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Baha’i Chronicles

 

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Baha’i Chronicles have a newsletter you can subscribe to HERE  and then you’ll find out when new stories have been added.

Baha’i Chronicles can found HERE

 

Here is a sample of the latest newsletter.

Musa Banani

Researched by Sue Chehrenegar on Dec 26, 2015 12:00 am

Musa Banani Born: 1886/1887Death: September 4, 1971 Place of Birth: Baghdad, IraqLocation of Death: Kampala, UgandaBurial Location: The National Baha’i Cemetery of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
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Siyyid Mirza Husayn-i-Mutavalli

Researched by Bahá’í Chronicles on Dec 26, 2015 12:00 am

Siyyid Mirza Husayn-i-Mutavalli was the recipient of the Tablet Shikkar-Shikan-Shavand. This man was a Babi who had been with 300 others under the leadership of Quddus at the Tabarsi fort, where they were attacked and starved.
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Salt of the earth

the Book of Pain

Persians say that a salad is best made
with a miser to pour on vinegar,
a rich man to drizzle on oil
and a crazed man to heap on garlic.
What I got was a sweet man
who sprinkled everything he owned,
joyously, on everyone’s plate.

This story comes from a Bahá’í conference that took place in Bukavu, Rwanda, a town along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or what was then called Zaire. The main conference meal consisted of salad greens, roast goat, beans and manioc, the local term for the cassava tuber from which tapioca is derived. (Most Westerners don’t like manioc, but I developed a bit of a taste for it. But I’ll eat anything, so this was not surprising to my family.)

He was an elderly gentleman who, with a radiant heart, shared with us what we worried was just about all he owned…

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Gumboots4Peace

Pearlz Dreaming

gumboots4peace2 Gumboots4Peace  by June Perkins 2006

 I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. -Helen Keller

We had moved to the Cassowary Coast, land of a big golden gumboot.

I went to an exhibition in the city sometime whilst we were living there, and discovered  a picture in an exhibition where an artist took his shoes for a walk like they were a pair of puppies.

They had personality.

He was fearless with his photographs.

I saw an online installation of soldiers’ shoes at a war memorial.

In my mind an idea formed,  why not have gumboots that had a message of peace.

They could be installed anywhere, decorated with peace messages, or anything the artist wanted to say about peace.

Perhaps people could pose with the boots.

What fun would that be!

Everywhere I traveled  I took pictures of boots calling people…

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Seriously? Yes, of course Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Reblogged from Ed Hollison  Fruit Tree Blog

I recently became acquainted with the story of Larycia Hawkins, a professor at a Evangelical Protestant college here in the U.S. who was suspended for publicly asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. What I found particularly remarkable about this story wasn’t what it revealed about the current state of free speech on college campuses, currently a red-hot subject of debate. What was more striking was that, apparently, many people somehow believe that Christians and Muslims worship different gods.

Here’s how one particular article about Hawkins kicked off:

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? It’s a question that has bedeviled theologians and everyday believers for centuries.

I almost lost my souvlaki sandwich reading this sentence. Have theologians really been debating this for centuries? If so, then shame on them for such a massive waste of time.

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Favourite Christmas Posts

Pearlz Dreaming

Just sharing my favourite Christmas posts from facebook.

  1.  A reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol by Neil Gaiman (begins about 12 minutes in, lovely introductory talk about treasures at a museum)

2.  Wishing all faiths peace.  I love this image representing many world religions.

Faith From The Facebook site Faith

3. Literary Christmas Quotes from Writers Write – some interesting quotes from writers.

Here are just two, read the rest at the post.

What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? ~Salman Rushdie

Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~G.K. Chesterton

4. Maya Angelou – a message from Maya’s family who keep her facebook alive.

“We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas.
We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.
We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come.
Peace.
Come…

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