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 [...]
The Baha’is in each city and suburb of the Portland metro area recently elected their nine-member governing councils or Local Spiritual Assemblies for 2011-2012. These Local Spiritual Assemblies were elected in: Aloha Beaverton Camas Clackamas County NW Clark County 1 Clark County 2 Columbia County Forest Grove Gladstone Gresham Hillsboro Lake Oswego McMinnville Milwaukie Multnomah County East Newberg [...]
The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]
Nearly 100 Bahá’ís from Portland and across Multnomah County came together in the afternoon on Sunday, October 4 at the Portland Bahá’í Center in North Portland for an annual meeting. At this meeting, local Bahá’ís had the opportunity to visit, pray and consult about the affairs of their community including the intensive plans of growth [...]
The second century of U.S. Baha’i National Conventions began Thursday, April 23, as the 101st annual session opened in Wilmette, IL.
Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty-Eight program featured a story June 3, 2008 on the unique Bahá’í election process.
Baha’is, like other U.S. citizens, will cast their vote in the upcoming general election, but they won’t be campaigning or promoting particular candidates for office.