Monday, June 19, 2017

la Foi Bahaie

Fondée il y a un siècle et demi, la foi baha'ie figure aujourd'hui parmi les religions du monde qui croissent le plus rapidement. Avec plus de six millions d'adeptes issus de pratiquement tous les pays, elle vient au deuxième rang des convictions en terme de dispersion géographique, dépassant toutes les religions à l'exception du christianisme. Les baha'is résident dans plus de 100 000 localités à travers le monde, expansion qui reflète leur dévouement à l'idéal de citoyenneté mondiale.

La portée mondiale de la foi baha'ie est visible dans la variété de ses adhérents. Représentant une coupe de l'humanité, les baha'is sont issus de presque toutes les nations, groupes ethniques, cultures, professions et classes sociales ou économiques. Ils sont originaires de plus de 2100 groupes ethniques et tribaux différents.

Et comme elle forme aussi une seule communauté exempte de schismes ou de factions, la foi baha'ie constitue ce qu'on peut sans doute considérer comme le groupe organisé le plus divers et le plus disséminé sur terre.
C'est Baha'u'llah, un noble persan de Téhéran, qui a fondé cette foi au milieu du XIXème siècle. Il menait une vie princière dans le confort et la sécurité quand, soumis à d'intenses persécutions et privations, il apporta à l'humanité un nouveau message passionnant de paix et d'unité.
Baha'u'llah a proclamé n'être rien moins qu'un nouveau messager de Dieu indépendant. Sa vie, son œuvre et son influence égalent celles d'Abraham, de Krishna, de Moïse, de Zoroastre, du Bouddha, du Christ et de Muhammad. Les Baha'is considèrent Baha'u'llah comme le Messager divin le plus récent dans cette succession.

Le message essentiel de Baha'u'llah c'est celui de l'unité. Il a enseigné qu'il n'y a qu'un seul Dieu, qu'une seule espèce humaine et que les religions du monde ne sont en fait que des étapes dans la révélation de la volonté et du projet de Dieu pour l'humanité. Baha'u'llah affirme qu'aujourd'hui l'humanité a collectivement atteint sa maturité. Comme cela fut prédit dans toutes les écritures, le temps est venu pour l'union de tous les peuples en une société mondiale pacifique et intégrée. " La terre n'est qu'un seul pays dont les humains sont les citoyens " a-t-il écrit.

La foi fondée par Baha'u'llah - la plus jeune des religions indépendantes du monde, se distingue des autres religions par plusieurs aspects. Elle possède un système spécifique d'administration mondiale comprenant des conseils directeurs librement élus dans près de 10000 localités.

Elle a une approche caractéristique des problèmes sociaux contemporains. Les écrits de la foi et les activités multiples de ses membres concernent pratiquement toutes les tendances importantes du monde d'aujourd'hui, depuis de nouvelles réflexions sur la diversité culturelle et la protection de l'environnement jusqu'à la décentralisation de la prise de décision, depuis un engagement renouvelé envers la vie de famille et les valeurs morales jusqu'à l'appel à une justice économique et sociale dans un monde en passe de devenir rapidement un voisinage global.

La réalisation la plus remarquable de cette foi est cependant, et de loin, son unité. A l'encontre de toute autre religion, sans mentionner la plupart des mouvements politiques et sociaux, la communauté baha'ie a résisté à la tendance chronique à se diviser en sectes et en sous-groupes. Elle a gardé son unité malgré une histoire aussi turbulente que celle de toute religion antérieure.

Dans les années qui ont suivi l'époque de Baha'u'llah, le processus d'unification mondiale qu'il avait appelé de ses vœux, a bien progressé. C'est à travers des processus historiques que les barrières traditionnelles de race, de classe, de croyance et de nation se sont effondrées petit à petit. Ainsi que l'a prédit Baha'u'llah, les forces en action vont finalement donner naissance à une civilisation universelle. Le défi principal auquel sont confrontés les peuples de la terre est d'accepter le fait qu'ils ne font qu'un et d'aider à la création de ce nouveau monde.

Pour qu'une société mondiale puisse s'épanouir, elle doit reposer sur certains principes fondamentaux, déclare Baha'u'llah. Ceux-ci comprennent l'élimination de toutes formes de préjugés; l'égalité complète entre les sexes; la reconnaissance de l'unité fondamentale des grandes religions du monde, l'élimination des extrêmes dans la pauvreté et la richesse; l'éducation universelle; l'harmonie entre la science et la religion; un équilibre durable entre la nature et la technologie et l'établissement d'un système fédéral mondial fondé sur la sécurité collective et l'unité de l'humanité.

