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TORONTO, 24 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)

On April 20, Canadians across the country celebrated the first of twelve days of the Baha’i Festival of Ridvan (pronounced RIZ-von). The Ridvan Festival, the most significant amongst the Baha’i holy days, begins with the first day that marks the anniversary of Baha'u'llah's declaration as the “One Who was to be the Bearer of a new Message for humankind”.

TORONTO, 5 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has named the Baha’i House of Worship of South America winner of the Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.  One of the most important Canadian architectural awards, the announcement states:

VANCOUVER, 29 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

Baha’i representatives were among those participating in the inaugural gathering of the “Spirited Citizenship” tour held in Vancouver on 28 March. Around 40 new and old friends of the Faith Alliance Network, youths and adults, from a variety of faith communities and organizations were in attendance.

TORONTO, 23 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

The Alberta and Quebec governments, among others, greeted the Baha’is on their Naw-Ruz (New Year) this year.

CALGARY, 22 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

A group of Baha’i youth from Calgary recently contributed to a process of envisioning Canada’s future over the next 50 years.

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NEW YORK, 21 APRIL 2017, (BWNS)
Orders for the arrest of at least 25 Baha'is have been issued by certain authorities in Sana'a who are harassing the Yemeni Baha'is and pressuring them to recant their faith.
New York, 20 APRIL 2017, (TED)
To design the Bahá'í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination — from the temple's form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it.
BERLIN, 13 April 2017,(BWNS)
With the accelerated movement of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa over the past several years, German society is encountering a changing cultural and religious landscape. These shifts are stimulating profound societal reflection...
BEIRUT, LEBANON, 9 APRIL 2017, (BWNS)
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BATTAMBANG, 29 MARCH 2017, (BWNS)
Excitement is stirring in Battambang as anticipation builds for the completion of the first local Baha'i House of Worship. Scores upon scores of inhabitants in the region have been galvanized to offer service to their communities...