Stories in Volume 10, Issue 3 — October-December 1998

Human Rights

In Iran, Baha'is engage in "an elaborate act of communal self-preservation"

Government raids on 500 private homes and the arrest of some 30 faculty members seek to close the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education, a decentralized university that aimed to give Bahá’í students access to the education they have been otherwise denied. TEHERAN, Iran... Read more
The Arts

In southeastern Europe, an innovative approach to public dialogue

Under the framework of an international diplomatic initiative known as the Royaumont Process, a series of workshops in southeastern Europe is seeking to promote “a new public mechanism” for social healing and interethnic communication. ZAGREB, Croatia — As a work of... Read more
Community Development

In Honduras, a grassroots network mobilizes after Hurricane Mitch

The Bahá’í community of Honduras – although inexperienced in the business of disaster relief – energetically mobilized itself after Hurricane Mitch, providing a much-needed and trustworthy network for the timely distribution of aid and services. In the district of... Read more
United Nations

Millennium Forum planning continues

UNITED NATIONS -- Efforts to draw broad support from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide have been the main focus of the planning process for a proposed Millennium Forum, which backers hope to hold here in the summer of 2000 in connection with a scheduled UN... Read more
Human Rights

The Hague Centenary: towards a culture of peace

Convened in 1899 by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the First International Peace Conference at the Hague was an historic event in more ways than one. From it emerged the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which was the first... Read more

In Europe and Canada, Baha'is commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Faith

In Paris, hundreds of Bahá’ís from dozens of countries gathered under the Eiffel Tower to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Bahá’í Faith in continental Europe. The three-day celebration, held 27-29 November 1998, included an opening ceremony that... Read more

Transforming the roles of women and men

"Advancement of Women: A Baha'i Perspective" By Janet and Peter Khan Baha'i Publishing Trust Wilmette, Illinois, USA In recent years, the role of religion in promoting - or retarding - the advancement of women has become a growing topic of discussion. From the... Read more