Les baha'is partout au monde expriment leur engagement envers ces principes, essentiellement par la transformation individuelle et communautaire. Ceci comprend un grand nombre de projets de développement social et économique de petite échelle et bien enracinés que les communautés baha'ies ont mis sur pied ces dernières années.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008



“When the friends do not endeavour to spread the message, they fail to remember God befittingly, and will not witness the tokens of assistance and confirmation from the Abha Kingdom nor comprehend the divine mysteries. However, when the tongue of the teacher is engaged in teaching, he will naturally himself be stimulated, will become a magnet attracting the divine aid and bounty of the Kingdom, and will be like unto the bird at the hour of dawn, which itself becometh exhilarated by its own singing, its warbling and its melody

(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 267)












PORT LOUIS CLUSTER
LAUNCHING ITS 1Oth IPG

15th august to 24 November

15TH AUGUST THE FRIENDS AND THE INSTITUTIONS MEET FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL MEETINGS FOLLOWING THE ORIENTATION MEETINGS

THE CLUSTER CO-ORDINATOR MR JOSELITO PELLEGRIN
Talking to the friends about ANNA PRESENTATION
ITS WAS A LIVELY DISCUSSION WHO HAD CLEARED THE WAY
Joselito Pellegrin Cluster Co-ordinator

l'amit et le soutient est le mot dordre DU 10iéme Cycle
--Tablet of AMAD to be said everday by all the participants
----A prayer watch from 5pm to 9 p.m BY THE FRIENDS IN THE CLUSTER
------The Bahai Center will be open everyday from 5.pm to 7 p.m 9 PRAYER AND FIRE-SIDE


cluster meeting 24th august

Intensive teaching 24th August to 7th september 2008

THE TEACHING TEAMS WAS RENAMED
BY THE PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR EACH TEAM HAS A LEADER AND RECEIVED TEACHING KIT WITH A TEACHING LOG BOOK




1- TAHIRIH
RAJEN SHEELA PAYENDEE, PACHOON,
SOONEETEE,
HANSLEY

GOAL AREA ROCHE-BOIS







2-BAHIYYIH
BARINDER, CHANTALE- DANIEL

GOAL AREA --POINTE AUX SABLES






3-QUDDUS


ANIS , RABANNI.SANJIVEN

GOAL AREA TRANQUEBAR





4-MARTHA ROOTS


JOSELITO,VOANGY, MICHEL, MICHAEL , MUNIREH,RIDVAN,MICHELIN, PAZANI

GOAL AREA--




5-LUA GETSINGER

CHANTALE , HAROLD

GOAL AREA R.BOIS, /VALLE DES PRETRES



6-THOMAS BREAKWELL
JO& SYL
GOAL AREA -- _CLUSTER WISE AREA


7- MULLA HUSSAYN

KISHAN, RAJESHRI,
ANOUSKA,
HOUMA, TEAM LEADER

GOAL AREA -LES SALINES



8-BADI

Devina Nookanah TEAM LEADER
renisha
mrAppadoo

9-NABIL
NABIL AND LOVENA


10-EFFENDI

BHIM. MARIA, CAISHMA , EFFENDI,MICHEL

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Prayer watch AT THE BAHAIS CENTRE FROM 5.00 PM TO 7.00 PM

TEAM/IND

1)MONDAY 25th AUG---- Thomas Breakwell

2)TUESDAY 26 …AUG---- EFFENDI

3) WEDNESDAY 27….AUG--- NABIL

4) THURSDAY 28….AUG--- QUDDUS

5)FRIDAY 29….AUG

6)SATURDAY 30…AUG

7)SUNDAY 31….AUG

8)MONDAY 1ST … SEP

9)TUESDAY 2…..SEP EFFENDI

10) WEDNESDAY 3…SEP

11) THURSDAY 4…SEP QUDDUS

12) FRIDAY 5 SEP

13) SATURDAY 6 SEP








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TEACHING TEAMS

1. What is a Teaching Team?

A group of 2-5 believers who are eager to teach and learn together

2. What are the benefits in forming a Teaching Team?

o The team can be a source of encouragement and a support system to its members.

o Teaching in teams can help us to gain the confidence to initiate teaching activities that we have not yet experienced.

o Teaching teams allow us to increase our teaching skills by:

- reviewing the teaching themes of Book 6* with a team member

- practicing through role plays together

- sharing teaching experiences with each other and learning how to improve our teaching approaches

3. What will a Teaching Team do?

A group of believers who come together as a team should focus on:

o Preparation for Teaching

- Pray together.

- Practice presentation of the teaching themes from Book 6* with each other.

o Planning Teaching Activities

- Each member should identify, and list, their circle of contacts from among their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives.

- Consult on how to approach these contacts or seekers and raise their interest towards the spiritual teaching of the Faith by engaging in deeper conversation in their homes. In some instances, firesides or devotional meetings can be more effective.

- The team members may create individual teaching plans to reach their own circle of contacts, or they may create a simple plan, as a team, to reach their collective group of seekers.

