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Volume 07, page 171 view | image
|| that Algarrobito
was the only village on the river which was untouched
by the flood waters, an island of refuge in the 1'nael-
A cable from Zambia dated April 28, 1968 sent to the
Universal House of Justice states: REPORT
TEMPLE LAND A Cameroon Republic
cable of May 22, 1968 reads: . . REPORTS GOOD . . .
NINE NEW ASSEMBLIES . . From Tanzania:
. . ANNOUNCE FORMATION 6 NEW LSAS RID-
VAN. . . The year-old National Assembly of Belize
announced thirteen local assemblies and sixty-nine
Volume 07, page 329 view | image
Dennis Makiwa, brought joy and encouragement to the
friends in Zomba, Limbo, Liwonde Village, Naminyuku,
and Amalika Forest. The trip to Liwonde Village took
him and veteran Baha'i teacher George Mpyaila on a
sixteen-mile walk in heavy rain, but when the visitors
arrived they found many people gathered and of the
thirty-one who heard of the Faith from their talk, five
One community in Zambia, during Intercalary Days,
made sweets and took them to children who were
crippled by polio
Volume 07, page 401 view | image
communities in North East Africa. Prayers were
offered in Amharic, Persian, Swahili, and English.
Hand of the Cause of God, Enoch Olinga, presided at
the oflicial opening of the Baha'i Teaching Institute of
Kikaya, Kampala, June T, attended by students from
Busog, Bugunda and the Western Region. Other insti-
tutes arc scheduled for Mbale and Gulu, with aoggm-
panying radio announcements and newspaper adver-
Auxiliary Board member, Mrs. Helen Willis, met
Volume 07, page 580 view | image
|| Steiner's call for pioneer work points out
that the principal way of teaching requires renuncia-
tion of old customs and putting one's self under the
protection of His call, coupled with the
enthusiasm generated by the consultation, bore fruit:
there will be a pioneer for Zambia, three other pio-
neers, twelve Baha'i teachers, sixteen new home cir-
cles, and DM 10,000.00 for the House of Worship in
Volume 07, page 667 view | image
Proceeding through Africa to teach and to confer with
National Assemblies and Continental Boards of Coun-
sellors, he met with the National Spiritual Assemblies
Kenya and Trmzania Prior to a long stay in Uganda
where, in the village of Tilling, he further intensified an
first mass conversion in that area and activat-
ed a special conference of pioneers and teachers,
Flying to Rwanda and Burundi, to Zambia,
Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland, to Mozambique,
Rhodesia and Malawi, to Tanzania, Comoro
Volume 08, page 23 view | image
|| Counsellor Shidan Fathe-
azam, who shared in the question and answer period.
The speaker was not perturbed -by the barrage of ques-
tions following his talk on the development of man under
the title Years from Adam." So interested was
the Program Manager of Zambia Tl? that he requested
a recorded interview for release at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
21st August. This interview, a full half-hour, appeared
under the title "The Baha'i Faith."
This has been our most outstanding proclamation
achievement so far.
BsnA'is or ZAMBIA
Volume 08, page 301 view | image
|| been met with. Ruhiyyih Iihanum told him
that the greatest compliment she could pay to Africa
was that two women traveled alone across this vast
continent and were not afraid. She said that we had
realized the villagers everywhere would be kind and
helpful. The President smiled and said "This is two-way
traffic Madam; it is your attitude which has created
such an atmosphere for you."
Rzihiyyih iQ1.a'.num with the well-known Chief Ike-
Ienge of Zambia.
Ruhiyyih Iflianum said she wished
||." He replied:
have set aside a special time on Sunday after I return
from Church for study and reading such material."
Lusaka, Zambia, Bahd'.'i community meeting
Volume 08, page 302 view | image
|| of Zambia alone, we were told, there are
forty-five Local Assemblies. Unfortunately, because of
heavy rains we were not able to meet with many believ-
ers. One of the goals of the National Assembly is the
erection in that district of a Teaching Institute. We were
Meeting with the Ba.hci'is of Mwiailunga, Zambia.
Volume 08, page 303 view | image
|| - . - .
