Bahá'í

Successful Musical Got its Start at Baha'i Conference

May 1, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/525

BRISBANE, Australia, 1 May 2007 (BWNS) -- Management consultant Dorothy Marcic always tried to make her seminars entertaining as well as informative.

This time she outdid herself.

She took a presentation about the equality of the sexes, filled it with Top 40 songs that reflect the status of women, and made a Broadway-type show out of it.

The musical has played successfully in a half dozen U.S....

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German Town Re-Erects Monument

April 25, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/524

BAD MERGENTHEIM, Germany, 25 April 2007 (BWNS) -- A Baha'i memorial removed when the Nazis were in power has been restored by municipal authorities in this resort town in southern Germany. The stone commemorates the visit in 1913 of 'Abdu'l-Baha, the successor of Baha'u'llah as head of the Baha'i Faith.

The original memorial was erected in 1916 but removed in 1937 at a time when the Baha'i Faith was outlawed by...

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Michigan Baha’is Make Clean Sweep of Pharmaceutical Waste on Earth Day

April 20, 2007

Source: The Baha'i Faith

http://www.bahai.us/node/206

For the third year in a row, Baha'is in northern Michigan collect hazardous waste on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21.

Along with members of more than 120 interfaith organizations in Michigan's Earth Keeper Clean Sweep program, Baha'is in Marquette rounded up pharmaceuticals that otherwise would get flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain -- and wind up in drinking water.

Last year, as part of the Earth Keeper program...

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Unity Key Precept of Baha’i Faith

April 14, 2007

Author: G.M. Corrigan

Source: Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-673734~Unity_key_precept_of_Baha_i_faith.html

Howard County - Has the “day of God,” when humanity finally realizes its capacity for love and unity, arrived?

A new-age sense of gentleness, amity and peace seems to exist among Baha’is--followers of a mid-19th-century Persian visionary called Baha’u’llah, who proclaimed the epoch with his own...

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Spring Brings New Year for Members of Bahá'í Faith

April 4, 2007

Author: LINDA DeNICOLA

Source: The Independent

http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2007/0404/Front_Page/016.html

It's the dawn of a new year for members of the Bahá'í faith, of which there are reputed to be 5 million across the globe.

The first day of the Bahá'í calendar was March 21. Monmouth County Bahá'ís, like their fellow Bahá'ís in other countries, broke their 19-day fast on that day. The Bahá'í new...

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Nation’s Baha’i Community Gets Religious Recognition

March 22, 2007

Source: Vietnam News

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01REL220307

HCM CITY — Cong Dong Ton Giao Baha’i Viet Nam (Baha’i Community of Viet Nam) held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the awarding of its certificate of operation from the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs last month.

The objectives and orientation of the Baha’i religion, which was founded in late 1844 in Iran, were in line with Viet Nam’s laws,...

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A Vortex of Calm in a Tough L.A. Neighborhood

March 13, 2007

Author: Louis Sahagun

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-seer13mar13,0,1072659.story?coll=la-home-headlines

The building appears to be just another little white stucco house in one of South Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with a used washing machine for sale - $25 - in the frontyard.

But to the people who assemble here from throughout Los Angeles - and...

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Burmese Find Peace Through Meditation

March 6, 2007

Author: Anita Wadhwani

Source: The Tennessean

http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070306/NEWS06/703060354/1023

For Win Myint, faith means constant meditation, a Buddhist practice that has helped control the tremors of Parkinson's disease and bring him in harmony with the world around him.

Myint - a longtime Nashville resident who immigrated from the former Southeast Asian nation of...

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Baha'i Girls to Bring a Message of Hope to United Nations Meeting on Women

February 25, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=506

NEW YORK, United States, 25 February 2007 (BWNS) -- Among the hundreds of girls coming to the United Nations this week to discuss the problems facing girl children around the world will be a dozen with a distinctive viewpoint: their religion teaches that they are equal to boys.

"For Baha'is, it is a basic element of their faith that we must establish equality between women and men, not to...

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Fabrication Begins on Components for Baha'i Temple in South America

February 19, 2007

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=505

TORONTO, Canada, 19 February 2007 (BWNS) -- After months of testing a key computer model for the unique Baha'i house of worship to be built in Chile, architects have announced that fabrication of components for the structure is now beginning.

The milestone comes just as the design for the building received a coveted architectural award - a citation from Architect magazine in its annual...

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Bahai Battle Intensifies in Egypt

December 20, 2006

Source: Albawaba.com

http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Egypt/207610

In a landmark court case recently held in Egypt, Egyptian legal authorities banned the right of Bahais the right to state their religion on official documents. The supreme administrative court, which made the ruling, also described Bahais as "pro-Israeli apostates."

"The constitution promotes freedom of belief for the three recognized heavenly religions and they are Islam, Christianity, and...

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UN Expresses "Serious Concern" Over Human Rights in Iran, Including the Situation of Baha'is

November 22, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=491

A committee of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday passed a resolution expressing "serious concern" over the human rights situation in Iran, including the escalation of violations against Iranian Baha'is.

The resolution passed the Assembly's Third Committee by a vote of 70 to 48 on 21 November 2006. It will now go to the General Assembly plenary for vote, in December. The...

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