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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.

A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:00pm
A process is unfolding in the DRC—one that seeks to build capacity within all people to arise and contribute to the advancement of civilization.

Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00pm
The Universal House of Justice released a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former House of Justice member Hartmut Grossmann.

In UAE, tolerance gets a sharp critique

Bahá'í World News Service - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:00pm
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

Bahá'í World News Service - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:00pm
Baha’u’llah’s original writings and certain items associated with His life are on display at the British Museum until January 2018.

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