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|1947 5 Jul
||Manuel Garcia Vasquez became a Bahá’í in Spain, the first believer in the country.
||First Bahais by country or area
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly for the Iberian Peninsula was formed with its seat in Madrid, Spain. [BW13:274]
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Spain was formed. [BW13:283]
For picture see BW13:281.
|1969 3 – 6 Apr
||The first European Youth Conference opened in Madrid, Spain. [BW15:329]
||Madrid; Spain; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, International
|1970 (In the Year)
||The first Gypsy in Spain to become a Bahá’í, Maria Camacho Martinez, enrolled in Sabadell.
||Maria Camacho Martinez; First believers by background
|1988 24 – 25 Sep
||The first annual Bahá’í Studies Conference of Spain was held in Barcelona. [BINS192:5]
||Bahai Studies; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Other; First conferences
||Thirteen Romanies became Bahá’ís in northern Spain. [BINS186:7]
|1989 23 – 26 Mar
||The First National Women’s Conference of Spain was held in Madrid. [BINS201:6]
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Women; Conferences, National; Women; First conferences
|1993 10 – 12 Apr
||The first Bahá'í Congress of Catalunya took place in Barcelona. [BW92–3:146]
||Barcelona; Catalunya; Spain
|2001 23 - 25 Nov
||International Consultative Conference on School Education in relation with Freedom of Religion and Belief, Tolerance and Non-discrimination, a United Nations conference was held in Madrid, Spain.
The Bahá'í International Community presented a statement, entitled Belief and Tolerance: Lights Amidst the Darkness. For the text of the document see BWNS141 or on the BIC Site.
||United Nations conferences; Tolerance; Bahai International Community; BIC statements; Statements; Publications; BWNS
|2009 24 – 25 Jan
||Regional Conferences were held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sydney, Australia and Madrid, Spain. [BWNS690]
||Ulaan Baatar; Mongolia; Sydney; Australia; Madrid; Spain
||Regional Conferences; BWNS
|2018 (post International Bahá'í Convention)
||Some 80 members of the Continental Boards of Counsellors met for a conference at the Bahá'í World Centre following the 12th International Bahá'í Convention. On that occasion, the Counsellors were able to reflect on major developments in Bahá'í communities around the world. In order to share their experiences some of their stories were recorded and made available via podcasts. The Counsellors discussed the impact of spiritual and moral education programs offered by the Bahá'í community on youth and the communities in which they live, drawing on experiences in Cambodia, Kiribati, India, Norway, Spain, and Timor Leste (or East Timor). [BWNS1264]
Counsellors in Africa, Alain Pierre Djoulde, Clément Thyrrell Feizouré, Maina Mkandawire, and Judicaël Mokolédiscuss discussed endeavours in the field of education in that continent. [BWNS1269]
The podcasts can be found here or on SoundCloud.
||BWC; Cambodia; Kiribati; India; Norway; Spain; Timor Leste (East Timor)
||Counsellors; Conferences, Counsellors; * Institute process; Youth; Podcasts; Education; Conventions, International; BWNS
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- Andalusí Theosophy: A Recontextualization, by Vahid Brown, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 7 (2006). [about]
- Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain, part 1 (1850-1853), by Amin E. Egea, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 5 (2004). [about]
- Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain, part 2 (1854-1876), by Amin E. Egea, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 7 (2006). [about]
- Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain, part 3 (1873-1895), by Amin E. Egea, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 11 (2010). [about]
- De la Córdoba Mora a los Bahá'ís de Irán, by Boris Handal Morales, in Revista Cultura y Religión, 4:1 (2010). Contrast between the contemporary Iranian Baha'i community and the treatment of religious minorities in Spain under the Moors. [about]
- From Moorish Cordova to the Bahá'ís of Iran: Islamic Tolerance and Intolerance, by Boris Handal Morales, in IDEA: A Journal of Social Issues, 12:1 (2007). Though Baha'is are persecuted in Iran, Muhammad taught understanding and respect towards religious minorities. Cordova, Spain is an example of historical tolerance where Muslims, Christians and Jews co-existed harmoniously under Islamic rule. [about]
- La Cultura Hispano Árabe en Latino América, by Boris Handal Morales, in Polis, 3:9 (2004). The influence of the Hispano-Arab culture in Latin American history, from a linguistic point of view, and through the development of the humanities and sciences such as mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. [about]
- Lettres à un bon catholique, by Jose Luis Marques Utrillas (1987). Translation of "Letters to a Good Catholic," in which Spanish Bahá'í Utrillas narrates his personal adventure, his inner crises and mental readjustments, his experience as a post-conciliar priest, and his secularization [about]
- Notes on Words of the Guardian, by Virginia Orbison (1956). Ten pages of notes, preserved as an appendix to Orbison's lengthy manuscript "Diary of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Made by Virginia Orbison, January 15 to February 11". [about]
- References to the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by United States Department of State (1991). Excerpts from the State Department's annual compilation of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on discrimination against the Baha'i Faith and persecution of its adherents in twenty countries. [about]
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