Bahá'í

Olympic-Bound Baha'i Athletes Speak About Role of Faith in Their Lives

August 11, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=316

On August 11, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "When Nelson Evora hurtles through the air during the Olympic Games this month, he will know that his fellow Baha'is will be with him in spirit. Nelson Evora, who will represent Portugal in the triple jump, has often expressed his gratitude for the support of the Baha'i community in his adopted homeland... He is one of a group...

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Baha'is in the Outback Conduct Study Circles Via Phone Conferencing

August 4, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=314

On August 4, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "When Maxien Bradley of Mt. Isa suggested forming a study circle, others who lived far away were quick to sign up. A resident of this mining town Ms. Bradley had found a way for members of a study circle to meet regularly despite the desert and farmland that separated them in the vast 'outback' (remote area). Study circles are a...

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Baha'i Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary

July 26, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=312

On July 26, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Baha'is of Papua New Guinea are celebrating the 50th anniversary of a community that includes thousands of Baha'is living in more than 3,000 localities in all 19 provinces of the country. Rather than hold the festivities in a central location of this mountainous country where communities are often separated by difficult...

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Botswanan Baha'i Participates in Parliament on International Advisory Committee

July 14, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=310

On July 14, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The high point of 20 years of interfaith activity by Lally Lucretia Warren, a Baha'i from Botswana, came this week when she chaired a session at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament, a major interfaith conference, drew more than 8,000 people from 75 countries to this Mediterranean city 7-13 July. Acting...

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Congregates Gather For Baha'i Celebration of Martydom in Nashville, TN

July 10, 2004

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/07/54129671.shtml?Element_ID=54129671

On July 10, 2004 The Tennessean reported, "about 50 Baha'is gathered [in Nashville, Tenn.] with one purpose in mind: commemorating a martyr of their faith. The Martyrdom of the Bab is an annual holy day celebrated worldwide at noon... he congregation, seeking relief from the heat in a shady grove of trees, reflected more diversity than...

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Utah Teen Returns from Baha'i Youth Service Corps Work in Israel

June 26, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://166.70.44.66/2004/Jun/06262004/saturday/saturday.asp

On June 26, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Her grandparents spent more than two years serving the faith in Switzerland. Her older brother gave a year in Elliott, Maine. An aunt is still on her mission. So it was only natural that Lahdan Saeed, fresh out of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, would join the Bahai Youth Service Corps. Bahais have emphasized service...

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Small Baha'i Community Largely Avoids Political Involvement

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-6-2004_pg7_21

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Times reported, "There are no more than 250 Bahai families in Lahore, which might explain why their voices are heard so rarely. But Muhammed Riaz Shahid, a local representative of the Bahai community, mentions another reason for the relative quiet surrounding these people. 'As a community we believe in staying away from politics, conflicts...

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Seventh-Day Adventists Given State Registration, Baha'is May Be Recognized Also

June 3, 2004

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=333

On June 3, 2004 Forum 18 reported, "Seventh Day Adventists have confirmed that, on Monday 1 June, they were given state registration, the first religious group to be registered under the new state registration rules, and Bahai's are likely to be confirmed later today (3 June) as the next group to be registered. Other religious groups have expressed cautious optimism that they too may be registered, however...

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Baha'i Holy Site Destroyed by Government Authorities

April 22, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=293

On April 22, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "Government authorities in Iran have destroyed a Baha'i holy site, the Baha'i International Community has learned. The gravesite of Quddus, a prominent figure in early Baha'i history, has been razed to the ground, despite protests from Baha'is at the local, national, and international levels. 'The destruction and desecration of this...

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Haifa Changes Independence Day Posters After Protests from Baha'i Community

April 18, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/416734.html

On April 18, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "The Haifa municipality and local media in the city on Sunday moved to change posters advertising the upcoming Independence Day festivities that caused offense to the Bahai community, which is based in the northern city. The large colorful posters were placed all around the city, inviting the public to next week's Independence Day celebrations, and featured a...

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Boston-Area Baha'is Celebrate Nah Ruz (New Year)

April 7, 2004

Source: Chelmsford Independent

http://www.townonline.com/chelmsford/news/local_regional/ci_newbibahai04072004.htm

On April 7, 2004 the Chelmsford Independent ran a feature article on New Year's celebrations among the Baha'i community of Lowell, Mass.: "It was a festive occasion, with friends chatting and laughing, and exuberant children making full use of the dance floor, running arm in arm in giddy circles. But the noise ended and a...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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Baha'i Magazines Win Awards of Excellence

April 4, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=289

On April 4, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Two Baha'i publications have won awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), an interfaith association at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Brilliant Star, a magazine for children and junior youth published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States...

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