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Baha?i writes Jerusalem Post op-ed

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It was great to see an?op-ed piece?by Bani Dugal, the?Baha?i International Community?s Principal Representative to the UN, in last Thursday?s Jerusalem Post. Entitled ?Raising children of light?, Bani?s article shows what a threatening and deadly place the world is for so many of the world?s children: To a child, the world must seem like a… Continue reading

Pieter?s blog

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Pieter Ruiter (whom I met some years ago when I worked for?George Ronald?Publisher) has left a comment on my post about the UK Tutors? Conference in Coventry (which happened last weekend). Pieter has included some interesting thoughts on social evolution on?his blog?and the new style of social participation that Baha?is are pioneering through the training… Continue reading

Back to Blighty!

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Erica and I have returned from our ten-day trip to Virginia and Washington DC. We spent our first three days in Winchester, VA, a great centre for touring the beautiful?Shenandoah Valley. Courthouse, Winchester, VA The excellent?Museum of the Shenandoah Valley?is an essential starting point. The museum is well laid out and shows what life in… Continue reading

Harpers Ferry freight train

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Two railroads come together at Harpers Ferry, the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, which runs along the Potomac River, and the Winchester and Shenandoah Rail Road. They cross the Potomac on bridges which converge at the mouth of a tunnel in the black cliff on the other side of the river. The sound of American… Continue reading

A couple of family things

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Erica celebrated her birthday on 15 February with this cake! Erica and I drove to Coventry on Friday evening to attend the UK Training Institute Tutors? Conference. Of course (of course?) we went via Northampton so that I could meet our new granddaughter, Maya, for the first time.   Erica, lucky thing, had said hello… Continue reading

Religious freedom and conversions

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I?ve hesitated to post this report. We in the UK are living in an atmosphere in which, increasingly, we cannot say certain things that we may believe to be true and in which we are constrained to say things we believe to be untrue. The ever growing amount of equality and diversity legislation can be… Continue reading

Recording for Methodist podcast

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The internet is helpful to us because it allows our followers to communicate with each other. You can find the great things we’re doing while playing at a casino online. I went to?Methodist Church House?in London this afternoon to be interviewed by Anna Drew for the monthly podcast that is downloadable from?Methodist Web Radio. The… Continue reading

Baha?i wedding

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Erica and I have just returned from Michael and Petra Bayfield?s wedding at?Essebourne Manor, a country hotel near Andover in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Erica and I have known Michael for around 30 years and it was wonderful to see him so happy with Petra, whom we met for the first time today. She is… Continue reading