Bahá'í

American Baha'is Hold 97th Annual National Convention

April 26, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News Service

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/173/154/

On April 26, 2006 U.S. Baha'i News Service reported, "From April 27 to 30, the Baha'i community of the United States is holding its 97th annual national convention to elect its national governing body and consult on global plans for the Faith’s growth and development. Approximately 170 delegates are convening at the Baha'i House of Worship for the North American Continent in Wilmette, just...

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Baha'i Website Receives Award from Religion Communicators Council

April 19, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/167/154/

On April 19, 2006 U.S. Baha'i News reported, "The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) gave an Award of Excellence in the Internet Communications: Website category to www.bahai.us in the council’s 2006 DeRose-Hinkhouse competition. Launched in December, www.bahai.us is the newly redesigned official website of the Baha’is of the United States. 'It’s especially gratifying and confirming to be recognized...

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Dallas Baha'i Woman Writes Ridvan Pageant

April 18, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/172/154/

On April 18, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "To the audiences attending the Perry Productions’ Ridvan pageant, the event is a magic carpet that transports them to the Baghdad garden where Baha’u’llah declared He was the Promised One of all earlier religions before leaving for Constantinople and further exile. To artistic director Anne Perry, the pageant is a passion play. 'I’ve devoted my...

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Baha’is Release Annual Baha’i World Volume

April 17, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=447

On April 17, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "An examination of the science of morality, a look at the opportunities and challenges presented by human 'progress,' and a report on a small but inspiring educational project in Mali are among the articles in the latest volume of The Baha'i World. An annual record of Baha'i activities and perspectives, The Baha'i World 2004-2005...

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Baha’i Communicators Win Excellence Awards

April 7, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=435

On April 7, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Eleven professional Baha'i communicators have won 12 awards from the Religion Communicators Council for excellence and merit in the production of various informational materials last year. In addition, Baha'i filmmakers Suzanne Kay and Mark Bamford won a major Council award for their feature length theatrical film Cape of Good Hope. The...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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White House Spokesperson Expresses President’s Concerns for Bahai’s in Iran

March 29, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=434

On March 29, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "At the 28 March 2006 White House press briefing, Spokesman Scott McClellan said President George Bush is concerned over last week's announcement by a UN official that government persecution of the Baha'is in Iran is intensifying. In response to a reporter's question, Mr. McClellan called on the Iranian regime to respect the religious freedom...

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Baha’i Delegation Participates in UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 20, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/431

On March 20, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Mary Caetana Aune has long been a champion of human rights. She has worked in her native Brazil with UNICEF and the Geledes Instituto da Mulher Negra, a minority women's advocacy group, to launch a 'unity in diversity' website for educators there, and she also serves as an external affairs officer for the Baha'i community of Brazil. But after spending a week here at...

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UN Official on Religious Freedom Expresses Fear for Baha’is in Iran

March 20, 2006

Source: Baha'i International Community Press Release

http://www.bahai.org/iranthreat/newsrelease

On March 20, 2006 a Baha'i International Community Press Release reported, "Representatives of the Bahá'í International Community reacted with alarm today to a United Nations official’s statement about actions of the Iranian government against the Bahá'ís in Iran. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Asma Jahangir, stated that she was highly...

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Baha'is Add Quilt to Faith Quilts Project Collection

March 6, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News Service

 

On March 6, 2006 the U.S. Baha'i News Service reported, "'Power of Unity,' a quilt created and made by four Boston-area Baha'is under the auspices of the Boston-based Faith Quilts Project, will be on exhibit in April at the Boston Center for the Arts. Neophyte quilters Pari Anvar, Jaleh Khadem, Mojdeh Rouhani and Patricia Towfigh painstakingly worked on their project under the tutelage of renowned quilt artist Clara Wainwright, who founded the Faith Quilts Project as a way to...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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