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The Bahá’í World News Service - BWNS - The official news source of the worldwide Bahá’í community, reports on major developments and endeavors of the global Baha’i community.
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Worldwide spirit of bicentenary inspires communities throughout Europe

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:00
Communities are preparing for the historic anniversary by composing music, performing drama, and intensifying community building efforts.

Bicentenary website to reflect worldwide celebrations

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:00
Launched today, a new website publishes glimpses of celebrations worldwide.

Role of sacred space: A conversation on places of worship

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 17:00
Religious leaders, students, scholars, and others explored the role that sacred spaces play in contemporary Indian society.

In Americas, spirit of oneness moves communities in anticipation of bicentenary

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 17:00
Bicentenary preparations are prompting artistic creativity, reflection on history, and intensification of community building activities.

Baha’i studies: Aiming to apply spiritual principles to humanity’s social progress

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 17:00
The annual conference of the Association for Baha’i Studies brought together 1,400 people for a lively discussion on contributing to social progress.

In Africa, preparations energize and focus communities

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:00
Communities reflect on the significance of the coming bicentenary through film, gatherings with traditional chiefs, youth conferences, and numerous other efforts.

The transformative power of prayer: How devotional gatherings are taking root in Uganda

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 17:00
An interview with representatives of a community in Uganda explores how collective prayer is influencing society at large.

Preparations gain momentum for worldwide bicentenary

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:00
Photos provide glimpses of the preparations around the world for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

Artistic expressions blossom across the globe

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:00
Communities around the world draw on the arts to honor the approaching 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

Special bicentenary collection added to Baha’i Media Bank

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:00
A rich collection of images and videos has been released in preparation for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

Power of history: the pursuit of truth, justice, and unity

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:00
A network of likeminded organizations, including the U.S. Baha’i public affairs office, is exploring the power of history in shaping the future.

Communities feel spiritual impulse of pilgrimage

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 17:00
For thousands of people each year, Baha’i pilgrimage represents a period of reflection and renewal, of meditation and prayer, and of profound transformation.

Exploring how Houses of Worship are connecting with their societies

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 17:00
The latest Baha’i World News Service podcast episode features insights emerging from some of the Baha’i Temples around the world.

In natural disasters, capacities of local communities vital

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i International Community hosted a dynamic exchange about central role of local communities in humanitarian relief.

In Spain, a dynamic conversation aims to prevent radicalization

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 17:00
With academics, journalists, and government and military officials grappling with extremism, a university course brings to light emerging and leading perspectives.

As momentous bicentenary approaches, communities prepare

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:00
As the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab approaches, many communities are preparing, including the Baha’is of Germany.

Bringing the insights of religion into development

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 17:00
A panel at a major international development conference reflected advances in thought about local capacity and the role of religion in social and economic progress.

Momentous gathering focuses on Houses of Worship

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i community has been engaged in an intensive process of learning about these sacred structures.

Faith as catalyst of social change: Perspectives from the Congo

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 17:00
Faith communities in Kinshasa have come together in pursuit of a more peaceful and united society.

Overcoming prejudice through education

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:00
The latest BWNS podcast episode explores how a group of young women helped their community to shed superstitious attitudes that have ostracized women for generations.