Feast of Saltán (Sovereignty) 2022


UnnamedWith less than four months remaining in the current fiscal year, close to $16M in contributions are still needed in order to meet the fund goal for the year. Despite record-breaking inflation and uncertain economic times, the American Baha’i Community, the spiritual descendants of the Dawnbreakers, have continued to arise and with a loving spirit of sacrifice and fervent generosity, supply the LifeBlood of this precious Faith. We are confident that they will continue to do so. We would love to hear your stories – from your family, your community, your region – of how you have rallied to continue to support the Funds of the Faith. Please email us at: bahaitreasurersoffice(at)usbnc.org


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"We really keep very little these days, generation to generation. I am sharing a picture of a Dutch Bible and some "Blau Delft" dishes from my great-aunts and great-grandmother. They are special to my family because my maternal great-grandparents and their siblings immigrated to America from Friesland, Netherlands in the 1860s. I am sure they missed their homeland and these items came from there. It is important for me to pass these on to my children, if they want them, to remember their heritage and their journeys, and also their Faith, which was what gave them courage and peace."

To submit a story or item from your archive, i.e. photograph, material, item, etc, write to bahaitreasurersoffice(at)usbnc.org with a photo and answers to the question: Why did this item go in your archive? Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?

To learn more about the National Archive Campaign: Preserving our Spiritual Heritage, read the Bahá’í Fund Bulletin and The American Bahá’í magazine. Keep an eye out for videos, kids’ content, and more!

The Archives Renovation Fund goal is 2.5M and we have received contributions of 1.03M as of January 15. To contribute to the project, select "US Bahá’í National Archives Renovation Fund" in the Online Contribution System.

20.17 Treasurers Notes