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Electorate of the area offers with the Baha'is and their faith. whereas protecting the historic improvement in adequate aspect to function a normal monograph on Baha'i, emphasis is laid on reading modern Baha'i, with the Danish Baha'i group as a recurrent case. The e-book discusses Baha'i spiritual texts, rituals, economic climate, daily life, demographic improvement, challenge thoughts, management, and overseas activism in analyses in line with basic fabric, akin to interview experiences one of the Baha'is, fieldwork info from the Baha'i global Centre in Israel, and box journeys worldwide. The strategy is a mix of background of religions and sociology of faith inside a theoretical framework of faith and globalisation. a number of basic subject matters within the learn of recent religions are coated. The booklet contributes to the theoretical research of globalisation via presenting a brand new version for analysing globalisation and transnational religions.

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96. The name of the Baha’i speaker is reported in Ole Helbo, “NGO Topmøde”, Dansk Bahá’í Nyt, April 1995, pp. 4–6, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Denmark. (NSA-DK). 5 The following is based on observations made and material gathered during my visit to NGO Forum ’95, 5 March 1995. chapter one 2 rooms for lectures and workshops. In the main exhibition area, a host of NGO representatives manned the many exhibition booths. Some of them were very imaginative, some appeared to be based on the philosophy that idealism might suffer if polluted by professionalism, and some were just plain and functional.

These sections should serve as a helpful introduction to readers who are not acquainted with these topics beforehand. Since both sections summarise material that is expounded on in the rest of the book, I have kept references to the absolute minimum. 15 Most of the groups are tiny and ephemeral, but there are also some that occupy a more permanent and significant position in society. One of them is the Baha’i religion, which has been present in the West since the 1890s. Compared with most of the other relatively new religions of the West, the Baha’is at least seem to be important in quantitative terms: by the end of the 1990s, the number of registered Baha’is in Europe was 30,000–40,000 and in North America 120,000.

In Chapters 7, 8 and 9, the initial diachronic approach switches to a synchronic analysis of the Danish Baha’i community and its members. The chapters address conversion, Baha’i daily life, and resource mobilisation. This synchronic approach is maintained in Chapters 10 and 11, while the focus turns to the general global level, treating important but, so far, less-studied aspects of the Baha’i religion. This includes a detailed treatment of the organisation and working conditions in the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa.

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