for the April-June 2003 issue of ONE COUNTRY (Volume 15, Issue 1)
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In Vanuatu, a proving ground for coconut oil as an alternative fuelEntrepreneur Tony Deamer shows that pure coconut oil can be used as an alternative to petroleum in automotive diesel engines. The result is an environmentally friendly fuel that might also help the local economy.
Perspective: The Ethics of Globalization: A Bahá'í PerspectiveDebates on globalization, especially in policy-making circles, are often shaped by purely national interests, whether social, economic, or political. But such interests are parochial. If the phenomenon of globalization were to be carefully examined, discussions of the subject would properly be broadened to take into account the cultural and spiritual dimensions.
Commemorations in Chicago highlight the immense impact of House of WorshipIn May, the Bahá'í community of the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the first Bahá'í Temple in the West, reflecting on the building's architectural innovation, spiritual significance, and continuing prominence.
At local, national, and international levels, Bahá'ís elect leadership councils worldwideHAIFA, Israel -- Using a distinctive electoral process that extends from the grassroots to the international level, the worldwide Bahá'í community on 29 April 2003 elected its international governing council, the Universal House of Justice.
The Bahá'í International Community expresses concern about the human rights of Iranian Bahá'ísGENEVA - The Bahá'í International Community has expressed deep disappointment that the UN Commission on Human Rights failed this year to put forward or adopt any kind of resolution on the human rights situation in Iran.
Exhibition at European Parliament tells the story of Bahá'í contribution to social harmonyBRUSSELS - At its main building here in June, the European Parliament hosted a special exhibition highlighting the contribution that Bahá'í communities in Europe have made to promote social harmony.
Bahá'í UN Representative elected to head NGO women's committee in New York-- NEW YORK - Bani Dugal, the Principal Representative of the Bahá'í International Community to the United Nations, has been elected to chair the main committee of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with women's issues at the UN.
Review: A new approach to violence against women
Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem -- By Michael L. Penn and Rahel NardosWhy is it that although women compose half the world's population and put in nearly two-thirds of the world's work hours, they receive just one-tenth of the world's income and own less than one-hundredth of the world's property?