Saturday, November 21, 2009

On Hard Economic Conditions Don't Slow Baha'is Down: Must be the application of Baha'i principles

July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a “united future world currency.”

“Here it is,” Medvedev told reporters today in L’Aquila, Italy, after a summit of the Group of Eight nations. “You can see it and touch it.”

The coin, which bears the words “unity in diversity,” was minted in Belgium and presented to the heads of G-8 delegations, Medvedev said.

The question of a supranational currency “concerns everyone now, even the mints,” Medvedev said. The test coin “means they’re getting ready. I think it’s a good sign that we understand how interdependent we are.”

Medvedev has repeatedly called for creating a mix of regional reserve currencies as part of the drive to address the global financial crisis, while questioning the U.S. dollar’s future as a global reserve currency. Russia’s proposals for the G-20 meeting in London in April included the creation of a supranational currency.

Hard economic times aren't slowing down the folks at Green Acre Baha'i School. Numbers are up. Must be the application of Baha'i perspectives on the current economic crisis! -gw
We are happy to report that attendance so far this Fall has been 19%  higher than one year ago, in spite of  the challenges of the economic crisis.   And it is likewise heartening to know that the number of seekers and non-Baha'is in attendance in 2009 has increased by 28% over 2008!
Dec. 4-6: Two Programs
Includes children's classes ages 6 - 14 with a special program on Huqúqu'lláh (The Right of God).
The Baha'i Faith, Economics, and A Single Global Currency - Shahruz Mohtadi and Morrison Bonpasse
Join Shahruz Mohtadi Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Suffolk University and Morrison Bonpasse, President, Single Global Currency Association and author, to:
Explore Bahá'í perspectives on the current economic crisis
Discuss wealth acquisition, work, taxation, and capital-labor relations
Define economic justice in today's world
Learn more about the idea of a  single global currency and its importance in advancing world unity
Get the answer to "What is a 'Unity in Diversity' global currency coin?" (Hint - it was unveiled at the Group of Eight summit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev)
Islam II - Peter Terry
"Entry by troops" is a phrase is drawn from the Qur'an, and Islam furnishes a brilliant example of this concept, which could be fruitfully compared to the spread of Judaism, Christianity, the Bábí and Baha'i Faiths. Join Peter Terry, scholar and author, for this advanced course in Islam and delve into discoveries of scholars, philosophers, mystics, and activists.

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