Stories in Volume 15, Issue 4 — January-March 2004


In Chad, a project to promote sustainable fishing yields extra dividends

APRODEPIT, a Bahá'í-inspired non-governmental organization, stresses participation and consultation in an effort to promote conservation and community development along the Chari River. WALTAMA, Chad — As a maker and seller of fishing nets, Ali Mahamat knew all too well... Read more
United Nations

In the advancement of women, men are increasingly seen as important partners

At this year's session of the Commission on the Status of Women, more men than ever stepped forward in a spirit of partnership to advocate for the rights of women. In so doing, they helped promote a new model of masculinity. UNITED NATIONS — As the founder of the South... Read more

Perspective: The Individual and Social Action

A growing number of people all over the world, believing that powerful global forces have ignored the well-being of average citizens in favor of the interests of big businesses, transnational corporations, governmental elites, war machines, ecological destruction, and other... Read more

Role of religion in conflict-torn areas explored at NGO experts meeting

UNITED NATIONS — The positive role of faith and religion in healing conflict-torn populations emerged as an important theme here at a recent experts meeting held by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The meeting, “Societies in Transition: The Significance of the... Read more
Human Rights

Baha'i holy site destroyed in Iran

NEW YORK — Government authorities in Iran have destroyed yet another Bahá'í holy site, the Bahá'í International Community learned in April. The gravesite of Quddús, a prominent figure in early Bahá'í history, has been razed to the ground, despite protests from Bahá'ís at... Read more

Latest volume discusses religious tolerance, new approaches to HIV/AIDS

HAIFA, Israel — The need for religious tolerance, the role of the individual in building society, and HIV/AIDS are among the topics addressed in the newly released volume of The Bahá'í World. The Bahá'í World 2002-2003 is the 11th volume in an annual series aimed both at... Read more

Social harmony display at European Parliament

STRASBOURG, France — An exhibition on social harmony produced by the Bahá'í International Community graced the first floor gallery of the Winston Churchill Building at the European Parliament 10-12 February 2004. Titled “The Bahá'í International Community: Promoting... Read more

Nationalism as a figment of our imagination

Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands By Charles V. Carnegie Rutgers University Press New Brunswick , NJ , and London In the opening chapter of his new book, Charles V. Carnegie describes in vivid detail a morning swim on a beach in his native Jamaica —... Read more