Bahá'í News (Canadian & International)

Re-examining reconciliation

Canadian Bahá'í News Service -

VICTORIA, 2 APRIL 2018, (BWNS)

Prof. Jeremy Webber, Dean of Law at the University of Victoria, looked out at a packed room. Government officials, Indigenous and religious leaders, students and academics, and members of the community had gathered for a symposium on reconciliation between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of the country.

The event sought to promote greater understanding about a fundamental question relating to reconciliation, raised by Prof. Webber in his opening remarks: “How should we approach engagement with religion and spirituality in the process of reconciliation?”

Baha’is Celebrate Naw-Ruz with Friends and Neighbours

Canadian Bahá'í News Service -

TORONTO, 19 MARCH 2018, (CBNS)

On March 21st, millions of people across the world will take another step in moving to the rhythms of a new calendar. In Canada, some 35,000 will be celebrating the Baha’i New year, called “Naw-Ruz”, with their friends and neighbours.

Many cultures with Indo-European roots mark the Spring Equinox with ancient traditions associated with the celebration of this time. In the Baha’i calendar, Naw-Ruz marks the beginning of the year.

Vancouver community gathering explores the journey to reconciliation

Canadian Bahá'í News Service -

VANCOUVER, 9 FEBRUARY 2018, (CBNS)On February 1st, 2018, more than 50 community members gathered at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, located on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, to explore the journey to reconciliation through spirituality, arts and action. The event was organized by members of the Vancouver Baha’i community, in collaboration with the civil society group, Reconciliation Canada.

Doris McLean, “strong and bright light,” passes away at 77

Canadian Bahá'í News Service -

TORONTO, 2 FEBRUARY 2018, (CBNS)

Doris McLean, a well-loved member of the Baha’i community and a “keeper of culture” from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation has passed away at the age of 77.

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada called Mrs. McLean a “pillar of the Baha’i community as well as the peoples of the Yukon,” and “a strong and bright light that has illumined the northern horizons.”

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