- The team members may teach individually, in separate Teams made up of 2-3 people, or as a whole team.

- In whichever way the team chooses to teach the Faith, their aim should be to intensify their teaching efforts.

o Teaching

- Home Visits are an effective way of reaching out to our fellow human beings. Through reaching out to people, we ensure that they are also receiving their share of God’s grace, knowledge and will for this Day. We demonstrate spiritual qualities of love, fellowship, humility, service, and generosity by simply being in their homes and practicing the act of sharing.

- In addition to home visits, we can teach our contacts through study circles, firesides, devotional meetings, junior youth groups, and children’s classes.

- In whichever approach we take to connect the hearts of seekers to Baha’u’llah, we must be aware of a few strategies that will bring results:

a. Integrate the whole family into the core activities

Example: Team members visit the seekers regularly and have deep discussions about the Faith with the mother. One of the team members offers to teach the children weekly in their home and both mother and father join a study circle.

b. Develop a habit of invitation.

Examples: Invite your contacts to learn about the Faith; Invite your seekers to attend core activities; Invite your seekers to join the Faith.

o Reflection on Teaching Activities

- One of the benefits of teaching teams, for its members, is having the opportunity to reflect and analyze the methods, approaches, and strategies of teaching, in order to become effective teachers.

- The team members should reflect after their encounters with seekers by simply asking themselves a few questions.

Examples: “How did we do?”

“What was effective and what needs improvement?”

“How can we bring this seeker closer to Baha’u’llah?”

Learning in action and reflection on lessons learned is an essential component of developing capacity to teach effectively.

4. How long should a Teaching Team remain together?

It depends on the decision of the team members. In some cases, the teaching teams are formed for just the teaching phase of an Intensive Program of Growth cycle, and in other cases, the teams continue throughout the duration of the cycle and longer.

* Teaching Themes

from Book 6

1. Introduction to Bahá'í Faith – Eternal Covenant

p. 94-95, Section 7

2. Oneness of Humanity

p. 98, Section 9

3. Baha’u’llah

p. 100-101, Section 11

4. The Bab

p. 103-104, Section 13

5. Abdu’l-Bahá – Covenant of Baha’u’llah

p. 106-107, Section 15

6. The Nature of Bahá'í Laws

p. 108-110, Section 17

7. The Role of Individual, Community, and Institution in Bahá'í Faith

p. 112-114, Section 19



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On a Singing After Supper Baha’i Song Karaoke Fireside Video: On par with anything a media conglomerate can create

What a blessing it would have been to be present in Sabby’s home in Adelaide for the musical fireside the other day! She reported 12 adult Baha’is and 3 Baha’i children
and 11 adult non-Baha’is and 2 children in attendance. “The house was just packed and crowded and we were all so happy and it was so exciting to feel this energy and the power of the Forces at work!!!” she wrote. Check out her blog (www.sabbynur.blogspot.com) or watch the video on her YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFk5n9mLuqA.”

I love the high “production values” of her videos. There is such creativity in all her “computer-mediated communications,” to use some 90’s-era computer jargon! -gw

Production values - A term derived from television, film, etc. The æsthetics and quality of presentation of given information content. … A big-budget Hollywood motion picture is said to have high production values; an amateur home movie of baby’s first steps shot with a handheld camcorder is said to have low production values. Right now the Web is something of a levelling influence for CMC, because it is possible for a creative person with modest tools to build a Web page with production values on par with anything a wealthy media conglomerate can create.

CMC - Acronym for ‘computer-mediated communications.’ Any human communications in which digital hardware is used as a medium. Email, Usenet newsgroups and Web pages are all forms of CMC.

http://teladesign.com/ma-thesis/glossary.html

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On Intensive Program of Growth Success in Portugal: Instituto Ruhi

“A terra é um só país, e os seres humanos seus cidadãos”

Bahá’u-lláh
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Dear friends,
Between August 12th and 18th, 2008, a training project was held, sponsored by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portugal in the city of Portimao in order to prepare for the launch of an Intensive Program of Growth in Algarve and later in other priority groups of Portugal (districts of Lisbon, Santarem and the Setubal peninsula, and North Coast). This project included the fantastic and inspired commitment, dedication and training of dear Counselor Gabriel Marques of Brazil who came especially for this project. Presented were detailed practical aspects of teaching, administration, and organization, and planning for sustained growth, especially during the expansion stage. This training was attended by approximately 25 friends from around the country, although most of the group were from Algarve. After 3 or 4 days of study and 3 days of teaching, there were 8 declarations!

Without doubt a huge step in the growth and progress of the beloved Cause in our community.

http://institutoruhi.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-novas-declaraes-no-agrupamento-do.html

Sent to me by SAM1981 via Google Reader. Thanks Sam! -gw

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