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Earl Cameron الممثل الرائد البالغ من العمر 100 عاما يتحدث عن الحياة والإيمان، والتغيير

08-08-2017

8 – August 2017 نشر فى موقع الجامعة البهائية فى العالم

The British Film Institute honored Earl Cameron with a screening of Pool of London (1951), his first feature film. (Photo: Screen Nation Media 2016: Photography Carl Barriteau)

KENILWORTH, United Kingdom — When the 22-year old Earl Cameron arrived in England from Bermuda in 1939, most of the people of Caribbean origin whom he met there were struggling to find work.

“It was quite impossible for a black person to get any kind of job,” recalls Cameron, who reaches his 100th birthday today. “The attitude was that they should go back to their own homeland. Some of them were veterans of the First World War, and even they couldn’t get a job. When I look back, that was the condition.”

“Today it’s different and I’m glad I came at that time to be able now to see some of the wonderful changes that have taken place.”

Bermuda-born Cameron, who became a Baha’i in 1963, is taking the opportunity of his centenary to reflect on his life and career as an actor. And his own role in breaking down the color bar for British audiences should not be underestimated. According to the British Film Institute’s Screenonline guide to film and television history: “Earl Cameron brought a breath of fresh air to the British film industry’s stuffy depictions of race relations. Often cast as a sensitive outsider, Cameron gave his characters a grace and moral authority that often surpassed the films’ compromised liberal agendas.”

Discovering the Baha’i Faith

 

As Cameron continued to work steadily through the early 1960s, he found himself searching for answers to life’s questions. He had been troubled from his time in the merchant navy when he spent five months on a ship travelling to India.

“On this ship there were fights almost every day. I must say they were a very quarrelsome bunch of seamen for the most part! And then I saw Kolkata with all of its hungry people on the streets, and wondered, ‘Why? Why is the world like this?’

Cameron found his questions answered by an old friend from Bermuda who he met again in London. His friend was a Baha’i.

“Everything appealed to me,” Cameron explains. “But we argued backwards and forwards. It took me some time to understand the difference between just an outstanding human being and what Baha’is call a Manifestation of God. When the penny dropped, I realized the difference of a Christ, or a Muhammad, or a Baha’u’llah, and from that moment on I could accept everything I read from Baha’u’llah.”

Fully dedicated to his Baha’i beliefs, Cameron made a dramatic move of another kind, by uprooting with his family to the Solomon Islands to help in the development of the Baha’i community there. When he returned to the United Kingdom 15 years later, he picked up his acting career where it had left off. Continuing to work through his eighties and nineties, he had a major role as a controversial African leader in The Interpreter (2005), which starred Nicole Kidman, as well as cameo appearances in The Queen (2006) with Dame Helen Mirren, and Inception (2010).

Breakthrough into acting

Two years after his arrival, tired of carrying out menial jobs, Cameron had a lucky break: he was asked to cover a role in a popular musical theater show, Chu Chin Chow, when one of the actors in the cast did not turn up for work. His acting career took off and, for the next four decades, his face and rich, golden voice, became a well-known fixture on stage, and then on screen.

“I realized that there were very few parts to be had,” Cameron explains. “I didn’t kid myself. I’d been in the theater for at least eight years by the time I did my first film and I knew it was very limited. But I realized also at the time how fortunate I was to get that very first film.”

That film was Pool of London (1951), considered groundbreaking in its employment of a leading, black character, and in its depiction of an interracial romance.

“It’s a wonderful part,” he says, “and still remains I think the best film I’ve done. It was fully true to life and very typical of England at that time,” he recalls.

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Earl Cameron at an event organized by the British Film Institute in October 2016 with a screening of Pool of London (1951)—Cameron’s first film—on the occasion of his induction to the Screen Nation Hall of Fame. (Photo Screen Nation Media 2016: Photography Carl Barriteau)
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أونغ سان سو كي تجمع قادة ميانمار الدينيين Aung San Suu Kyi gathers Myanmar religious leaders

06-08-2017

نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية  30 يوليو 2017م

Aung San Suu Kyi laid a wreath on the tomb of nine politicians, including her father, who were assassinated 70 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Myanmar’s Ministry of Information)

YANGON, Myanmar — Every year for decades, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has held a memorial service in honor of nine politicians, including her father, who were assassinated six months before Myanmar gained independence from Britain. This year’s service on 19 July marked the seventieth anniversary of General Aung San’s death.

