Bahá'í

The Baha'i Community of Meridian

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Phone: 208-629-0831
Email: meridianlsa@gmail.com
Website: Meridianidahobahai.org
[flickr_set id="72157621942320412"] History The Bahá’í presence in the area dates back to the 1930s when Ethel Stevens Thompson of nearby Boise converted to the Bahá’í faith in 1937. It is unknown when Bahá'ís first arrived in Meridian, but it was most likely in the 1950s. Since then the Bahá’í community has fluctuated in size and thereby... Read more about The Baha'i Community of Meridian

The Baha'i Community of Emmett

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Phone: 208-365-6510
Email: ccowman@juno.com, jrcowman@juno.com
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History

The first recorded Baha’is came to Emmett as a family during the 1970s. Since then, the community has remained small, and is still comprised of just one family.
The Baha’i community has felt a significant amount if discrimination from...
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Utah Teen Returns from Baha'i Youth Service Corps Work in Israel

June 26, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://166.70.44.66/2004/Jun/06262004/saturday/saturday.asp

On June 26, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Her grandparents spent more than two years serving the faith in Switzerland. Her older brother gave a year in Elliott, Maine. An aunt is still on her mission. So it was only natural that Lahdan Saeed, fresh out of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, would join the Bahai Youth Service Corps. Bahais have emphasized service...

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Baha'i Center Fargo

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Contact Information

Address: 824 Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58103

History Just thirty years ago there were no Baha'is in North Dakota. In the 1970s groups of families began moving to the area as a part of a national campaign to spread the presence of Baha’is to all of the states . The Baha'i community in North Dakota has no more than 300 adherents in the state. It is a small but highly visible community...
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Small Baha'i Community Largely Avoids Political Involvement

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-6-2004_pg7_21

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Times reported, "There are no more than 250 Bahai families in Lahore, which might explain why their voices are heard so rarely. But Muhammed Riaz Shahid, a local representative of the Bahai community, mentions another reason for the relative quiet surrounding these people. 'As a community we believe in staying away from politics, conflicts...

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Seventh-Day Adventists Given State Registration, Baha'is May Be Recognized Also

June 3, 2004

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=333

On June 3, 2004 Forum 18 reported, "Seventh Day Adventists have confirmed that, on Monday 1 June, they were given state registration, the first religious group to be registered under the new state registration rules, and Bahai's are likely to be confirmed later today (3 June) as the next group to be registered. Other religious groups have expressed cautious optimism that they too may be registered, however...

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Baha'i Holy Site Destroyed by Government Authorities

April 22, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=293

On April 22, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "Government authorities in Iran have destroyed a Baha'i holy site, the Baha'i International Community has learned. The gravesite of Quddus, a prominent figure in early Baha'i history, has been razed to the ground, despite protests from Baha'is at the local, national, and international levels. 'The destruction and desecration of this...

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Haifa Changes Independence Day Posters After Protests from Baha'i Community

April 18, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/416734.html

On April 18, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "The Haifa municipality and local media in the city on Sunday moved to change posters advertising the upcoming Independence Day festivities that caused offense to the Bahai community, which is based in the northern city. The large colorful posters were placed all around the city, inviting the public to next week's Independence Day celebrations, and featured a...

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Boston-Area Baha'is Celebrate Nah Ruz (New Year)

April 7, 2004

Source: Chelmsford Independent

http://www.townonline.com/chelmsford/news/local_regional/ci_newbibahai04072004.htm

On April 7, 2004 the Chelmsford Independent ran a feature article on New Year's celebrations among the Baha'i community of Lowell, Mass.: "It was a festive occasion, with friends chatting and laughing, and exuberant children making full use of the dance floor, running arm in arm in giddy circles. But the noise ended and a...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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Baha'i Magazines Win Awards of Excellence

April 4, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=289

On April 4, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Two Baha'i publications have won awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), an interfaith association at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Brilliant Star, a magazine for children and junior youth published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States...

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