Bahá'í

Students from Maine Bahai Community Reach Out to Children

October 7, 2003

Source: SeaCoastonline

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/10072003/news/53951.htm

On October 7, 2003 SeaCoastonline described the volunteer efforts by youth from the local Bahai community who are working in the Kittery Youth Connection after-school program. The Bahai religion focuses on themes of spiritual transformation, race unity, the equality of women and men, and community service. According to Pricilla Guy, the Connection's chairwoman, "The kids go to...

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Interview With Baha'i Woman in Nashville

September 27, 2003

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/09/40010712.shtml?Element_ID=40010712

On September 27, 2003 The Tennessean ran a feature interview with Joyce Jackson, a Baha'i woman in the Nashville area. Among other questions, she was asked what she liked best about her place of worship, to which she answered: "The diversity — the Baha'i community is made up of people from every walk of life and all races and...

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Cameroon Baha'is Celebrate 50th Jubilee

September 23, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=249

On September 23, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported on the 50th jubilee celebrations of the Baha'i community in Cameroon: "In a message to those attending the golden jubilee festivities of the Faith in Cameroon held here on 22 and 23 August 2003, the Universal House of Justice...extended congratulations on the 'outstanding accomplishments' of the Baha'i community...Among the...

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Association for Baha'i Studies Holds 27th Annual Conference

September 16, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=247

On September 16, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported on the 27th annual conference of the Association for Baha'i Studies-North America, which was held 29 August-1 September 2003 in San Francisco, CA. More than 1300 attendees listened to presentations from various members of the Baha'i community. "Founded in 1975, the Association for Baha'i Studies promotes the development of...

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Baha'i Temple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 13, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-relbahai13sep13,1,504976.story?coll=la-news-religion

On September 13, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "about a quarter-million people visit North America's only Baha'i temple each year. 'The temple is absolutely a magnet,' said Arlene Jennrich, a Wilmette resident since 1954 and a Baha'i for more than 40 years. The visitors include some of...

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Interfaith Gatherings in Memphis, Tennessee

August 16, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2184829,00.html

On August 16, 2003 Go Memphis reported that "they started talking a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001... Memphis Christians and Jews. Memphis Muslims and Hindus. Memphis Buddhists and Baha'is... Their first gathering was on neutral ground, a local public high school. Hundreds of people came from many religious traditions. They talked about what...

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Interfaith Couple Launches New Organization in Ohio

August 2, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030802/NEWS10/108020120

On August 2, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "a Toledo couple known for their efforts in promoting interfaith programs have launched a new organization, the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, to better facilitate understanding and acceptance among the area’s diverse religious communities... 'What’s so different about us? We...

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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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Buddhist Monastery Damaged by Flooding in Indiana

July 14, 2003

Source: The News-Sentinel

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/6300517.htm

On July 14, 2003 The News-Sentinel reported that "the group at Dhammarekkhita, a Buddhist monastery just outside the Calhoun Street and Tillman Road intersection [in Fort Wayne, TX] which serves about 1,000 Burmese immigrants and refugees, removed the hall's flooring, plywood subfloor and insulation, which were damaged after the property was flooded with more than three...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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Louisiana Organization Seeks Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue

July 11, 2003

Source: The News-Star

http://www.thenewsstar.com/html/0DA2B8AF-36FF-44A6-A6BC-DCD2E6AC5D64.shtml

On July 11, 2003 The News-Star reported that "a panel of scholars and lay people from different faith groups and international communities will talk at Neville High School tonight about how to overcome obstacles to personal and world peace... The forum, called 'Overcoming Obstacles to Peace, Friendship and Joy,' is sponsored by the Eagle Vision...

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The Youth for Peace Coalition in Waco, TX

July 10, 2003

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/newsfd/auto/feed/news/2003/07/10/1057840259.29114.5365.1239.html

On July 10, 2003 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported that "fourteen young people � eight black and six Hispanic � are the test class for a new summer camp aimed at promoting friendships and understanding across religious, racial and cultural lines. The Youth for Peace Coalition, an educational program...

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Maryland Baha'i Group Plans to Expand

June 20, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/howard/bal-ho.bahai20jun20,0,1539681.story?coll=bal-local-howard

On June 20, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "after decades of meeting in borrowed spaces, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Howard County is seeking to build what would be the only center for its faith in Maryland... More than 200 followers of the religion - founded in 19th-century Persia...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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