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Included are articles, photographs, and information of little known or perhaps long forgotten people and events associated with the growth and development of the Baha’i Faith post-1960, mainly in the United States but also includes several other countries.

Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp

Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp

Prince William Forest Park Dr. Stanwood Cobb Featured Speaker Life as a Bahá'í.  After looking at Theosophy and Reform Judaism and other themes in religion. Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after a series of articles in the Boston Transcript on the religion...

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Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam The introduction of the Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam first occurred in the 1920s, not long after French Indochina was mentioned by `Abdu'l-Bahá as a potential destination for Bahá'í teachers. After a number of brief visits from...

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Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after being attracted by articles in the Boston Transcript. In 1906 during his studies at Harvard Divinity he pursued his interest at Green Acre, meeting noted Baha’is Sarah Farmer and Thornton Chase, and later joined the...

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Muskegon Michigan Baha’i Temple Site

Muskegon Michigan Baha’i Temple Site

Future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār A site destined for a future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār (Bahá’í House of Worship) is located in the City of Muskegon, State of Michigan, the United States. Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār is an Arabic phrase meaning “Dawning-place of the remembrances...

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Abulqasim Afnan

Abulqasim Afnan

Mr. Abulqasim Afnan was a long-serving caretaker of the House of the Bab in Shiraz, Iran (Persia), and for a time his brother, Hassan Afnan, also performed this service. They are now deceased. Abulqasim Afnan Abulqasim Afnan.  We first met when I...

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Poor Peoples Campaign

Poor Peoples Campaign

Poor Peoples Campaign Members from various Baha'i communities gather to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign held in the Nations Capital 12 May - 24 June, 1968. 19 June 1968.  Baha'is stand ready to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign...

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Baha’i Faith In Washington DC

Baha’i Faith In Washington DC

During the early 1900s, the Knoblochs and Hannens were instrumental in teaching the Baha'i Faith in Washington, DC. The Knobloch Family Memorial Service was held July 7, 2000 at Prospect Hills Cemetery in the Nations Capital to commemorate the family's service and...

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Melba Dorsey Wheatley

Melba Dorsey Wheatley

The richly talented and abundant life of Melba Dorsey Wheatley shown forth as a deeply inspired member of the Baha’i Faith, dedicated to its precepts and principles, and the spiritual reality of the oneness of humankind.

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Verna Inglis Bidwell

Verna Inglis Bidwell

In 1972 a Baha’i named Verna Inglis Bidwell (neé ‘Lence’) was one of the few people still living who had had the distinction of meeting Louis Gregory, a well known and respected Baha’i travel teacher.

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Catherine Myboya

Catherine Myboya

Catherine Myboya from Kenya, Africa, and a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Kenya, attended a meeting in her honor hosted by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Washington, D.C.

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Creadell Haley

Creadell Haley

Creadell Haley spent several years as a Baha’i pioneer to Venezuela. She had achieved unique status both as a woman, a minority, and as a licensed private pilot. She gave wings to her ambitions which manifested in subsequent accomplishments, and even more noteworthy,...

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Robert Sengstacke Abbott, an African American, was a lawyer, newspaper publisher, and an early adherent of the Bahá’í religion in the United States. He is the founder of The Chicago Defender newspaper which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country.

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Dharumbir Takan Baha’i Family

Dharumbir Takan Baha’i Family

Feast of Mashiyyat, 26 Sep 2003 Home of Dharumbir and Vishwanee Takan Bain Boeuf, Pereybere, Mauritius The Baha'i travel-teaching and community consolidation effort took place over a 30-day period from 1-30 Sept 2003. Click on above image to access full...

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