Oct. 26, 2002 The Baha'i Community of the Virgin Islands invites the public to a prayer breakfast Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Frederiksted Baha'i Center at 22A Smithfield. Call 772-3827 for directions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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