.. .. -. .. - an
Audience of teachers at the National in Service Train-
ing College, Chalimbani, Zambia.
happy to hear later on that it had been completed.
It was the pineapple season. An amusing scene took
place. Without understanding a word, we were able to
follow the movements of a husband and wife and under-
stand all that was said. When the couple arrived bring-
ing a basket of pineapples as a gift for Riihiyyih
I-Qianum and they saw a dozen or so pineapples already
|| of Zambia was completed when
several months later she was able to cross over the
Rhodesian border into the southern town of Livingstone
and meet the active and devoted Baha'i community in
the village of Mukuni. These dear friends who were
disappointed in the month of March because Rithiyyih
1-jllianum was too ill to visit them, rejoiced in her pres-
ence and presented her with a wood carving they had
specially made for her. In Livingstone itself, at the
home of the only pioneers there, a young Persian
lihanum said: "The purpose of my talk tonight and my
visit to your country is not to discuss such controver-
sial issues; I am expounding a principle which is vital
and important for us Baha'is. lf every individual is given
the freedom to judge his government and decide whether
it is a just or unjust one, and reserves for himself the
A carved wooden head made for Amotifil-Bahri by the
Bnhci'is of Mokimi in Southern Zambia.
Volume 08, page 436 view | image
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All the continent of Africa south of the northern
frontiers of Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozam-
bique plus the Island of Madagascar and all islands
Volume 08, page 544 view | image
I People restaurants (far right) lean over railing to see film bemg shown at
Baha'i booth below.
Auxiliary Board member Dr. John Dar
(right), and National Assembly Secr-
Mrs. A. Cookson (left).
Lusaka Agricultural Show
A month before the Lusaka Agricultural Show, in Zambia, the Lusaka Local
Spiritual Assembly decided that they would apply for a booth. To their
surprise and delight one was available--a corner booth near two entrances to
Jubilee Hall, right below
Volume 08, page 64 view | image
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Southern AFrico-- Youth Summer School
The first Baha'i Youth Summer School for Southern
Africa was called by the Continental Board of Counsel-
lors for that region and held in Swaziland at their Baha'i
Institute from the 25th of December, 1971 through the
2nd of January, 1972.
people of approximate youth
age attended. They represented the following countries:
five from Botswana, three from Malawi, ten from Rho-
desia (all Salisbury area), one from Zambia, thirty-one
Volume 08, page 9 view | image
The foregoing cablegram was sent by The Universal
House of Justice on receipt of news of the sudden passing
of Dr. Sydney I. Dean on December 25 in Con-cord, Cali-
fornia, where he and Mrs. Dean had been visiting friends
for a few days prior to their scheduled departure the
following day to settle as pioneers in Zambia. Last sum-
mer Dr. Dean had spent a short time in Zambia where
he participated in a week of intensive public teaching
with the Baha'is of Lusaka. Dr. and Mrs. Dean have
pioneered in many
Volume 09, page 196 view | image
Salah Dorari, Gloria Menezes, Allison Gro ver, Michael Lanzaro at entertainment night
during Children's Conference.
Auxiliary Board member A.K. Furudi,
left, talks about mass teaching with K.
Khorsandian and Jagdish Gandhi, right.
Baha' is of various Indian states attended
the school, with guests from Iran, Muscat,
Zambia, and England. Ninety-five chil-
dren, ages 5-14, participated in the
children's conference and over 150 youth
and adults attended the school.
||. The children sat spell-bound while
she told them stories of 'Abdu'l-Baha. The
children were also impressed with a couple
from Zambia who told them of the customs
and culture of that African nation. A six-
year-old commented that they were a real
example of the Baha'i Faith.
With the loving help of some of the
Baha'i youth the children prepared two
skits and several songs which they pre-
sented on the last evening. One of the
children gave a report in which she express-
ed the feeling of all the children
Volume 09, page 237 view | image
|| with great success.
Several youth from other countries as-
sisted in Malawi, and a youth from Malawi
went to Zambia for several months.
Jergen Aiff of South Africa spent three
weeks in Malawi deepening many As-
semblies in villages and -assisting with the
elections for delegates to Malawi's Na-
tional Convention. Michael Servina of the
Seychelles Islands visited Malawi for a
week, enhancing his efforts with his
guitar. Richard Hainsworth of England
was in Malawi during January and Feb-
ruary. He spent
|| most of his time in the
bush, assisting with delegate elections.
