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|1896. 15 Feb
||Birth of Leroy C. Ioas, Hand of the Cause of God, in Wilmington, Illinois. His parents, Charles and Maria had become Bahá'ís in 1898 taught by Paul Dealy who was teaching Kheiralla's classes in Chicago. [Wikipedia; The Bahá'í Faith: Beginning in North America by Robert Stockman, World Order Vol 18 Issue 4 p24]
||Leroy Ioas; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Births and deaths; Births and deaths
|1902 (In the year)
||The publication of the fourth edition of The Revelation of Baha-ullah in a Sequence of Four Lessons by Isabella D. Brittingham. Bahai Publishing Society printed made a large number of printings of this book with small variations. [BEL7,587]
||Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States
||Isabella Brittingham; Publications
|1912 4 May
||Talk to Theosophical Society,
Northwestern University Hall, Evanston, Illinois. [PUP87; Luminous Journey 50:00]
||Evanston; Illinois; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour; Theosophical Society; Abdul-Baha, Talks other
|1939 22 Sep
||The State of Illinois issued the first Bahá’í marriage licence, authorizing the Spiritual Assembly of Chicago to solemnize Bahá’í marriages and issue Bahá’í marriage certificates. [GPB373]
||Illinois; United States
||Marriage; Weddings; Recognition; Firsts, Other
|1958 2–4 May
||The third Intercontinental Conference was held at the mid-point of the Crusade convened in Wilmette, Illinois. [BW13:323]
Hand of the Cause Dr Ugo Giachery, who had been designated by the Guardian as his representative, attended, accompanied by four other Hands of the Cause. [BW13:323]
For the message of the Custodians to the conference see MC90–8.
For a report of the conference see BW13:323–5.
See Notes by Emma Maxie Jones and Anonymous.
||Wilmette; Illinois; United States; America
||Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Activities; Ugo Giachery; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, Intercontinental; Ten Year Crusade
|1968 22 – 23 Jun
||The first National Youth Conference of the Bahá’ís of the United States opened in Wilmette, Illinois. [BW15:327 8]
For picture see BW15:325.
||Wilmette; Illinois; United States
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, National
|1986 13 Nov
||Zikrullah Khadem (Dhikru’lláh Khádem), Hand of the Cause of God, passed away in Skokie, Illinois. (b.1904 in Tehran) [VV123; ZK151]
Mr Khadem served on the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baháʼís of Iran from 1938 to 1960. [LoF362-371]
Shoghi Effendi had appointed him among the second contingent on the 29th of February, 1952. [MoCxxiii] See also Khadem, Zikrullah Khadem: The Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God.
In 1972 the Universal House of Justice asked Khadem to research and document places and people of historical significance to Baháʼís, which he concluded in 1977 with a 134-volume work that was submitted to the Universal House of Justice. He had called the project a Registry of Bahá'í Holy Places. [LoF369]
See In Memoriam in BN No 669 December 1986 p2.
Find a grave.
||Skokie; Illinois; United States
||Zikrullah Khadem; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Births and deaths; Births and deaths; In Memoriam; Hands of the Cause, Second Contingent
|1993 23 May
||The first general conference of Health for Humanitarian association of health professionals sponsored by the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States, was held in Evanston, Illinois. [BINS298:7; BW93–4:104]
||Evanston; Illinois; United States
||The paintings of Maryam Safajoo depict the many forms of persecution faced by the Bahá'ís of Iran. She has exhibited her work at venues including Harvard University, the Massachusetts State House and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has been interviewed by Voice of America, BBC, Radio Farda, Iran Wire, Iran Press Watch, the Centre for Human Rights in Iran, Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre and Persian Bahá'í Media Services about this current persecution. Boston Herald wrote an article about her life. She currently lives in Champaign, Illnois.
See her story in Iranwatch.
||Champaign; Illinois; United States
||Persecution, Iran; Arts
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- Activities of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Illinois, 1912 (1976). Two-page list of all the addresses of the places visited by Abdu'l-Bahá, April 29 - November 4, 1912. Includes link to Google map. [about]
- Address to the Theosophical Society, An, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Theosophic Messenger, 14:3 (1912). [about]
- Hidden Words, The: Transcript of a talk by Hand of the Cause of God A. Q. Faizí, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Conqueror of Hearts (1967). Talk delivered in Wilmette, Illinois. [about]
- Highlights from the Fourth Bahá'í National Youth Conference: The Time is Now! (1977). Excerpts from the University of Illinois Assembly Hall in June-July 1977 with 3000 Bahá'í youth from 15 countries. [about]
- Paine, Mabel Hyde: Obituary, by Garreta Busey, in Bahá'í News, 583 (1979). Paine (1877-1955) was an American Bahá’í teacher and author. [about]
- Third Bahá'í Intercontinental Conference, Chicago: Notes, by Emma Maxie Jones and Anonymous (1958). Notes, with comments by Borah Kavelin, Rúhíyyih Khánum, Leroy Ioas, Horace Holley, John Robarts, Ugo Giachery, et al., on topics such as raising funds for Temples, pioneering, Native Americans, reflections on Shoghi Effendi, and Mt. Carmel. [about]
- Who Was Archangel, the Potowatami Woman on Whose Land the Wilmette Temple Was Built?, by Ismael Velasco (2011). Brief investigation into the surname "Ouilmette" (Wilmette), and the identity of a Native American girl named Archangel whose home was at one time on this point of land. [about]
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