Quebec, QC, 2 November 2006 (CBNS)

Helping newly-arrived residents, especially women, learn the official languages and promoting a sense of world citizenship in schools are two of the recommendations put forth by the Bahá’í community of Quebec to the provincial government as part of a dialogue on the question of racism.

The paper submitted by the Bahá’ís comes at the invitation of the Quebec government to members of various cultural communities to consult about ways to combat racism and discrimination in the province. The recommendations will help shape the government’s future policy on the issue.

Toronto, ON, 1 November 2006 (CBNS)

The Bahá’í Community of Canada’s main agency dedicated to international development has launched a website outlining its work and vision of social and economic development.

The Canadian Bahá’í International Development Agency (CBIDA) takes on projects in areas like education, sustainable development through agriculture, and community development that aim to enrich the social and spiritual life of the community. Among the countries in which it has collaborated on projects are Columbia, Honduras, and India.

Toronto, ON, 30 October 2006 (CBNS)

A major television series about how gardens provide spaces in which to connect with the divine will profile the terraces at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel, in an episode to be aired nationally later in November.

The series, “Recreating Eden,” looks at gardens in Canada and around the world that have spiritually transformed the lives of their designers and visitors.