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Eugene Bahá’ís to host annual Unit Convention

Each year in October, Baha’is around the U.S. meet with others in their regions to elect a delegate. That delegate will attend the National Baha’i Convention the following April and elect the nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, the governing body for the U.S. Baha’i community. Baha’is in southwest Oregon will have their annual Unit Convention in Eugene on Saturday, October 4, at the Campbell Senior Center.

U.S. Baha’i newsletter features Oregon Baha’i

Each month the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States publishes an email newsletter, which always includes a feature called Why Bahá’í. These are personal stories of how people have become attracted to the teachings of Baha’u’llah and, eventually, members of the worldwide Bahá’í community. 

Eugene Bahá’í Ted Taylor was the subject of a Why Bahá’í feature in 2007. A more recent edition highlighted a Bahá’í from Portland.

Summer activities abound for children, youth and families

Eugene-Springfield area is host to several summer programs for children and junior youth

Several neighborhood children’s classes are currently taking place in Eugene using curriculum developed for grades 1, 2 and 3. Grade 1 and 2 classes are offered at a home in South Eugene on Sunday afternoons, and classes with grades 1 and 3 curriculum are taking place in the Churchill area. Youths continue to be a strong presence as teachers of these children’s classes.

Campaign continues to call attention to plight of Iranian Bahá'ís

Bahá'ís and their friends and well-wishers are being called upon to telephone their Congressional representatives on May 14, the sixth anniversary of the incarceration of seven Baha'i leaders in Iran, to ask them to sign on as co-sponsors of House Resolution 109, which details and condemns the “state-sponsored persecution” of Iran’s Bahá'ís and calls for the release of all prisoners held solely on account of their religious beliefs.

Eugene Bahá’ís elect Local Spiritual Assembly

The Eugene Bahá’í community recently elected its nine-member governing council, known as the Local Spiritual Assembly, for 2014-2015. The election was held on April 21, the same date for Bahá’í elections in communities around the globe.

The nine people elected to Eugene’s new Local Spiritual Assembly are: Bill Harris, Ron Lillejord, Karl Weaver, Vida Ellins, Ted Taylor, Jeanine Taylor, Laleh Rezaee, Hazel Jones and Shadi Miller.

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