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Stories in Volume 11, Issue 3 — October-December 1999

Interfaith

In South Africa, the world's religions gather for dialogue and action

Building on the ethical framework established at the1993 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, the 1999 Parliament seeks to translate interreligious dialogue into joint intercommunal activities. CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Without doubt, one of the highlights... Read more
Development

In Atlanta, basketball helps get youth off the streets and into their studies

The Bahá'í Unity Center offers a variety of programs - from youth basketball to computer classes - aimed at empowering and uplifting African Americans and refugee and immigrant families. DEKALB COUNTRY, Georgia, USA - After practice, coach Thomas Robinson gathers his... Read more
Development

Second summit between World Bank and world religions focuses on projects

Participants received reports on newly launched interfaith development efforts in Ethiopia and Tanzania, offering a glimpse of the kinds of future projects that are expected from the Dialogue's processes. WASHINGTON - Some twenty-one months after their ground-breaking... Read more
Human Rights

In Seoul, a global conference of NGOs focuses on forging deeper partnerships

The 1999 Seoul International Conference of NGOs represents the first major NGO meeting dedicated primarily to the question of how NGOs themselves might become better organized and empowered on a global level to address the broad range of challenges confronting humanity... Read more
United Nations

The Millennium Forum refines its program and opens on-line registration

UNITED NATIONS - A tentative pro-gram and tighter criteria for registration were among the topics addressed at a meeting of the Millennium Forum Planning Consultative Council in December. Scheduled for 22-26 May 2000 at United Nations headquarters in New York, the... Read more
United Nations

UN again expresses concern over human rights in Iran

UNITED NATIONS - For the 14th time in 15 years, the United Nations General Assembly has expressed "concern" over human rights violations in Iran, specifically mentioning the "unabated pattern of persecution" against Iran's Bahá'í community. By a vote of 61 to 47, the... Read more
Perspective

Perspective: The invisible new movement

Rapid change is among the hallmarks of our modern era. In the last decade alone, the development of the internet, the end of the Cold War, and the acceleration of globalization have transformed our world. Unnoticed against this backdrop may well be one of the greatest... Read more
Review

Out of Africa: a global mix of musical styles

Celebration: Congo Music Vision Arts and Culture Kinshasa In much of the Western world, religious music as a genre is quite separate from popular music. Whether on radio stations, in concert halls, or recorded albums, the two forms are rarely mixed. In Africa,... Read more