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Iranian Baha'i Students Shut out of Vocational Education

July 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/570

Iranian Baha'is seeking to enter Iran's technical and vocational institutes have been effectively barred from admission for the coming academic year, since the application to sit for the entrance examinations leaves them with no option but to deny their faith, which Baha'is refuse to be coerced into doing.

The Baha'i International Community learned recently...

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Jamaica Celebrates Baha'i Day with Exhibition in Kingston

July 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Cayman NetNews

http://www.caymannetnews.com/news-727--1-1--.html

BahÃ¥’í Day in Jamaica is observed annually on 25 July, but when former Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Howard Cooke, first proclaimed Baha’i Day fours years ago, Baha’is in Jamaica had no idea it would become an annual event.

Proclaimed in July 2003 as part of the sixtieth (60th) anniversary celebrations of the establishment of...

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Tasmanian Baha'i Center Gets Dome

July 23, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/569

A huge dome has been lifted into place atop the new Baha'i Centre of Learning on the island of Tasmania, an Australian state that lies south of the mainland.

Six years in the planning and three years in the building, the new center boasts a 300-seat auditorium and other facilities that will be used not only for core Baha'i activities but also by the wider...

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Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab

July 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/568

On July 9, Baha'is around the world commemorate the date in 1850 that the Bab - one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith - was executed by a firing squad in Iran, then called Persia.

The Bab, whose name means "gate" in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that He was a messenger of God sent to prepare the way for the long-awaited promised one of all...

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Obituary: Javidukht Khadem 1913 - 2007

July 5, 2007

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-khademjul05,0,178184.story?coll=chi-business-hed

Javidukht Khadem stood by her husband as he traveled around the world to spread the message of the Baha'i faith. But believers who encountered the couple said it was Mrs. Khadem's devotion and her intuition that for more than four decades helped shape their spiritual...

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School Teaches 'We' Instead of 'Me'

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/567

It's only three words - a total of six letters. But the "Me to We" slogan helps students understand what service is all about, says the principal of the Maxwell International School, located in the woods of Vancouver Island.

"By adopting what Canadian youth activist Craig Kielberger calls the 'Me to We' philosophy, we help our students to be less 'me'-centered and more...

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Unity Choir Performs in Chicago

June 22, 2007

Source: Hamilton Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_818892.html

Members of the Voices of Unity Choir, a multi-faith choir based in the Hamilton and Niagara, were invited to sing in the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Chicago.

It joined six other choirs from around the USA and Canada to form a choral group of over 200 singers to perform in the Temple on the 24 May 2007. Van Gilmer, a professional director from Chicago, organized and...

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Attacks on Iranian Baha'is, from the Elderly to Elementary School Children, Continue Unabated

June 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/552

NEW YORK, 7 June 2007 (BWNS) -- Reports and documents filtering out of Iran over the last six months indicate a widespread and calculated effort by the government to maintain and gradually intensify the persecution of Iranian Baha'is.

The evidence tells of continued efforts by the government to identify and monitor Baha'is; further incidents of abuse and...

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Baha'is Commemorate Anniversary of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah

May 27, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/549

HAIFA, Israel, 27 May 2007 (BWNS) -- On May 29, Baha'is around the world will observe the 115th anniversary of the ascension of Baha'u'llah, the founder of their faith.

Baha'is recognize Baha'u'llah as the divine educator who, as the one promised in the scriptures of all the world's religions, has come to inaugurate a new age of peace and justice for the entire human race.

Edward Granville...

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Slovak Government Recognizes Baha'i Faith

May 13, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/531

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, 13 May 2007 (BWNS) -- The government of Slovakia has officially registered the Baha'i Faith as a religious community, guaranteeing the group the right to own property, observe holy days, disseminate literature and engage in a host of other activities.

The recognition was the result of an application submitted by the Baha'is which was supported by signatures of some 28,000 residents of the country....

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Successful Musical Got its Start at Baha'i Conference

May 1, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/525

BRISBANE, Australia, 1 May 2007 (BWNS) -- Management consultant Dorothy Marcic always tried to make her seminars entertaining as well as informative.

This time she outdid herself.

She took a presentation about the equality of the sexes, filled it with Top 40 songs that reflect the status of women, and made a Broadway-type show out of it.

The musical has played successfully in a half dozen U.S....

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