Bahai News - Name: Nosrat Scott
Published Thursday, April 22, 1999, in
the Miami Herald
Name: Nosrat Scott
Family: Lives in Pembroke Pines with husband, Jim, a crime scene
specialist with the Pembroke Pines Police Department.
Position: Programming vice president for the Inter-Faith Council of
Greater Hollywood. Member of the Bahai Assembly of Pembroke Pines.
Time at post: Joined the council two years ago. Appointed programming
vice president last year.
Religious philosophy: ``I try to live a life of service and honesty,
according to the main teaching of my religion, which promotes oneness of
humanity and acceptance of all people.''
Background: The interfaith council was formed 27 years ago to bring
people of all religions together to understand and learn about each
The council's reach has grown over the years. In the beginning, the
organization was based almost solely in Hollywood. But the group's
members now comprise clergy and other lay people from cities throughout
South and West Broward including Hallandale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines,
Davie, Cooper City and Plantation.
The council holds monthly open meetings with guest speakers on the
third Thursday of each month. Gatherings are held in different
Scott is one of three members on the council who represent the Bahai
faith, which has its origins in 19th Century Iran.
There is a Bahai Center, at 4365 Rock Island Rd. in Lauderhill, but
most worshippers meet at private homes. Each city has its own
congregation, known as an assembly.
In Broward, there are around 500 Bahais belonging to some 17
assemblies. Each group is run by lay people. There are no clergy, Scott
Members live their lives according to teachings from the Aqdas, the
book of Bahaú'llah, who is the prophet and founder of the Bahai
They also believe in the spiritual teachings of prophets from other
faiths such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism,
Bahais in Broward and around the world celebrated the Proclamation of
Bahaú'llah on Wednesday. The day marks the time in 1863 when the
prophet proclaimed to be the latest manifestation of God, said Scott, a
homemaker who was born in Iran and came to the United States 20 years
ago. She and her husband have been living in Broward County since 1986.
The couple moved here from Birmingham, Ala.
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