On June 13, 2003 the Baha'i World News reported that "the principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations was yesterday elected to chair a major committee on women's issues... Bani Dugal will serve for two years at the UN in New York as Chair of the non-governmental organizations' Committee on the Status of Women... Then she will be eligible for a second...
On June 3, 2003 the Baha'i World News reported that "in ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship [IL] in May, participants spoke of the building's beautiful and unique design and of the great sacrifices that were made to see it realized... 'It was such a dream of the Baha'is of the world to build this temple,' said Fariborz Sahba, telling...
On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...
On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...
On May 16, 2003 the Journal Sentinel reported that "the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill., a nine-sided temple with a gleaming white dome that is a national historic site and one of the region's top tourist attractions, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, with a special service in the sanctuary. People of all faiths are invited."
On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes wherever they occur... 'The district I...
On May 10, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release stating that "the Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs
Council (MPAC), Salam Al-Marayati, was invited by Los
Angeles City Mayor James Hahn, Assistant Chief of Police
for LAPD Jim McDonnel, and Councilman Jack Weiss to
participate in a press conference announcing the arrest of
a suspect for the arson attacks against a church, a Bahai
temple, and synagogues in Encino,...
On May 8, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "on Wednesday, May 7, an Encino
synagogue was the fourth house of worship to be set on
fire in 11 days. Los Angeles police are investigating the
incidents as hate crimes and believe that they have been
committed by a single arsonist. The attack on the
synagogue follows three other Los Angeles area attacks on
an Iranian synagogue, a Bahai community center and a
On May 2, 2003 Penn Live reported that "students in a New American Religious Diversity class at Dickinson College [PA] this semester did fieldwork just a short ride from their dorms in Carlisle... The students were welcomed as Muslims prayed at a mosque in Steelton, Hindus read aloud the Ramayana at a temple in Fairview, and Buddhists drummed and chanted in a Columbia temple that used...
On May 2, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "the Christians prayed, and so did Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Bahais, for one nation under God, indivisible... But they did so in separate services Thursday honoring the National Day of Prayer, challenging the very meaning of an observance meant to unite all Americans... At noon, an estimated 125 people gathered for an hourlong service on the...
On April 27, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that "during the past two days, more than 30 Charlotteans from diverse faiths hung windows and rolled out roofing paper for a new Habitat for Humanity home... And they began laying the foundation for what they hope will be something bigger: a deeper understanding of people from all religious backgrounds... The home, now...
On April 19, 2003 the Plain Dealer reported that "the Ohio Bicentennial Commission's Advisory Council on Religious Experience
in Ohio will honor the Bahai faith with a historical marker at 3 p.m. Monday at
East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. The marker recognizes the visit of
Abdu'l-Baha, son of Baha'u'llah, the prophet-founder of the Bahai faith, to
Cleveland in 1912. After the dedication, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is
of Cleveland will have a reception at 4 p.m. at Mather Mansion."