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EP3: Basketball and the Baha'i Faith (5 Historical Moments)

By Colby Jeffers

In Episode 3, I take you through a history lesson of the sport of basketball and the Baha'i Faith world religion, focusing on 5 historical moments.5 Historical Moments in Basketball and the Baha'i Faith1) 1861 - James Naismith is born and Baha'u'llah pens the Kitab-i-Iqan (Book of Certitude)2) 1893 - Basketball's first international matches and the Baha'i Faith is first mentioned in the United States3) 1936/1937 - Basketball is first played as an Olympic medal sport and the Baha'i Faith has is first systematic teaching plan, the "7 Year Plan"4) 1946 - Formation of the National Basketball Association and the Baha'i Faith has it's second "7 Year Pan"5) 1963 - Michael Jordan is born and the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, the Universal House of Justice, is first elected.Bonus) 1996 - Formation of the Woman's National Basketball Association and the start of the "4 Year Plan" of the Baha'i Faith, one in a series of plans spanning 25 years, through 2021. ReferencesThe Baha'i Faithhttps://www.bahai.org/The Kitab-i-Iqanhttps://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-iqan/1The Divine Plan of the Baha'i Faithhttps://bahaipedia.org/Divine_PlanThe Universal House of Justicehttps://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/History of Basketballhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BasketballWNBAhttps://www.wnba.com/NBAhttps://www.nba.com/Michael Jordanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan

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