Bahá'í

Two New Members Elected to Baha’i House of Universal Justice

March 21, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=358

On March 21, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Universal House of Justice has announced the election of two new members, Payman Mohajer and Paul Lample. The Universal House of Justice, the international governing council of the Baha'i Faith, conveyed to National Spiritual Assemblies the results of a by-election to fill two vacancies on Naw-Ruz, the Baha'i new year. The holy day is...

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Botswana Minister Recognizes Baha’i Activities

March 14, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=356

On March 14, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Half a century ago, because of apartheid restrictions, the Baha'is of Botswana had to meet under the cover of darkness. But now the community receives effusive public praise. The minister of local government of Botswana, Margaret Nasha, commended the activities of the community when she addressed its golden jubilee held 10 to 12 December...

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Artists Depict Baha'i History, Principles at National Arts Festival

March 10, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=355

On March 10, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "This scenic city [Baguio City, Philippines] proved an ideal venue for the Baha'i National Arts Festival. Known for its beautiful views and rich cultural heritage, the city provided the right atmosphere for the festival, held between 26 and 29 December 2004. Baha'i artists came from 20 localities in the country to perform, display their art...

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Baha’is Play Considerable Role at UN Social Development Conference

March 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=354

On March 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Baha'is played prominent roles last month at the 10-year review of the ground-breaking World Summit for Social Development. Baha'i International Community representative Bahiyyih Chaffers chaired one of the main panel discussions at the one-day Civil Society Forum held 8 February 2005 in association with the review, which ran from 9-18...

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Speakers Offer Encouragement at Baha’i Youth Forum

March 2, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=352

On March 2, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Good time-management in all the important spheres of life will help meet the challenge of living a balanced life, a speaker told a Baha'i youth seminar that attracted participants from 30 countries. 'Baha'is are called upon to walk with practical feet on the mystical path,' German psychiatrist Hamid Peseschkian told the 'Changing Times...

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Baha’is in Ecuador Celebrate Life of Leader

February 23, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=353

On February 23, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Participants at a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the passing of a deeply cherished Baha'i resolved to increase their service to humanity. The 'Growth and Victories' conference was held from 30 December 2004 to 2 January 2005 in honor of the Hand of Cause of God Rahmatu'llah Muhajir (1923-79). A highly effective...

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Baha’i Conference Underscores Religions as Foundation for Human Rights

February 15, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=351

On February 15, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The global community should look to the ethical teachings of the world religions as well as to international law to protect human rights, a keynote speaker told the European Baha'i Conference on Law. Professor Brian Lepard of the University of Nebraska in the United States said that violations of human rights appear to be relentlessly...

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Events in Scotland Tell History of Baha’i Faith's Arrival in the West

February 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=347

On February 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Episodes from the early history of the Baha'i Faith in the West came to life through dramatic performances here this month. In the drawing room of an historic Edinburgh house once visited by Abdu'l-Baha, actor Sarah Munro played a housemaid recounting the experience of meeting Him. The performance was part of a weekend of events that set...

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Baha’i Community in the Cape Verde Islands Celebrates 50 Years

February 8, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=350

On February 8, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A recent visit by three Baha'is to these islands in the north Atlantic Ocean had its origins in a decision taken some 50 years earlier. In January 1954 Howard and JoAnne Menking decided to leave their comfortable home in the United States to introduce the Baha'i Faith to Cape Verde, then a poverty-stricken Portuguese colony. They were...

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Rwandan Baha’is Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Heal from Genocide

February 2, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=348

On February 2, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The jubilee festivities [in Kigali] were a major victory in the history of the Rwandan Baha'i community, a speaker told the participants at the celebrations. Uzziel Mihembezo, one of the early Baha'is of Rwanda, said that the event was proof that despite the genocide in 1994, the Baha'i community continues to grow. Many Baha'is were...

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Baha’is in Gambia Open New Center, Celebrate 50th Anniversary

January 23, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=346

On January 23, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Baha'i community of this West African country had a double reason to celebrate last month. The first was the opening of a new national Baha'i center in the coastal town of Bakau, about 10 km from the capital. The second reason for celebration was the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Baha'i Faith to the country. The...

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Baha'i "Lotus Temple" Attracts Admiration of Prominent International Visitors

January 12, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=344

On January 12, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Prominent international visitors to the Baha'i House of Worship here recently expressed their admiration of the Temple that attracts more than three and a half million visitors each year. Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu von Hohenzollern-Veringen, attended a prayer service at the Temple on 14 November 2004...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Baha'is Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Faith in Conflict-Ridden Region

January 2, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=343

On January 2, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "In a country that has endured many years of harrowing conflicts, members of the Baha'i community have found an occasion to celebrate. The golden jubilee of the establishment of the Faith in the country was a time to reflect on principles of unity that show a way out of the difficulties that have saddened Burundi in recent times. The...

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UN Passes Resolution Expressing "Serious Concern" Over Baha'is' Human Rights in IRan

December 22, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=341

On December 22, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "For the 17th time since 1985, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing 'serious concern' over the human rights situation in Iran, making specific mention of the ongoing persecution of the Baha'i community there. The resolution, introduced by Canada, passed by a vote of 71 to 54 on 20 December 2004. It called...

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