Bahá'í

Jubilee Celebrations Well-Received by Officials in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

January 7, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=271

On January 7, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Faith here [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] became the talk of the islands as local dignitaries attended special events, and the media provided extensive coverage. At a dinner for high-ranking officials, the Lt. Governor, Shri N. N. Jha, praised the work being carried...

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Santa Cruz Bahai School Teaches Tolerance

January 5, 2004

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2004/January/05/local/stories/01local.htm

On January 5, 2004 the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on the Bosch Bahai School in California. "The Bahai school, ensuing from a faith that emphasizes social equity, is one of only three in the country, and people from all over the world come year-round, sometimes hundreds at a time, to attend various workshops and sessions......

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Baha'i Jubilee Celebration Commemorates Previous Generations

December 31, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=270

On December 31, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported, "Two young cousins provided a highlight here at the national Baha'i jubilee celebrations, which followed satellite festivities in eight cities. At an opening session of the festivities, Kelebogile Khunou, 12, and Direlang Nakedi, 11, praised their grandparents for becoming Baha'is nearly 50 years ago...This testimony by third-...

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Diversity of Baha'i Community Seen at UN Conference on a Global "Information Society"

December 21, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=268

On December 21, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The global diversity of the worldwide Baha'i community was showcased at a major United Nations conference on the creation of a global 'Information Society.' The Baha'i International Community assembled a delegation of Internet and communications specialists -- who are also Baha'i's -- for the UN's World Summit on the...

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Thousands of Baha'is Gather at Conference in TN

December 17, 2003

Source: Bahai World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=267

On December 17, 2003 Bahai World News Service reported, "Some 4,000 Baha'is attended the Southern Regional Baha'i Conference, which was held from 27-30 November and was opened by the city's vice mayor Howard Gentry Jr. Participants spent sessions examining progress in three core activities being undertaken throughout the Baha'i world -- capacity-building study circles, children's...

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South Carolina Forum Highlights Increasing Local Diversity

December 10, 2003

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7455691.htm

On December 10, 2003 The State reported that "words of Christian and Baha’i scripture, Hindu chants, and prayers offered in the Lakota Sioux language welcomed a crowd of about 60 to USC’s Gambrell Hall Tuesday night. The diversity of the offered prayers reflected the reason they had gathered — a forum on the increasing diversity of South Carolina’s religious...

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Baha'i Study Course Reflects on "Life of the Spirit" in Participants' Lives

December 9, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=263

On December 9, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported, "British Baha'is explored creative ways to portray the themes of a popular study course on spirituality at a national festival held here last month. More than 1,200 people attended the festival, held from 7 to 9 November 2003, in the historic spa town of Scarborough, on the northeast coast of England. The Baha'is and their many...

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Interfaith Forum Says Human Failings Responsible for Lack of Peace

December 7, 2003

Source: New Straits Times

http ://w ww.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/20031208074840/Article/

On December 7, 2003 the New Straits Times reported on a forum on "Religion and Violence: The Spiritual Response to Terrorism" held by the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN): "Speaking as chairman [of the MIN], [Datuk Anwar Fazal] saw much of the world not being at peace with itself because people were not at peace with themselves and, by that token, with others...Representatives of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,...

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Honolulu Allows Diversity of Religions to Display Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2003

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2003/12/06/features/adamski.html

On December 6, 2003 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a nativity scene is on display in front of the Oahu City Hall and is drawing little criticism from those who advocate the separation of church and state. Other religious and secular institutions are permitted to take part in the Honolulu City Lights show, a massive holiday spectacle has seen participation from the Baha...

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Montana Student Maps Local Religious Diversity

November 18, 2003

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2003/11/17/news/montanabzbigs.txt

On November 18, 2003 the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Scott Hyslop, a religious studies and math major from Montana who recently mapped the state's religions for Harvard University's Pluralism Project. Hyslop was one of two-dozen university students from across the United States charged with seeking out religious diversity....

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Public Parade Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Arrival of Baha'i Faith

November 9, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=256

On November 9, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "On the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith [in Vanuatu] last month, a parade set out from Baha'i Street and moved through the center of this capital city [Port Vila]. The streets were closed for the occasion and the police provided an escort for the hundreds of Baha'is on parade. Singing songs and waving to...

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Bahai Event to Highlight Unity Among Religions

November 5, 2003

Source: Columbia Daily Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/05/3fa8c47867510

On November 5, 2003 the Columbia Daily Spectator reported that students from the Columbia Baha'i Club are sponsoring a two-day speakers' series beginning Nov. 15 entitled, "The Evolution of Human Spirituality." The event "in honor of the United Nations Day of Tolerance is meant to highlight the unifying aspects of the world's...

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Sicilian Baha'is Celebrate 50th Jubilee

October 23, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=254

On October 23, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported that "from 19 to 21 September 2003, as the Baha'is of Sicily celebrated the golden jubilee of the arrival of the Faith on their island, they could rejoice that Sicily now has 11 Local Spiritual Assemblies and that Baha'is now live in 44 localities there."

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