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Baha'i Faith: Recognizing the full value of women

 

In recognition of Women’s History Month and the recent International Women’s Day, following are excerpts from talks given in 1912 by the son of the prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith during his travels in America.


Spiritual Brief

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise and Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of every month in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room offers prayer for anyone feeling discouraged or battling an illness or injury.

Baha'i: Understanding when a religion leads to cruel acts

 

As religious persecutions continue to claim lives and force multitudes out of their homelands, I am reminded of two Mountain View residents, a Baha’i couple whom I first met in 2014.

Spiritual Brief

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise and Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of every month in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room offers prayer for anyone feeling discouraged or battling an illness or injury.

Convivium's concerts combine spiritual & social relevance


Photo courtesy of Convivium
Eric Tuan, above, conducts Convivium, a group of 17 vocalists. The ensemble is slated to perform Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church.

As a senior at Stanford University in 2012, Eric Tuan already had a vision of presenting choral music that is socially relevant. The ensemble Convivium began then, with 17 vocalists that Tuan brought together for his choral conducting recital. They have not stopped singing together since.

“We want to perform repertoire that is innovative, thought-provoking and sometimes even controversial,” he said.


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