George Mpyaila went from Malawi to
Zambia and assisted with the formation of
several new Assemblies. also helped
open new localities to the Faith.
National Assembly sets
1976 Plan deadline
After conferring with the Hand of the
Cause of God Ral_1matu'llah Muhajir, the
National Spiritual Assembly announced
that all Five Year Plan Goals for Malaysia
should be accomplished by November
1976. Dr. Muhajir met with the Baha
Volume 09, page 268 view | image
and certificate to each child. The
children's happy smiles became wider
when Mr. Aazam also gave them choco-
youth at school
The recent lntemational Baha'i Youth
School at Hlekweni Rural Training Center
was attended by 133 Baha'is from Bots-
wana, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho,
Zambia, Seychelles, Malawi, Germany,
the United States, and Rhodesia.
The conference was highlighted by an
evening discussion for the friends with
three Continental Counsellors and five
Volume 09, page 412 view | image
Pioneering Institute held
The Pioneering Institute held October
28-3] was the first to be held at the John
and Louise Bosch Baha'i School in Santa
Cruz, California. Thirty Baha'is attended
in preparation to fill pioneering posts in
Bermuda, Chile, Costa Rica, the Domini-
can Republic, Guana, Guatemala,
Mariana, the Marshall Islands, the Philip-
pines, Portugal, Surinam, Tonga, Ven-
ezuela and Zambia.
Baha'is join others in regional conference
On the weekend of December 10
Volume 09, page 430 view | image
|| brought was true.
During the teaching trip, the pioneers
opened 15 villages. _In eight of these, the
Cause was embraced by all the residents.
In Haut-Zaire the Cause was accepted
by people of different religious back-
grounds. A number of youth were in-
cluded among the new believers.
"The result," the pioneers reported,
"was a gift of land to build a Center and a
spirit of joy mixed with tears, as if they had
discovered the mysteries of the New
Five villagers declare
In the village
to be built
The Baha'is of Kachenge, Zambia,
have set themselves the goal of making
2,000 bricks with which to construct a
Baha'i Center for. their community.
Through the combined efforts of the be-
lievers, 1,400 bricks have already been
January 1977/Baha'i News 7
Volume 09, page 455 view | image
|| of town, is a
cement structure. The Baha'is hope to re-
novate the top floor to serve as an apart-
ment for the caretaker. The middle floor
will contain offices and conference rooms
and the ground floor is to serve as an area
for receiving the public.
Prayer book translated
An introductory pamphlet to the Faith
and a prayer book have been translated
into Chitonga, reported the National
Spiritual Assembly of Malawi. The
Chitonga language is spoken by tribes in
Malawi, Rhodesia and Zambia
Volume 09, page 627 view | image
||Of the 170 believers at the conference,
106 were women representing 20
The conference cabled the Universal
House of Justice: "Beseech prayers Holy
Shrines success six-month plan."
Auto trouble leads
to Assembly formation
A Local Spiritual Assembly was formed
in January in the village of Machipisa,
Zambia, an area not previously visited by
The formation came about when four
Baha'is from Lusaka had a car breakdown
on the way to Mongu. Since the group
|| a deepening and
teaching class was held, two more villa-
gers accepted the Faith.
Faith is discussed
at primary school
Bahe'is were invited to speak to stu-
dents in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades
at Chipongwe Primary School in
Chilangwe, Zambia, in February.
The Baha'is were given 40 minutes to
speak, but the discussion lasted for an hour
and a half. The Baha'is left books and
promised to return in a week to answer
When they returned, they found a tre-
mendous interest in the Faith among
Volume 09, page 819 view | image
The Spiritual Asseiithl}.
tional Committee. and .\'ataonal
Youth Cotiimittee each reported on the
present state of the Faith in Finland and
outlined their plans for the teaching work
during the stim:tiei'.
