Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Who is Anna?

Many of the stories posted on this blog make reference to “Anna’s presentation”. You may be asking yourself, “What is Anna’s presentation?”, as well as, “Who is Anna?”

Thousands of Bahá'ís across the country have completed their study of Ruhi Book 6, Teaching the Cause, and have learned a particularly eloquent approach to explaining the fundamental and distinguishing features of the Bahá'í Faith. This approach is called "Anna's presentation" because it is outlined in a story involving a hypothetical character—Anna—who is a young Bahá’í who introduces the fundamental verities of the Bahá'í Faith to her friend Emilia.

Learning how to effectively share the Message of Bahá’u’lláh using this approach requires great care and sensitivity for the spiritual receptivity of the individual with whom it is being shared. "Anna’s presentation" is not a speech or monologue, but rather a conversation—about the aim of the Bahá'í Faith, the relationship between God and humankind, the life of Bahá’u’lláh and His teachings—with someone interested in knowing more about the Bahá'í Faith. Most often, this heart-to-heart conversation is shared in person, perhaps in a friend's home, at a coffee shop, at an information booth on a university campus, or even over the phone.

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