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BAHA'I FAITH TO HOLD DEVOTIONAL MEETINGS

Oct. 26, 2002 – The Baha'i Community of the Virgin Islands invites the public to devotional meetings at 10 a.m. Sunday on St. Thomas at the Baha'i National Center at 129 Contant; call 776-5852 for directions. On Wednesday, an evening devotional meeting will be held on St. John; call 776-6254 for information.
On the 40th anniversary of United Nations Day, established Oct. 24, 1945, the Baha'i faith's governing body, the Universal House of Justice, issued a statement titled "The Promise of World Peace." To acknowledge the most recent UN Day, the Baha'i community shared an excerpt from the 1985 document, which begins:
"To the Peoples of the World: The Great Peace towards which people of goodwill throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World Peace is not only possible, but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet and in the words of one great thinker; it is 'the planetization of mankind.'"
The Baha'i community believes that humanity can achieve this promise of world peace and endorses the formation and efforts of the United Nations. For more information on "The Promise of World Peace" and Baha'i activities towards achieving this goal in communities throughout the world, please visit the Web site http://www.vi.bahai.org or e-mail info@vi.bahai.org.

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Oct. 26, 2002 – The Baha'i Community of the Virgin Islands invites the public to devotional meetings at 10 a.m. Sunday on St. Thomas at the Baha'i National Center at 129 Contant; call 776-5852 for directions. On Wednesday, an evening devotional meeting will be held on St. John; call 776-6254 for information.
On the 40th anniversary of United Nations Day, established Oct. 24, 1945, the Baha'i faith's governing body, the Universal House of Justice, issued a statement titled "The Promise of World Peace." To acknowledge the most recent UN Day, the Baha'i community shared an excerpt from the 1985 document, which begins:
"To the Peoples of the World: The Great Peace towards which people of goodwill throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World Peace is not only possible, but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet and in the words of one great thinker; it is 'the planetization of mankind.'"
The Baha'i community believes that humanity can achieve this promise of world peace and endorses the formation and efforts of the United Nations. For more information on "The Promise of World Peace" and Baha'i activities towards achieving this goal in communities throughout the world, please visit the Web site http://www.vi.bahai.org or e-mail info@vi.bahai.org.

Publisher's note : Like the St. John Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.