Stories in Volume 12, Issue 3 — October-December 2000


In New Delhi, a search for the missing ingredient in international development

At a ground-breaking "Colloquium on Science, Religion and Development," specialists from all three fields gather to consider how better to integrate efforts to eliminate poverty and achieve social justice. NEW DELHI, India - As the birthplace of Hinduism, one of the... Read more

Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity joins family of agencies at the Baha'i International Community

NEW YORK - Simultaneous with its sponsorship of the "Colloquium on Science, Religion and Development" in New Delhi, the Bahá'í International Community formally launched its newest agency, the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. Based in New York, but drawing on... Read more

In Tanzania, a school with a mission: to uplift girls and promote spiritual values

IRINGA, Tanzania - Asked what makes their school different from others in this tropical East African nation, students at the Ruaha Secondary School are quick to point to a feature that usually "impacts" them quite directly: the total absence of "caning," as corporal... Read more

Baha'i International Community Launches News Service

HAIFA, Israel - The Bahá'í International Community launched an Internet-based news service on 4 December 2000. The Bahá'í World News Service (BWNS) reports on the activities, projects and events of the worldwide Bahá'í community. Located at http://news.bahai.org, the... Read more
United Nations

UN General Assembly again expresses concern over treatment of Baha'is in Iran

UNITED NATIONS - For the 15th time in 16 years, the United Nations General Assembly has expressed "concern" over human rights violations in Iran, once again specifically mentioning the "unabated pattern of persecution" against the Bahá'í community of Iran, that country's... Read more

Perspective: Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations

Over the past several decades workers in the development field have gradually become aware of the many interrelated factors underlying social and economic advancement. Yet, despite this growing understanding, it is apparent that a complex but vital set of issues concerning... Read more

Toward a new development paradigm

The Lab, the Temple and the Market: Reflections at the Intersection of Science, Religion, and Development Edited by Sharon Harper IDRC/CRDI Kumarian Press Ottawa and Bloomfield, CT, USA For years, many of the world's top "experts" on social and economic development... Read more