Bahá'í

Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians Recognized by Government; Baha'is Not

December 4, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2003/12/04/MNG0Q3FQD31.DTL

On December 4, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Among its population of 70 million, Iran has about 25,000 Jews, 100,000 Christians and 60,000 adherents of Zoroastrianism, which was the religion of the Persian Empire before the Muslim conquest in the seventh century...Despite their small numbers, the three groups...

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Montana Student Maps Local Religious Diversity

November 18, 2003

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2003/11/17/news/montanabzbigs.txt

On November 18, 2003 the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Scott Hyslop, a religious studies and math major from Montana who recently mapped the state's religions for Harvard University's Pluralism Project. Hyslop was one of two-dozen university students from across the United States charged with seeking out religious diversity....

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Public Parade Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Arrival of Baha'i Faith

November 9, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=256

On November 9, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "On the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith [in Vanuatu] last month, a parade set out from Baha'i Street and moved through the center of this capital city [Port Vila]. The streets were closed for the occasion and the police provided an escort for the hundreds of Baha'is on parade. Singing songs and waving to...

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Bahai Event to Highlight Unity Among Religions

November 5, 2003

Source: Columbia Daily Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/05/3fa8c47867510

On November 5, 2003 the Columbia Daily Spectator reported that students from the Columbia Baha'i Club are sponsoring a two-day speakers' series beginning Nov. 15 entitled, "The Evolution of Human Spirituality." The event "in honor of the United Nations Day of Tolerance is meant to highlight the unifying aspects of the world's...

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Sicilian Baha'is Celebrate 50th Jubilee

October 23, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=254

On October 23, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported that "from 19 to 21 September 2003, as the Baha'is of Sicily celebrated the golden jubilee of the arrival of the Faith on their island, they could rejoice that Sicily now has 11 Local Spiritual Assemblies and that Baha'is now live in 44 localities there."

Mansfield Bahai Community Brings Message of Interfaith Devotion Home

October 10, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/101103dnrelinnov.c88c9.html

On October 10, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported on Soheila Zandi of Mansfield, a member of the Bahá'í faith who "organizes monthly neighborhood 'devotional gatherings' at her home in Mansfield as well as in others' homes in Fort Worth, Southlake, Colleyville and Lewisville. For the gatherings, Ms. Zandi invites people of all ages and faith...

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Students from Maine Bahai Community Reach Out to Children

October 7, 2003

Source: SeaCoastonline

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/10072003/news/53951.htm

On October 7, 2003 SeaCoastonline described the volunteer efforts by youth from the local Bahai community who are working in the Kittery Youth Connection after-school program. The Bahai religion focuses on themes of spiritual transformation, race unity, the equality of women and men, and community service. According to Pricilla Guy, the Connection's chairwoman, "The kids go to...

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Interview With Baha'i Woman in Nashville

September 27, 2003

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/09/40010712.shtml?Element_ID=40010712

On September 27, 2003 The Tennessean ran a feature interview with Joyce Jackson, a Baha'i woman in the Nashville area. Among other questions, she was asked what she liked best about her place of worship, to which she answered: "The diversity — the Baha'i community is made up of people from every walk of life and all races and...

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Cameroon Baha'is Celebrate 50th Jubilee

September 23, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=249

On September 23, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported on the 50th jubilee celebrations of the Baha'i community in Cameroon: "In a message to those attending the golden jubilee festivities of the Faith in Cameroon held here on 22 and 23 August 2003, the Universal House of Justice...extended congratulations on the 'outstanding accomplishments' of the Baha'i community...Among the...

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Association for Baha'i Studies Holds 27th Annual Conference

September 16, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=247

On September 16, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported on the 27th annual conference of the Association for Baha'i Studies-North America, which was held 29 August-1 September 2003 in San Francisco, CA. More than 1300 attendees listened to presentations from various members of the Baha'i community. "Founded in 1975, the Association for Baha'i Studies promotes the development of...

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Baha'i Temple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 13, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-relbahai13sep13,1,504976.story?coll=la-news-religion

On September 13, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "about a quarter-million people visit North America's only Baha'i temple each year. 'The temple is absolutely a magnet,' said Arlene Jennrich, a Wilmette resident since 1954 and a Baha'i for more than 40 years. The visitors include some of...

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Interfaith Gatherings in Memphis, Tennessee

August 16, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2184829,00.html

On August 16, 2003 Go Memphis reported that "they started talking a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001... Memphis Christians and Jews. Memphis Muslims and Hindus. Memphis Buddhists and Baha'is... Their first gathering was on neutral ground, a local public high school. Hundreds of people came from many religious traditions. They talked about what...

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