Youth open village
Following .1 recent deepening institute
at Zambia. two south frotn
Lusaka were aslsed to arrange a deepening
class and project tn Ll il-
'The_\ agreed to l_ro_ hut got lost on the
wa} and wen: to an unopenee sil-
\\'hile aitzrg for a hus to take them to
the tillage thes
Volume 10, page 208 view | image
sented by Dr. Nerenberg at the Na-
tional Center. "Grandma" Gregory
conducted a meeting February 24
on the power and significance of
prayer. A large number of believers
and guests were present for her
An accurate, two-page article on
the Faith that included a photo-
graph of the House of Worship in
Kampala, Uganda, appeared in an
issue of The Weekend World, a
weekly newspaper in Lusaka,
Zambia, last October.
The article contained an account
of Baha'i history
|| and a description
of the Administrative Order as well
as a synopsis of the Teachings.
Material left with the newspaper
weeks before by the National
Spiritual Assembly of Zambia had
not produced any press coverage at
the time. The material was adapted
for the remarkable and unsolicited
About 30 non-Baha'is attended a
recent program on the Faith at the
University of La Laguna in Ten-
erife, Canary Islands. The pro-
gram was given in the university's
auditorium by Farzad Taheri
Volume 10, page 219 view | image
Pa narnaifi 1-1-1-
Trinidad and Tobago
Volume 10, page 391 view | image
Paris, France; New Delhi, India; Macuto, Venezela;
and Lusaka, Zambia. In Paris, Mrs. Annette Zahra'i
and Mrs. Francoise Teclemarian attended a seminar of
the Economic Commission for Europe on the Partici-
pation of Women in the Economic Evolution of the Re-
gion (]uly 1-12, 1979); Counsellor Zena Sorabjee, Mrs.
Tahira Vajdi and Mrs. Bharati Gandhi represented the
Baha'i International Community at the Regional Prep-
aratory Conference held in New Delhi (November
5-9, 1979) under the sponsorship
Volume 10, page 455 view | image
|| is large enough to accom-
modate up to 50 people, was built
by four Baha'i men.
The dedication ceremony in-
cluded the reading of prayers, a
brief address by Mr. Robarts, and
singing. The Spiritual Assembly of
Templeton Ranch was presented
with gifts from the Continental
Board of Counsellors, the National
Spiritual Assembly of Zimbabwe,
visiting believers from Zambia, and
the Rose Garden Baha'i commu-
nity near Salisbury. One gift for the
new a rendering
of the Greatest Name, arrived by
Volume 10, page 532 view | image
|| it seemed on the surface that
things were going backward, in reality
the National Spiritual Assembly of
South and West Africa had had the
privilege of spawning both children
and grandchildren, as there are now
National Spiritual Assemblies in most
of the countries and islands of sou-
For instance, the National Spiritual
Assembly of South Central Africa,
which originally included Malawi,
Rhodesia, Zambia and Botswana, gave
birth in 1967 to the National Spiritual
Assembly of Zambia
Volume 10, page 596 view | image
|| a self-help group of disabled
people and their families.
In the audience of 330 was the ob-
server representing the Austrian Baha'i
community at the Vienna office of the
United Nations Information Service
who gave an informative talk on the
International Year of the Disabled.
"The Dawnbreakers" have planned
a series of benefit concerts in the nine
provincial capitals of Austria with the
proceeds to go to organizations made
up of disabled persons.
The National Teaching Committee
|| planned for Baha'i partici-
pation again last year in many of the
country's agricultural shows.
From May through August, regional
teaching committees, Local Spiritual
Assemblies and individual Baha'is
helped proclaim the Faith at shows in
12 areas of the country.
After examining a copy of the book
All Things Made New that was pre-
sented to him by the Spiritual Assem-
bly of Kitwe, Zambia, and the Copper-
belt Regional Teaching Committee,
Prime Minister Nalumino Mundia
commented, "This is wonderful
In 1980, the Faith was proclaimed
through Baha'i booths at 10 provincial
and local agricultural shows in various
parts of Zambia.
Two of the Seven Year Plan goals as-
signed to Sri Lanka, "opening the is-
lands of Delft and Mannar," have al-
ready been won with the formation of
three Local Assemblies on Delft and
one on Mannar, prompting the Natio-
nal Spiritual Assembly of Sri Lanka to
ask for approval from the Universal
House of Justice to adopt two other
small islands as goals for opening
Volume 10, page 637 view | image
|| during a
Tlingit "naming ceremony."
