Bahá'í

Baha'i Woman to Serve on U.N. Committee on Women's Issues

June 13, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=222

On June 13, 2003 the Baha'i World News reported that "the principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations was yesterday elected to chair a major committee on women's issues... Bani Dugal will serve for two years at the UN in New York as Chair of the non-governmental organizations' Committee on the Status of Women... Then she will be eligible for a second...

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Baha'i Center of Jersey City

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 June 2003.

Phone: 201-876-1628

Illinois Baha'i Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Temple Construction

June 3, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=218

On June 3, 2003 the Baha'i World News reported that "in ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship [IL] in May, participants spoke of the building's beautiful and unique design and of the great sacrifices that were made to see it realized... 'It was such a dream of the Baha'is of the world to build this temple,' said Fariborz Sahba, telling...

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Baha'i Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

Contact Information

Address: Meets in Private Homes, New Orleans, LA

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Hurricane Katrina Update

Most of the members of the Baha'i community in New Orleans were displaced after Hurricane Katrina. By December 2005, a core group of members had returned and were able to meet for devotional gatherings and other small community functions. Some Baha'i are in the midst of...
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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1054546228199250.xml

On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Green Acre Baha'i School

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

Phone: 207-439-7200
Email: greenacre@usbnc.org
Website: http://www.greenacre.org
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Description

Green Acre Bahá’í School is a conference center for the comparative study of religion. Welcoming people from around the world, of all races and religions, Green Acre offers retreat space for conferences, study, youth institutes, children’s...
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Baha’i Center

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

Phone: 717-426-4668
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History

The Baha’i Center in Marietta, PA was established in 1990. The first people of Baha’i faith moved to Harrisburg in 1970. Prior to the establishment of the Baha’i Center of Marietta in 1990, Baha’is meet in congregants’ homes, holding services and festivities. Each Baha’i family would take turns weekly to...
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Illinois Baha'i House of Worship Invites Public for 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 16, 2003

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/may03/141223.asp

On May 16, 2003 the Journal Sentinel reported that "the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill., a nine-sided temple with a gleaming white dome that is a national historic site and one of the region's top tourist attractions, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, with a special service in the sanctuary. People of all faiths are invited."

H. Res 234 Condemning Bigotry against Arab, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh Americans

May 15, 2003

Source: House.gov

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh09_kaptur/bigotry.html

On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and...

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Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 10, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 10, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release stating that "the Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Salam Al-Marayati, was invited by Los Angeles City Mayor James Hahn, Assistant Chief of Police for LAPD Jim McDonnel, and Councilman Jack Weiss to participate in a press conference announcing the arrest of a suspect for the arson attacks against a church, a Bahai temple, and synagogues in Encino,...

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Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 8, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 8, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "on Wednesday, May 7, an Encino synagogue was the fourth house of worship to be set on fire in 11 days. Los Angeles police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes and believe that they have been committed by a single arsonist. The attack on the synagogue follows three other Los Angeles area attacks on an Iranian synagogue, a Bahai community center and a Presbyterian church."

Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-fires8may08001420,0,1291851.story

On May 7, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "a fire at a Ventura Boulevard synagogue early Wednesday was the fourth to strike houses of worship in Encino, starting with a Presbyterian church 11 days before and including an Iranian synagogue and a Bahai community center... The fire, possibly ignited by a pedestrian hurling a Molotov cocktail, at the Valley Beth...

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