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||Léa Nys became a Bahá’í in Belgium, the first Belgian to accept the Faith after World War Two.
She is considered the first Belgian Bahá’í.
||First Bahais by country or area
||The first local spiritual assembly in Belgium was established in Brussels. [BW11p727]
|1949 5 – 7 Aug
||The second European Teaching Conference was held in Brussels. [BW11:52]
||Brussels; Belgium; Europe
||Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, International; Conferences
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of the Benelux Countries was formed with its seat in Brussels, Belgium. [BW13:274]
Its area of jurisdiction was Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
||Brussels; Belgium; Netherlands; Luxembourg; Benelux
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Belgium was formed. [BW13:283]<
For picture see BW13:275.
||The International Bahá’í Youth Conference took places at Oteppe-Namur, Belgium, launching a two-year youth campaign for Europe. [BW15:333–4]
For picture see BW15:334.
||Oteppe-Namur; Belgium; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth
|1985 6 – 9 Jul
||The European Bahá’í Youth Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, in July 1985, and was attended by some 1,450 youth from 45 nations. The youth addressed the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in letters which told of their resolve to put into action the International Youth Year themes of ‘Participation, Development and Peace’. The youth spoke of programs in which Bahá’ís were supporting the themes, including human rights education and social and economic development projects. [BW19:301]
For picture see BW19:315.
||Antwerp; Belgium; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, International; Youth; International Youth Year; European Union
||The United Nations Secretary-General designated the Bahá’í International Community and the National Spiritual Assemblies of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Kenya and Lesotho as Peace Messengers, an honour given to only 300 organizations worldwide for their support of the UN Year of Peace 1986. [BINS173:4]
||New York; United States; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Kenya; Lesotho
||United Nations; Bahai International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace
|2007 12 Oct
||The opening of a new office of the Bahá'í International Community in Brussels. The purpose was to strengthen the BIC's ties with the European Union. [BWNS581]
||Bahai International Community; BWNS
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- Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries, by Shoghi Effendi (2009). Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). [about]
- Journal Diary of European Baha'i Travels: April - November 1948, by Charles Mason Remey (1948). A record of Remey's visits across Europe, from England to Germany. Includes coverage of Bahá'í participation in the first U.N. convention on Human Rights, held in Geneva. [about]
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