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Interfaith Choir Celebrates MLK Day in Everett

January 11, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times/Times Snohomish County Bureau

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002731833_kingday11n.html

On January 11, 2006 the Times Snohomish County Bureau reported, "From Baha'is to Baptists, the Martin Luther King Celebration Choir is composed of all races and many faiths, from most parts of Snohomish County. And county residents are invited to the choir's once-a-year concert Sunday in honor of the...

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European Baha’i Conference on Law Discusses Terrorism

January 9, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=421

On January 9, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The challenges that terrorism throws at governments can only be countered by global governance deeply grounded in unity, a keynote speaker told the European Baha'i Conference on Law. Dr. Wendi Momen said that the challenges to the law that terrorism poses are not only in the area of balancing safety with human liberty but in the creation of...

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US Baha'is Decry Persecution in Iran After Death of Jailed Baha'i

January 7, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0601070067jan07,1,2183325.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On January 7, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For more than 10 years, prisoner Dhabihu'llah Mahrami was offered opportunities to live as a free man in Iran. All he had to do was disavow his Baha'i Faith. But every time his jailers asked him to recant, international Baha'i...

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Baha’i Community Honors British Parliamentarian for Human Rights Work

January 3, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=420

On January 3, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A former British parliamentarian, Sydney Chapman, received the inaugural Blomfield Award for Human Rights at a ceremony organized by the United Kingdom Baha'i community's national governing council and the Barnet Baha'i community. The Baha'is of the United Kingdom have established the Blomfield Award -- named after Lady Blomfield, a prominent...

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Leaders Meet to Develop Plans for Worldwide Baha’i Community

December 28, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=418

On December 28, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "[M]embers of the Continental Boards of Counsellors... [are meeting with] members of the Universal House of Justice, the International Teaching Centre, and... the Hand of the Cause of God Dr Ali-Muhammad Varqa [at the Baha'i World Centre]. The Continental Boards of Counsellors, an institution charged with promoting the propagation and...

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Wrongly Imprisoned Baha’i Man Dies in Jail

December 19, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=415

On December 19, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A Baha'i who was wrongly jailed in Iran for 10 years died in his prison cell of unknown causes on Thursday, 15 December 2005, the Baha'i International Community has learned. Mr. Dhabihu'llah Mahrami, 59, was held in a government prison in Yazd under harsh physical conditions at the time of his death. His death comes amidst ominous signs...

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UN Urges Iran to Stop Persecuting Baha’is

December 17, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=413

On December 17, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "For the 18th time since 1985, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing 'serious concern' over the human rights situation in Iran, also making specific mention of the ongoing persecution of the Baha'i community there. The resolution, which had been put forward by Canada and co-sponsored by 46 countries including...

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New Book Maps Spiritual Landscape of Maine

December 17, 2005

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=125338

On December 17, 2005 the Bangor Daily News reported, "Ever feel tempted to consult a shaman? Or learn how to be a shaman? Interested in finding out about solstice celebrations conducted by local pagans? Wondering what Swedenborgianism is all about? Curious about the much-persecuted Baha'i Faith? Looking to find a compatible meditation group? Information on these topics and many, many more can...

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Children Conduct Baha’i Service in Sydney on Universal Children’s Day

December 8, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=411

On December 8, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A devotional service conducted by children was held in the Baha'i House of Worship here to celebrate Universal Children's Day. The children, many of whom do not come from Baha'i families, read from the scriptures of the Baha'i Faith and other religions. An unaccompanied choir -- with members aged between five and twelve years old -- provided...

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Marshall Islands President Visits Baha’i World Center

December 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=410

On December 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kessai Note, and his wife, Mrs Mary Note, paid an official visit to the Baha'i World Centre on 1 December 2005. The president and first lady were welcomed by a member of the Universal House of Justice, Dr. Peter Khan, and his wife, Dr. Janet Khan... At a reception in the seat of the...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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41 Student Religious Groups at UNC Mirror Religious Diversity in US

November 30, 2005

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/30/438d38a910ebb

On November 30, 2005 The Daily Tar Heel reported, "UNC’s spiritual life in many ways serves as a microcosm of greater society. The 41 registered student religious groups mirror the variety of faith in the U.S., with groups ranging from Baha’is to Baptists. And though there’s no sign Americans are going to church more often......

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