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Decade of unjust imprisonment ends for Mahvash Sabet

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:00
After an unjust and harrowing imprisonment, Mahvash Sabet's prison term has come to an end today.

Leaders mark bicentenary in Pakistan

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:00
A bicentenary commemoration was hosted in Islamabad at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services by Member of Parliament Asiya Nasir.

Leaders continue to honor bicentenary

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:00
Most recently, Baha'i communities in Australasia, Central Asia, and South America have received tribute messages for the occasion of the bicentenary.

As bicentenary nears, celebrations multiply

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:00
The mayor of the small Austrian town Bruck an der Leitha hosted a local celebration of the bicentenary of Baha'u'llah's birth last week.

New edition of The Baha'is published this month

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:00
A new edition of the publication The Baha'is will be released this month, providing a survey of the teachings and history of the Baha'i Faith.

India's Prime Minister and new President pay tribute to Baha'u'llah

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 21:00
India's Prime Minister and President have honored the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah with letters addressed to the Baha'i community.

Inauguration conference concludes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 21:00
The local Baha’i Temple in Battambang has been dedicated at a two-day conference. Video highlights provide a glimpse of day 2 at this historic occasion.

Day 1 of Temple dedication captured in video highlights

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 21:00
The Temple dedication conference in Battambang was soul-stirring. Video highlights from the day’s events capture the spirit of the occasion.

"A new dawn is breaking": House of Worship inaugurated in Cambodia

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 21:00
Thousands are commemorating the dedication of the local Baha'i House of Worship in Battambang today.

Spirit and aspirations of a people: Reflections of Temple's architect

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:00
Cambodian Architect Sochet Vitou Tang reflects on his journey in designing the Baha’i House of Worship in Battambang and the significance of such an endeavor.

New Pilgrim Reception Centre opens in Haifa

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:00
This month, a new Pilgrim Reception Centre opened at the Baha’i World Centre, ready to receive a growing number of pilgrims and visitors.

Sacred symbol raised in Cambodia Temple

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 21:00
Marking another stage in the process of building a local Baha’i House of Worship in Cambodia, the Greatest Name was raised within the Temple yesterday.

Preparations for Temple inauguration accelerate

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 21:00
As the dates of the dedication of Battambang's Temple approach on 1 and 2 September, new aerial footage shows the final stages of its construction.

100-year-old pioneering actor reflects on life, faith, and change

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:00
As the actor Earl Cameron turns 100, he reflects on his life of working towards equality in the film industry.

Aung San Suu Kyi gathers Myanmar religious leaders

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 21:00
Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi invited faith representatives together to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of her father's death.

Religious discrimination explicit in Iran's penal code

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:00
The accused murderer of a Baha'i in Yazd will face only 11 years in prison, owing to the religious discrimination in Iran's penal code.

Singapore's Prime Minister honors bicentenary anniversary

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:00
Recent tributes in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah include a letter from Singapore's Prime Minister.

A peaceful, persistent response to injustice

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:00
Three decades ago, barred from higher education, the Baha’is of Iran embarked on a remarkable journey to educate their youth.

Europe’s future entwined with world, says BIC

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:00
As the EU contemplates the future of Europe, the BIC urges it to act with the whole world in mind.

Transcending differences, treasuring diversity

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:00
The Baha’i House of Worship in New Delhi was the venue for a thoughtful and profound exchange on overcoming differences and building social harmony.