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Baha'i news publications seek to elevate thought, inspire action

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:00
For well over a century, Baha'i news publications have inspired and informed readers interested in the affairs of the Baha'i community.

Baha'i Chair explores overcoming racism

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:00
The 2018 Baha'i Chair for World Peace Annual Lecture tackled structural racism and the roots of prejudice.

New Maori prayer book connects hearts with the divine

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:00
A book of 81 Baha’i prayers has been published in Maori, the language of New Zealand’s indigenous people.

“A Widening Embrace” extra features released

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:00
Three short films complement “A Widening Embrace”, telling the story of transformation of communities unfolding throughout the world.

Baseless charges in Yemen signal intensified persecution

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 21:00
Houthi authorities targeted about 20 Baha’is with a string of baseless charges.

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 3

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:00
In oppression, 150 years ago, Baha’u’llah penned some of His weightiest writings, addressing the kings and rulers of His time.

New feature for releasing sacred Baha’i Writings launched

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:00
More than 100 Tablets and passages of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha were published online today on the Baha’i Reference Library.

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 2

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 21:00
Friday, 31 August, marks the 150th anniversary of the day of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Akka, the last in a series of banishments from Persia to the Holy Land.

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 1

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 21:00
This week marks the 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Akka, the last phase of His banishment from His homeland of Persia.

Musical about escaping slavery raises consciousness, inspires conversation and action

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 21:00
Henry Box Brown, a new innovative stage production at a major international arts festival, contributes to a vital discourse on racial equality and unity.

Imagining UN's evolution, global governance specialists collaborate

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:00
An award-winning proposal to reshape global governance highlights possibilities for the UN, its further development, and its mandate.

Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 21:00
In this conversation, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity.

Following Colombia Temple opening, first visits begin

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:00
More than 300 people, largely from nearby communities, met for prayers as local populations made their first visits to the Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca.

Heroine of women’s emancipation celebrated in Azerbaijan

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:00
A new play about Tahirih — an iconic Baha’i figure, poet, scholar, and champion of the equality of women and men — is inspiring actors and audiences alike.

Colombia Temple dedicated in joyful ceremony

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:00
The Baha’i House of Worship in Colombia has been dedicated in a long-anticipated and emotional ceremony.

Norte del Cauca eagerly anticipates Temple dedication

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:00
The dedication ceremony is set for Sunday morning in Colombia, when the local Baha’i House of Worship will open to some 1,300 expected attendees.

On eve of dedication, architect reflects on culture, environment, spiritual principle

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:00
As Sunday’s dedication of the Baha’i Temple in Colombia approaches, the architect describes the sources of inspiration that have guided the project.

Youth lead on development in UN Forum

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 21:00
Young people offer distinctive perspectives on their generation’s responsibility in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Casting a spotlight on media and religion in India

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:00
Media professionals and other societal leaders gathered to discuss the complexity of reporting on religion and how coverage influences the public.

Education uplifts in Mentawai Islands

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:00
A recent conference explored the role of spiritual education in building peaceful and prosperous communities.