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Europe’s future entwined with world, says BIC فى مساهمتهاالجامعة البهائية العالمية قالت :مستقبل أوروبا متشابكة مع العالم

06-08-2017
نشر على موفع الجامعة البهائية العالمية  18 July 2017
Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans (center left): “The only way forward for a society as diverse as Europe’s is to come to a common understanding of the values we share.”

BRUSSELS — “The future of Europe is intrinsically linked to the future of the global community,” stated the Baha’i International Community (BIC) Brussels Office in a meeting at the European Parliament on 27 June.

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African leaders tackle environmental القادة الأفارقة يعالجون الأهداف البيئية goals

28-06-2017

نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية  فى 27 يونيو بالجابون – افريقيا

27 June 2017

A rainforest in Gabon, the host country of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, which took place from 10–11 June 2017 in Libreville, the capital city (photo published on the UNEP website, copyright Alex Rouvin)

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — When addressing issues of climate change, we need to adopt a holistic perspective, said the Baha’i International Community at a recent meeting on the environment that convened leaders in Africa.

“We have to look at the spiritual and material dimensions. How do we live with nature harmoniously?” asked Solomon Belay, Representative of the BIC Office in Addis Ababa. “We need a coherent view of environmental issues and a plan based on that.”

The meeting in Gabon from 10–11 June 2017 brought together around 45 representatives from United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance, African Union Commission, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), and the Pan-African Parliamentarian’s Network on Climate Change, among others.

The BIC has been engaged in a conversation with UNEP about the contribution faith-based organizations can make to the UN’s environmental goals, and this month’s meeting was an opportunity for African leaders to build consensus around environmental issues in preparation for the third meeting of the UN Environmental Assembly at the end of the year.

Participants at the seminar in Gabon discussed innovative environmental solutions that would accelerate the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals in Africa. While this meeting signals yet another advance in efforts to protect the environment, the conversation on the environment still remains relatively fragmented, said Dr. Belay.

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The Regional Consultation meeting for Africa Major Groups and Stakeholders from 10-11 June 2017 in Libreville, Gabon. BIC Representative Solomon Belay is sitting 3rd from the left.

“The spiritual dimension is almost completely missing,” he commented

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تم اطلاق موقع البهائيين فى ايران اليوم 15 فبراير 2017 Baha’is of Iran website launches

15-02-2017
تهنئة للبهائيين فى  ايران لاطلاق موقعهم الالكترونى الرسمى اليوم 15 فبراير 2017م . اليوم اعلن موقع الجامعة البهائية العالميةهذا الخبر
iran-site
15February 2017

Following the wave of national Baha’i websites that have launched in recent years, the site of the Baha’i community of Iran went online earlier today.

The website, which can be accessed at bahaisofiran.org, covers a range of topics and presents the history, activities, and aspirations of the Baha’i community in Iran.

“The site of the Baha’is of Iran provides visitors with an understanding of the nature and purpose of the Baha’i Faith, its rich history in the land of its birth, and how the Baha’i community in Iran is working side by side with its fellow Iranians for the betterment of that society,” explained Diane Ala’i, representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations in Geneva.

  • A screenshot from Bahaisofiran.org, the official website for the Baha’i community in Iran, which launched earlier today.

“What strikes you when you look at the site is how the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and the principles it promotes reflect the aspirations of the people of Iran, most especially the youth, and the profound desire in that society for material progress that is balanced with moral and spiritual advancement.

“Given the restrictions on the Baha’i community in Iran and the fact that there are no Baha’i institutions in that country, our office is very pleased to have been able to help host the site,” said Mrs. Ala’i.

Although the official website of the worldwide Baha’i community has recently been made available in Persian and a number of other languages, the new “Baha’is of Iran” website is the first website of the Baha’i community of Iran. This development is especially important at a time when a large volume of anti-Baha’i propaganda has proliferated in that country. Since 2013 alone, more than 20,000 such pieces have been disseminated in Iran’s media.

The content and rich photography on the new website conveys the diversity of the Baha’i community in Iran, while also providing a sense of hope that religion as a reality can be a source of inspiration and give rise to constructive action for the common good. Its design evokes the vibrancy and color found in Iran’s geography, art, and cultural histor

Embracing oneness means rethinking prosperity and development

31-12-2016

نشر 30 ديسمبر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية

LUXEMBOURG — Unity Foundation, an organization started by a small group of Baha’is 25 years ago and inspired by the teachings of the Faith, has been one of several Baha’i-inspired agencies that assist social and economic development organizations around the world to access essential funding. The challenge before it is how to facilitate the flow of funds from one part of the world to another while preserving and strengthening a local community’s ownership and capacity to direct its own path of development.

