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December 31, 2002 -- Sun-Herald (FL, USA)
Church leader joins Peace Day meeting...

December 30, 2002 -- Wandsworth Borough Guardian (UK)
Pupils party for end of term...

December 30, 2002 -- The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)
Moves to build faith bridges...

December 29, 2002 -- The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
Religious communities had full calendar in 2002...

December 28, 2002 -- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY, USA)
Everyday Angels: A teacher in and of life...

December 28, 2002 -- The Toledo Blade (OH, USA)
Catholics made headlines with scandals, successes...

December 26, 2002 -- The Lawrence Ledger (NJ, USA)
Positive experiences color year as mayor...

December 25, 2002 -- DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE (MN, USA)
Foreign student learns about the meaning of Christmas...

December 25, 2002 -- New Britain Herald (CT, USA)
Sermons will stress peace this holiday...

December 25, 2002 -- The Hindu (India)
Parliament of religions mooted for unity ...

December 25, 2002 -- The Durango Herald (CO, USA)
What truly matters...

December 24, 2002 -- Los Angles Times
Religion's Back at Holiday Corner...

December 24, 2002 -- Lewisville Leader (TX, USA)
Non-Christian faiths enjoy the holidays in their own way...

December 24, 2002 -- Chico Enterprise Record (CA, USA)
High court refuses appeal on invocation ban...

December 24, 2002 -- Toronto Star (Canada)
The case for Merry Christmas...

December 23, 2002 -- Frontiersman (Alaska)
Baha'i's commemorate 150th anniversary of the birth of their faith...

December 23, 2002 -- The Oakland Tribune
Jones promotes peace through religious understanding...

December 22, 2002 -- Washington Post
School Calendar Is a Tough Study...

December 22, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
Baha'i inspired educational system for the poor of the world honored by the Club of Budapest...

December 22, 2002 -- The Oregonian (OR, USA)
Prayer beads are used by many faiths...

December 22, 2002 -- The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA, USA)
Iowa churches buck national trend...

December 21, 2002 -- The Olympian (Olympia Washington, USA)
Season can get complicated in a multi-faith family...

December 21, 2002 -- Townsville Bulletin (Queensland, Australia)
A peaceful purpose...

December 20, 2002 -- American City Business Journals (Tampa Bay, FL, USA)
Agency faces cutbacks because donations dry up...

December 20, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
MAS DE CUATRO MIL ESTUDIANTES RECIBEN EDUCACIÓN BAHÁ’Í EN AUSTRALIA...

December 20, 2002 -- Chicago Sun-Times (IL, USA)
Religion Briefs...

December, 2002 -- Australian Bahá'í Report
Bahá'í classes in Australian schools growing...

December, 2002 -- The Daily Press (VA, USA)
Gathering to pray for peace...

December 19, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Em solenidade no Palácio do Planalto bahá'ís entregam o Prêmio Nacional dos Direitos Humanos 2002...

December 19, 2002 -- Foster's Online (NH, USA)
Tomanio big surprise for Hawks: Marshwood High School runner is best in Seacoast...

December 19, 2002 -- ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
The words may be different, but ‘golden rule’ is the same...

December 19, 2002 -- San Antonio Business Journal (TX, USA)
MLK 2003 award nominees sought...

December 19, 2002 -- Metropolitan News-Enterprose (CA, USA)
S.C. Declines Review in Burbank Council Establishment Clause Case...

December 19, 2002 -- The Trinidad Guardian
No return to affirmative action...

December 19, 2002 -- Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
Hate in the Campus...

December 18, 2002 -- Hoosier Times (IN, USA)
Region Briefs...

December 18, 2002 -- Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon
Spiritual leaders speak out against strike on Iraq...

December 18, 2002 -- Palo Alto Weekly (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
McLennan's path...

December 16, 2002 -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
INTERNATIONAL ATLANTA: People of good faith, your duties are clear...

December 16, 2002 -- Baha'i News Archive & Agência Bahá´í de Notícias, Brasil (English & Portuguese)
150th anniversary of Baha'u'llah in the Siyah-Chal...

