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Baha'i Faith in New Zealand Baha'i Faith in New Zealand (Paperback) Loot Price: R256
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Chapters: . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: While the first mention of the Baha'i Faith in New Zealand was in 1853 continuous contact began around 1904 when one individual after another came in contact with Baha'is and some of them published articles in print media in New Zealand as early as 1908. The first Baha'i in the Antipodes was Dorothea Spinney who had just arrived from New York in Auckland in 1912. Shortly thereafter there were two converts about 1913 - Robert Felkin who had met Abdu'l-Baha in London in 1911 and moved to New Zealand in 1912 and is considered a Baha'i by 1914 and Margaret Stevenson who first heard of the religion in 1911 and by her own testimony was a Baha'i in 1913. After Abdu'l-Baha wrote the Tablets of the Divine Plan which mentions New Zealand the community grew quickly so that the first Baha'i Local Spiritual Assembly of the country was attempted in 1923 or 1924 and then succeeded in 1926. The Baha'is of New Zealand elected their first independent National Spiritual Assembly in 1957. By 1963 there were four Assemblies, and 18 localities with smaller groups of Baha'is. The 2006 census reports about 2800 Baha'is in some 45 local assemblies and about 20 smaller groups of Baha'is though the Association of Religion Data Archives estimated there were some 7000 Baha'is in 2005. The first mention of the religion probably was a report in an Auckland newspaper in February 1853. Following this initial mention of incidents related to the religion there were several contacts between New Zealanders and Baha'is at the beginning of the 20th century. New Zealander Wilhelmina Sheriff Bain may have met Sarah Jane Farmer, a notable Baha'i in the United States, (see Green Acre) in 1904. Whomever her contact was, Bain authored a lar...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=24532365


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-05064-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-05064-6
Barcode: 9781157050643

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