|1919 c. 4 Aug
||Martha Root sets foot in South America for the first time, at Para (Belém), Brazil. [MR93; MRHK44]
- See MR93-100 and MRHK44-59 for her teaching work in Brazil.
|South America; Para (Belé m); Brazil
|1921 1 Feb
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong, the first Bahá'í pioneer in Latin America, arrives in Rio de Janeiro.
||Rio de Janeiro; Brazil
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong
||The first local spiritual assembly in Brazil is established in Bahia, with the assistance of Leonora Holsapple Armstrong.
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Brazil is formed. [BW13:258]
||The first Macuxi people to become Bahá’ís enrol in the northern state of Roraima, Brazil.
|1977 27 – 30 Jan
||An International Teaching Conference is held in Bahia, Brazil, attended by 1,300 Bahá’ís, the largest such gathering of Bahá’ís to date in Brazil. [BW17:81; VV33]
- For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:137–8.
- For pictures see BW17:110, 124–5.
|Bahia; Brazil; Latin America
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
|1980 17 Oct
||Leonora Armstrong, the ‘spiritual mother of South America’ and the first Latin American pioneer, passes away in Bahia, Brazil. She had served on the Continental Board of Counsellors from her appointment in 1973. [Mess63-86p248; BW18:738; VV32]
- For her obituary see BW18:733–738.
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong; Names and titles
|1985 30 Apr - 1 May
||The first annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies, Brazil, takes place in Saõ Paulo. [BW19:358]
||Sao Paulo; Brazil; Latin America
||Bahai Studies, Associations for; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Bahai studies; First conferences
|1986 6 Aug
||The Brazilian Society of Physicians for Peace is formed by Bahá’í physicians in Pôrto Alegre at a ceremony attended by 120 medical professionals. [BINS159:2–3]
||Porto Alegre; Brazil
||Bahai associations; Health; Peace
||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; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Kenya; Lesotho
||United Nations; Bahai International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Brazil submits proposals based on Bahá’í principles such as human rights to the National Constitutional Assembly drafting the new constitution. [BINS174:2]
- Favourable responses are received from 46 Senators and Deputies. [BINS174:2]
|1990 Jan – Feb
||The Brazilian Society of Educators for Peace, conceived and initiated by Bahá'ís, is officially recognized by the Amazonas State Government. [BINS219:3]
||Bahai associations; Peace; Education
||The first indigenous local spiritual assembly of Amazonas State, Brazil, is formed among the Mura tribe in Beruri. [BINS223:71]
||Beruri; Amazonas State; Brazil
||Indigenous people; LSA; Firsts, Other
|1990 4 Jun
||The 1st International Exposition on Education for Peace sponsored by the National Spiritual Assembly was held in Brasilia, Brazil. Twenty-three embassies and educational institutes participated. [AWH88, BINS226:1]
||Exhibitions; Education; Peace
|1991 Dec 20
||A Bahá'í Monument for Peace is inaugurated in a ceremony held in Florianopolis, Brazil. [BINS266:1]
||Bahai Monument for Peace
|1992 May 29
||The Chamber of Deputies of the government of Brazil paid homage to Bahá’u’lláh. [Bahá'í Newsreel Volume 3 Number 2] [UHJMessage 30Mar92]
- The tribute to Bahá'u'lláh was paid at a plenary session of that body and following that session members joined Post Office officials in the formal launching of a commemorative postage stamp. [VV133]
||Bahaullah, Passing of; Holy Years; Stamps
|1992 1 - 14 Jun
||Bahá'ís from many countries participate in the United Nations Conference on the Environment (UNCED), known as the Earth Summit, and the Global Forum for non-governmental organizations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [BINS272:1–3; BW92–3:124; VV110]
- For a report of the Bahá'í involvement at the Earth Summit see BW92–3:177–89.
- For the text of the statement of' the Bahá'í International Community read at the plenary session see BW92–3:191–2.
- For pictures see BW92–3:179, 183, 186.
|Rio de Janeiro; Brazil
||Earth Summit; United Nations Summits; United Nations conferences; United Nations; Environment
|1992 5 Jun
||The Bahá'í Vocational Institute for Rural Women, a non-profit education project based in Indore, India, is one of 74 individuals and institutions presented with the United Nations Environment Programme ‘Global 500' award in Rio de Janeiro. [BINS272:5; BW92–3:125; VV110]
- For picture see BW92–3:183.
|Rio de Janeiro; Brazil; Indore; India
||Bahai Vocational Institute for Rural Women; Women; Sustainable development; United Nations; Environment; Awards
|2000 19 Sep
||In a ceremony, the final earth samples from 26 nations were deposited in the Peace Monument, which was built by the Bahá'í International Community and the Bahá'í Community of Brazil in 1992 for the 1992 Earth Summit. Designed by the renowned Brazilian sculptor Siron Franco, the five-meter concrete and ceramic monument is located near the entrance to the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, just north of Flamengo Park and the site of the 1992 Global Forum, the parallel conference of non-governmental organizations held during the 1992 Earth Summit, which was formally known as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. [BWNS85]
||Rio de Janeiro; Brazil
||Earth Summit; United Nations Summits; United Nations conferences; United Nations; Environment; Peace Monument; Monuments; Earth; BWNS
|2001 4 Jan
||The passing of Dr. Victor de Araujo of Vista, NY at the age of 78 years. He was born near London, England and spent his childhood and youth in Brazil. He came to the United Stated in 1946 as a vice consul to the Brazilian Consulate in Chicago. From 1967-1990, Dr. de Araujo served as a Representative of the Bahá'í International Community to the United Nations. In his years in this position he represented the Bahá'í International Community both at the United Nations headquarters and at numerous conferences around the world. He also participated in the preparation of Bahá'í statements on human rights, the environment, and the equality of men and women, which were presented to the United Nations. [Baha’i Announce 5Jan2001]
||London; United Kingdom; Brazil; New York; United States
||Bahai International Community; United Nations; In Memoriam; Victor de Araujo
|2008 20 – 21 Dec
||Regional Conferences held in Kuching, Malaysia and São Paulo, Brazil. [BWNS683]
||Kuching; Malaysia; São Paulo; Brazil
||Regional Conferences; BWNS