Bahá'í

2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Baha'i Camp Tries to Teach Vocabulary Of Values

October 1, 2009

Author: Nancy Haught

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6647643.html

In most places, camp songs concern five little frogs and a bear that went over the mountain. But at a camp here recently, 50 children belted out a lively ode to courage and integrity:

This (followed by an enthusiastic stomping of feet) is where I live.

This...

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Students Of All Faiths Make Their Marks On Campus

October 1, 2009

Author: Kelly Sawyers

Source: The Hoya

http://guide.thehoya.com/node/136

It’s hard to imagine Georgetown without religion — but while the university prides itself on its Jesuit identity, the students who populate the Hilltop fall within a broad spectrum of religious affiliations.

Georgetown’s Jesuit identity makes for a very active religious atmosphere on campus and Georgetown’s motto, utraque unum, or “both one,”...

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Prominent Iranians Call for Religious Liberty

September 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/731

A best-selling author and an Oscar-nominated actress are among those who have called for religious freedom in Iran, including an end to the persecution of Baha'is in that country.

Some 1,400 people heard Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," and Shohreh Aghdashloo, Academy Award-nominated actress for "House of Sand and Fog," speak at a public gathering this month...

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Despite Court Victory, Egypt's Bahais Face Challenges

September 30, 2009

Author: Aya Batrawy

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-30-voa35.cfm

Earlier this year, residents of a small town in Egypt burned down four homes that belonged to followers of the Bahai faith. Last month, demonstrations greeted plans to relocate them. Despite gains made by Bahais in a recent court ruling to grant them rights on government identification cards, this small community of Egyptian Bahais is in a greater battle for...

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Burial Of Deceased Baha’i Prevented

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Iran Press Watch/Human Rights Activists News Agency

http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/5159

The following report was posted on the online site of Human Rights Activists News Agency on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, and appears below in translation:

Responsible authorities have created illegal obstacles to the burial of a Baha’i citizen.

According to the Baha’i Committee of Human Rights...

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Conference: Religion Joins With Science to Address Environment Issues

September 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/728

People’s spiritual beliefs affect their attitude toward climate change, with religious groups increasingly helping to frame humanity’s response to environmental issues.

That was one of the messages from a session at the 33rd annual conference of the Association for Baha’i Studies, held in mid-August in Washington, D.C. The gathering drew nearly 1,000...

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Egypt Arrests 50 for Opposing Rehousing Of Bahais

August 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gts1O5loXKTjBmuFBltTAAv7qLWA

At least 50 people were arrested in Egypt on Thursday for demonstrating against the suspected rehousing in their villages of people thought to be from the Bahai religion, a security official said.

In April, all the Bahais from the southern...

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Trial Of Seven Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders Postponed

August 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/727

The trial of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran has been postponed until 18 October, the Baha'i International Community learned today.

According to Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International Community representative to the United Nations in Geneva, following a request for postponement of the trial from Mr. Hadi Esmaielzadeh and Ms. Mahnaz Parakand – attorneys from...

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Due Process Ignored As Trial Date Is Set for Iranian Baha'i Prisoners

August 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/725

In yet another example of the denial to Baha’is in Iran of their rights to justice, including due process, judicial officials have reportedly set next Tuesday as the trial date for seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders – despite the fact that the lead lawyers registered with the court to represent them are either in prison or outside the country.

Further, efforts...

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Boston University Baha'i Association

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

Contact Information

Address: Boston University, 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
Email: bahai@bu.edu
Website: http://bu.collegiatelink.net/organization/bahai/about http://www.bu.edu/studentactivities/group/bahai-club/

Activities and Schedule The purpose of the Baha'i club is to bring together Baha’is and friends interested in advancing the principles above, to explore the Baha’i Writings and discuss deep and... Read more about Boston University Baha'i Association

Boston Bahá’í Center

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

Phone: 617-695-3500
Email: secretariat@bostonbahais.org
Website: http://www.bostonbahais.org

History

A community-wide Bahá'í Center was established in Boston in 1950 at 116 Commonwealth Avenue that was used to host weekly public meetings and youth gatherings. Since that time the Center has moved to several other locations in Boston and is now located at 595 Albany Street. Today the Boston Bahá'í Center is the seat of the Local... Read more about Boston Bahá’í Center

Baha’i Cemetery Opens In Halifax

July 18, 2009

Author: John Tattrie

Source: The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Religion/1133003.html

Halifax’s Baha’i community opened its first cemetery in Halifax Regional Municipality this month with a quiet service in the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens on Main Street.

"Release yourself, O nightingales of God, from the thorns and brambles of wretchedness and misery, and wing your flight to the rose-garden of unfading splendour,"...

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