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||Léa Nys became 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 was established in Brussels. [BW11p727]
|1949 5 – 7 Aug
||The second European Teaching Conference was held in Brussels. [BW11:52]
||Brussels; Belgium; Europe
||Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, International; Conferences
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of the Benelux Countries was formed with its seat in Brussels, Belgium. [BW13:274]
Its area of jurisdiction was Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
||Brussels; Belgium; Netherlands; Luxembourg; Benelux
||National Spiritual Assembly, formation
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Belgium was formed. [BW13:283]
For picture see BW13:275.
||National Spiritual Assembly, formation
|1964 - 1965
||A Bahá’í Publishing Trust for the provision of literature in the French language was established in Brussels. [Riḍván 1965]
|1968 (In the year)
||A Bahá’í Publishing Trust, Maison d ’Edition, for the publication of Bahá’í literature in the French language, was formed at Brussels by the Belgian National Assembly, thus accomplishing a major goal of the Nine Year Plan.
||The International Bahá’í Youth Conference took 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 designated 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; Baha'i International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace
|1993 15 Apr
||The passing of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Stanley Theodore Bagley, (b.2 February, 1912 in Bertrand, Missouri). He had been a pioneer to Belgium, France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, the United States as well as Sicily where he and his family, wife Florence, son Gerry and daughters Susan and Carol, received the Knighthood for their service. [BW93-94p319; BWIM63-65]
||United States; Belgium; France,; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Sicily
||Knights of Bahaullah; In Memoriam; Births and deaths; Stanley Bagley
|2007 12 Oct
||The opening of a new office of the Bahá'í International Community in Brussels. The purpose was to strengthen the BIC's ties with the European Union. [BWNS581]
||Baha'i International Community; BWNS
|2019. 18 Jun
||About 8,000 people attended the European Development Days conference in Brussels. It was co-organized by World Vision International, ACT Alliance, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Brot für die Welt, EU-CORD Network, and the Bahá'í International Community. The Bahá'í International Community moderated one of the EDD panel discussions called What's religion got to do with it?
The panel discussion can be heard on SoundCloud.
||Baha'i International Community; Conference
|2020. 2 Mar
||The Bahá'í International Community-Brussels hosted a conference entitled A Vision for A Society of the Future? A Brainstorming Session on AI. [YouTube; BIC website]
See Uplifting Words for a brief report on the brainstorming session.
||Baha'i International Community
|2020. 22 Apr
||The Brussels Office of the Bahá'í International Community launched a quarterly newsletter to share more widely insights emerging from its efforts to contribute to contemporary discourses in Europe.
[BWNS1424; BIC Newsletter]
Click here to subscribe.
||Baha'i International Community; Newsletter
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- Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries, by Shoghi Effendi (2009). Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). [about]
- Journal Diary of European Baha'i Travels: April - November 1948, by Charles Mason Remey (1948). A record of Remey's visits across Europe, from England to Germany. Includes coverage of Bahá'í participation in the first U.N. convention on Human Rights, held in Geneva. [about]
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