Canada prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth

Canada prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth

Posted: 2017/09/19

From Vancouver, B.C. to Charlottetown, P.E.I.; an overview of some of the plans and activities of the friends leading up to the bicentenary on October 21-22, 2017.

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From the Universal House of Justice to the Friends Gathered in Battambang, Cambodia, for the Dedication of the House of Worship, 1 September 2017

From the Universal House of Justice to the Friends Gathered in Battambang, Cambodia, for the Dedication of the House of Worship, 1 September 2017

Posted: 2017/09/13

“[A] new dawn is breaking in the development of the institution of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár.”

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Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 6 September 2017

Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 6 September 2017

Posted: 2017/09/07

“At this Feast, we are delighted to share with you further information about the film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice to commemorate the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh…”

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Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 21 August 2017

Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 21 August 2017

Posted: 2017/08/24

“It is the National Assembly’s hope that the steps that have been taken by the Universal House of Justice to provide access to the experience of pilgrimage to a greater number and diversity of believers will encourage many more friends to partake of this sacred experience and share it with others.”

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Letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to all National Spiritual Assemblies, regarding pilgrimage

Letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to all National Spiritual Assemblies, regarding pilgrimage

Posted: 2017/08/23

“The Universal House of Justice has had occasion to review the matter of pilgrimage to the Holy Land and has directed us to share with you measures it has taken over the years and more recently to make pilgrimage more accessible to a greater number and diversity of believers.”

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Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 16 August 2017

Message from the National Spiritual Assembly to the Bahá’ís of Canada, 16 August 2017

Posted: 2017/08/23

“One soul, they found, can open the door to dozens of others and therefore the task of bringing large numbers into the life of the community and to the Holy Day celebrations changes from daunting to achievable.”

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Passing of Dr. Muhammad Afnan

Passing of Dr. Muhammad Afnan

Posted: 2017/08/18

A message dated 8 August, 2017 from the Universal House of Justice, announcing the passing of “devoted servant of the Ancient Beauty and an esteemed scion of the noble family of the Blessed Báb” Dr. Muhammad Afnan.

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Toronto learning site seminars: lessons from the grassroots

Toronto learning site seminars: lessons from the grassroots

Posted: 2017/08/11

A few youth discuss the purpose of the seminars, what they learned about having meaningful conversations about the empowerment of young people, and how they plan to bring their experience back to their home clusters.

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Momentum builds toward a “flourishing of activity” in Quebec

Momentum builds toward a “flourishing of activity” in Quebec

Posted: 2017/07/21

Two teaching conferences—one in Montréal, one in Québec City—took place in April, inspiring action in preparation for the upcoming bicentenaries.

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Nathaniel, my public transit guide

Nathaniel, my public transit guide

Posted: 2017/07/21

A first-time delegate to the National Convention from Alberta tells the story of how a chance encounter on public transit led to a deeper understanding of guidance from the Universal House of Justice in its recent Ridván message to be “alert to the possibilities that exist in every space for acquainting others with His [Bahá’u’lláh’s] life and sublime mission.”

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