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1938 (In the year) The first Bahá'í to be resident in Finland, Aminda Josephine Kruka, an American nurse, arrived in the country. Finland First Bahais by country or area find reference
1938 Jul The first Finnish Bahá'í, Pastor Väinö Rissanen, accepted the Faith. He was taught by Miss Josephine Kruka [BW8:935; BW17:129]
  • For a letter from him about Finland see BW8:936.
  • Finland First Bahais by country or area
    1962 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Finland was formed. Since 1957 they had been part of the Regional Spiritual Assembly of Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) plus Denmark and Finland. [BW13:283]
  • For picture see BW13:277 or BN No373 August 1962 p6.
  • Finland National Spiritual Assembly, formation
    1966 19 May The first legally recognized Bahá'í wedding in Europe took place in Finland. [BW14:154] Finland; Europe Weddings; Firsts, Other; Recognition (legal)
    1970 25 Jan Valde Nyman, the first full Gypsy in Finland to become a Bahá'í, enrolled in Helsinki. Finland First Bahais by country or area; Gypsies
    1976 5 – 8 Jul An International Teaching Conference was held in Helsinki, Finland, attended by some 950 Bahá'ís. [BW17:81; VV33]
  • For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:129–30.
  • For pictures see BW17:109, 112, 114–15.
  • Helsinki; Finland Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
    1979 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly in Lapland was formed in Kemi, Finland. Kemi; Finland; Lapland Local Spiritual Assembly

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    1. Bahá'í Studies in Europe, by Peter Terry (1981). Interviews with and bios of individuals engaged in study of the Bábí and Bahá'í religions, and descriptions of archives, in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, and Wales, 1980-81. [about]
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