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Leaving after many years of service in the Holy Land

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:00pm
The Universal House of Justice has announced that two of its members will be resigning owing to considerations of age.

New section of bicentenary site widens window on celebrations

Bahá'í World News Service - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00pm
The bicentenary website has been expanded to include a new section with country reports.

Local Temple design unveiled in Kenya

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00pm
The design for the local Baha’i House of Worship in Matunda Soy, Kenya, was unveiled at a celebration earlier today.

After devastating hurricane, community unites in reconstruction

Bahá'í World News Service - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:00pm
In the months since Hurricane Maria, another story has unfolded in the Caribbean—one of unity, cooperation, and collective action to rebuild.

Flower of Colombia Temple Blooms

Bahá'í World News Service - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:00pm
The crown at the top of the roof of the local House of Worship in Colombia has been installed, marking an important milestone in the construction process.

Re-examining reconciliation

Bahá'í World News Service - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:00pm
A recent symposium brought together hundreds in Canada to speak about reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Countries around the world design commemorative Baha’i stamps

Bahá'í World News Service - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:00pm
Postal services often issue commemorative stamps for historic occasions. This bicentenary year proved no exception.

Design of national temple unveiled at Naw-Ruz amidst great joy

Bahá'í World News Service - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:00pm
Earlier today, the Baha’i community of Papua New Guinea unveiled the design for its national Baha’i House of Worship.

Youngest member of Yaran completes ten year imprisonment

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 11:00pm
Vahid Tizfahm completed his 10-year sentence yesterday. At 44, he is the youngest member of the Yaran, who were imprisoned for their religious beliefs in 2008.

Oldest member of Yaran completes decade-long imprisonment

Bahá'í World News Service - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:00pm
Jamaloddin Khanjani, 85, former member of the Yaran, completed his unjust ten-year prison sentence yesterday.

Exploring an expanded conception of women’s empowerment

Bahá'í World News Service - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00pm
The Baha’i International Community has released a statement for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Celebration takes participants on journey of Baha’u’llah’s life and teachings

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00pm
Malaysia’s Baha’i community recently hosted an innovative national celebration for the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

European voices join global community to condemn persecution of Yemeni Baha’is

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:00pm
Over 100 Members of the European Parliament and Parliaments across Europe denounce the persecution of Yemen’s Baha’is in a statement released today.

Colombia Temple rises

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00pm
Recent developments on the construction of the local Temple in Norte del Cauca signal the nearing completion of the project.

Irish President urges Baha’is to press on

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:00pm
Michael Higgens, President of Ireland, hosted a Baha’i delegation to mark the bicentennial year.

Fourth member of Yaran released

Bahá'í World News Service - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:00pm
Former member of the Yaran, Saeid Rezaie, has been released from prison after an unjust, decade-long sentence.

Champion of justice Asma Jahangir leaves legacy of courage

Bahá'í World News Service - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:00pm
Asma Jahangir was highly regarded for her longstanding dedication to human rights and women's rights during her life. She passed away at age 66 on Sunday.

Leading lawyers take Iran to task

Bahá'í World News Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:00pm
Prominent human rights lawyers have published an open letter calling on Iran’s Head of the High Council for Human Rights to acknowledge persecution of Baha’is.

Poverty eradication only possible with structural transformation, says BIC

Bahá'í World News Service - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:00pm
The BIC has contributed a statement to this year’s UN Commission for Social Development, which is focused on global poverty eradication.

New educational facility opens at Baha’i Lotus Temple

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:00pm
A new educational facility at the Lotus Temple hosts camps, courses, and seminars for youth involved in efforts to improve their communities in New Delhi.

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