Baha’i Elections: All Hands on Deck

Baha’i elections are inherently different than elections we may participate in or observe outside of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’is elect our Local, National and Global administrative councils. That is, we elect Local and National Spiritual Assemblies and the Universal House of Justice. Local Spiritual Assemblies are elected directly by members of local Baha’i communities, while…

The Saga of the Center Chairs

Out with the old; in with the new … chairs, that is. Every last one of the old rust-colored chairs were taken away by the Salvation Army last week. That included all the old chairs from storage, upstairs and downstairs classrooms, nursery and social hall—a total of 170 chairs. They very generously took even the broken…

Baha’is of the United States Elect New National Spiritual Assembly

We are pleased to share with you the results of voting at this year’s 109th Bahá’í National Convention, along with the names of the National Spiritual Assembly’s officers for the year. David F. Young, Chair Jacqueline Left Hand Bull, Vice-Chair Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary Juana C. Conrad, Treasurer Muin Afnani Fariba Aghdasi S. Valerie Dana Robert C. Henderson Kevin Trotter…

Needed: Community Newsletter Editor

The community is in need of an editor for the monthly Baha’i newsletter. If you’re interested in contributing to the community in this way, please contact the Local Spiritual Assembly (or any member thereof) to let us know. Our corresponding secretary, Joan Burt, can be emailed at secretariat.sanjose.bahai@gmail.com.  

Study Circles — an ongoing education

Friends, there are a number of Ruhi and Ruhi-inspired Study Circles in San Jose that you can join in with. Or you can start a study circle of your own! Currently there is: A study of Ruhi Book 5 ongoing at the Baha’i Center on Wednesday nights at 7PM. Effatina Boutros Behjat is tutoring. A…