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1940 Jul Gerrard Sluter, a German with Canadian citizenship and previously a pioneer in Guatemala, arrives in Colombia, the first Bahá’í to settle in the country.
  • He later becomes a Covenant-breaker and causes much difficulty to the Bahá’ís in many South American countries.
Colombia Gerrard Sluter; Covenant-breaker
1940 Dec Luis Carlo Nieto becomes the first Bahá’í in Colombia.
  • He soon leaves the Faith and Aura Sanchez, who becomes a Bahá’í in 1941, is considered the first Colombian believer.
Colombia Luis Carlo Nieto; Aura Sanchez
1941 Aura Sanchez becomes a Bahá’í in Colombia, considered the first Bahá’í of the country. Colombia Aura Sanchez
1943 The first Bahá’í group is formed in Bogotá, Colombia, with the celebration of a Unity Feast. Bogotá; Colombia Unity Feast
1944 Nov The Local Spiritual Assembly of Bogotá, Colombia, is disbanded.
  • It is not reformed until April 1946.
Bogotá; Colombia LSA
1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Colombia is formed. [BW13:258] Colombia NSA
1964 Apr The chief of the Arpushana clan of the Guajiros, Francisco Pimienta Arpushana, becomes a Bahá’í in Colombia and teaching work begins among his people. [BW14:319] Colombia Francisco Pimienta Arpushana
1975 Jul The first Katio Indians to become Bahá’ís enrol in northern Colombia. [BW16:217] Colombia
1988 10 Sep A three-month teaching project is launched in Colombia, resulting in 1,245 people becoming Bahá’ís. [BINS193:1] Colombia
1995 The Association for Latin American Bahá'í Writers and Authors is formed at the fifth Latin American Seminar for External Affairs in Cali, Colombia. [BINS336:2] Cali; Colombia Find date
2012 21 Apr Plans are announced that the Universal House of Justice is entering into consultations with respective National Spiritual Assemblies regarding the erection of the first local Houses of Worship in each of the following clusters: Battambang, Cambodia; Bihar Sharif, India; Matunda Soy, Kenya; Norte del Cauca, Colombia; and Tanna, Vanuatu. [Riḍván 2012 To the Bahá’ís of the World] Haifa; Israel; Battambang; Cambodia; Bihar Sharif; India; Matunda Soy; Kenya; Norte del Cauca; Colombia; and Tanna; Vanuatu. local Mashriqu’l-Adhkar; Local House of Worship; Mashriqu’l-Adhkar
2017. 16 Nov Progress report on the construction of the local Bahá'í House of Worship in Norte del Cauca. [BWNS1222]
  • See BWNS1047 for information on the reforestation project in the vicinity of the Temple.
Norte del Cauca; Colombia Local Mashriqu’l-Adhkar; Local House of Worship; Mashriqu’l-Adhkar; reforestation
 
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