Bahá'í

Baha’is Issue Statement on Importance of Religious Freedoms to Mark UN Anniversary

October 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=391

On October 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "In observance of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, the Baha'i International Community has issued a major statement that focuses on the importance of the oneness of humanity and religious freedom as critical values in the process of UN reform. 'The blurring of national boundaries in the face of global crises has shown, beyond a doubt...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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Baha’is Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary

September 26, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=390

On September 26, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "More than 1,800 participants at the centenary celebration of the German Baha'i community commemorated a history both 'dark' with crisis and 'highlighted' by achievement. Participants came from every region of Germany and at least 25 other nations for the day-long jubilee, held 10 September 2005 at the Stuttgart Congress Center. Stuttgart...

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Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Interfaith Service in Portsmouth Renews Commitment to Help Katrina Victims

September 17, 2005

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/09172005/news/63390.htm

On September 17, 2005 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "They have sent money, they have sent supplies, and on Friday night a small group at North Church sent their prayers to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Interfaith service brought together spiritual leaders from local Christian, Jewish and Baha’i organizations on what was declared a National Day of Prayer for...

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Baha'is Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

September 13, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=389

On September 13, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Japanese Ambassador to the United States told a gathering at Green Acre Baha'i School that he had 'deep admiration' for the effort Baha'is have made in 'attending to world peace and human harmony.' Taking the theme of 'Peace in the 21st Century,' the Honorable Ryozo Kato spoke on 4 September 2005 about Japan's growing role in...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times. Eileen Schulte. September 10, 2005

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in the octagon-shaped sanctuary held up a single lighted candle, asking God to help the evacuees and to forgive the dead of their...

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Interfaith Gathering in Hartford to Discuss Global Warming in the Wake of Katrina

September 8, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-enviro0908.artsep08,0,683056.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 8, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Leaders from a range of denominations and faiths will gather for the first time Friday at Hartford Seminary to discuss the responsibility of faith communities to care for the environment. Religious communities have become more inclined to embrace...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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Austin Baha'i Center Holds Prayer Service for Katrina Victims

September 1, 2005

Source: News 8 Austin

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=144681

On September 1, 2005 News 8 Austin reported, "The Austin Baha'i Center held an open prayer session for victims of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday. Community members and other concerned citizens took turns offering their thoughts and spiritual support. 'We feel that prayer is important at any time, and we all have our personal and private devotions, but it's...

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Baha'i School in Maine Celebrates Role of Promoting Peace in Treaty of Portsmouth

August 28, 2005

Source: Seacoast Online

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/08282005/news/60017.htm

On August 28, 2005 the Seacoast Online reported, "As the Russian and Japanese delegates sailed up the Piscataqua River in 1905, a large, white flag flew over Eliot, Maine, urging the men to put an end to their bloody war. One hundred years later, a smaller version of that flag, emblazoned with the word 'peace,' flies above the Green Acre Baha’i School in Eliot. The flag is...

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