Baha'is in Mpika, Zambia, have
opened five new localities to the Faith,
introduced the Faith to district authori-
ties in Chinsali. and participated in ag-
ricultural shows in Mpika, Isoka, and
Chief Chikwanda, where about 600
people heard about the Faith.
The friends in Mpika hold regular
deepening classes, early morning
prayer sessions, and weekly firesides.
Several young Baha'is who were re-
cently graduated from Mpika Agricul-
tural College hope
Volume 10, page 666 view | image
Later, under an agenda item dealing
with gross violations of human rights
in any part of the world, many delega-
tions spoke of the situation in Iran,
and referred specifically to the reli-
gious persecution of the Baha'is. The
first five speakers in this debate--ltaly,
the Netherlands, Australia, the Federal
Republic of Germany and Den-
mark--all emphasized the plight of the
Baha'is, as did later speakers including
Canada, the United Kingdom, Togo,
Zambia, Belgium, Norway and Ire
Volume 10, page 692 view | image
the teachings of his.
Approximately 225 people from
Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Bots-
wana, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi,
Italy, Ireland and Germany attended a
Baha'i summer school last December
26-January 3 near Bulawayo in Essex-
The school was dedicated to the re-
cent Baha'i in Iran.
Classes covered living the Baha'i
life; Baha'i history, administration and
community life; child education; the
Covenant, and Baha'i literature.
Workshops were held on the enrich
Volume 10, page 7 view | image
built, 4 local endowments acquired, national endowment in
. Assemblies 1,463, localities 4,100."
Local Assemblies, l2 incorporated, 68 endowments, 32
local Centers, 3 district Centers. . .-1,172 localities."
August News 5
Volume 10, page 718 view | image
|| member E. Lutch- Convention of Mauritius, held at
rnaya, representing the Continental Ridvcin at the Bahd Institute in Belle-
Board of Counsellors, addresses dele- Rose.
gates and guests at the Bahd'i'National
Memory Greatest Holy Leaf, win goals
Tanzania--" 1 ,200 shillings collected
in name NSA Iran."
Transkei--"Third annual Conven-
tion . . . first in own National Cen-
Uganda--"Renewed spirit determi-
nation optimism evident . .
Volume 10, page 840 view | image
change, some of the students invited
the friends to join them for refresh-
ments and to continue the lively dis-
More than 80 Baha'1's including rep-
resentatives of 26 Local Spiritual As-
semblies in Zambia attended a deepen-
ing course last October 9-l7 at the Ba-
ha'1' Teaching Institute in Mwinilunga.
The deepening program, designed
for chairmen and secretaries of Local
Assemblies, was held in conjunction
with a youth conference and child edu-
Speakers at the deepening included
Auxiliary Board member Vahid Bam
and Joel Chitafu, a member of the Na-
tional Spiritual Assembly of Zambia.
Topics for consultation included Ba-
ha'i laws, duties of Local Spiritual As-
semblies and their divine origin, teach-
ing, prayer, the Fast, the Nineteen Day
Feast, and the role of Auxiliary Board
members and their assistants.
Border teaching also was discussed
along with the need for homefront pio-
neers. Several of those present offered
to become homefront
|| pioneers to vari-
ous locations in northwestern Zambia.
During an evening campfire session,
Mr. Bam told the story of Mulla Hu-
sayn and Quddus and how their sacri-
fices had led them to find and recog-
nize the Bab. The story led to questions
that lasted until midnight. The youth
then took up their drums and home-
made guitars and played and sang until
Baha'i NewsIMarch 1983 13
Volume 11, page 155 view | image
Visiting Baha'1 helps
organize to deepen
many new believers
The photographs on this page were
taken during a trip through Africa and
India from October I983 to February
I984 by Dr. Faramarz Ettehadieh of
Linz, Austria. The purpose of his trip
was to help Bahd'i' teaching institutes
in planning, organization, motivation
and control. Top photo: Dr. Etie-
hadieh (standing second from right)
with Bahd'tIs near Zambia's capital
city, Lusaka. Right: Children
Volume 11, page 177 view | image
|| for the In- the House of W0fShip construction site
streswd the new t? mcrease Praia' dian subcontinent is clearly shown in were members of the Continental
mation efforts and to improve the - - - - -- - -e - - -- - --
quality of Baha'i life.
