It was about August 9, 1981, and I was visiting the Baha’i House of Worship which was something I did a lot when I ran into my friend Charles Young. He invited me down to his neighborhood the following Sunday to meet at the South Shore Country Club to see Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. This sounded great to me as the Count Basie Orchestra is my all time favorite musical group and Dizzy Gillespie is the Father of Be-Bop and is also a fellow Baha’i.
Originally posted here: http://nibahai.org:80/blogs/adrian-mckee/what-ruhi-10328
Here on Northern Illinois Baha'is there is a lot of mention about Ruhi classes so I decided to include this short explanation of what Ruhi is for those who are curious about it.
Bahá'ís everywhere are engaged in a global process of learning that is helping to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh (the Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith) to the transformation of society.
Originally posted here: http://www.nibahai.org:80/blogs/adrian-mckee/being-bahai-cowboy-state-10142
Though this radio broadcast is not focused on the Northern Illinois Area, it discusses Baha'i Celebrations and Holy Days (since Tuesday February 26 starts our Festival of Ayyám-i-Há). I thought I would add the link to this broadcast from Wyoming Public Radio entitled "Being Bahá'í in the Cowboy State".
Original post here: "http://nibahai.org/blogs/adrian-mckee/why-bahai-adrian-mckee-1063"