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Montreal, Quebec, 9 November 2007 (CBNS)

“The one religion of God ‘eternal in the past, eternal in the future’* unfolded before our eyes,” said Ilona Weinstein, one of the nearly 500 audience members who attended the dynamic interfaith gathering recently held at the Chapelle des Franciscains in Montreal.

Ottawa, Ontario, 26 October 2007 (CBNS)

By many accounts, global warming will have the greatest impact on the Arctic. Last summer, for example, scientists announced that the Arctic ice pack retreated further this year than in any year since satellites began tracking the ice sheet.

So it was quite timely when the International Environment Forum (IEF) gathered in mid-October to discuss the moral implications of climate change on the Arctic and its inhabitants.

Toronto, Ontario, 17 October 2007 (CBNS)

“The issue of poverty must be understood more deeply if it is to be tackled at its root,” said Karen McKye, Secretary-General of the National Spiritual Assembly, the governing council of the Baha'i Community of Canada, welcoming the recent Baha'i International Community (BIC) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Montreal, Quebec, 10 October 2007 (CBNS)

Denyse Umutoni, a Rwandan genocide survivor, sees in Canada an inspiring example for the world.

“It is a society composed of all the peoples of the earth in one country, in one community…all living together peacefully, at a relatively high level of unity,” said Ms. Umutoni.

Montreal, Quebec, 10 September 2007 (CBNS)

At a joyous gathering of more than 50 invited guests, the National Spiritual Assembly of Canada re-opened the Bahá’í Shrine in Montreal on Saturday, September 8, 2007. Sacred to the Bahá’ís because of its association with the visit to Montreal in 1912 of the Head of the Faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the home has recently been restored to its original condition. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá referred to the home as his “second home” and Shoghi Effendi, the Head of the Bahá’í Faith following ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing in 1921, named the home a Bahá’í Shrine in Canada.

Ottawa, Ontario, 07 September 2007 (CBNS)

The organizers of the International Environment Forum’s 11th annual conference on “Responding to Climate Change: Scientific Realities, Spiritual Imperatives” recently announced a complementary event taking place during the conference on Saturday evening, October 13th, 2007 in the nation’s capital.

Toronto, Ontario, 04 September 2007 (CBNS)

Rounding out the final two days of talks at this year’s Association for Bahá’í Studies conference were plenaries by a best-selling author, a distinguished sociologist, and a Professor Emeritus of English.

Toronto, Ontario, 22 August 2007 (CBNS)

Expanding on the diversity of topics explored in the previous day, the Association for Baha’i Studies Conference continued on Saturday 18 August with breakout sessions featuring presentations on the arts, communication, sustainable development, education, philosophy, and science and religion, among other topics.

In the bioethics and health sciences session, speakers drew attention to the overlapping and complementary nature of science and religion.

Toronto, Ontario, 21 August 2007 (CBNS)

Breakout sessions were in full swing by day two of the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference, and this year participants could choose from among 13 panels, including ones on bioethics, sustainable development, education, and science and religion.

Those in the session on gender equity studies heard Dr. Nathalie Auger, a physician and mother of three girls, speak about what she called a silent form of gender inequity: a practice known as sex selection which is the aborting of female fetuses.

Toronto, Ontario, 20 August 2007 (CBNS)

Following Haleh Arbab’s talk on day one, Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros opened the second day of the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference with a look at the challenges facing global institutions as they struggle to keep up with a rapidly changing world—the so called “governance gap."

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