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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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The Baha’i World publication launches online

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:00
A new official Baha’i website makes available thoughtful essays and articles on contemporary issues and developments.

In this bicentenary year, remembering the birth of a new Faith

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:00
The latest episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast focuses on the historic declaration of the Bab.

Encouraged by Prime Minister Ardern, New Zealand’s youth press to end racism

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:00
An annual event organized by the Baha’is, the national police, and other partners recently brought together nearly 100 young people to discuss unity and justice.

Questioning current modes of thought and action: European Parliament looks to the future

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:00
Amid rapid changes in society, European leaders seek new insights about religion’s constructive contributions to contemporary society.

Universal House of Justice announces architect for Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:00
A galvanized Baha’i world was called to raise a befitting Shrine in the vicinity of the Ridvan Garden in Akka.

67 selections from Baha’i writings published online

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:00
Using a recently developed feature of the Baha’i Reference Library, 33 Persian originals and 34 English translations of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s works were made available today.

Donald Rogers, 1935-2019

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 17:00
The Universal House of Justice sent a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former International Teaching Centre member Donald Rogers.

In Mozambique, community mobilizes after cyclone

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:00
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, the Baha’is of Dondo are contributing to the recovery of their area.

Canadian Parliament explores Internet, social media, and hate speech

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i community highlights the importance of cultivating a strong moral framework to understand and analyze online media.

Cities, technology, and happiness: a look at the future

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i Chair for World Peace brought focus on the impact of cities on well-being and their implications for the future.

Following tragedy, New Zealand’s Baha’is work for unity, healing

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:00
In the aftermath of a deadly terror attack, New Zealand draws on a rich spiritual heritage to recover and strengthen bonds of mutual respect and harmony.

A frank look at the news and its social impact

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 17:00
Spain’s Baha’i community brought together prominent journalists for an open exploration of media’s contributions to social harmony and social division.

Groundbreaking reflects unifying spirit of Kenya temple

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:00
A vibrant community in western Kenya celebrates the start of construction on the first local Baha’i House of Worship in Africa.

New year heralds second bicentenary period

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:00
On the eve of the Baha’i new year, preparations begin for the second historic bicentenary.

Baha’i World News Service becomes available in Spanish and French

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 17:00
Now available in two widely spoken languages, the Baha’i World News Service can reach a broader section of humanity

At UN Commission on the Status of Women, BIC highlights principles of oneness, equality

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i International Community addresses a statement to the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Milestones in Zambia: two new educational facilities seek to uplift through knowledge

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:00
A decades-long educational process gains momentum in two regions of Zambia.

Australia, diversity, and the pursuit of social cohesion

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:00
This podcast episode highlights how Baha’is in Australia are employing the power of consultation in advancing discourses on the national stage.

In President’s call for unity, Italian Baha’i community sees common aim

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:00
In a letter to President Sergio Mattarella, the Baha’is of Italy express a shared hope for a unified society and a commitment to positive action.

Advancing a discourse on race unity in the U.S.

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:00
This story includes a podcast episode looking at how the Baha’is of the U.S. are learning to contribute to the critical discourse on race.