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1946 Between 1946 and 1951, Johanne Sorensen (later Hoeg), the first Danish Bahá’í, sends letters and Bahá’í literature to 93 towns, villages, settlements, and radio stations throughout Greenland.
  • Hendrik Olsen, the first Bahá’í indigenous to Greenland, enrols in 1965 after receiving a Bahá’í book from Miss Sorensen in 1946 and maintaining a 17-year correspondence with her.
Greenland Johanne Sorensen; Hendrik Olsen
1951 Palle Benemann Bischoff the first to become a Bahá’í in Denmark, settles in Aasiaat, becoming the first Bahá’í to live in Greenland. [MC22]
  • He is best known for being the first person to teach the Greenlanders to ski and for having organized the first ski competition in West Greenland.
Greenland Palle Benemann Bischoff
1965 15 Jul Hendrik Olsen, the first indigenous Greenlander to become a Bahá’í, enrols. Greenland Hendrik Olsen; First Bahais by country or area
1979 17 Apr The first local spiritual assembly in Greenland is formed in Nuuk. Nuuk; Greenland LSA
1992 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Greenland is formed with is seat in Nuuk. About 35 to 40 people attended the inaugural Convention. [BINS270:3; BW92–3:119; VV121, CBN Jan92 p2] Nuuk; Greenland NSA
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