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InstaHouses of Worship

Not feeling I could do justice to any of the topics I was tempted to write about before the end of day 15 of the #bahaiblogging challenge, I decided instead to share some images of Bahá’í Houses of Worship from Instagram. These days, finding photographs of faraway places is becoming increasingly easy, and presented here are the continental Houses of Worship, and one local House of Worship, through the eyes, and lenses, of Instagram users. Continue reading InstaHouses of Worship

The Passing of Malietoa Tanumafili II

Malietoa Tanumafili IIHis Majesty Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoa’s Head of State, died in hospital on the evening of 11th May at the age of 95.

He was the oldest serving head of state in the world, and also the only living monarch who was a member of the Bahá’í Faith.

Malietoa Tanumafili II was born on the 4th January 1912 and became the King of Western Samoa in 1939.

In 1962 Samoa gained independence from New Zealand and he became Samoa’s joint Head of State with Tupua Tamasese Mea’ole, who passed away the following year leaving Malietoa as the sole head of state up until his own passing.

Below is a photo of the Samoan Bahá’í House of Worship [BWNS]