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 Prince George Bahá'í Family Summer School 2005

 A spiritual retreat weekend for you and your family

Topic:                Faith, Reason and The Bahá'í Writings

Presenter:       Dr. Ian Kluge

Where:               Camp Friendship, 60 km southeast of Prince George, B.C., on Tsitniz Lake.

When:                Friday, July 29th to Monday, August 1st, 2005

Arrival:              Friday, July 29th after 5:00 p.m.  A light supper will be served.

Departure:       Monday, August 1st, by 11:00 a.m.

 Come to the retreat and explore what the Bahá'í Writings say about faith and reason, and the relationship between them.  Ian Kluge presented this outstanding and excellent course at the Bosch Bahá'í School in California in June of this year.

 Ian Kluge is a poet, playwright and independent scholar living in Prince George.  Besides his creative work, Ian specializes in the philosophical studies of the Bahá'í Writings and the American poet Conrad Aiken.


Q     Facilities available for 80 people:

Q     Lodge Accommodation:  $140.00 per person

(10% discount for seniors and disabled)

Q     Cabins:  $70.00 per person  -- one family cabin available for 7

Q     Tents and Campers:  $70.00 per person

Q     Day-people:  $35.00 per day

Q     Children 7 and under are free.  For children 8-10, fees are half-price.

                  a  Fees include all meals and snacks.

a  Bring your own bedding, towels and sundries.

a  Modern washroom facilities are available.

 To register or for more information, contact the Prince George Bahá'í Family Summer School Committee c/o Theresa Beardwood:  phone 1-250-563-0977 or email


Summer Schools are… “a welcome and precious opportunity so to enrich, through lectures, study, and discussion, his knowledge of the fundamentals of his Faith as to be able to transmit, with greater confidence and effectiveness, the Message that has been entrusted to his care.”  Shoghi Effendi, Advent of Divine Justice, pg 54

 "…the real purpose of these Summer Schools is to deepen the knowledge of the friends. Lectures are very essential for they give a wonderful picture of the subject matter.  But it is not sufficient to have a picture; the friends should deepen their knowledge and this can be achieved if, together with the lectures, there are study classes and seminar work carried on by the same lecturer. The world is undoubtedly facing a great crisis and the social economic and political conditions are daily becoming more complex. Should the friends desire to take the lead in informing the world, they should start by educating themselves and understand what the troubles and problems really are which baffle the minds of men. It is in these Summer Schools that this training should be provided for the friends." (From letter written on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer, January 27, 1932: Ibid, pp. 1-2)


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