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SAKAGEEWIN, MANITOBA, 27 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)

On April 12, the non-profit organization Reconciliation Canada brought together 60 Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with different religions and beliefs to explore the spiritual dimension of the process of reconciliation. Three Baha’is were invited to attend the gathering at Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.

Toronto, 25 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)
For the 12 day period of the Festival of Ridvan, the Premier of Ontario issued a personal statement to the Baha'i Community, recognizing the significance of these holy days, and expressing an appreciation for the Baha'i community in that province. The text and a photo of the greeting are included here.
 
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).

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.

In the News

26 APRIL 2017, NATIONAL POST
In the coming weeks, the Khomeinist regime in Iran will stage yet another sham presidential election and Canada’s Parliament will proceed with the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week.
25 APR 2017, (WORLD RELIGION NEWS)
The people belonging to the Baha'i community have been facing harassment from the Yemeni authorities for some time now. The latest is an order to arrest about 25 Baha'is. The Baha’is are being accused by the authorities of showing kindness to people...
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...