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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

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On Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016, at the Lake Oswego Public Library, a group of Lake Oswego Bahá’í children, junior youth, and youth, joined by some additional young friends, presented a program to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The young participants read a number of inspirational quotes by King, as well [...]

Three friends enjoying the monthly gathering at Nine Star Ranch near Wilsonville.

Wilsonville Bahá’í Community News

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The Wilsonville Bahá’í community was recently featured in an article written by Jake Bartman for The Wilsonville Spokesman.  Mr. Bartman noted that when Bahá’ís choose administrators in their communities, there are no nominations or electioneering, in contrast to U.S. politics.  There are no individuals who are "designated spiritual authorities" but there are locally-chosen members of Local Spiritual [...]

Newberg Service Project

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Recently Bahá’ís and friends in Newberg, Yamhill County, and surrounding areas surpassed a service goal.  It was decided to assemble 10 supply kits for refugee families in Greece.  Medical Teams International is currently working to supply 10,000 kits, which will help 30,000 refugees.  These kits contain personal supplies such as soap and toothbrushes.  Bahá’ís and [...]

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UN Conference on Climate Change

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Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together is the title of the statement of the Bahá'í International Community to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.  The conference resulted in an accord signed by 196 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There was a Bahá'í delegation to the conference, and participation by The [...]

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Resolution Passes Condemning Persecution of Baha’is

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 148 Condemning the Persecution of the Baha’i Community in Iran December 18, 2015 - from the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution “condemning the government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants [...]

The Oneness of Religion

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A fundamental Bahá’í principle is the essential oneness of religion, and that religion is progressively revealed by one God.  "It is clear and evident to thee that all the Prophets are the Temples of the Cause of God, Who have appeared clothed in diverse attire. If thou wilt observe with discriminating eyes, thou wilt behold Them [...]

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Bahá’í – A United Faith

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"The great and fundamental teachings of Bahá'u'lláh are the oneness of God and unity of mankind. This is the bond of union among Bahá'ís all over the world. They become united among themselves, then unite others. It is impossible to unite unless united. Christ said, "Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the [...]