WILLIAM T. COZBY PUBLIC LIBRARY 177 Heartz Road Coppell, Texas 75019 PRESS RELEASE TO: AREA NEWSPAPERS FROM: WILLIAM T. COZBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONTACT: MARGARET WHITEHEAD, CIRCULATION AND OPERATIONS MANAGER, (972) 304-3660 RE: AUGUST DISPLAY FEATURES BAHA'I COMMUNITY DATE: AUGUST 13, 1998 RELEASE: IMMEDIATE For the month of August, the William T. Cozby Public Library is featuring the Baha'i Faith and its global community in the central display case in the library. The Baha'i Faith is the second most widespread of the world's independent religions, established in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. They come from over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number 5 million worldwide. For more than a century, Baha'i communities around the globe have been working to break down barriers of prejudice between peoples and have collaborated with other like-minded groups to promote the model of a global society. At the heart of the Baha'i belief is their conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny. The display highlights this theme by featuring the words of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of their Faith, "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." Adding to the global theme are decorative items crafted from around the world. Books and other printed matter with the Baha'i Sacred Writings, and themes of racial unity and the advancement of women complete the display.
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