Community life

Calgary youth visit the Montreal Shrine

Calgary youth visit the Montreal Shrine

Posted: 2019/06/24

The National Spiritual Assembly recently announced the launch of a “special program of visits to the Shrine in Montreal, blessed by the footsteps of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1912 and referred to by Him as His home.” In February 2019, the first formally-registered group visited the Shrine.

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“While our neighbourhood advances, our own character develops”

“While our neighbourhood advances, our own character develops”

Posted: 2019/06/05

Shamim Khalili, a youth who offered several periods of service in the Rundle neighbourhood in Calgary, Alta., shares how his experiences affected both his life decisions and relationship to the Faith. This interview has been edited and condensed.

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The uplifting work of teaching

The uplifting work of teaching

Posted: 2019/04/08

Teaching projects can lend hope and inspiration to every individual. A woman from Cochrane, Alta., describes her experience taking part in a teaching project in a Calgary neighbourhood last Fall and the impact it has had on her service to the Plan.

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Communities feel “invigorated” after celebrating Naw-Rúz

Communities feel “invigorated” after celebrating Naw-Rúz

Posted: 2019/04/05

The spirit of joy and renewal surrounding Naw-Rúz has given three communities in rural Ontario a new perspective on their development after they came together to celebrate the start of the new year.

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The development of community properties

The development of community properties

Posted: 2019/03/27

In several clusters and neighbourhoods across the country, the need to rent or purchase physical spaces to facilitate working with large numbers has emerged. Two recent property acquisitions, guided by the National Spiritual Assembly, in Ottawa, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C., serve as such examples.

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Naw-Rúz

Statement by the Prime Minister on Naw-Rúz

Posted: 2019/03/27

“Around the globe, millions embrace Nowruz as a chance to reflect on the past year and share aspirations for a peaceful and harmonious year ahead. For Bahá’ís, this occasion is celebrated as a Holy Day, marking the end of 19 days of fasting and the beginning of a new year in the Bahá’í calendar.”

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Homefront pioneering: “our next teaching act”

Homefront pioneering: “our next teaching act”

Posted: 2019/03/07

The call to raise the number of clusters with intensive programs of growth, first shared in 2015, continues to resonate throughout the world to this day. Here we follow one family that immediately responded to the goals set by the Universal House of Justice and set out to pioneer to a cluster looking to grow.

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The bounty of tests

The bounty of tests

Posted: 2019/03/05

A woman in Winnipeg, after facing an unexpected test, found that by relying on God and continuing her teaching efforts she has found greater happiness and confirmation than ever before.

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A light from the world beyond

A light from the world beyond

Posted: 2019/02/11

The following poem was written by 12-year-old Manar Ali Vink when she completed a study of the Dawnbreakers with some adults and youth in her Vancouver community.

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Reflections from a “Granimator”

Reflections from a “Granimator”

Posted: 2019/01/25

Recognizing and responding to the needs of your community can take many forms, like offering space or rides, to help outreach or to facilitate an activity. This grandmother in Calgary had to quickly learn to arise and take on any role that was being asked of her, including that of a junior youth animator.

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