Good Cheer for Ayyam-i-Ha

News, Neighborhoods

Baha’i children in the NW Portland neighborhood undertook a service project during Ayyam-i-Ha at the end of February. They visited neighbors in their street, shared basic information and a flyer on Ayyam-i-Ha with each neighbor, and requested donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank.Despite the cold weather and rain, they managed [...]

Winter Virtues Camp


Following the great success of this year’s summer camp, the Bahá’í Community of Beaverton is offering a Virtues Winter Camp for children ages 4 to 12. All are welcome! Monday and Tuesday December 27 – 28, 2010 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Beaverton Baha’i Center Participants will be welcomed into a warm and accepting space [...]

Beaverton Baha’i family share cookies and faith with elementary school staff


By Kay Kelly At a recent PTO meeting for Erroll Hassell Elementary School, our principal, Dr. Clemens-Brower, began explaining about the upcoming Cultural Week at the school. The children would be learning about different cultures in various ways throughout the week, including a family night of numerous cultures experienced through art and music. She also [...]

Virtues in today’s society

News, Perspectives

by Anita Cleven Children live in a society where their moral character is constantly tested with worldly desires, selfish thoughts, and vain imaginings. According to the US Surgeon General, almost one out of every three (sixteen to seventeen year olds) in the United States reports that he or she has participated in acts of serious [...]

Bonnie the Pioneer

News, Perspectives

By Venustiano Olguín For the last three months, it has been an inspiration and an honor to get to know Bonnie Hakert Konamauri as she visits family and friends in Oregon and Montana during a short rest from her life’s work as a Baha’i pioneer in the Solomon Islands . At the beginning of her [...]

37th annual Baha’i Summer School a resounding success


The Oregon Badasht Bahá’í School took place August 10-15, 2010 with more than 140 in attendance from all ages (2 to 77). The school’s goals included “building spiritual community” and “creating an atmosphere conducive to the power of unity.”

Working to secure the human rights of children


For more than 20 years, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States has been part of a collective effort toward U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child — a legally binding international agreement that protects the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of children [...]

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