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 [...]
SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras — Having a belief system is not so difficult, said 25-year-old Nava, participating in a recent university seminar in Honduras. The challenging part is building your life around your beliefs. More than 1,500 young people addressed this challenge at recent Baha’i gatherings in five countries – Honduras, Italy, Australia, England, [...]
Most religions have a time of giving. For Christians it’s Christmas, for Jews it’s Hanukkah and for the Baha’is it’s Ayyám-i-Há—a time of gift exchange and service from February 26 through March 1 each year. During Ayyám-i-Há, Baha’is engage in acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family and attend social gatherings. This year, [...]
As part of the Bahá’í Ayyam-i-Ha celebrations, the Bahá’ís of Portland held a party for children of all ages on Sunday, February 28th at the Portland Bahá’í Center. Prayers and readings from the Bahá’í Writings were shared, focusing on the importance of generosity and taking care of the poor. Music included songs from an old-time [...]
The theme of this year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving program was “A thankful heart has a continual feast.” Sponsored by the Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County (IAN), the program took place at the Latter Day Saints Stake Center (also called the Mormon Church) on Jackson School Road in Hillsboro, on the evening of November 22, 2009.
Several young professionals in Chicago have started C-YA (“See ya”), the Chicago Youth Animator program to reach out to middle school students in the South Chicago Hyde Park neighborhood.
The young are reaching the younger – youth, college students and young adults are starting junior youth groups where middle-schoolers are learning to voice their concerns, make suggestions for improvement in their communities and take powerful action.