December 16, 2002 -- The Record (Ontario, Canada)
Festive meals aplenty for those in need...

December 16, 2002 -- The Independent (UK)
Do Muslims not belong in this Christian Europe?...

December 15, 2002 -- Daily Express (Sabah, Malaysia)
Not life for a life...

December 14, 2002 -- The Edinburgh Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Into the spirit of Hindu talk...

December 14, 2002 -- The Scottish Bahá’í
The Scottish Bahá’í, No. 30...

December 14, 2002 -- Human Rights Watch (NY, USA)
EU-Iran Conference Must Set Human Rights Benchmarks...

December 13, 2002 -- PBS, Religion & Ethics, WNET
Profile: Baha'i...

December 13, 2002 -- Dispatch Media (Pty Ltd), (South Africa)
Brothers will spend their lives in prison...

December 12, 2002 -- Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press (Nashville, TN, USA)
FIRST-PERSON: Baha'ism: nudging toward becoming America's religion...

December 12, 2002 -- BusinessDay (South Africa)
DA lambastes Mbeki pardons...

December 12, 2002 -- Baha'i News Archives & Agência Bahá'í de Notícias (English & Portuguese)
Israeli Ambassador Received by the National Spiritual Assembly of The Baha'is of Brazil...
Embaixador e Embaixatriz do Estado de Israel no Brasil são recepcionados pela Assembléia Espiritual Nacional...

December 12, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Bahá’ís do Paraguai participam do Seminário Nacional para a Educação em Valores...

December 11, 2002 -- Sun Journal (New Bern, NC)
Interfaith Refugee Ministry wins award...

December 09, 2002 -- Ames Tribune (IA, USA)
Church offers musical solace during Advent...

December 09, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Republicação da carta da Casa de Justiça de 24 de maio de 2001 quando da inauguração dos patamares...

December 09, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
EL ALBUM “MIRROR OF EMOTIONS” DE FARZAD KHOZEIN CONSIGUE EL Nº 1 EN EE.UU...

December 08, 2002 -- The Tampa Tribune (FL, USA)
Interfaith Thanksgiving...

December 08, 2002 -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel (FL, USA)
Mother and daughter start their lives over after apartment fire...

December 08, 2002 -- The Hindu (India)
Another feature at Baha'i House...

December 08, 2002 -- The Jamaica Gleaner (Jamaica)
A season of celebration...

December 08, 2002 -- Plano Star Courier (Plano, TX, USA)
Church building boom hits Plano; Lower interest rates help drive expansions...

December 08, 2002 -- Planet Bahá'í (USA)
Bahá'í comic breaks into mainstream with NBC...

December 08, 2002 -- The Star (Malaysia)
Baha’i to hold conference...

December 08, 2002 -- ComputerUser.com
A last hurrah for holidays...

December 07, 2002 -- Pantagraph (USA)
Interfaith tolerance worth reaching for...

December 07, 2002 -- Ventura County Star (CA, USA)
Baha'is honor human rights advocates...

December 06, 2002 -- The Oak Ridger (TN, USA)
Bahá'ís observe 'Day of the Covenant'...

December 06, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
ENTREVISTA CON EL PROFESOR MANUEL FRAIJÓ, CATEDRÁTICO DE FILOSOFIA DE LA RELIGIÓN DE LA UNED...

December 06, 2002 -- The Orange County Register (CA, USA)
4 times the cheer...

December 05, 2002 -- The Budapest Sun (Hungary)
Bahá’i community celebrates new center...

December 05, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
Baha'is participate in German multifaith dialogue at Jena University...

December 05, 2002 -- The Concord Journal (Waltham, MA, USA)
Service weaves many faiths...

December 05, 2002 -- Baha'i News Archives & ABEN (English & Portuguese)
Offering to serve at the Baha'i World Centre...

December 04, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
University of Bari establishes a course on ethics and economics...

December 04, 2002 -- Tallahassee Democrat (FL, USA)
The Baha'i faith: transcending the limitations of numbers...

