for high schools in South Africa published by Macmillan

    Six research-based articles published in peer reviewed scientific journals

    Numerous paper and workshop presentations at national and international conferences on a various educational and social topics 

    CEO and founder of Royal Falcon Education Initiative NPO from 2002 to 2013 in South Africa

    Over 25 years of teaching experience at teacher training colleges and universities in South Africa

    Qualified Ontario and BC teacher 

    Presently part-time LST at Surrey District