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The requirement to form a Local Spiritual Assembly is that nine adult members of the Bahá’í Faith live in an area. In 1948 the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Dallas was formed. Prior to that time Bahá’ís, many of whom were women, had traveled to Dallas to hold gatherings with... Read more about Dallas Baha'i Center
On July 8, 2000, The Los Angeles Times published an article on the commemoration of the death of Siyyid 'Ali Mohammed, one of the founding figures of the Baha'i religion. Known as the Bab, he was born in 1819 in Shiraz, Iran. He was known for his generosity to the poor. In 1844, the Bab announced that he was Islam's promised Qu'im, "He Who Will Arise." His coming represented the portal through which the Messenger of God would soon appear. The prophecy is believed to have been fulfilled when a follower of the Bab named Mirza...
On May 11, 2000, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans,
Louisiana reported that Diana Ancker Broussard of LaPlace, LA
attended the U.S. National Convention of the Baha'i Faith as a
delegate from April 27-30, 2000 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She
is one of the 165 delegates that were elected last October to
represent 133,000 members of the Baha'i Faith in 48 states. The
delegates govern and guide the Baha'i Faith through the national
council, called the National Spiritual Assembly. Broussard spoke
about the election process: "The...
On January 31, 2000, The Ottawa Citizen reported that
Ruhiyyih Rabbani, known to five million Baha'is around the world as
Ruhiyyih Khanum ("great spiritual lady"), died on January 19th in
Haifa, Israel at the age of 89. She was the only daughter of Canada's
first Baha'i family and married the world leader of the faith,
"Guardian" Shoghi Effendi, in 1937. When her husband died in 1957,
she became the Baha'is preeminent leader, spending much of her life
traveling to 185 countries as an ambassador of the Baha'i faith.
On January 29, 2000, The Times-Picayune reported that a
memorial service will be held at the New Orleans Baha'i Center for
Ruhi ih Rabbani, the widow of Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, on Sunday,
January 30th. Born Mary Maxwell, Rabbani married the great-grandson
of Bahaullah, the founder of the Baha'i faith, and was the last
living link to the founding family.
On November 27, 1999, The Tampa Tribune reported that
the Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Pinellas County opened up on
Novembers 5th, 1999. Beverly Azizi, chairwoman of the new center,
stated: "Our community has 80 adult members; we outgrew meeting in
homes." Before the opening of the new center, the Baha'i community in
Pinellas County met in different homes for nearly 30 years.
On November 15, 1999, The Courier-Journal reported that
the Greater Louisville Baha'i community dedicated a new worship
center in Buechel, Kentucky to serve more than 175 members. The money
for the center took more than a decade to raise, since Baha'is don't
accept money from people who are not Baha'i. The new center, which is
a converted house, contains classrooms and a large meeting room.
The first stirring of Baha'i activities developed in Central Florida only sixty-eight years after the inception of the Baha'i Faith. William Ripley, a devout Baha'i who was afforded the privilege of hosting Abdu'l-Baha in his home in Washington, D.C., moved with his wife and daughter to Orlando, Florida in 1912. Infused with...
On March 19, 1999, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on the
celebration of the Baha'i New Year, or Naw-Ruz, which takes place on
the vernal equinox (Saturday, March 20th) and is a religious holiday
in the Baha'i faith. For the 19 days before Naw-Ruz, Baha'is between
the ages of 15 and 70 refrain from eating and drinking during
daylight hours. Lorelei McClure, spokeswoman for the Baha'i National
Center in Evanston, Illinois, stated: "It is a time to deny oneself
material comforts. Fasting is an outward sign of the inward
On March 18, 1999, The Seattle Times reported on the
celebration set for the Persian New Year, or No-Ruz, on Saturday,
March 20th in Seattle. The Zoroastrian calendar that the Persians use
is in conjunction with the Islamic calendar, so it is about to be the
year 1378. No-Ruz is celebrated by all Persians, regardless of
religion, and takes place every year on the vernal equinox. The main
celebration in Seattle will take place at Seattle University's
Campion Tower Ballroom, with 600-700 people expected.
The St. Petersburg Times reported that the Interfaith
Council and Baha'is of Citrus County, Florida are sponsoring a World
Religion Day program on January 17, 1999. World Religion Day was
begun in 1950 by the national administrative body of the Baha'i
faith, the Spiritual Assembly, in the United States in order to
promote religious unity. The subject for this year's event, which
will include speakers representing Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism,
and Baha'i faiths, is "Life After Death."
On March 21, 1998, the Anchorage Daily News reported that "The faces in the room varied. Native, black, white, Hispanic and Middle Eastern Baha'is gathered last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Anchorage Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is."