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||The first local spiritual assembly in the whole of Latin America was formed in Mexico City.
|1943 23 May
||Melba M. King (née Call) became a Bahá’í in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the first full-blooded Eskimo, a Yup’ik, to accept the Faith. [BW18:687–8]
||Albuquerque; New Mexico
||Melba M. King
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of Mexico and the Republics of Central America was formed at Panama City, Panama. [BW13:257]
||Panama; Mexico; Central America
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Mexico was formed. [BW13:258]
For picture see BW13:266.
|1971 4 Aug
||The first Bahá’í College Club of Latin America was formed at the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico. [BW15:215]
|1973 (In the year)
||The first International Youth Conference of Mexico took place in Puebla City, was attended by 200 youth from five countries. [BW15:343]
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences; North America
|1975 19 Jun - 2 Jul
||Two* Bahá’í women represented the Bahá’í International Community at the first World Conference on Women in Mexico City; nine Bahá’ís represented the Bahá’í International Community at the parallel NGO Tribune. Those attending were: Dorothy Nelson*; Jane Faily, Sheil Banání, Edris Rice-Wray, Carmen Burafato, Catherine Mboya, Shirin Fozdar*, Jyoti Munsiff, Elsie Austin and Shomais Afnán.
The purpose of the Conference was to give shape to a Ten-Year Plan of Action to promote equality between men and women in member nations by stressing better education and increased participation of women in decision-making in order to bring the neglected resources of women into the struggle for development and peace. [CBN No 297 Aug/Sep 1975 p16]
||Mexico City; Mexico
||BIC, Conference; Women's Conference; Dorothy Nelson; Jane Faily; Sheil Banani; Edris Rice-Wray; Carmen Burafato; Catherine Mboya; Shirin Fozdar; Jyoti Munsiff; Elsie Austin; Shomais Afnan.
|1977 4 – 6 Feb
||An International Teaching Conference was held in Mérida, Mexico, attended by more than 2,000 Bahá’ís. [BW17:81; VV33]
For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:139.
Three Hands of the Cause were present – Paul Haney, Rahmatu'lláh Muhájir, and Enoch Olinga, as well as Counsellor Florence Mayberry who had been on the first national assembly of Mexico.
For pictures see BW17:112, 126–7.
VV33 says this was 2–6 Feb.
||Merida; Mexico; Latin America
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
|1988 18 Dec
||H. Borrah Kavelin, (b. 18 March, 1906, Russia), former member of the first House of Justice, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was buried in Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque. [VV97]
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||Albuquerque; New Mexico; United States
||H. Borrah Kavelin; Universal House of Justice, Members of; Births and deaths; In Memoriam
|2009 10 – 11 Jan
||Regional Conferences were held in Toronto, Canada and Guadalajara, Mexico. [BWNS687]
||Toronto; Canada; Guadalajara; Mexico
||Regional Conferences; BWNS
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