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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.

Hope and purpose shine through at International Convention

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:00
In an extraordinary display of unity in diversity, delegates from around the world have been describing developments in their Baha’i communities.

Universal House of Justice elected

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 21:00
The results of the election of the nine members of the Universal House of Justice have been announced.

Delegates celebrate Ridvan festival in Bahji

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 21:00
More than 2,000 people representing a cross section of the human race came together today in Bahji to celebrate the festival of Ridvan.

Delegates cast ballots to elect Universal House of Justice

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 21:00
Over 1,300 representatives from around the world cast their ballots today to elect the Universal House of Justice.

Publication explores advancements in development efforts worldwide

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:00
A new edition of For the Betterment of the World illustrates the Baha’i community’s ongoing process of learning and action in the field of development.

Worldwide representatives gather for 12th International Convention

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:00
Some 1,300 delegates representing more than 160 countries have arrived in Haifa to participate in the 12th International Baha’i Convention.

Leaving after many years of service in the Holy Land

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:00
The Universal House of Justice has announced that two of its members will be resigning owing to considerations of age.

New section of bicentenary site widens window on celebrations

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:00
The bicentenary website has been expanded to include a new section with country reports.

Local Temple design unveiled in Kenya

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:00
The design for the local Baha’i House of Worship in Matunda Soy, Kenya, was unveiled at a celebration earlier today.

After devastating hurricane, community unites in reconstruction

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:00
In the months since Hurricane Maria, another story has unfolded in the Caribbean—one of unity, cooperation, and collective action to rebuild.

Flower of Colombia Temple Blooms

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:00
The crown at the top of the roof of the local House of Worship in Colombia has been installed, marking an important milestone in the construction process.

Re-examining reconciliation

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 21:00
A recent symposium brought together hundreds in Canada to speak about reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Countries around the world design commemorative Baha’i stamps

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 21:00
Postal services often issue commemorative stamps for historic occasions. This bicentenary year proved no exception.

Design of national temple unveiled at Naw-Ruz amidst great joy

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:00
Earlier today, the Baha’i community of Papua New Guinea unveiled the design for its national Baha’i House of Worship.

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.