Two Baha'is appeared last Novem-
ber 20 on a 40-minute television pro-
gram in Zambia.
The program was devoted entirely to
the Faith and included a discussion of
-the persecution of Baha'is in Iran.
The Baha'is who took part were Joel
Chitafu, a member
|| of the National
Spiritual Assembly of Zambia, and Dr.
F. Ettehadieh, a visiting member of the
Auxiliary Board from Austria. I
Seventy people including many non-
Baha'i guests attended an observance I
last October l9 of the anniversary of
the Birth of the Bab at the national
in Dhaka, Bangla-
desh. 1- 1 --
The formal program included talks
and a question-and-answer session that
elicited lively participation. The Ba-
ha'is also presented a book display.
Baha'i NewsIJune 15
Volume 11, page 3 view | image
||--"Pledge achieve all goals
second phase and self-sufficiency
varied and represen-
tative participation ever attained . . .
out of 25 regions, 22 contributed to the
'Transkei--"Recent Holy Land trip
reports captivated friends. Deepening
sense belonging world community
Uganda--"I-Iigh spirits 20 delegates
28 visitors blessed presence Counsellor
Upper Volta--"Seventh Convention
Upper Volta . . . Ask prayers protec-
tion Faith, spiritual enrichment."
Volume 11, page 508 view | image
in Baha'i tutorial schools; from the
Gambia a young Baha'i woman was
sent to represent her government at a
youth conference in Jamaica; in three
regions of Zaire the youth plan to offer
stage performances called "Peace or
Sword" and lectures on "Participa-
tion, Development and Peace"; in Ma-
lawi a Baha'i delegation is in touch
with the Ministry of Youth regarding
Baha'i involvement in the year's cele-
brations; Zambia's youth are cooper-
ating with their government's activi-
Volume 11, page 578 view | image
and disease prevention methods. Dur-
ing this period, the student technicians
work under the guidance of one local
Spiritual Assembly in the area but pro-
vide services to all the Assemblies
within their reach. The funds for the
project are being provided by contribu-
tions from the local believers. (August
Zambia. Tutorial schools. The Ma-
chipisa, Mpeji, Musa and Ntende
schools Provide pre-school education
and are fully supported by fees paid by
parents. Two are held in Baha'i-owned
Volume 11, page 761 view | image
the realization of. . .aspirations for a
world without war."
Baha'1' youth in more than 50 coun-
tries held IYY activities. In 22 of them,
the collaborated with govern-
ment agencies or other non-Baha'1'
groups to sponsor events.
A small sampling will serve to show
the many and varied activities cited in
the BIC's report:
In Africa, there was aid to the
drought-stricken, care for the sick and
elderly, and tree-planting in Chad;
youth tutored school children in Bots-
wana and Zambia; and youth dramas
Volume 12, page 106 view | image
West Caroline Is.
Baha'i NawaIJuly 1987
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United Arab Emirates
Description of presentation
Peace message sent to Head of State by registered mail from
B.I.C. office, January 28, 1986
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|| at which a local member
of Parliament, Mrs. Keall, unveiled a
bronze plaque on which are inscribed
the words "Dedicated to the Oneness
of Mankind" and the name of the
Takapuna Baha'i community.
Children presented Mrs. Keall with
Thoughts on Peace and a bouquet of
flowers, and a youth acted a spokes-
man for the Baha'i community, thank-
ing Mrs. Keall for her participation.
The dedication received excellent
local newspaper coverage.
During a visit last March 3 to the
William Mmutle Maseltha Baha
stitute, R.C. Kamanga, chairman of
the Rural Development Committee,
the highest-ranking policy-making
body in Zambia next to the Cabinet,
praised the Baha'is for their efforts to
develop rural areas.
