Local Bahá'í News 2017

Welcome to the website of the Bahá'ís of Fort Wayne, Indiana! On this page you can find local news and information before 2016.

2016 Ridvan

Post date: April 21, 2016

2015 The Festival of the Twin Birthdays

Please join the Fort Wayne Baha’is & their friends for the the Festival of the Twin Birthdays.These two consecutive days celebrate the births of the founders of the Bahá'í Faith, a world religion that believes in the oneness of God, harmony of religion, and unity of humanity.Birth of the BábFriday, November 13 @ 7:00 pmAboite Township Fire House11321 Aboite Center RoadLight refreshments followingBirth of Bahá’u’lláhSaturday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm15016 Indian Creek RoadDinner followingRSVP to lisa.smits@gmail.comPlease see the attached flyer for more information.

Post date: October 22, 2015

Post date: March 15, 2013

2013 Happy Naw Ruz (New Year)! - Let's Celebrate!

Bahá'í Naw Ruz (New Year) Celebration

Special Guests—Julia Meek & Jill Mozena (Invited)

WBOI-FM personality Julia Meek’s Folktales Live

with the musical talents of guitarist Jill Mozena

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30, 2013

Arlington Park Clubhouse 4630 W Arlington Park Blvd,

Appetizers 6:30 PM - Program 7:00 PM

Post date: April 15, 2012

The annual Ridvan (Riz-wan) Celebration is sponsored by the Baha'is of Fort Wayne. Ridvan is a twelve-day festival commenorating the announcement of the beginning of the Baha'i Faith by Baha'u'llah, its Prophet and Founder.

2012 Baha'i Holy Day(Ridván) Celebration - April 21, Indiana Tech

"Ridvan"means paradise and is named for the Garden of Ridvan. It is the most holy Bahá'í festival, and is also referred to as the "Most Great Festival" and the "King of Festivals".

This year we will celebrate Ridvan at Indiana Tech's Andorfer Commons. The Student Recreation Center offers a fun atmosphere with free bowling alleys, foosball and table tennis tables. We will have a program featuring music by Vic Chaney and storytelling by Condra Ridley. We will also get to hear Najah Ridley, Condra's daughter, who is well on her way to creating a great music career of her own!

We will also have a "potluck" sandwich and salad bar. We will supply buns, rolls, etc. for the sandwiches. Please add to the "potluck" by bringing sliced deli meats, cheeses, and other goodies for sandwiches. A large salad will also be provided. Feel free to bring items you love to add to your salad. You may also decide to bring a bags of chips, pretzels, etc.,or whatever you would like to share for the Sandwich/Salad Bar. It should be a lot of fun!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

2012 Education Under Fire – A Focus on a Human Rights Abuse

Post date: Apr 6, 2012

You are invited to attend a viewing of a 30-minute documentary video (co-presented by Amnesty International) and an action-oriented discussion regarding a human rights abuse issue on

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Monday, April 16, at IPFW,

Liberal Arts Building, Room 159,

starting at 6:00 pm.

The program is about Education Under Fire (EUF), an international campaign to direct attention to the inalienable right of every human being to an education. EUF specifically focuses on the oppression of Iranian youth who are being denied their education and the imprisonment of teachers and administrators of this education program, simply because they were teaching Baha’is. This is a direct conflict with Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees education as an inalienable right of every human being.

This program is co-sponsored by the IPFW Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (contact, Patrick Ashton, Ph.D.), Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, and the Fort Wayne Baha’i Community. The discussion following the viewing will be facilitated by Dr. Patrick Ashton, Director of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPFW) and Dr William Smits, M.D.

Nobel Peace laureates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor have taken on ownership of this campaign and have thrown their influence and consciences behind it by writing open letters to the international academic community.

Please click onto website www.educationunderfire.com to become aware of grievances and ways to be supportive. One of the main goals is to obtain 25,000 petitions to present to Iran by May 2012, the anniversary of Iran's attack on the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). You can submit your signature for this petition at this website. By doing so, you will help shed light on the importance of protecting the right to education and access to information for all the peoples of the world.