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Community galvanized as Temple’s construction proceeds

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 20:00
In Norte del Cauca, under the watchful gaze of the Andes, amongst forest and farmland, the clear form of the local House of Worship is rising above the fields.

UN condemns Iran’s human rights violations for 30th time

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 20:00
In a vote today, the United Nations General Assembly rebuked Iran for continuing human rights violations.

Exhibition of Baha’u’llah’s writings opens at British Museum

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:00
Baha’u’llah’s original writings and certain items associated with His life are on display at the British Museum until January 2018.

Law conference highlights atrocities against religious minorities

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 21:00
Freedom of religion or belief was among topics explored at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law conference.

Bicentenary website to remain resource, inspiration

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:00
With recordings from celebrations at Houses of Worship and a final sampling of reports posted, coverage on the bicentenary website now comes to a close.

Second member of Yaran released

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 21:00
Former member of the Yaran, Fariba Kamalabadi, has been released after a long, unjust prison sentence.

Bicentenary celebration at BIC Addis Ababa

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 21:00
The BIC Addis Ababa Office hosted a celebration of the bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth with 150 guests.

Attacks in Yemen and Iran coincide with bicentenary period

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:00
Security forces opened fire on a small gathering in Yemen yesterday. Persecution in Iran intensifies.

Sunset in Hawaii closes extraordinary period of worldwide celebrations

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:00
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, communities around the globe offered celebrations befitting the teachings He brought to the world.

World illumined by light of bicentenary celebrations

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:00
Bicentenary celebrations continue to span the globe.

Sunset brings light over Oceania, Asia, Africa

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:00
Diverse celebrations marking the bicentenary unfolded accross the Pacific, Asia, and Africa.

Bicentenary website shifts to focus on 72 hours of celebration

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:00
As the worldwide period of bicentenary celebrations commences, the special anniversary website has undergone a transformation.

200th anniversary sparks thoughtful reflections at BIC celebrations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:00
The BIC Offices in New York, Geneva, and Brussels recently held receptions to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah.

“Light to the World”: Film about Baha’u’llah released online

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:00
The feature film “Light to the World” was released today on the official website for the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah.

As the earth turns on its axis, torch is passed on to Europe, Americas

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 21:00
Celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah continue in the world.

Baha'i communities receive more public messages

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 21:00
The Prime Minister of the U.K., President of Austria, and a former President of the U.S.A. have sent messages to their respective Baha'i communities.

A global mosaic takes shape

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:00
Across the world, a mosaic of preparations for the bicentenary is taking shape.

Australian leaders honor bicentenary

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:00
National and local leaders in Australia, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have written tributes honoring the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah.

Hearing “the Divinity in the music”: Dizzy Gillespie remembered at 100

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:00
Dizzy Gillespie, who would have turned 100 this month, is remembered as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.

Messages of appreciation from leaders continue

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 21:00
Baha'i communities in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have received messages honoring the upcoming bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah.