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Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:00
The recent unjust death sentence of Hamed bin Haydara in Yemen has evoked a wave of protest across the region.

2017: A momentous year for the Baha’i world

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 20:00
From worldwide bicentenary celebrations to the dedication of the first local Baha’i House of Worship, 2017 has been a remarkable year.

African leaders address education, empowerment for children

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:00
At a regional meeting in Sudan this month, leaders on the African continent met to explore the rights and welfare of children.

For 30th time, UN General Assembly censures Iran for persecution of Baha’is

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:00
On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly rebuked Iran’s human rights violations against the Baha’i community there, for the 30th time.

Hartmut Grossmann, 1933–2017

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:00
The Universal House of Justice released a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former House of Justice member Hartmut Grossmann.

Exploring vistas beyond mere tolerance

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:00
Is tolerance enough to help diverse societies live in peace and thrive? Scholars and faith representatives explored this question in Abu Dhabi last month.

Faith and peace explored in Pakistan

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:00
At an international conference of faith leaders, a Baha’i representative highlights the role of religion in fostering peace.

Third member of Yaran completes 10 year sentence

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:00
Imprisoned for religious beliefs, Behrooz Tavakkoli, member of the former leadership group of the Baha’is of Iran, has completed his unjust sentence.

Special session marks bicentenary in Brazil’s Congress

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:00
Members of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies held a special session yesterday to speak about the life and teachings of Baha'u'llah.

Structure & spirit: Italian museum features Baha’i architecture

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 20:00
Iconic Baha'i buildings, constructed with Italian marble, were featured in a month-long exhibition at the Palladio museum.

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.