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Armed Houthis attack peaceful Baha’i gathering, arresting at least 17, in fresh crackdown

NEW YORK—27 May 2023— Houthi gunmen have staged a violent raid on a peaceful gathering of Baha’is in Sanaa, Yemen, on 25 May, detaining and forcibly disappearing at least 17 people, including five women....

QATAR – In the shadow of the Football World Cup, a forgotten issue: the situation of the Baha’is

During Football World Cup in Qatar, voices of non-Muslims have been heard and listened to at the European Parliament at a conference “Qatar: Addressing the limitations of religious freedom for Bahá’ís and Christians.”

The Gifts of The Baháʼí Faith

The gift of the Baháʼí Faith is a welcoming religious practice that recognizes and honors all the faiths that have come before it.

New propaganda ploy to incriminate the Baha’is in Iran

The Baha’i International Community has received news of a shocking and outrageous new propaganda ploy to incriminate the Baha’is in Iran

Shocking demolitions and land grabs in persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

BIC GENEVA — In a cruel escalation, and just two days after previous attacks on Baháʼís across Iran, up to 200 Iranian government and local agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, in...

New York: Forum highlights women’s critical role in climate action

The BIC brought together member state representatives, UN agencies, and civil society to explore how women are uniquely situated to lead responses to the climate crisis.

New religious movements based on Islamic ideas

One of the main Islamic-based NRMs is the Bahá'í Faith, whose founder Bahá'u'lláh affirms the spiritual and social equality of women. Moreover, the institutions of the Baha'i community have a moral obligation to support...

Bahá’í World Publication: New article highlights efforts for racial justice in US | BWNS

The latest article published on The Bahá’í World website examines the American Bahá’í community’s efforts to counter racism.

DRC: Superstructure of temple nears completion

Work on the Bahá’í temple for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached a new stage as the steel superstructure for the 26-meter-high dome nears completion.

“This homeland shelters all”: Bahá’ís mark 100 year history in Tunisia

On the centenary of the Tunisian Bahá’í community’s establishment, some 50 social actors explored coexistence and the issue of violence in contemporary society.

True religion can transform hearts and overcome distrust, Bahai’s say

Over the coming days, Counsellors from all parts of the world will be consulting on the development of the worldwide Bahá’í community, preparing for the years ahead.

Bahá’í Media Bank: Photo of opening pages of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament published

An image of the opening pages of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament has been published for the first time, coinciding with the period of the centenary of His passing.

Short documentary on centenary commemoration in the Holy Land of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing

The documentary provides highlights from the spiritually charged centenary gathering recently held at the Bahá’í World Centre.

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: National commemorations honor herald of peace

National Bahá’í communities around the world have been bringing together diverse social actors to explore some of the universal principles embodied by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: A look at worldwide gatherings

Centenary gatherings encircled the globe on Saturday, inspiring countless people to consider the implications of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s call for universal peace for their lives.

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: Participants energized for return home as gathering concludes

Attendees came together for the closing session of the gathering at the Seat of the Universal House of Justice on Saturday, galvanized by the example of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: Solemn event sparks profound reflection on exemplary life

Participants gathered in the courtyard of the Haifa Pilgrim House, next to the Shrine of the Báb, to commemorate the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s ascension.

Houses of Worship: Preparations under way for centenary commemorations

WILMETTE, United States — Preparations are under way at Bahá’í Houses of Worship around the world to commemorate the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing with special programs, exhibits, artistic presentations, and discussions on the temple...

Vanuatu: First local Bahá’í temple in the Pacific opens its doors

BWNS - LENAKEL, Vanuatu — Some 3,000 people from across Vanuatu, in some cases as entire villages, gathered in Lenakel on the island of Tanna for the dedication ceremony of the first local Bahá’í...

Vanuatu: Anticipation builds as temple inauguration draws near

Many people from across Vanuatu arrive in Tanna to assist with preparations for Saturday’s dedication of the first local Bahá’í House of Worship in the Pacific.

Mansion of Mazra‘ih: Conservation work on Holy Place continues apace

The project to preserve the Mansion of Mazra‘ih is now showing significant progress. Most notably, Bahá’u’lláh’s room has now been prepared for visitors.

Bahrain: National gathering on coexistence honors ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

This event brought together Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, representing the king of Bahrain, and other prominent people to reflect on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s call for peace

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: Films and media productions honor herald of peace | BWN

Global preparations to commemorate the Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing have led to a surge in films, podcasts, and other media productions about His life and work.

Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing: Artistic works mark historic occasion

Preparations for the commemoration of the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing are giving rise to an outpouring of artistic expressions inspired by His life and work.

New study explores the application of spiritual principles to community life

Research conducted by the Indore Bahá’í Chair in collaboration with ISGP highlights the need to view human prosperity as an outcome of material and spiritual progress.
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