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    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Abstract

    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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    Baha'i Information Center

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

    Phone: 480-804-1919
    Website: http://www.bahai.org
    [flickr_set id="72157621942615870"]   History The first Baha'i teacher in Arizona was Ms. Nellie French (d. 1954), who came to the area after she was told by Abdu'l-Baha' in a vision, "You must hurry and go to Arizona." Although Ms. French and another early teacher (Ms. Millie Collins) had left Arizona by 1918, a small number of Baha'i families remained behind. Individual... Read more about Baha'i Information Center

    Baha’i Center

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

    Phone: 717-426-4668
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    History

    The Baha’i Center in Marietta, PA was established in 1990. The first people of Baha’i faith moved to Harrisburg in 1970. Prior to the establishment of the Baha’i Center of Marietta in 1990, Baha’is meet in congregants’ homes, holding services and festivities. Each Baha’i family would take turns weekly to...
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    Green Acre Baha'i School

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

    Phone: 207-439-7200
    Email: greenacre@usbnc.org
    Website: http://www.greenacre.org
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    Description

    Green Acre Bahá’í School is a conference center for the comparative study of religion. Welcoming people from around the world, of all races and religions, Green Acre offers retreat space for conferences, study, youth institutes, children’s...
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    Baha'i Center

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

    Contact Information

    Address: Meets in Private Homes, New Orleans, LA

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    Hurricane Katrina Update

    Most of the members of the Baha'i community in New Orleans were displaced after Hurricane Katrina. By December 2005, a core group of members had returned and were able to meet for devotional gatherings and other small community functions. Some Baha'i are in the midst of...
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    Baha'i Center of Jersey City

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 June 2003.

    Phone: 201-876-1628

    Baha'is of Gallatin County

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

    Phone: 406-585-0247

    History

    The Baha'i Faith has been in Bozeman for roughly 40 years. In the past Bozeman has had an Assembly, but is now considered an "Organized Group." In the early 1990s many of the Baha'is in the Bozeman area moved to other areas of the country. This left less than the nine members required to form an assembly.
    Although an "Organized Group" does not...
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    Baha'i Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 July 2003.

    Phone: 406-656-0939

    Butte-Silver Bow Baha'i Assembly

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 October 2003.

    Phone: 406-782-8194
    Email: bennetts9@in-tch.com

    Activities and Schedule

    19 Day Feast
    A community meeting every Baha'i Month, or every 19 days. The meeting includes:
    -Readings from the Holy Writings
    -Discussion of the treasury
    -Recommendations regarding plans and agenda (every Baha'i's recommendation is considered, including...
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    Baha'is of Great Falls

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 November 2006.

    Phone: 406-727-9762
    Website: http://bci.org/greatfallsbahais/

    Activities and Schedule

    Firesides:
    These informal discussions about the Baha'i Faith are held in private homes on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
    Community potluck dinners:
    Pot luck dinners are open to Baha'i and non Baha'i alike. They are a time to eat and socialize. The...
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    International Bahá’í Center

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 April 2016.

    Phone: 406-721-5737
    Email: info@bupc.org
    Website: http://www.bupc.org
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    History

    The Bahá’í s Under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC) is an unorganized religion with adherents permeating the communities of every Bahá’í  group of all Baha'i persuasions as well as those who congregate in their own specially...

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    Baha'i Community of Helena

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 January 2019.

    Phone: 406-443-5985
    Email: helena@bci.org
    Website: http://www.helenabahai.org/

    History

    In 1937 Shoghi Effendi, attempting to finish the task started by Abdu'l Baha - to spread the Baha'i faith around the world, declared that each capitol city in the United States was to have an Assembly. This initial act as Guardian of...
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    Columbia Metro Baha'i Communities

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

    Contact Information

    Address: PO Box 5973, Columbia, SC 29205
    Email: bahaisoflewisville@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.columbiabahai.org/

    [flickr_set id="72157621942458944"] Activities and Schedule Devotional Meetings Wednesday, 7-8 P.M. Sunday, 11 A.M.-12 P.M. There are five spiritual assemblies in the Columbia area (two in Lexington County, and one each in Richland County, Forest Acres, and West Columbia),... Read more about Columbia Metro Baha'i Communities

    Bahá’í Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 September 2015.

    Phone: 513-932-0389

    Bahá’í Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 September 2015.

    Phone: 937-438-8215

    Baha'i Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 September 2015.

    Phone: 937-294-6869

    Baha'i Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 February 2004.

    Phone: 937-878-6877

    Baha'i Faith

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 October 2013.

    Phone: 937-767-7079
    Email: ysbahai@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.yellowsprings.com/cr/biz_detail.asp?id=208
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