Celebrating 60 Years of the 巴哈’i Faith in Samoa

The first Local Spiritual Assembly of the 巴哈'is of Samoa, 1957.

The first 巴哈’1957年在萨摩亚举行的地方精神大会。(照片:莉莲·阿拉’i)

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the 巴哈’i Faith in Samoa, 和 last week the 巴哈’是和他们的朋友聚在一起庆祝– 和 there’值得庆祝!

除了成为守基·阿芬第所说的一部分 精神轴, Samoa 是 recognised as the first nation in the world where the reigning monarch, His Highness Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II, accepted the message of 巴哈’u’llah 和 became a 巴哈’i. His Highness was already aware of the 巴哈’i Faith, however in 1968, after the “Proclamation to the Kings” by 巴哈’u’llah was presented to him by visiting Hand of the Cause Dr. Ugo Giachery on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, the king declared his belief in 巴哈’u’llah.

回顾萨摩亚信仰的早期,殿下曾说过:

My brother (High Chief Savea, a retired judge) knew so much about the 巴哈’i teachings. He was the first of us to study this new religion. During the early years of independence we witnessed many denominations being established, but the 巴哈’信仰与众不同,它的教义,对人的态度,对柔和卑微的关心,对世俗事物的缺乏兴趣,再生精神。我很容易被吸引。

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社区建设与服务重组

Members of a community in Brazil plant flowers. (Photo: 巴哈'i World Centre)

巴哈’is 和 their friends around the world are currently engaged in a process of community-building that primarily consists of four core activities: the education of children, the spiritual empowerment of junior youth, the strengthening of the devotional character of communities through prayer gatherings 和 collective worship, 和 engagement in the institute process which serves both to deepen our understanding of the 巴哈’i teachings 和 to develop our skills to carry out these various acts of service. These are obviously not the only arenas of service for 巴哈’is. For example, the Universal House of Justice has begun to increasingly emphasize the role 巴哈’is play in social action, or efforts to improve the social 和 material conditions of our communities, as well as public discourse, or the infusion of 巴哈’我理想地进入专门讨论社会问题的空间,例如媒体,政府和民间社会组织。 继续阅读

英国国家安全局回应英格兰动乱

 

照片由Leon Neal / AFP / Getty 图片提供

我不认识你,但我过着轻松而奢华的生活。我的日常挑战很少会比决定晚餐吃什么以及如何避免在狭小空间的人群中发火更容易。我很少 需要 想想每天挨饿的群众或无家可归的人。

但是,时不时地,在我们休闲生活方式下潜伏的问题以戏剧性的方式浮出水面,并提醒我们一切都不好。伦敦最近的骚乱提醒我们,我们正在目睹社会秩序的崩溃,我们必须为社区服务。 继续阅读

取代监狱工业园区

该小组讨论由主持 威尔梅特研究所讨论了半个世纪以来,美国如何对人类实施监禁,这是一种史无前例的实验,其惩罚制度现已将数百万人封锁。众所周知,在美国被监禁的人类大家庭成员通常来自资源最匮乏的社区,也来自黑人和西班牙裔社区。这次小组讨论讨论了美国的当代监禁做法,以及那些相信人类统一性以及在所有人之间建立公正关系的人可能会取代这些做法。 继续阅读

巴哈’i Blog 图片 – Galleries of Beautiful 巴哈’我相关的视觉作品

A big part of our mission 这里 at 巴哈’i Blog 是 to showcase 和 highlight the amazing 巴哈’i projects 和 work going on around the world. That’s why a year ago we broadened our site with a gallery of great 巴哈’i-related video,然后今年我们增加了一个展示 巴哈’i-inspired music 和 audio。今天,我们很高兴推出该网站的另一个新部分。

巴哈’i Blog 图片 features photos, wallpapers, design, art 和 other imagery. We’ll be publishing photographic portfolios from talented 巴哈’i creators, historic 和 event related images, evocative art 和 design, 和 of course pictures of beautiful 巴哈’i architecture, plus lots more! 继续阅读

关于Pinterest的Ayyam-i-Ha很棒想法

艾雅哈 来了,它’使我们的圣日变得特别重要。幸运的是’网上有很多有趣的主意,可以帮助我们庆祝插曲日,如果您愿意的话,也是值得在线结帐的地方之一’缺乏想法或需要一些灵感是 Pinterest的.

Pinterest的是一个在线小组委员会,它’是人们分享他们的想法,食谱,图像,礼物和装饰品的绝好地方!用户不仅提交(或更确切地说,‘pin’) photos of what interests them onto their 销boards, but they can browse other 销boards 和 ‘re-pin’将照片保存到自己的页面。

A few 巴哈’is have uploaded their own 艾雅哈 ideas to their 销-boards which are really worth checking out, so 这里 are some examples: 继续阅读

您的确认 – 英雄教学会议启发的音乐

这首歌叫“Thy Confirmations”,是10首歌曲集合中的第九首歌,‘英雄教学会议启发的音乐’.

