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Winter Holiday Cultural Celebration at GSU on Nov 16, 2010

The Winter Holiday Cultural Celebration sponsored by the University Multicultural Student Center took place on November 16, 2010 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University. Please click below for additional information and photos of the event.

Several religious groups exhibited information about their winter holidays and religions. Nancy Hutcheon and Dan Rea had an opportunity to talk with many students, 19 of whom signed our guest list and showed interest in learning more about the Bahá'í Faith in the future. In the process of meeting students, we discovered a new Bahá’í student, Jasmine Anderson, from Augusta. We gave away several Bahá'í buttons, pamphlets, and "Be a happy and joyful being" pens to help students make it through their final exams. Special thanks are extended to Qianting Yao for taking a series of pictures that tell a story about inquisitive students independently seeking to understand the truth of the Bahá’í Faith.

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Nancy Hutcheon and Dan Rea represent the Bahá’í Faith at the Winter Holiday Cultural Celebration.


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Nancy and Dan catch a bite to eat during lunchtime at the Bahá’í table and display.


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Dan explains the Bahá’í principle of the oneness of humanity to an interested student.


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Inquisitive students read free Bahá’í literature and sign the Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Curious students inquire about the “No Room in My Heart for Prejudice” buttons at the Bahá’í table.


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Both Muslim and Jewish students are attracted to the Bahá’í display.


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A Jewish exchange student from Israel shakes hands with Dan.

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An interested student signs the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Inquiring students ask Dan questions about the Bahá’í principle regarding the harmony of religion and science.


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An inquiring student signs the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Nancy and Dan share the Bahá’í vision of world peace with students in search of a better world.


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Nancy explains the importance of independent investigation of the truth for real seekers of knowledge.


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Dan explains to students that the Bahá’í Faith is an “inclusive” religion for people of all religions and nationalities.


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Nancy shares with students the Bahá’í principle of the equally of men and women.


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Nancy explains to a student the Bahá’í teaching that peace is based on unity.

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Nancy shares with a student that “truth is one in all religions.”


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Dan shares with a philosophy student that Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith, is the Promised One of all religions.


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A philosophy student signs the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Dan explains to an inquisitive student that the golden rule runs like a golden thread through all religions.


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Nancy invites a shy student to the Bahá’í table.


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Nancy shares free candy with a shy student.


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Nancy and Dan offer inquiring students the “No Room in My Heart for Prejudice” buttons to wear.


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Curious Asian students want to learn about the “No Room in My Heart for Prejudice” buttons.


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Nancy shows Asian students how the golden rule is common to all religions.


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Dan gives Asian students some introductory Bahá’í literature and "happy" pens to help them on their final exams.


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Asian students sign the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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An African American student learns about the Bahá’í teaching concerning the elimination of all prejudice and the need for racial equality.


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An African American student signs the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Nancy shares with a receptive student the Bahá’í teaching of the essential unity of all religions.


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Nancy offers Bahá’í literature to a student and explains that Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith, is the Promised One of all ages.


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Inquisitive students are attracted to the Bahá’í buttons about the elimination of prejudice, the unity of all religions, and the promise of world peace.


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An inquiring student wants to know more about the “elimination of prejudice” button.


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An inquiring student signs the Bahá’í Guest Book to receive more information about future Bahá’í events.


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Nineteen students signed the Bahá’í Guest Book and received follow-up information about an Interfaith Devotion for Unity and Peace sponsored by the Bahá’ís at Nancy’s home two days later.

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