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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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Akka mayor and religious leaders honor ‘Abdu’l-Baha at ceremony

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 16:00
Ceremony at the site of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Baha marks the start of construction.

A momentous endeavor begins: Groundwork being laid for the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 16:00
Initial stages of construction work for the new Holy Shrine in Akka are under way while detailed planning continues.

Peaceful coexistence only possible with full participation of women

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:00
Religious and civil society leaders in Tunisia reflect on changes needed in the country to see greater advancement of women.

2019 in review – A year of historic developments

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 16:00
The past year saw significant developments in the Baha’i world surging in the lead-up to the second bicentenary.

India’s president honors the Bab’s historic bicentenary

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 16:00
The country’s Baha’i community held a special reception for the president and more than 160 dignitaries, civil society and faith leaders, academics, and artists.

100 years on, remembering ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s call for peace in the First Tablet to The Hague

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:00
His message outlined the requisite spiritual foundations for peace. Its centenary is being commemorated by the Netherlands’ Baha’i community.

Exploring the distinctive role of youth, Germany’s Baha’is give impetus to an expanding conversation

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 16:00
Discussions are taking place around the country about how youth develop their potential to contribute to society.

National bicentenary gatherings shine light on social themes

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 16:00
The recent bicentenary was a time for celebration and reflection on addressing the challenges of our time.

“Baha’i World” articles explore uniqueness and dramatic impact of the Bab

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 16:00
A set of articles focusing on Herald of the Baha’i Faith is published online.

Construction advances on historic first national Baha’i House of Worship

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 16:00
Located in Papua New Guinea’s capital city, the Temple will be a place for prayer and meditation open to all.

Milestone for Vanuatu Temple uplifts, galvanizes island

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 16:00
The people of Tanna, joined by government officials, gathered for a historic groundbreaking celebration for one of the first local Baha’i Houses of Worship in the world.

UN to Iran: End human rights violations against Baha’is

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:00
Following recent reviews of Iran’s human rights record, the UN General Assembly condemns Iran for its continued attacks against religious minorities, including Baha’is.

At BIC, bicentenary celebrations explore peace, oneness of humanity

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:00
Baha’i International Community offices bring together dozens of dignitaries and other officials in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

“The hand of the community crafted the outcome”: Baha’i House of Worship receives prestigious international prize

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:00
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada International Prize recognizes the House of Worship in Santiago as an exceptional creation.

72 hours, one world

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:00
For 72 hours the whole earth was illuminated by the power of unity.

Celebrations have now encircled the globe

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:00
As global bicentenary celebrations pass the halfway mark, stories and images from around the world paint a hopeful picture of humanity, united in its rich diversity.

President of Israel visits World Centre to honor bicentenary amid wave of commemorations in Haifa and across the globe

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 17:00
President Reuvin Rivlin visited the Shrine of the Bab and Baha’i gardens to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

Worldwide celebrations begin, live updates on bicentenary site

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 17:00
The highly anticipated bicentenary celebrations have begun with sunset in Kiribati.

For bicentenary, Shrine of the Bab opens to thousands of visitors, community leaders

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 17:00
To commemorate the bicentenary, a reception was held for community leaders, and the terraces as well as the Shrine opened at night to the general public.

Anticipation mounts: A guide for 72 hours of bicentenary coverage

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 17:00
This article provides a road map for connecting to the historic global celebrations marking the bicentenary, which begins Monday at sunset.