Bahá'í

Baha'i and First Nations Youth Bond Over Soccer Match

September 19, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/479

On September 19, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "It's not often the players on opposite sides of a soccer team huddle together for prayers before a game. But neither is it common for outsiders to play in a soccer league that is otherwise composed entirely of Native Canadians. The Twin Arrows soccer team, made up of young Baha'is from the cities of Victoria, Nanaimo, and Vancouver in British Columbia...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head scarves, kippahs, kufis or turbans, gathered to pray together and to honor three religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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New Jersey Schools Recognize 75 Religious Holidays

September 8, 2006

Source: Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1157697998222550.xml?starledger?ntop&coll=1

On September 8, 2006 the Star-Ledger reported, "To keep her perfect attendance record, Tahera Ali's 13-year-old daughter used to go to school for only a couple of hours on the Islamic Day of Ashurah, getting out just in time to attend prayers for what is a holy day of sorrow. 'We wear all black on...

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After 9/11, "Building a Community of Togetherness" in Huntsville

September 1, 2006

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/living/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/living/115710223399230.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

On September 1, 2006 The Huntsville Times reported, "With Nigerian drummers, Hindu dancers, Christian prayers and Baha'i songs, Interfaith Mission Service leaders have organized a service to celebrate the ability of Americans from different faiths and cultures to...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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Letter Instructs Iranian Revolutionary Guard to "Identify" and "Monitor" Baha'is

August 24, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/473

On August 24, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The text of a secret letter from Iranian military headquarters instructing commanders of various state intelligence services, police units, and the Revolutionary Guard to 'identify' and 'monitor' Baha'is has now been obtained and made available to the public. The letter, dated 29 October 2005 and signed by the Chairman of Command...

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Baha'is Call Attention to Egyptian Policy of Requiring One of Three Official Religions to be Listed on I.D. Cards

August 23, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=472

On August 23, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Egyptian government's controversial policy that requires citizens to list their religion on national identification cards, while also limiting the choice to one of just three official religions, was the focus of a major symposium here in August. The event drew considerable attention to the plight of the Baha'is...

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Baha'i Camp Prepares Kids to be Good Citizens

August 21, 2006

Source: The Frederick News-Post

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyid=51617

On August 21, 2006 The Frederick News-Post reported, "Kian Alexander Huang, 4, putting virtue to practice, concentrated hard as he threaded the colorful plastic beads onto the silver elastic thread: a gift for his cousin Lilla. "I'm making it for her because I love her," he said. Threading a clear star-shaped bead on top of a larger,...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their...

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Jamaicans Celebrate Annual Baha'i Day

August 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=468

On August 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "When the Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Howard Cooke, proclaimed a National Baha'i Day for this tropical Caribbean island nation three years ago, Baha'is here had no idea it would become an annual event. Established in 2003 as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Faith in Jamaica, Baha'is...

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Durham Area Religious Groups Pray for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: WRAL

http://www.wral.com/goodnews/9660917/detail.html

On August 10, 2006 WRAL reported, "A number of area nonprofit and faith organizations plan to hold a public day of prayer Sunday in response to escalating conflict in the Middle East. The Triangle Hope for Middle East Peace Prayer Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which will be followed by a reception to promote interaction between...

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Topeka Baha'is Celebrate Centennial

August 5, 2006

Source: 49abcnews

http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2006/aug/05/local_bahai_religion_celebrates_centennial/

On August 5, 2006 49abcnews reported, "More than 100 people packed the Maner Conference Center to celebrate 100 years of the Bahai faith in Topeka. People had the chance to browse through booths filled with Bahá’í art and literature as well as attend presentations on the history of Bahá’í in Topeka. Event chairwoman Marcia...

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New Baha'i Volume Published in English

July 31, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=466

On July 31, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A new volume of selected writings by Baha'u'llah, entitled 'The Tabernacle of Unity,' has been recently translated and published in English. This latest publication of the Baha'i World Centre contains five 'tablets' - letters - written by Baha'u'llah to individuals of Zoroastrian background in the 1800s. As such, these tablets...

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New Baha'i Representative Begins at the United Nations

July 27, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/462

On July 27, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Bringing wide-ranging experience in women's issues, civil society organization, and international development, Fulya Vekiloglu has joined the United Nations Office of the Baha'i International Community in New York as a representative to the United Nations. A native of Turkey, Ms. Vekiloglu arrived in New York in June 2006. She will work alongside Bani...

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