Bahá'í

Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend their faith as...

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Letter Instructs Iranian Revolutionary Guard to "Identify" and "Monitor" Baha'is

August 24, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/473

On August 24, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The text of a secret letter from Iranian military headquarters instructing commanders of various state intelligence services, police units, and the Revolutionary Guard to 'identify' and 'monitor' Baha'is has now been obtained and made available to the public. The letter, dated 29 October 2005 and signed by the Chairman of Command Headquarters of...

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Baha'is Call Attention to Egyptian Policy of Requiring One of Three Official Religions to be Listed on I.D. Cards

August 23, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=472

On August 23, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Egyptian government's controversial policy that requires citizens to list their religion on national identification cards, while also limiting the choice to one of just three official religions, was the focus of a major symposium here in August. The event drew considerable attention to the plight of the Baha'is in Egypt...

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Baha'i Camp Prepares Kids to be Good Citizens

August 21, 2006

Source: The Frederick News-Post

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyid=51617

On August 21, 2006 The Frederick News-Post reported, "Kian Alexander Huang, 4, putting virtue to practice, concentrated hard as he threaded the colorful plastic beads onto the silver elastic thread: a gift for his cousin Lilla. "I'm making it for her because I love her," he said. Threading a clear star-shaped bead on top of a larger, purple bead...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their belief systems...

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Jamaicans Celebrate Annual Baha'i Day

August 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=468

On August 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "When the Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Howard Cooke, proclaimed a National Baha'i Day for this tropical Caribbean island nation three years ago, Baha'is here had no idea it would become an annual event. Established in 2003 as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Faith in Jamaica, Baha'is discovered in 2004...

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Durham Area Religious Groups Pray for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: WRAL

http://www.wral.com/goodnews/9660917/detail.html

On August 10, 2006 WRAL reported, "A number of area nonprofit and faith organizations plan to hold a public day of prayer Sunday in response to escalating conflict in the Middle East. The Triangle Hope for Middle East Peace Prayer Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which will be followed by a reception to promote interaction between people of...

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Topeka Baha'is Celebrate Centennial

August 5, 2006

Source: 49abcnews

http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2006/aug/05/local_bahai_religion_celebrates_centennial/

On August 5, 2006 49abcnews reported, "More than 100 people packed the Maner Conference Center to celebrate 100 years of the Bahai faith in Topeka. People had the chance to browse through booths filled with Bahá’í art and literature as well as attend presentations on the history of Bahá’í in Topeka. Event chairwoman...

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New Baha'i Volume Published in English

July 31, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=466

On July 31, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A new volume of selected writings by Baha'u'llah, entitled 'The Tabernacle of Unity,' has been recently translated and published in English. This latest publication of the Baha'i World Centre contains five 'tablets' - letters - written by Baha'u'llah to individuals of Zoroastrian background in the 1800s. As such, these tablets provide...

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New Baha'i Representative Begins at the United Nations

July 27, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/462

On July 27, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Bringing wide-ranging experience in women's issues, civil society organization, and international development, Fulya Vekiloglu has joined the United Nations Office of the Baha'i International Community in New York as a representative to the United Nations. A native of Turkey, Ms. Vekiloglu arrived in New York in June 2006. She will work alongside Bani Dugal, who is...

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Attacks on Haifa Affect Baha'is at Green Acre Baha'i School in Maine

July 20, 2006

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/07202006/mainenews-ph-por-bahai.html

On July 20, 2006 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "The 5 million followers of the Baha'i faith worldwide come from more than 2,000 different tribal, racial and ethnic groups in 235 countries. They are united in the belief that all people, no matter their religion, race or social status, are part of one human body. So when guerrilla rockets struck Haifa,...

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Baha'i School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 17, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/461

On July 17, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga praised the Ocean of Light School for its distinctive educational philosophy, which integrates academics and spiritual virtues, at the school's 10th anniversary celebration held earlier this month. "The school has grown very rapidly, not only in size but also in the standard of education it is providing," said the Honorable...

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Belleville Baha'i Community is Small But Strong

July 15, 2006

Source: Belleville News-Democrat

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/living/15036680.htm

On July 15, 2006 Belleville News-Democrat reported, "Watching the aftermath of New York City's terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, was traumatic for Alice Langston. 'How could humanity be so evil?' the 47-year-old Highland accountant asked. 'Why did God allow this to happen?' Langston began a spiritual journey that led her to become a Baha'i, embracing an independent...

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