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UN General Assembly rebukes Iran for human rights record

31-12-2016

نشر 19 ديسمبر 2016  على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية

— Today the international community firmly denounced a wide range of human rights

violations in Iran.

By a vote of 85 to 35 with 63 abstentions, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution expressing “serious concern” about Iran’s high rate of executions without legal safeguards, ongoing use of torture, widespread arbitrary detentions, sharp limits on freedom of assembly, expression, and religious belief, and continuing discrimination against women and ethnic and religious minorities, including Baha’is.

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Leaders in Pakistan highlight urgent need for harmony of religion

31-12-2016

نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية  25 ديسمبر2016

The Baha’i International Community (BIC) has emphasized the need for a deeper understanding of human oneness in fostering peaceful coexistence between different religions.

Speaking at an event organized by the government of Pakistan to promote interfaith harmony—the International Seerat Conference in Lahore—BIC representative Chong Ming Hwee stated “In the human body, cooperation ensures the functioning of that system… Similarly, civilization can be seen as the outcome of a set of interactions among closely integrated, yet diverse components—components which have transcended the narrow purpose of tending to their own existence

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موقع خاص بالميديا لخطوات بناء مشرق اذكار شيلى فى الموقع الرسمى له

12-10-2016

http://templo.bahai.cl/en/medios/videos1122_00/

صورة ليلية لمشرق الاذكار والذى صمم بطريقة جديدة فى العمارة الهندسية

الموقع الرسمى لمشرق اذكار شيلى به صور ومقالات وحتى الان 9 فيديو تشمل خطوات بناء هذا الصرح الرائع فى شيلى وكيف شارك السكان مع البهائيين الاراء والتشاور لبنائه . والعلاقة بين الدعاء وخدمة الاوطان  و بناء المجتمع  ,وايضا كيفية الاستعداد لافتتاحه واستقبال مئات الضيوف من كل بقاع الارض .

 

مشاركة الجامعة البهائية فى مؤتمر قمة العمل الانسانى برعاية الامم المتحدة Baha’i community participates in first World Humanitarian Summit

27-05-2016
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صورة لممثلى الجامعة البهائية العالمية فى المؤتمرالسيدة بانى دوجال والسيد ستيف كرانك

الجامعة البهائية العالمية تشارك فى اول مؤتمر عالمى لحل الأزمات الأنسانية تحت مظلة هيئة الأمم المتحدة

استانبول فى 26-5-2016

ان العالم يحتاج الآن الى اعمالا متقاربة تضمن فعالية أكثر نحو مواجهة الأزمات و الكوارث الأنسانية خاصة بعد ظهور وتكرار وانتشار الأضطرابات الأنسانية. لذا جاء  انعقاد هذا المؤتمر  نتيجة تعرض العالم لأزمات انسانية حيث انعقد بمدينة استانبول بتركيا فى المدة من 23 الى 24 مايو 2016 والذى حضرة قادة حكوميين ورجال أعمال ووكالات الأغاثة ومجموعة من المجتمع المدنى.

وقال “بان كى مون” سكرتير عام هيئة الأمم المتحدة فى افتتاحية المؤتمر : ان هناك سجلا يحتوى على 130 مليون فرد يحتاجون الى انقاذ والأبقاء على حياتهم كما صرحت “بانى دوجال” مندوبة الجامعة البهائية العالمية ان العالم علية ان يستجيب لما يحدث من كوارث انسانية كما سلطت الأضواء على الجهود التى تقوم بها الجامعة البهائية وسط الجماهير لتطوير قدرة الأفراد و المجتمعات والمؤسسات فى عملية التحولات الأجتماعية التى تعزز مرونة المجتمعات

وقالت ايضا “بانى دوجال” مندوبة الجامعة البهائية العالمية فى هيئة الأمم المتحدة :يبدوا ان هناك مرحلة تحول حرجة تواجة المؤسسات فى تخفيف حدة الكوارث والتعلم من كيفية رفع كفاءة المؤسسات وتأثيرها ومستوى المشورة فيما بينهم والتخطيط معهم والتعلم معا ولضمان استمرار التطور ولفت الأنظار الى التحديات القادمة هو مرحلة حرجة لتحقيق مجتمع – متأزم – يسعى الى الأزدهار فى الأجل الطويل  حيث تأثر المجتمع العالمى بكوارث مرت بة  فرضت نفسها علية ليتقارب من بعضة البعض للمشاركة فى توحيد تخفيف حدة الكوارث المتتالية لخلق مجتمع أكثر قوة وأكثر مرونة تحت قيادة روحية ودنيوية معا

 

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