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||Léa Nys becomes 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 is established in Brussels. [BW11p727]
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of the Benelux Countries is formed with its seat in Brussels, Belgium. [BW13:274]
- Its area of jurisdiction is Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
|Brussels; Belgium; Netherlans; Luxembourg; Benelux
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Belgium is formed. [BW13:283]
- For picture see BW13:275.
||The International Bahá’í Youth Conference takes 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 designates 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
||United Nations; Bahai International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Kenya; Lesotho
|2007 12 Oct
||The opening of a new office of the Bahá'í International Community in Brussels. The purpose is to strengthen the BIC's ties with the European Union. [BWNS581]
||Bahai International Community; BWNS