Bahá'í

Update: Many Baha'i Youth Released from Iranian Prison, Though Several Remain in Custody

May 26, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=451

On May 26, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "After their arrests on 19 May in Shiraz, Iran, three Baha'is remain in jail while 51 others have been released on bail. No indication has been given as to when the three will be released. None of those who had been released, nor the three who are still being detained, have been formally charged. On the day of the arrests, one Baha'i, under the...

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54 Baha'i Youth Arrested in Iran

May 24, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/450

On May 24, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Iranian officials have arrested 54 Baha'is in the city of Shiraz, the Baha'i International Community has learned. They are mostly youth and were all engaged in humanitarian service when they were arrested. It is one of the largest number of Baha'is taken at once since the 1980s. The specific charges are not clear, though in the past, Baha'is have been arrested...

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Toronto to Flaunt Religious Diversity in World's Fair Bid

May 17, 2006

Source: The Catholic Register

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19880

On May 17, 2006 The Catholic Register reported, "If Toronto lands the 2015 World's Fair it should grab the opportunity to put its impressive religious diversity on display, religious leaders and city officials have told The Catholic Register.

Toronto plans to make a bid to the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions June 30....

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Interfaith Initiatives Increased Significantly After 9/11, According to Hartford Seminary Study

May 16, 2006

Source: Religion News Service/Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19133_1.html

On May 16, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Differing faith communities are coming together with more frequency to pray together and serve together than before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a new survey reports. The survey, sponsored by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership, shows that approximately 22 percent of polled congregations reported...

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University of Hawaii Holds Interfaith Forum on Religious Diversity and Scripture

May 13, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/13/features/story01.html

On May 13, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported, "A panel representing five major religions will explore ways their teachings respond to current global issues and diversity in modern society at a symposium Wednesday. The 7 p.m. interfaith dialogue will be at the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics auditorium. It is free and open to the public, presented through the...

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Baha'is Participate in Interfaith Earth Day Effort in Marquette

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/449

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Just nine years old, Eve McCowen was dwarfed by the huge piles of unwanted electronic equipment that quickly accumulated in the parking lot of the Messiah Lutheran Church on Earth Day 2006. But she was nevertheless one of the first to run up to an arriving car that needed to be unloaded as residents brought old stereos, defunct computers, and broken television sets...

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Baha'is Struggle for Full Rights

May 11, 2006

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060511-081531-5697r

On May 11, 2006 Middle East Times reported, "In April, Egypt's small community of Baha'is rejoiced that they had finally been granted full rights as Egyptians, despite deep-rooted differences in religious ideology. Just last week, however, the government put forward an appeal against the group in an attempt to maintain the status quo. 'We were...

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Baha’i Youth Host Interfaith Event

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=448

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Young members of the Baha'i community here recently gave support to a national interfaith project aimed at bringing Singaporeans of all races and religions together. About 40 youth gathered at the Singapore Baha'i Center on 15 April 2006 to fold paper lotuses as part of the Project Million Lotus 2006, which is sponsored by the Singapore Buddhist...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what the young are...

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Tour of Baha'i Center Part of 'Sacred Space' Interfaith Tours

May 6, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3791057

On May 6, 2006 the Los Angeles Daily News reported, "In the spirit of one of their practices - the independent investigation of truth - members of the Bahá'i faith will lead a tour Sunday of the Bahá'i Faith Center. The evening is the latest in a series of 'sacred space' tours and conversations with members of a designated faith that have been arranged by the interfaith relations committee of Valley...

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