Tag: Bahai

Canada’s new religious freedom ambassador says he’ll give a louder voice to homegrown values in a ‘noisy world’

Joseph Brean, National Post, Feb.19 Andrew P. W. Bennett, Canada’s first ambassador of religious freedom, is a Christian academic studying toward a theology degree in Ottawa, an expert on Scottish devolution, and a government policy analyst with experience in the…

Why the world needs faiths

Tony Blair, Washington Post, Nov.17, www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/why-the-world-needs-faith/2011/11/17/gIQAf0d5UN_blog.html There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past decade has seen many convenient myths which disguised the importance of religion, stripped away.…

Report exposes Iran’s media campaign to demonize Baha’is

Baha’i World News Service, Oct.21, news.bahai.org/story/861 In a wide-ranging media campaign that has gone largely unnoticed outside of Iran, hatred and discrimination are being systematically stirred up against the country’s 300,000-member Baha’i minority. In a report released today, the Baha’i…

Religious Teachings On Community Service

Huffington Post, Mar.14, www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/giving-back-how-you-and-t_n_832401.html A Jewish Teaching on Service (Isaiah 58:6-8) Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to…

Project Conversion: 12 Faiths In 12 Months

Rothwell Polk, Huffington Post, Feb.22, www.huffingtonpost.com/rothwell-polk/project-conversion-twelve_b_825711.html Andrew Bowen, 28, of Lumberton, N.C., is spending the 12 months of 2011 being “spiritually promiscuous,” he says with a wry sense of humor. Each month he immerses himself in a different religion, adopting…

Baha’is in Iran

Jeremy Fox, Stirling Baha’is, Jan.2011 A strongly-worded letter has been circulated by the International Baha’i Community, which has its permanent office at the United Nations in New York and represents one hundred and eighty-six national Bahá’í communities. This open letter…

IRENICA Previous Version (archived)

Since June 2010, IRENICA has gone “live”.  Instead of a monthly digest, news items are added as soon as they come to my notice.  The latest news appears on the homepage irenica.org.uk and in Latest IRENICA.  Email alerts will only…

CSI

CSI – Central Scotland Interfaith The forum to promote inter faith encounter in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. Registered as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No SC041399   Coming Events: The next “Soul Space” will be at Stirling Methodist Church, …