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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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In natural disasters, capacities of local communities vital

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i International Community hosted a dynamic exchange about central role of local communities in humanitarian relief.

In Spain, a dynamic conversation aims to prevent radicalization

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 17:00
With academics, journalists, and government and military officials grappling with extremism, a university course brings to light emerging and leading perspectives.

As momentous bicentenary approaches, communities prepare

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:00
As the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab approaches, many communities are preparing, including the Baha’is of Germany.

Bringing the insights of religion into development

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 17:00
A panel at a major international development conference reflected advances in thought about local capacity and the role of religion in social and economic progress.

Momentous gathering focuses on Houses of Worship

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 17:00
The Baha’i community has been engaged in an intensive process of learning about these sacred structures.

Faith as catalyst of social change: Perspectives from the Congo

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 17:00
Faith communities in Kinshasa have come together in pursuit of a more peaceful and united society.

Overcoming prejudice through education

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:00
The latest BWNS podcast episode explores how a group of young women helped their community to shed superstitious attitudes that have ostracized women for generations.

Baha’i World article highlights centrality of agriculture

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:00
Drawing on Baha’i teachings and history, an article in the newly-launched online publication describes the importance of rural development.

Kiribati President attends annual Baha’i convention

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:00
The country’s Baha’is are engaging with their government in a common aim to work for the betterment of the island nation.

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.