In April this year, some 1,000 巴哈’is 和 like-minded friends from all over Southern Queensland 和 Northern New South Wales, Australia, gathered together in the city of Brisbane to attend a historic conference aimed to help its participants find their place in service to 巴哈’u’llah 和 humanity.

会议被称为‘英雄教学大会’, 和 woven throughout the two-day program were beautiful songs performed by conference participants who were inspired by stories of heroism in the 巴哈’i Faith’的历史,以及活动产生的精神。会议之后的几周内,这些歌曲在布里斯班的音乐工作室现场录制,我们’很高兴与大家分享这份精彩的励志歌曲! 继续阅读

“种族团结:推进对话”(第2部分,共2部分)by Tod Ewing& Ken Bowers

在本次演讲中,演讲的第二部分标题为“种族团结:推进对话”, Tod Ewing 和 Ken Bowers explore some guidance from the National Spiritual Assembly of the 巴哈’is of the United States 和 the Universal House of Justice. They examine how we can contribute to race amity 和 engage with the elimination of prejudice within the current framework for action, public discourse, 和 social action. They discuss how we can address racism 和 prejudice within ourselves, within our 巴哈’我社区以及更大的社区中。  继续阅读

您的确认 – 英雄教学会议启发的音乐 [Audio Track]

这首歌叫“Thy Confirmations”,是10首歌曲集合中的第九首歌,‘英雄教学会议启发的音乐’.

In April this year, some 1,000 巴哈’is 和 like-minded friends from all over Southern Queensland 和 Northern New South Wales, Australia, gathered together in the city of Brisbane to attend a historic conference aimed to help its participants find their place in service to 巴哈’u’llah 和 humanity.

会议被称为‘英雄教学大会’, 和 woven throughout the two-day program were beautiful songs performed by conference participants who were inspired by stories of heroism in the 巴哈’i Faith’的历史,以及活动产生的精神。会议之后的几周内,这些歌曲在布里斯班的音乐工作室现场录制,我们’很高兴与大家分享这份精彩的励志歌曲! 继续阅读

“种族团结:推进对话”(第1部分,共2部分)作者:Tod Ewing& Ken Bowers

在本次演讲中,演讲的第一部分标题为“种族团结:推进对话”, Tod Ewing 和 Ken Bowers explore some guidance from the National Spiritual Assembly of the 巴哈’is of the United States 和 the Universal House of Justice. They examine how we can contribute to race amity 和 engage with the elimination of prejudice within the current framework for action, public discourse, 和 social action. They discuss how we can address racism 和 prejudice within ourselves, within our 巴哈’我社区以及更大的社区中。  继续阅读

Introducing the 巴哈’我的博客电视(BBTV)网站!

The 巴哈’i Blog TV app (or BBTV as we like to call it!) 是 now available as a website as well! (Woohoo!!!)

巴哈’i Blog TV showcases hundreds of 巴哈’i-inspired videos: just like the 巴哈’i Blog TV iPhone和Android应用程序,当您转到 tv.bahaiblog.net,你’ll find a wide variety of 巴哈’i-inspired videos handpicked by the 巴哈’i Blog team! So whether you’re looking for inspiring 巴哈’i talks, beautiful 巴哈’i music, or other 巴哈’i films to share with your friends, we’ve got it covered! 继续阅读

一个简单的问题。教育是犯罪吗?

教育是犯罪吗?在伊朗,教育是一种犯罪。但是我们可以改变这一点。

加入‘教育不是犯罪’ campaign.

了解更多并留下您的信息。

‘教育不是犯罪’是一项新的运动,以支持伊朗的声音为特色’s 巴哈’来自世界各地。

竞选活动围绕着一个事实,即伊朗’s government stops 巴哈’is from teaching or studying at public universities, so the 巴哈’i高等教育学院(碧河) was established in 1987 as an informal university to give young 巴哈’是学习的机会。

The 巴哈’is are Iran’s largest religious minority 和 more than 200 巴哈’is were executed between 1979 和 1987, after the Islamic revolution, 和 over 100 巴哈’is are currently imprisoned because of their faith. 巴哈’今天仍然是例行骚扰,剥夺生计,被捕和因虚假指控而入狱的。

迫害伊朗的故事’s 巴哈’is, 和 the creation of the 巴哈’i高等教育学院是电影的主题 点燃蜡烛, produced by the Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Maziar 巴哈ri. The film uses personal stories 和 dramatic archival footage to explore the persecution of the 巴哈’是和平抵抗在伊朗的作用’的民主运动,但是 点燃蜡烛 仅仅是开始,作为这个新的广告系列,‘教育不是犯罪’旨在支持伊朗’s 巴哈’体现了来自世界各地的支持声音。

这项运动得到了诺贝尔奖获得者和世界各地其他杰出人物的认可,他们’重新要求大家参与!

您可以通过以下方式找到有关该广告系列的更多信息: 教育不是犯罪网站.

令人敬畏的网站使您可以观看全球社区对视频内容发表的反对言论’一直在发生,您也可以 上传您自己的消息 太!

单击此处了解如何参与和获得帮助。

您也可以观看电影的预告片 点燃蜡烛 看看这部电影是否正在你附近放映 这里.

