Baha'i Faith of the Shoals
Five decades of guidance foster a growing youth movement
30 June 2016
This summer marks fifty years since the Universal House of Justice first addressed a letter specifically to Baha'i youth around the world. Written in June 1966, the letter emphasized the centrality of the role of youth in bringing about a better world. Over the decades since, generations of young people have dedicated themselves to community-building endeavors and the advancement of their societies. FULL STORY HERE
European conferences highlight need for inclusive societies
26 June 2016
VIENNA — With the rise in refugees entering Europe, greater attention is being given to building inclusive societies. This was one of the themes at two events last week: the Fundamental Rights Forum, held in Vienna from 20 to 23 June titled "Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today's World", and the Council of Europe Conference of International NGOs, held in Strasbourg from 20 to 24 June. The Baha'i International Community (BIC) Brussels Office was represented at both events.
In Vienna, the BIC joined some 700 other participants for the event, which was convened by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. State Ministers and Members of the European Commission and the European Parliament attended together with diverse stakeholders and civil society actors. The Forum provided for a dynamic and open conversation between all those present and focused on three themes: inclusion, refugee protection, and the digital age.
The conference in Strasbourg saw international NGOs from forty-seven member countries of the Council of Europe discuss a range of topics, including social cohesion and migration. FULL STORY HERE
July to September
Feast of Kamal Sunday July 31 10:30 am
Feast of Asma Sunday August 21 10:30 am
Birmingham Ruhi training Sept. 2 thru 5
TBI also Sept. 2 thru 5
Ruhi book training for tutors September 17th Saturday 10 am Shoals Baha'i Center
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