Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15th in Baha'i History

15 Dec 1922 Shoghi Effendi returns to Holy Land to resume duties as Guardian

15 Dec 1946 Completion of plans for erection of arcade of the Shrine of the Báb.

15 December 1978 - The Grave Peril Facing Bahá'ís and Holy Places in Iran

FRIENDS IRAN AND MOST HOLY PLACES IN SHIRAZ AND TIHRAN IN GRAVE PERIL. BAHÁ'ÍS HAVE BEEN THREATENED OVER SEVERAL WEEKS MOST PARTS IRAN WITH IMMINENT DANGERS. THIS THREAT IS NOW MATERIALIZING IN FORMS OF LOOTING, BURNING BAHÁ'Í HOUSES AND FURTHER THREATS OF ASSASSINATION. IN NAYRIZ 25 BAHÁ'Í HOMES BURNED, IN SHIRAZ 60 HOMES LOOTED. SIMILAR ATTACKS REPORTED IN OTHER PROVINCES. IN SARVISTAN BAHÁ'ÍS TAKEN TO MOSQUES AND FORCIBLY REQUIRED TO RECANT THEIR FAITH. ... URGE FRIENDS JOIN US PRAYERS PROTECTION FRIENDS HOLY PLACES CRADLE FAITH.
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

12/15/1989 - A World Forestry Charter gathering is organized by the Office of Public Information in London & New York is held in London.
This commemorates the centenary of the birth of Richard St. Barbe Baker, Bahai environmentalist who founded The Gatherings in 1945.

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