在内部树立榜样

我小时候的第一个榜样是安妮(Annie),她是个红发,早熟的孤儿,她在艰难的日子里唱歌,然后设法建立自己梦life以求的生活。我是如此爱她,以至于我的一个家庭朋友使我成为了一个与真人一样大小的安妮娃娃,里面有黑色漆皮鞋子,轻巧的踝袜和白领番茄红色连衣裙。我非常羡慕她的衣服,很快就意识到她和我的大小相同。我不知道娃娃身上发生了什么,但是我到处都穿了她的衣服,直到他们在接缝处劈开,胜利地进行了“这是一次艰苦的敲门声”,并(成功地)游说了一条叫桑迪的四脚搭档。 继续阅读

上门服务:马克斯·韦格特(Max Weigert)访谈

马克斯韦格特371x557当Max Weigert志愿参加 巴哈’i World Centre, he realized that there was so much talent amongst his fellow volunteers, that he thought it was a shame not to share it with the rest of the world. So he got together with a group of artists who wanted to put together a collaborative album of 巴哈’i prayers, 巴哈’i inspired music 和 巴哈’我启发了诗歌,结果是 为服务而奋斗!

为服务而奋斗 是 a seven track compilation album of 巴哈’麦克斯和他的朋友们(包括安德里亚·霍普, 我们采访了 这里 on 巴哈’我也博客)放在一起。他们不仅想展示自己的艺术,而且还希望每个人都能将其用作灵感和资源,以进行虔诚的聚会,活动和其他活动。最重要的是’s completely free!

我决定赶上马克斯(Max),问他几个有关他和他的艺术家们共同完成的出色服务的问题。 继续阅读

上帝啊,你是什么人?

上帝啊,你是什么

“你是什​​么,你是什么。”

– 巴哈’u’llah

让’面对它。我对神秘之谜一无所知。然而我的内心深深地满足于我的无知。它’s even strangely liberating. Blissfully ignorant though I may be of Its nature, yet I am stirred to my depths when 巴哈’u’llah 令人难以置信的令人敬畏的暗示“Unknowable Essence”笼罩在无法穿透的面纱后面。我被谦卑地默许了一个令人信服的事实  ‘Something’超出了我曾经希望赞扬的一切— the most lyrical verses of poetry, the most mystical of meditations, the most soul-stirring of human experiences, the most awesome of spiritual feelings. Even the abstrusest of allegories. The great prophets, holy ones 和 sages of old have given that undefinable 东西, that hidden Essence, a veritable catalogue of labels that have steadfastly withstood the test of time. 真主,耶和华,婆罗门,阿特曼,佛陀,大圣灵。

神。

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15 Captivating Photos of the 巴哈’我在威尔梅特教堂

Designed by Canadian architect Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois, 和 officially dedicated in 1953, the 巴哈’我在威尔梅特教堂, Illinois sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It’s a beautiful building with an exquisitely ornate construction, that 是 listed in the National Register of Historic 地方. We’ve collected 这里 some gorgeous images from social photo sharing site 500px, you can click through to see them full-screen, or purchase a print.

您可以 了解有关礼拜堂的更多信息,包括如何及何时参观,或者与 芝加哥论坛报的经典照片集 甚至还包括圣殿1931年大火的照片。 继续阅读

巴b神社–航拍音乐

This video shows aerial footage put to music of the Shrine of the Bab located in Haifa, Israel, 和 this year marks the Bicentennial of the Birth of the Bab, the forerunner to 巴哈’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the 巴哈’i Faith.

The Bab, which means ‘the Gate’ in Arabic, was a Messenger of God, whose role can be likened to that of John the Baptist (who told of the coming of Christ) in heralding the coming of the latest Manifestation of God: 巴哈’u’llah.

For 巴哈’is, the Shrine of the Bab 是 the second holiest place on earth after the Shrine of 巴哈’u’llah in Akka, Israel, 和 it 是 a place of quiet prayer 和 meditation where 巴哈’i pilgrims 和 visitors from around the world can come 和 pay their respects. Shoghi Effendi also called the Shrine of the Bab the “Kuh-i-Nur ” (which means Mountain of Light in Persian), facing the “Darya-yi-Nur” (which means Ocean of Light in Persian), in reference to the Shrine of 巴哈’u’llah. 继续阅读

Launching 200 New 个人感想 on the 巴哈’i Faith in Honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab

The 巴哈’我的博客团队很高兴地宣布,从明天开始,我们’作为我们的一部分,我们将发布另外200张来自世界各地的肖像和个人倒影 “Personal Reflections on the 巴哈’我信仰来自世界各地” 主动性,这次’纪念Bab诞辰200周年。

巴哈’i Blog’s “个人感想”这项举措始于去年,以纪念 bicentenary of the Birth of 巴哈’u’llah, 和 approximately every 24 hours, we shared one of 200 photographs taken of 巴哈’is 和 their friends, each coupled with an extract taken from an interview about what the 巴哈’我的信念对他们而言意味着个人,以及它如何影响他们的生活。 继续阅读