Baha'is Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

September 13, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On September 13, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Japanese Ambassador to the United States told a gathering at Green Acre Baha'i School that he had 'deep admiration' for the effort Baha'is have made in 'attending to world peace and human harmony.' Taking the theme of 'Peace in the 21st Century,' the Honorable Ryozo Kato spoke on 4 September 2005 about Japan's growing role in peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts around the world... His speech capped off a week-long celebration of the role played 100 years ago by a prominent US Baha'i, Sarah Farmer, in promoting activities that supported negotiations that ended the Russo-Japanese War... The event was preceded by a week-long program commemorating the signing of the so-called Portsmouth Peace Treaty, which ended what many historians consider the first 'modern' war, fought between Russia and Japan for 18 months in 1904-05."

See also: Bahá'í, Peace/War