December 04, 2002 -- Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon)
Religious leaders discuss Iraq attack...

December 04, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Acervo Nacional Bahá’í de Áudio-Visual necessita coletar itens da história da Fé no Brasil...

December 04, 2002 -- Bahá'ís of Oak Ridge (TN, USA)
Bahá'ís observe "Day of the Covenant"...

December 02, 2002 -- San Fransisco Chronicle (CA, USA) Alternative religions really do thrive in Marin Survey finds faiths, practices far more diverse than U.S. as a whole...

December 02, 2002 -- The Angelican Journal (Canada)
Working for peace...

December 02, 2002 -- The Advocate (CT, USA)
Fewer attending religious services...

December 02, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
SE INAUGURA OFICIALMENTE UNA EMISORA DE RADIO BAHÁ’Í EN FILIPINAS...

December 02, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Em um povoado isolado da Bolívia os bahá'ís ajudam a estabelecer uma Escola Local...

December 01, 2002 -- Barbados Daily Nation (Barbados)
Christianity More Democratic – Straight To The Point...

December 01, 2002 -- Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland
CommuNIqué - Newsletter of the Bahá'í Community in Northern Ireland...

November 30, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
EN UN PUEBLO AISLADO DE BOLIVIA LOS BAHÁ’ÍS AYUDAN A ESTABLECER UNA ESCUELA LOCAL...

November 30, 2002 -- Gainsville Sun (FL, USA)
Gainesville Baha'i’s host community Expo...

November 30, 2002 -- Ithaca Journal (NY, USA)
Dryden musical, CROP walk, Tot Spot, more...

November 30, 2002 -- The Associated Press
Printed by Santa Fe New Mexican (11/30), The Salt Lake Tribune (12/01)
Violinist Hopes His Music Might Lead to Peace...

November 29, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
Baha'is support International Peace Day in Puerto Rico...

November 29, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
New Baha'i radio station is officially launched in the Philippines...

November 29, 2002 -- The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia)
Confession time...

November 29, 2002 -- Santa Paula Times (CA, USA)
Top Latino “Jazz Great” to Perform at the 12th Annual Baha’i Human Rights Awards...

November 29, 2002 -- Jerusalem Post (Israel)
Keeping it in the family...

November 28, 2002 -- Coastal View (Carpinteria Valley, CA, USA)
Carpinterian to receive honor at Bahá’í Human Rights Awards Banquet...

November 28, 2002 -- Post-Courier (Papua New Guinea)
What would Jesus Christ say?...

November 28, 2002 -- Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME, USA)
Seeking Lewiston's diversity...

November 28, 2002 -- North Jersey (NJ, USA)
Families give thanks in their own spiritual way...

November 27, 2002 -- Daily Press (Victorville, CA, USA)
Interfaith celebration promotes peace...

November 27, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
PARTICIPACIÓN ESPAÑOLA EN LA CONFERENCIA INTERNACIONAL SOBRE MOVIMIENTOS RELIGIOSOS...

November 27, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
O passamento do amado Mestre, 'Abdu'l-Bahá...

November 27, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
In Bolivia, Baha'is in an isolated village help to establish a local school system...

November 26, 2002 -- Amity Records
New Mexican Baha'i Musician #1 on the radio chart...

November 26, 2002 -- The Iranian
Trading human rights...

November 26, 2002 -- Foster's/Citizen Online
Lewistonians plan event to counter white supremacist’s speech...

November 26, 2002 -- Eastside Journal (Bellevue, WA)
Major faiths gathering to give thanks...

November 25, 2002 -- Norwich Bulletin (CT, USA)
Interfaith Thanksgiving service set...

November 25, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá’í de España Oficina de Información (Spanish)
ZONA DE TRANQUILIDAD PARA LA JUVENTUD CONFLICTIVA DEL REINO UNIDO...

November 25, 2002 -- Baha'i World News Service
Local Baha'is in Cameroon organize interfaith discussion for UN Day...

