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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050711/4/23q7q.html

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This...

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Baha’is Participate in UN Interfaith Conference

June 28, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=379

On June 28, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The key to interfaith harmony and cooperation is to focus on the essential oneness of all religions, a Baha'i International Community representative told a groundbreaking conference on interfaith cooperation. 'It is this essential unity of religion, across the tremendous diversity of history, culture, tradition, philosophy, and practice, that...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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Baha'i Woman Awarded "Business Woman of the Year"

June 19, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=378

On June 19, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "An award-winning businesswoman is attributing her success partly to a Baha'i principle taught to her as a child. Jyoti Munsiff was named 'Businesswoman of the Year' at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards ceremony, held [in London] on 26 May 2005, attended by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall...

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Baha'is Join Chicago-Area Celebration of Juneteenth

June 15, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/north/chi-0506150242jun15,1,2557174,print.story?coll=chi-newslocalnorth-hed

On June 15, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In recent years Juneteenth [a celebration commemorating the unofficial end of slavery in the U.S. (June 19, 1865)] has gained in popularity across the country, said Lula Briggs Galloway, who heads the Michigan-based...

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Minister of Home Affairs Praises Baha’i Contributions

May 31, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=374

On May 31, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The German Minister for Home Affairs, Otto Schily, has praised the contributions of German Baha'is to the social stability of the country. In a congratulatory message to the German Baha'i community at a reception held on 10 May 2005 to celebrate its centenary, Mr. Schily said that German Baha'is actively support the protection and preservation...

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Baha'is Use Democratic Measures to Elect Governing Body

May 18, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=372

On May 18, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Baha'i delegates from throughout South Africa have elected the national governing body of the Faith using the same unique democratic system employed by Baha'i communities in more than 180 countries worldwide. Forty-eight delegates gathered at the new national Baha'i center this month for the annual convention where they consulted on plans for...

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Women, Faith and Activism Usher New Movement

May 5, 2005

Source: Womens eNews

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2283

On May 5, 2005 Womens eNews reported, "organizers of the Harvard University-based Pluralism Project, which documents this country's changing religious landscape, believe Al-Marayati represents a growing, grass-roots activism led by women who seek to enact social change and who carry their deep faith into every aspect of their lives. Although there is no way to quantify the increased involvement,...

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First Baha'i Temple in South America to be Built

April 26, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=369

On April 26, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The first Baha'i House of Worship in South America will be built in the Andean foothills with a panoramic view of the mountains in three directions. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Chile has taken possession of a 110-hectare site in a rural region of the Chacabuco Province some 35 minutes by car north of the center of...

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Baha'is Launch New Official Website

April 20, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=368

On April 20, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A new official Web site has been launched by the Baha'i International Community to provide an introduction to the Baha'i Faith for general inquirers, researchers, and journalists. The Web site, titled 'The Baha'is,' is also a portal to the family of official Web sites of the Baha'i International Community. This site at...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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Baha’i Classes Offered in Sydney Schools Have Wide Appeal for Children, Parents

April 8, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=361

On April 8, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "About 6,000 primary school children in Australia are attending Baha'i classes, which are offered in more than 300 state-run schools. The classes are offered mainly to provide religious instruction to Baha'i children. Yet more than 90 percent of the children in Baha'i classes are from families who are not members of the Baha'i Faith --...

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Tony Blair Offers Praise for Baha’i Interfaith Activity

April 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=362

On April 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has praised the work of the nation's Baha'i community in assisting social cohesion and the interfaith movement. 'In many ways, Baha'is embody the spirit of community cohesion that is so important to our society,' Mr. Blair said in a message on the occasion of the Baha'i Naw-Ruz (New Year...

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