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(from left to right) Brandon Silver, Project Manager Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR), Karen McKye, Secretary, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada, Elizabeth Wright, National Assembly, Professor Irwin Cotler, Veronique Malka, Executive Director RWCHR, Gerald Filson, Director of Public Affairs, Baha’i Community, Corinne Box, Director of Government Relations, Baha’i Community of Canada
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 (CBNS)

The National Spiritual Assembly welcomed former Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, Irwin Cotler, to the Reception Centre adjacent to the Baha’i Shrine in Montreal on the 7th of September to convey to him the gratitude of the Baha’i community for his unwavering defence of the Baha’is in Iran over more than 25 years in public life. Professor Cotler retired from political office this past year.

Toronto, Ontario, 2 August 2016 (CBNS)

The Canadian Bahá’í National Centre property was purchased more than 40 years ago before the City of Toronto expanded to the northern suburbs of Markham, Richmond Hill and beyond, surrounding the administrative centre of the Bahá’í Community in Canada.

The introduction to a recent 'thought piece' published on ca.bahai.org
Toronto, Ontario, July 29, 2016 (CBNS)

The Baha’i Community of Canada has relaunched a section of its website that includes a series of statements and discussion papers on issues in the public discourse.

Dr. Farzam Arbab will deliver the Balyuzi Lecture
Montreal, Quebec, 30 June 2016 (CBNS)

The 40th Association for Bahá’í Studies conference will take place in Montreal, QC from August 11-14.

The annual conference is a space where participants can critically reflect on their professions and fields of interest in relation to Bahá’í thought and teachings.

A children’s class featured in the film “The Baha’is”. © Westwind Pictures
Toronto, Ontario, 9 May 2016 (CBNS)

VisionTV will broadcast an introductory documentary on the Baha’i Faith on May 23rd at 9pm EST. Titled “The Baha’is”, the one-hour film illustrates the impact of the Baha’i Faith on the lives of several Baha’is across Canada.

In the News

30 SEPTEMBER 2016 - BAHÁ’Í WORLD NEWS SERVICE
SANTIAGO — A surge of excitement and anticipation is palpable among the Baha'i community in Santiago and abroad as the inauguration of the last of the continental Baha'i Houses of Worship approaches.
23 SEPTEMBER 2016 - HUFFINGTON POST
When I saw the photo of Aylan Kurdi, like many, I was overcome with emotion. Then my thoughts raced: that, but for the grace of God, could have been me.
16 SEPTEMBER 2016 - OPEN CANADA
As Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar suffers in an Iranian jail, Ottawa moves toward restoring diplomatic ties with the country. Whether this re-engagement can advance human rights...
16 SEPTEMBER 2016 - OPEN CANADA
The recent wave of Syrian refugees — and acknowledgement of Europe’s flawed multiculturalism — has prompted new ways to think about religion’s place in an inclusive society.
6 SEPTEMBER 2016 - BAHÁ’Í WORLD NEWS SERVICE
The Baha'i International Community has called on Iran's President, Dr Hassan Rouhani, to end the severe economic oppression imposed on the Baha'is in that country.