November 25, 2002 -- Portsmouth Herald (New Hampshire, USA)
Raise a cheer for 22nd annual Eliot Festival...

November 24, 2002 -- Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
A statement of the Roman Catholic Church re the Baha'i Faith...

November 24, 2002 -- EndGenocide.org
Baha'i in Iran...

November 24, 2002 -- The US Baha'i Office of Public Information
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly...

November 24, 2002 -- The Tribune (India)
Spectrum; Chhote miyan, badi dulhan...

November 23, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá~Rí de España Oficina de Información (Spanish)
EL TEATRO BASADO EN LA HISTORIA BAHÁ’Í SE CONSOLIDA EN VARIOS PAISES...

November 23, 2002 -- San Bernardino Sun
Nativity scenes return to Euclid...

November 23, 2002 -- St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay, FL, USA)
Christian charity diversifies...

November 23, 2002 -- The Gazette (IA, USA)
Interfaith council marks 10 years...

November 23, 2002 -- Detroit Free Press (MI, USA)
Religions find common bond within music...

November 23, 2002 -- THE PRESS ENTERPRIS (Inland Southern California)
Indians to join interfaith event...

November 22, 2002 -- The Cambridge Reporter
Race relations head promises more programs...

November 22, 2002 -- Navajo Times (Window Rock, AZ)
Navajos in China, Mother and son travel in China in cultural exchange...

November 22, 2002 -- The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)
Churches plan Thanksgiving week services...

November 21, 2002 -- The Frisco Enterprise
Giving thanks for life's blessings is an act that crosses all cultural barriers...

November 21, 2002 -- The Mining Journal (MI, USA)
Ceremony to show religious diversity...

November 21, 2002 -- Tiscali Finanza (Italy) (Italian)
Azienda...

November 21, 2002 -- Corpos Christi Caller-Times (TX, USA)
Lunch series focuses on different cultures...

November 21, 2002 -- The Dartmouth (NH, USA)
At Aquinas, statistics defy reality...

November 21, 2002 -- The Oregonian (OR, USA)
Distinctions unimportant at Thanksgiving service...

November 21, 2002 -- The Hingham Journal (MA, USA)
Tradition continues with interfaith Thanksgiving service on Nov. 27...

November 20, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
EL INSTITUTO BARLI DE LA INDIA PRESENTADO ANTE LA REINA DE INGLATERRA COMO “UN REGALO SAGRADO”...

November 20, 2002 -- Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (USA)
Baha'i Faith to be Featured on Public TV, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly...

November 20, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
EU TENHO UM SONHO, o discurso histórico de Martin Luther King, em 1963...

November 20, 2002 -- Baha'is of Jamaica
Jamaica Baha'i Reunion...

November 20, 2002 -- Montreal West Island Chronicle (Canada)
The movie is the message...

November 20, 2002 -- Montreal West Island Chronicle (Canada)
Educators discuss drugs...

November 20, 2002 -- Skagit Valley Herald, Washington
US can help create a more peaceful world through UN...

November 19, 2002 -- The Villager (Oakridge, TX)
Religious communities gather for annual Giving Thanks event...

November 18, 2002 -- The Baha'i World News Service
Backgrounder: the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women...

November 18, 2002 -- The Baha'i World News Service
Honoring Queen Elizabeth II and her Golden Jubilee, Baha'is participate in interfaith celebration on the environment...

November 18, 2002 -- The Atlanta Baha'i Information Center
Traveling Theatre Group Performs; The Kingfisher's Wing in Gwinnett County...

November 18, 2002 -- Poughkeepsie Journal (NY)
Readers use stories to explore faiths...

November 18, 2002 -- Tri-Valley Herald (CA)
Religious leaders preaching politics...

November 18, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
EN HONOR DE LA REINA ISABEL, LOS BAHÁ’ÍS PARTICIPAN EN UN ACTO INTERRELIGIOSO SOBRE EL MEDIO AMBIENTE...

November 18, 2002 -- Nation (Barbados)
Youth Plea...

