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Youngest member of Yaran completes ten year imprisonment

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:00
Vahid Tizfahm completed his 10-year sentence yesterday. At 44, he is the youngest member of the Yaran, who were imprisoned for their religious beliefs in 2008.

Oldest member of Yaran completes decade-long imprisonment

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:00
Jamaloddin Khanjani, 85, former member of the Yaran, completed his unjust ten-year prison sentence yesterday.

Exploring an expanded conception of women’s empowerment

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 20:00
The Baha’i International Community has released a statement for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Celebration takes participants on journey of Baha’u’llah’s life and teachings

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:00
Malaysia’s Baha’i community recently hosted an innovative national celebration for the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

European voices join global community to condemn persecution of Yemeni Baha’is

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 20:00
Over 100 Members of the European Parliament and Parliaments across Europe denounce the persecution of Yemen’s Baha’is in a statement released today.

Colombia Temple rises

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:00
Recent developments on the construction of the local Temple in Norte del Cauca signal the nearing completion of the project.

Irish President urges Baha’is to press on

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:00
Michael Higgens, President of Ireland, hosted a Baha’i delegation to mark the bicentennial year.

Fourth member of Yaran released

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:00
Former member of the Yaran, Saeid Rezaie, has been released from prison after an unjust, decade-long sentence.

Champion of justice Asma Jahangir leaves legacy of courage

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 20:00
Asma Jahangir was highly regarded for her longstanding dedication to human rights and women's rights during her life. She passed away at age 66 on Sunday.

Leading lawyers take Iran to task

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:00
Prominent human rights lawyers have published an open letter calling on Iran’s Head of the High Council for Human Rights to acknowledge persecution of Baha’is.

Poverty eradication only possible with structural transformation, says BIC

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:00
The BIC has contributed a statement to this year’s UN Commission for Social Development, which is focused on global poverty eradication.

New educational facility opens at Baha’i Lotus Temple

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:00
A new educational facility at the Lotus Temple hosts camps, courses, and seminars for youth involved in efforts to improve their communities in New Delhi.

A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:00
A process is unfolding in the DRC—one that seeks to build capacity within all people to arise and contribute to the advancement of civilization.

Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:00
The recent unjust death sentence of Hamed bin Haydara in Yemen has evoked a wave of protest across the region.

2017: A momentous year for the Baha’i world

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 20:00
From worldwide bicentenary celebrations to the dedication of the first local Baha’i House of Worship, 2017 has been a remarkable year.

African leaders address education, empowerment for children

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:00
At a regional meeting in Sudan this month, leaders on the African continent met to explore the rights and welfare of children.

For 30th time, UN General Assembly censures Iran for persecution of Baha’is

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:00
On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly rebuked Iran’s human rights violations against the Baha’i community there, for the 30th time.

Hartmut Grossmann, 1933–2017

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:00
The Universal House of Justice released a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former House of Justice member Hartmut Grossmann.

Exploring vistas beyond mere tolerance

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:00
Is tolerance enough to help diverse societies live in peace and thrive? Scholars and faith representatives explored this question in Abu Dhabi last month.

Faith and peace explored in Pakistan

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:00
At an international conference of faith leaders, a Baha’i representative highlights the role of religion in fostering peace.