The Philippines: Its History, Culture,
Aspirations and Inspirations
~ A Presentation by Stephen Ramo & Marissa Rossoukh ~
This is a continuation of NOVA Bahá’í Center’s series of talks, exploring the different cultures that immigrants carry to America, bringing to life the promise of “e pluribus unum” – out of many, one.
Join us for a 45-minute presentation on the Philippines, its culture, and the inspirational story of how the Bahá’í Faith started on its shores.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting ID: 981 2220 4135
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Stephen Ramo is Filipino Bahá’í who served at the Bahá’í World Center for two and a half years. Stephen and his wife Agnes, are proud parents of their daughter, Stephanie Ruhiyyih. He was born 58 years ago in Tacloban city in the Visayas, but now he lives with his family in Antipolo City, which is an hour away from Manila. Stephen works for JPMorgan Chase and Company and serves as the Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the Philippines.
Marissa Franco Rossoukh is a Filipino Bahá’í living in Greater Vienna, Virginia. She is a nurse/nurse practitioner by profession and has gained a lot of international experience working for multi-national companies. She and her husband, Shazin Rossoukh, served at the Bahá’í World Center for three and a half years. Now being retired, she enjoys volunteering and serving in the Baha’i community. She opened a free medical clinic at the NOVA Baha’i Center before the pandemic and will continue the service when things get back to normal.