Bahai News - Baha'i Faith Annual National Convention Ends in Freetown
Baha'i Faith Annual National Convention Ends in Freetown
Concord Times (Freetown)
May 1, 2001
Posted to the web May 1, 2001
Members of the Baha'i Faith over the weekend elected a new National Spiritual
Assembly or NSA at their 25th Annual Convention which was held at the
National Centre, Signal Hill Road, Freetown.
Over 30 delegates attended the convention from places like Pujehun, Bo,
Mile 91, Moyamba, Waterloo and Freetown. Among the nine members elected to
administer the Faith in the country for one year are; Wundu Passay -Chairman,
Unisa A. Tarawallie, Vice Chairman and Anthony M. Sesay as Treasurer.
Sulaiman Momodu and Mohamed S. Adams were re-elected Corresponding and
Recording Secretary respectively.
Other members elected are; Brima Kamara, Elma kamara, Henry M. Sandy and
Maurice F.M. Bindi. There are no clergy in the Bahai Faith. Before the
elections, Auxiliary Board Members Nominous Kargbo and Osman S. Ibrahim
admonished delegates to elect people of unquestioned loyalty, of selfless
devotion, a well trained mind, of recognized ability and matured experience.
He cautioned the delegates against electioneering, the least trance of
passion and prejudice and to vote for those whom prayer and reflection have
inspired to uphold.
A representative of the Continental Board of Counsellors, Dr. Amrullah
Khelgathi congratulated the new NSA and encouraged them to work in the
interest of peace and unity. Dr. Khelgathi informed delegates from a message
from the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, the Administrative and
Spiritual Headquarters of the Faith about the holding of a major event in
Israel in May on the completion of the project on Mount Carmel which
involved the construction of building and Terraces.
He said steps have been taken to connect the Baha'i World to the proceedings
through live transmission to the world wide web and by satellite. He said the
Israel Postal Authority is to release a commemorative stamp for the occasion.
The Mayor of Haifa, Amram Mitzan recently said that the Gardens, and
Terraces of the Bahai Faith offer, "unforgettably stunning Panorama" for the
"appreciation for all beauty lovers". A member of the Faith, Osman Ibrahim
Said that Bahai Faith is an independent religion with a worldwide population
of over five(5) million people.
The Prophet Founder of the Faith Baha'u'llah meaning the Glory of God said
that the 'earth is one country and mankind its citizens'. The convention
ended in a very loving atmosphere with the singing of songs prayers for
peace to return to Sierra Leone.
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