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||The first Norwegian to accept the Faith, Johanna Christensen-Schubarth, `the mother of the Norwegian Bahá'í Community', becomes a Bahá'í in the United States. [BW12:694-6].
||First Bahais by country or area
|1953 28 Aug
||Mildred Clark, a pioneer in Norway, and Loyce Lawrence (née Drugan), a nurse and hospital matron, arrive in the Lofoten Islands and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:453]
- Mrs Lawrence begins teaching the Saami.
|Lofoten Islands; Norway
||Knights of Bahaullah; Sami people
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Norway is formed. [BW13:283]
- For picture see BW13:280.
||Nils and Sigrid Rutfjäll, the first Samer (Lapps) to become Bahá’ís, enrol in northern Norway. [BW5:483]
||Sapmi (Lapland); Norway
||First believers by background; Indigenous people; Sami people
||The Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Norway is established.
||The publication of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book, in Norwegian for the first time, bringing to about 30 the number of different language editions of the work. [BWNS646]
||Kitab-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book); Translation; Publications; BWNS
|2018 (post International Bahá'í Convention)
||Some 80 members of the Continental Boards of Counsellors met for a conference at the Baha’i World Centre following the 12th International Bahá'í Convention. On that occasion, the Counsellors were able to reflect on major developments in Baha’i communities around the world. In order to share their experiences some of their stories were recorded and made available via podcasts. The Counsellors discuss the impact of spiritual and moral education programs offered by the Bahá'í community on youth and the communities in which they live, drawing on experiences in Cambodia, Kiribati, India, Norway, Spain, and Timor Leste (or East Timor). [BWNS1264]
Counsellors in Africa , Alain Pierre Djoulde, Clément Thyrrell Feizouré, Maina Mkandawire, and Judicaël Mokolédiscuss discussed endeavours in the field of education in that continent. [BWNS1269]
The podcasts can be found here or on SoundCloud.
|BWC; Cambodia; Kiribati; India; Norway; Spain; Timor Leste (East Timor)
||Counsellors; Conferences, Counsellors; - Institute process; Youth; Podcasts; Z****