Stories in Volume 13, Issue 1 — April-June 2001


On Mount Carmel, newly completed garden terraces are officially opened

In a ceremony broadcast live around the world by satellite and Internet webcast, some 3,000 Baha'is from 180 countries celebrate as a majestic symbol of "unity and peace" is offered to the world. HAIFA, Israel - Like many of the several thousand Baha'is who came from... Read more

In the city of Haifa, the terraces are much welcomed, and promise to be a boon for tourism

HAIFA, Israel - On the first day that a special telephone line was opened in late May to receive reservations for public tours of the newly opened garden terraces on Mount Carmel, operators received some 7,000 bookings - and callers waited for as long as two hours to make... Read more

In London, the late Madame Rabbani is honored for contributions to conservation and the arts

LONDON, 15 June 2001 (BWNS) - The late Madame Ruhiyyih Rabbani, the preeminent international dignitary of the Baha'i Faith, was honored at a tribute here on 15 May 2001. In attendance were some 150 prominent people, including HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.... Read more
United Nations

Looking ahead to "Rio Plus 10," the UN begins to assess progress since the Earth Summit

In an effort to assess the achievements and shortfalls worldwide in achieving sustainable development, the United Nations will hold the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-11 September 2002. UNITED NATIONS - Of the major United... Read more

Baha'i International Community issues statement on HIV/AIDS

UNITED NATIONS - In a statement prepared for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the Baha'i International Community called for behavioral changes on the part of men and women - and for greater "love and compassion" on the part of religious... Read more
Civil Society

Final financial statement on the Millennium Forum issued, follow-up committee established

UNITED NATIONS - After a series of hearings held here in March, April and May on possible follow-up activities to the Millennium Forum, it was announced that the Millennium Forum Executive Committee had been dissolved and its work passed to an "Interim Millennium Forum... Read more

On the occasion of the official opening of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab

The following is a statement of the Universal House Justice, the international governing body of the Baha'i Faith, as read 22 May 2001 "On the occasion of the official opening of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab." With joyful and thankful hearts, we welcome all who... Read more

Review: Can religion cure "inhumane global governance?"

Toward a Global Civilization? The Contribution of Religions Edited by Patricia M. Mische and Melissa Merkling Peter Lang New York As Richard Falk points out in a recent essay, religion has generally been excluded from the serious study and practice of governance... Read more