Bahá'í

Attacks on Haifa Affect Baha'is at Green Acre Baha'i School in Maine

July 20, 2006

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/07202006/mainenews-ph-por-bahai.html

On July 20, 2006 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "The 5 million followers of the Baha'i faith worldwide come from more than 2,000 different tribal, racial and ethnic groups in 235 countries. They are united in the belief that all people, no matter their religion, race or social status, are part of one human body. So when guerrilla rockets...

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Baha'i School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 17, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/461

On July 17, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga praised the Ocean of Light School for its distinctive educational philosophy, which integrates academics and spiritual virtues, at the school's 10th anniversary celebration held earlier this month. "The school has grown very rapidly, not only in size but also in the standard of education it is providing," said the...

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Belleville Baha'i Community is Small But Strong

July 15, 2006

Source: Belleville News-Democrat

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/living/15036680.htm

On July 15, 2006 Belleville News-Democrat reported, "Watching the aftermath of New York City's terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, was traumatic for Alice Langston. 'How could humanity be so evil?' the 47-year-old Highland accountant asked. 'Why did God allow this to happen?' Langston began a spiritual journey that led her to become a Baha'i, embracing an...

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Government Refuses to Recognize Baha'i Faith

July 8, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/14962575.htm

On July 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Tucked away in Labib Iskandar's pocket is a neatly folded slip of paper with fraying edges that tells the story of a community fighting for recognition. It's a receipt Iskandar got when he applied for the computer-based identification card...

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UN Points to Iranian Confiscation of Baha'i Properties

July 2, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=459

On July 2, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Baha'is in Iran face discriminatory housing policies, including 'the abusive use of property confiscation,' said a United Nations report released at a news conference last week. At least 640 Baha'i properties have been seized since 1980, according to Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, who wrote the report...

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Durham-Area Baha'i Converts See Faith as Outgrowth of Religious Heritage

July 1, 2006

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.herald-sun.com/durham/4-749318.html

On July 1, 2006 The Herald Sun reported, "Mark Perry of Carrboro was 12 years old, living in New Hampshire, when his stepfather became a member of the Baha'i faith. Raised Christian, Perry was unfamiliar with the books on the shelves. 'At first, I was afraid of it and thought it was a cult. But it answered all my questions about the universe,' he said. The Baha'i faith's message of unity...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to the challenges of conflict and poverty through our respective interfaith networks and...

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Orange County Women's Group Reflects Interfaith Growth

June 26, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

On June 26, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Sande Hart grew increasingly disgusted by disparaging remarks some of her friends — both Jewish and not — made about Muslims. The Koran, they said, preached killing Jews and other infidels; Islam was a hate-filled religion, with few redeeming qualities. Hart, a Rancho Santa Margarita resident with two young children, said she knew in her heart that the anti-Islamic remarks were small-...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the...

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Court Postpones Hearing for Baha'i Couple

June 22, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=456

On June 22, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court has postponed until 16 September its hearing on a government appeal of a ruling in favor of a Baha'i couple. The couple has been seeking not to have their religion incorrectly identified on government documents. A lower administrative court ruled in favor of the couple in April this year, and the...

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Iran Home to Many Faiths, Despite Extremist Wishes

June 18, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/17/AR2006061700824.html?referrer=emailarticle

On June 18, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The legend describes one cloud of dust chasing another across the epic desert landscape. Arab horsemen were gaining on the Iranian princess, it is said, when she reached the looming cliffs, slipped into a seam in the rock...

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More Than 100 People Attend First Annual Interfaith Picnic in Murrieta

June 18, 2006

Source: The Valley News

http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=15696

On June 18, 2006 The Valley News reported, "More than 100 people attended the Southwest Riverside County Interfaith Council first annual Interfaith Picnic Saturday, June 3. Held in Murrieta at the Washington Picnic Pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dinner was potluck. Activities included musical presentations, games and youth of different...

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Court Date Set for Egyptian Baha'i Civil Rights Case

June 15, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/454

On June 15, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Proponents of religious freedom around the world are expected to watch closely the appeal by the government of a case on which an Egyptian court will hold a hearing next Monday. The case concerns an administrative court's ruling in April in favor of an Egyptian Baha'i couple who sought not to have their religion falsely identified on government documents,...

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Situation of Baha’is Remains Tenuous

May 30, 2006

Source: Bahai.org

http://www.bahai.org/persecution/egypt/may06update

On May 30, 2006 Bahai.org reported, "Recent court rulings in Egypt highlight the dire human rights situation facing the Baha'i community there. The rulings in turn have touched off a debate between human rights organizations and major Islamic groups about freedom of religion and belief. Deprived of all rights as an organized religious community since 1960, Egyptian Bahá'ís are facing an...

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