news etc. / nouvelles etc

  • Found on the international Bahá’í Youth list: Do you read spanish? Well, if you do, read this: Mel Gibson, fresh from the production of The Passion of Christ, intends to produce a film on the life of the young Baha’i martyr, Mona Mahmudnizhad. (…stunned silence…)

    Here’s an English translation via Google.

    [Ed.Note, Tues. Jan. 25: As with all rumours, this one really has yet to be confirmed… It is known that Jack Lenz, who worked with Gibson on The Passion of Christ, has submitted a script to him for his perusal… we’ll see if it actually appeals to him enough to produce the movie.]

  • QCJ’ai noté que, à part le site officiel (et, bien sûr, religare), il n’y a pas beaucoup de vraiment bonnes ressources sur la foi bahá’íe sur l’internet. Aujourd’hui j’ai trouvé quelque chose d’intéressant: le magazine Les Bahá’ís, une ressource importante pour ceux qui veulent une introduction à la foi bahá’íe. faites-en un lien!
  • There’s a FUNDAEC course happening on Friday evening, January 20th, at the University of Ottawa. What is FUNDAEC? It’s a rather fascinating human development and education program founded on spiritual principles, developed in the 1970’s in Colombia and used successfully in many areas of Latin America, allowing students “… to learn to choose and walk the paths of their own communities? development”. Go read about it, and then, go check it out!
  • There’s a Bahá’í Youth Service Orientation Meeting going on in Ottawa, February 5th, 2005. It’s in the newsletter for this month. If you’ve ever wanted to go on a year of service, or if you don’t know what the heck you want to do with your life, come check this one out. It may just turn your entire life around.

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