Mr. Kamanga, whose visit was part
of a provincial tour, was accompanied
by the district governor, representa-
tives from several other ministries and
cooperative unions, officials from par-
ty headquarters, and members of the
While inspecting the agricultural
demonstration plots, he
specifically to the cooperation between
the Institute and the research unit of
the Ministry of Agriculture.
Copies of the peace statement were
given to Mr. Kamanga and those in his
entourage, and an article headlined
"Baha'1's Praised" appeared on the
front page of the Sunday Times of
A recent nationwide contest for the
design of the National Baha'i Center in
Brasilia, Brazil, drew entries from
some of the most prominent architects
in that country.
The contest was sponsored
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|| village turned out to see a slide
presentation given by the youth. On
the following day, 45 adults and many
children embraced the Faith.
Following the orientation, the young
people traveled to neighboring coun-
tries such as Lesotho and Zambia to
begin the project.
In September, the project, now in
full swing, was reinforced by the Star
'88 Conference, conducted by the
youth and attended by 130 young peo-
ple from 18 countries.
They welcomed the participation of
Counsellors Lucretia Mancho Warren
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They also presented bookmarks to
each guest at the event. Each was dec-
orated with one of the paper peace
cranes and included a quotation from
the Writings: "When a thought of war
comes oppose it by a stronger thought
of peace. A thought of hatred must be
destroyed by a more powerful thought
The event was covered in detail on
Radio Lesotho and on the front page
of the national English-language news-
lt 'ritual Assembly of Ndola during
Zambia 's head of state, Dr
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|| passing. About 200 peo-
ple attended the event.
Members of the 'Spirit of Badi' teach-
ing campaign in New Zealand enjoy a
moment of relaxation and fellowship.
During the campaign 95 adults, youth
and children, divided into 19 teams,
traveled the entire length of New Zea-
land 's South Island. Friendships were
made with elders in Maori communi-
ties, and seven new believers were en-
The Baha'1's of Zambia were given a
pleasant surprise as they manned their
surprise the Zambian Baha'is.
The Agricultural Show is visited
each year by an estimated 100,000 to
200,000 people from Zambia and
neighboring countries. Under the di-
rection of the Spiritual Assembly of
Lusaka, Baha'is have taken part reg-
ularly in the show by organizing a Ba-
12 March 1989IBaha'i News
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of the peace statement were presented
to a number of dignitaries while inter-
views were conducted by Radio Ma-
lawi, Radio Zambia, and a women's
magazine in t\/Ialawi.
"Baha'1's spread message of hope"
was the cover story in the March 18
issue of African Concord, a pan-
African weekly magazine.
The article. written by a Baha'i.
Philip Hainsworth, includes photo-
graphs of Baha'is in Africa and the
House of Worship in Kampala, Ugan-
The magazine's editor, Tunde
biaka, who is also a Baha'i', said
semblies in each of the six countries:
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Zambia and Zimbabwe.
New Dawn Engineering, a private
venture based in Manzini, Swaziland.
is dedicated to the development of
labor-intensive manufacturing pro-
cesses and other technologies that
employ and empower the rural poor.
New Baha"tIs in the village of Diacoye
Banga, in the Ziguinchor region of
Senegal, gather to learn more about the
Faith. They are among the 219 new be-
. --I, -b :8
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on various aspects of the Faith. An-
nouncements of the public meetings
were broadcast on local radio.
More than 250 people were enrolled
in the Faith during the first three
months of 1989 in various regions of
The Spiritual Assemblies of Ntam-
bu, Museli and Saigilunga organized a
teaching campaign in that area during
which 44 people accepted the Faith. A
new Assembly was formed in Kawaz-
From December 25, 1988, to Janu-
ary 20, 1989, the number of new be-
lievers in the Mumbwa
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|| or employees have
been permitted to absent themselves from school or work without penalty, although there is no official documentation of
Trinidad and Tobago
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|| group versities, held last April 8-13 at the
Nueva Primavera (New Springtime) Jamaliyyih Bahd't'Institute in El Salva-
perform at a variety show, which was dor. About 50 people from five coun-
part of an International Conference tries attended the conference.
for Teaching the Bahti Faith at Uni-
in southern Zambia a former priest
of a Christian church, his wife and
daughter have embraced the Faith. He
has served his church for some time as
treasurer but said he must leave the