Sunday, December 09, 2007

On Bahaikipedia and BahaikiNews: Here! Here! to Individual Initiative

"...the Baha'i Faith is a very organized religion whose aim is nothing less than the unification of the entire human race."
From "Anna's presentation" in Ruhi Book 6, Section 19, p. 112.
As pointed out in Anna's presentation, there are three participants to the work of the Cause, the individual believer, the community, and the Institutions of the Faith. Individual initiative is an important element in the growth of the Faith. -gw
Individual initiative in the Bahá'í Faith refers to any project that is started without the guidance or support of an officially recognized body of the Bahá'í Faith.

"Martinelli's Sparkling Cider," Uploaded on June 3, 2005 by FlyButtafly on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

I raise my glass of sparling cider in a toast to the individual initiative of the Baha'i(s) responsible for two related sites. Thank you, David, for bringing my attention to them: and They are both wonderful. -gw

Bahaikipedia is a collaboratively written encyclopedia on the Bahá'í Faith; its goal is to make all Bahá'í related information easily accessible to everyone. The content is gathered and brought together in the form of articles by our users, each change can be seen in an article's page history, and the latest changes can be seen under Special:Recentchanges. Recent changes tracks every change to the project in real time. Bahaikipedia was founded on Monday, March 5th 2007, 4 days into the Bahá'í Fast as an Individual Initiative. It runs on the same software as the popular On November 27th, 2007 Bahaikipedia grew to include Bahá'í news through a project called Bahaikinews. BahaikiNews aims to organize and present all quality news articles relating to the Bahá'í Faith, from both Bahá'í sources and others.

BahaikiNews is here to bring you news about the Bahá'í Faith and let you discuss it with others. It is our goal to have all quality news relating to the Faith, even if that news comes from an outside source. We aim to be a social news service, you can add friends to your buddy list, customize your own page, private message your friends, and sort comments that come from your buddies. We will give access to trusted users to write and submit news for the community. To become a trusted user simply participate in the community and show an interest in providing quality news.

The main page on Bahaikipedia has already been accessed 12,287 times. Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2. -gw

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