People of all ages and cultures dancing at Hmong New Year celebration.

“Noj Tshiab” Family Dinner Draws Eager Response


By Loie Mead In November, Portland Baha’i Karen Thomas and William Thomas responded to an invitation from the Vue Family of Portland, OR. This reporter accompanied them. The invitation was announced in early November to the Baha’is of Portland to attend the Annual Family “Noj Tshiab” Dinner set for Margaret Scott Elementary on Sat., Nov. [...]

A Prayer for Japan


his is a Baha’i prayer of invocation offered for Japan. This prayer was (and still is) often sung by Baha’is as they face terrible circumstances, including death. It is also a prayer of hope. And of faith. I offer it for the land of my godfather, an extraordinary man who promised my mother, during a [...]

Spirit Forum: “The Wisdom of the Season”


Spirit Forum is a series of monthly brown bag lunches and intimate conversations among people of all cultures and faiths. The theme of the series is ‘Awakening the Spirit Within’ and the intent is to discern the essence of life in all life so that we might develop a deeper appreciation for our planet, its [...]

OFRAH 2010 Harvest of Hope Breakfast


About 85 people were in attendance on Friday, November 12, when Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger held its 8th annual Harvest of Hope Breakfast at Portland First United Methodist Church. Dave Hunt, Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives was the keynote presenter. The 2010 Harvest of Hope Awards were presented to Governor Ted Kulongoski, [...]

Choir joins Annual 24-Hour Chant for Peace


In the serene setting of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, OR, over 50 people from different religious traditions participated in a 24-Hour Chant for Peace on August 7, 2010. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Dharma Association and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, this annual gathering is open to the public and provides an opportunity for people of [...]

From the banks of the Tigris, a progressive soundtrack and message


The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland present New Zealand musicians Grant Hindin Miller, Sonbol Taefi, and Stephen Small in concert on July 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Sacred Harmonies Along The Tigris will be held at the Winningstad Theatre, at the Portland Center for Performing Arts. Tickets start at $10 and are available at [...]

Ladder for the Soul Fundraiser on Track!


The Ladder for the Soul Celebration and Fundraiser is gathering steam and is on track to be a terrific evening! Wonderful entertainment, mouth-watering desserts and a silent auction will fill the Portland Baha’i Center on Saturday, February 27th, starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now for $15. Ticket requests can be sent to [...]

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