Bahá'í

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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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/499849542/

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in...

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Parade Through Capital City Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Arrival of Baha'i Faith

March 15, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=286

On March 15, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Hundreds of Baha'is paraded through the streets of this capital city [Nuku'alofa] as they celebrated the golden anniversary of the Baha'i Faith in Tonga. Escorted by the local police band, more than 400 Baha'is set off from the newly renovated national Baha'i center for their destination, the royal palace of Tonga. They wore...

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Winners Announced in Interfaith Space Competition

February 26, 2004

Source: Market Wire

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=63725

On February 26, 2004 Market Wire reported, "The Interfaith Sacred Space International Design Competition today announced four winning entries in the first competition in the history of religion designed specifically to identify concepts for truly interfaith sacred space. The competition's goal is to encourage creation of spaces designed for use by peoples of all faiths, as a...

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Conference Encourages Baha'i Youth to Contribute to "Welfare of Humanity"

February 25, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=281

On February 25, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "A six-day gathering to inspire Baha'i youth to make their contribution to the welfare of humanity attracted participants from more than 30 countries. The world's suffering was a 'call to action,' a keynote speaker told participants at the 'Changing Times' seminar, which was held at the Townshend International School here from 26...

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Bahai Leader Recognized for Interfaith Work

February 20, 2004

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=282

On February 20, 2004 The Bahai World News Service reported, "Professor Suheil Bushrui, who holds the Baha'i chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, is to receive an award previously bestowed on such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. On March 1 2004, Professor Bushrui will be honored with the Juliet Hollister Award from the New York-based Temple of...

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Baha'i Faith Celebrates 50 Years in Nambia; Original Convert Tells Story

February 19, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=280

On February 19, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The first Namibian to become a Baha'i told participants at jubilee celebrations here about how he joined the Faith after secret meetings with the person who brought the teachings to this country. Hilifa Andreas Nekundi said that because he was black and Englishman Ted Cardell was white, they had to have their meetings in...

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Baha'i Prisoners Released

February 17, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR021804D.html

On February 17, 2004 Religion News Service issued a press release that reported, "Two members of the Bahá'í Faith in Iran were released from prison on February 7, 2004, after completing terms of nearly 15 years imprisonment on charges arising solely from their religious beliefs. Mr. Bihnam Mithaqi and Mr. Kayvan Khalajabadi were imprisoned on April 29, 1989, for 'association with Bahá'í...

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Exhibition Illustrates Baha'i Contributions to Social Harmony in Europe

February 11, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=278

On February 11, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "An exhibition on social harmony at the main building of the European Parliament was officially inaugurated at a reception [in Strasbourg, France] on 10 February. Titled 'The Baha'i International Community: Promoting Unity in Diversity throughout Europe for over a Century,' the display will grace the first floor gallery of the...

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Opening of First Baha'i Center Attended By Representatives of Other Faiths

February 6, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=277

On February 6, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Devotional songs and prayers marked the inauguration of the first Baha'i center to be built in French Polynesia. After the local mayor and a Baha'i representative cut a ribbon of flowers to open the center, the Baha'is sang in Tahitian 'Blessed is the spot', a song whose lyrics are a prayer by Baha'u'llah. The event held on 7...

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Music Plays Large Role in Baha'i Jubilee Celebration

January 25, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=275

On January 25, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Musicians and dancers played a spectacular role during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Zimbabwe. A variety concert that followed the opening ceremony on 12 December 2003 showcased talents of Baha'is from throughout the country. Among the performers was a Baha'i youth group from...

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UCLA Hosts Student Interfaith Dialogue

January 22, 2004

Source: Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=27009

On January 22, 2004 the Daily Bruin reported, "With religious strife prevalent across the world, a group of students has come together to offer a possible solution to seemingly perpetual conflict – mutual understanding. The first of four interreligious dialogues was held Wednesday evening at the University Religious Conference. The event brought together students of several...

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Baha'is Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Arrival of the Faith

January 18, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=274

On January 18, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "In the packed auditorium, representatives of the first generation of Baha'is appeared on the stage and lit candles held by some of the second generation of the Mauritian believers. Those Baha'is in turn passed on the light to the third generation. During the ceremony, two groups, Citoyens du Monde (Citizens of the World) and...

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World Religions Day in Redlands, CA

January 15, 2004

Source: Redland Daily Facts

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On January 15, 2004 Redland Daily Facts reported that "a local observance of World Religion Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18. The program will include representatives from major world religions, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith. 'The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common...

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Baha'is Open National Center as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 12, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=272

On January 12, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A jubilant Baha'i community celebrated its 50th anniversary here in a week-long series of events which included the official opening of an impressive new building as its center...the official dedication ceremony in Victoria of the new national Baha'i center [was] attended by some 400 guests, including the President of the...

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