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Imagining UN's evolution, global governance specialists collaborate

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:00
An award-winning proposal to reshape global governance highlights possibilities for the UN, its further development, and its mandate.

Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 21:00
In this conversation, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity.

Following Colombia Temple opening, first visits begin

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:00
More than 300 people, largely from nearby communities, met for prayers as local populations made their first visits to the Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca.

Heroine of women’s emancipation celebrated in Azerbaijan

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:00
A new play about Tahirih — an iconic Baha’i figure, poet, scholar, and champion of the equality of women and men — is inspiring actors and audiences alike.

Colombia Temple dedicated in joyful ceremony

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:00
The Baha’i House of Worship in Colombia has been dedicated in a long-anticipated and emotional ceremony.

Norte del Cauca eagerly anticipates Temple dedication

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:00
The dedication ceremony is set for Sunday morning in Colombia, when the local Baha’i House of Worship will open to some 1,300 expected attendees.

On eve of dedication, architect reflects on culture, environment, spiritual principle

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:00
As Sunday’s dedication of the Baha’i Temple in Colombia approaches, the architect describes the sources of inspiration that have guided the project.

Youth lead on development in UN Forum

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 21:00
Young people offer distinctive perspectives on their generation’s responsibility in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Casting a spotlight on media and religion in India

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:00
Media professionals and other societal leaders gathered to discuss the complexity of reporting on religion and how coverage influences the public.

Education uplifts in Mentawai Islands

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:00
A recent conference explored the role of spiritual education in building peaceful and prosperous communities.

Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 2

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:00
Reflecting on the experience of Baha’i-inspired organizations, a group of African Counsellors discuss educational endeavors.

Colombia Temple nears completion as dome is adorned with sacred symbol

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:00
The moment marks the near-completion of world’s second local Baha’i House of Worship.

Learning about education: the experience of Ahdieh Foundation

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:00
Community schools empower communities to take charge of primary education

Cohorts of university students inspired to act

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:00
Baha’i-inspired educational program helps young adults study, consult about social transformation.

Advancement of women and girls featured at major forum on development

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:00
The BIC contributed to this year’s European Development Days, which focused on women’s empowerment and rights.

Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 1

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:00
Reflecting on spiritual and moral education programs for youth, Counsellors describe the transformation of communities.

Lunda people draw on Baha’i teachings to transform culture, music

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:00
A remarkable process of social transformation is underway among a segment of the Lunda population in Zambia, which is reflected in changes in their music.

South America Temple bridges two eras

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:00
While its innovative architecture has attracted many awards, the Temple also has a vital role in community building.

Delegates return home energized, inspired

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:00
With the celebration of the 12th day of Ridvan yesterday afternoon, the extraordinary period of the 12th International Baha’i Convention came to a close.

New film gives voice to communities around the world

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:00
A new documentary film about the community-building efforts of the Baha’i world, as seen through the eyes of local populations, was released today.