Baha'i Faith of the Shoals
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Feast of Qawl / Speech 10:30 am Sunday November 22nd
Royal Falcon Baha'i School Gulf Shores November 27 to 29
Day of the Covenant November 26th
Ascension of Abdu'l Baha November 29th 1 am
Feast of Masa'il / Questions Sunday December 13th 10:30 am
Devotional December 17th 7 pm
Feast of Sharaf / Honor Sunday January 3rd 10:30 am
Europeans voice concern about the economic oppression of Iranian Baha'is
17 November 2015
BRUSSELS — Prominent Europeans, including members of parliament, are calling on Iran to end its economic repression of Baha'is.
Among the most prominent of such expressions was one that came from the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance, urging the "Iranian authorities to end the continuous and systematic economic oppression of the members of the Baha'i Faith in Iran".
"Baha'is are blocked from obtaining higher education, are banned from all forms of employment in the public sector and are not issued work permits for a wide range of businesses," said Dennis de Jong, co-chair of the Intergroup.
"These policies reflect a clear effort by the government to strangle the economic life of the Baha'i community, and they are unacceptable under both international law and common human decency," said Mr. de Jong. Full story HERE
Mass migration heightens awareness of humanity's 'organic unity'
23 October 2015
THE HAGUE — The mass movement of refugees across Europe is heightening consciousness of the 'organic unity of humanity', the Baha'i International Community has said at a major conference on refugees and exiles.
The annual general conference of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) held 14 to 16 October in the Hague, Netherlands, brought together 150 participants, including members of civil society and non-governmental organizations protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons.
Volker Turk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection in the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), commented that Europe is facing an unprecedented moment in history amid the mass movement of refugees and migrants.
Speaking about the expressions of solidarity in some regions where refugees are hosted by the local population, he said that it was encouraging to see the fundamental goodness of people manifesting itself. Full Story HERE