November 17, 2002 -- Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
The Baha'is: A world community of peace...

November 17, 2002 -- Sunday Observer (Seri Lanka)
Birthday of Baha'ullah celebrated in Sri Lanka...

November 17, 2002 -- Amerillo Globe-News (TX)
Unity is theme of annual gathering...

November 17, 2002 -- Detroit News (MI)
Scholarships yanked in school values conflict...

November 16, 2002 -- The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
Baha'i Birthday Bash...

November 16, 2002 -- The Suburban Chicago Newspapers
Thanksgiving and Advent services...

November 16, 2002 -- Savannah Morning News (GA)
Georgia Southern celebrates Re[l]igious Awareness Week...

November 16, 2002 -- The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
Clergy Members to Gather for Thanksgiving Interfaith Service...

November 15, 2002 -- The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Religion celebrates `birthday'...

November 15, 2002 -- Porthsmouth Herald (NH)
East meets West...

November 14, 2002 -- Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Los Angles, CA, USA)
Women on the Move host Spiritual Connections,,,

November 14, 2002 -- Hamshahri (Tehran, Iran) (Farsi/Persian)
Rouhi Classes in Iran...

November 14, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Boas notícias do ensino em Mogi Guaçu (SP)...

November 14, 2002 -- Casa Grande Valley Newspaper
Pinal supervisors make vote totals official...

November 14, 2002 -- American Radio Relay League
Pisan Tower Event...

November 13, 2002 -- Comunidad Bahá'í de España (Spanish)
EL BOLETÍN EUROPEO DE INFORMACIÓN PÚBLICA EN SU EDICIÓN Nº 100...

November 13, 2002 -- The Cornell Daily Sun
Students Explore Global Gender Roles at Forum...

November 13, 2002 -- Saipan Tribune (Guam)
Virtue of the week...

November 12, 2002 -- Washington Post (DC, USA)
Birthday of Baha' Allah...

November 12, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Portal Bahá'í do Brasil é lançado neste 12 de novembro!...

November 12, 2002 -- Tucson Citizen (AZ)
Baha'i baskets honor those who keep city safe...

November 10, 2002 -- The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
Festival of Faiths looks for a record crowd...

November 10, 2002 -- Evansville Courier & Press, The Henderson Gleaner
Festival of Faiths hope for record attendance...

November 09, 2002 -- Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)
Temple welcomes everyone; Baha'i house of worship near Chicago open to all colours, creeds and religions...

November 09, 2002 -- Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, HI)
Baha'i members mark holiday...

November 09, 2002 -- Cincinnati Post (OH)
Kirkland's first name has meaning...

October 05, 2002 -- Baton Rouge Advocate
BR religious groups pray for peace...

October 05, 2002 -- Topeka Capital Journal
Spirituality topic of interfaith conference...

October 05, 2002 -- GoMembphis.com (TN)
Shelby County is Baptist country...

October 05, 2002 -- Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)
NCCJ is planning monthly seminars on various religions...

October 04, 2002 -- Portland Tribune (OR, USA)
TARGETS of surveillance...

October 04, 2002 -- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Religion Briefs...

October 03, 2002 -- Luis G. Gregory Bahá’í Institute
PEACE FEST 2002 MARKS SPECIAL DATE...

October 03, 2002 -- Agência Bahá'í de Notícias - ABEN (Portuguese)
Necessidades urgentes de voluntários no Centro Mundial Bahá'í...

October 03, 2002 -- Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Bahais promote religious unity...

October 02, 2002 -- NewIndPress (India)
Mahatma Gandhi remembered by millions of Indians...

October 02, 2002 -- National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom
BBC includes a substantial and excellent set of pages about the Baha'i Faith...

October 02, 2002 -- Worldwide Faith News
All Africa News Agency - Bulletin No. 38-02 (b)...

October 01, 2002 -- The Baha'i World News Service
New classroom building dedicated at Green Acre Baha'i School...

October 01, 2002 -- The Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland
CommuNiquue, 5 Mashiyyat 159 - 1 October 2002 CE...




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