'In The News' Archives
'In The News' Archives
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...
Why Yale and Columbia are accepting students from a university that holds classes in a basement in Tehran
28 MARCH 2017, (QUARTZ)
Marjan Davoudi was 19 years old when she was told that she was not human. Davoudi, now 56, had been studying math at the National University in Tehran when the Islamic revolution began in 1979.
New York, 26 MARCH 2017, (BWNS)
The Baha'i International Community (BIC) contributed to the discourse on the advancement of women during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this year.
GENEVA, 24 MARCH 2017, (BIC)
Following strong expressions of concern about human rights violations in Iran from the UN Secretary General and the Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, the Human Rights Council today voted to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur...
OTTAWA, 19 MARCH 2017, CENTRETOWN BUZZ
The year 2017 is an important one for all Canadians, being the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the Bahá’ís of Ottawa and the worldwide Bahá’í community, it is also a special bicentennial celebration of the birth of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
WASHINGTON D.C., 19 MARCH 2017, (BWNS)
In the last twenty years, remarkable strides have been achieved in providing access to education for children around the world. However, research in the field of education is showing that increased schooling has not automatically led to increased learning
3 MARCH 2017, BAHÁ’Í INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
The leaders of the world bear an unenviable burden. They must provide for the well-being of their citizenries, preferring these over themselves, rejecting outdated models that emphasize self and promote imbalances of power.
TORONTO, 27 FEBRUARY 2017, (CRRF)
As a young child I was always fascinated by my mother’s story of her arrival to Canada. It seemed fantastical to me that my poised, petite, and refined mother, could ever make such a daring escape by foot with my father across the Iran/Pakistan border.
AGUA AZUL, Colombia, 23 February 2017, (BWNS)
Plans for the construction of the local Baha'i House of Worship in Agua Azul, a village in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, have recently reached an important milestone.
15 February 2017, (BWNS)
Following the wave of national Baha'i websites that have launched in recent years, the site of the Baha'i community of Iran went online earlier today.
UNITED NATIONS, 12 FEBRUARY 2017 , BWNS
It is vital for aid agencies to see the populations they work with as protagonists of their own advancement. This message formed part of the opening address of a representative of the Baha'i International Community at a recent conference...
NEW YORK, 10 Jan 2017, Baha'i International Community (BIC)
Many today are wondering whether the United Nations and the international system are up to the challenges of the moment.
30 December, 2016, RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL
Sonjel Vreeland, member of the Baha’i Faith Charlottetown Centre, in Prince Edward Island, explains the principles of her religion and talks about the social function of the Baha’i Centre in her city.
LONDON, ENGLAND, 15 DECEMBER 2016, BWNS
Can we change the character of our national conversation and the terms on which we talk to one another? Recently, the UK Baha’i Office of Public Affairs invited a group of parliamentarians, journalists, academicians, and civil society actors to explore...
SANTIAGO, CHILE, 2 DECEMBER 2016, THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Canadian architect Siamak Hariri spent a lifetime hoping to unite religion and technology – and realized his dream in a Baha’i temple in Chile. Alex Bozikovic reports from Santiago on one of architecture’s most ambitious undertakings
SANA'A, 29 NOVEMBER 2016, RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)
For 11 days in August, Ruhiyeh Thabet al-Sakkaf and Nafheh Sanai al-Sakkaf say they were forced to share a jacket and a damp cell at Yemen’s National Security Bureau after armed officers stormed a multifaith youth event [...]
GENEVA, 28 NOVEMBER 2016, BWNS
Building inclusive societies requires profound change in mindsets, stated the Baha'i International Community (BIC) in a keynote address at the recent Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security held from 23 to 25 November at the Palace of Nations in Gen
OCTOBER, 2016, TEACHER NEWS MAGAZINE
In 1988, beeta Jafarzadeh-a young girl at the time- and her family tried to escape the persecution they faced for practising the Baha'i faith in Iran. Guided by Kurdish smugglers, they walked for more than 30 hours at a time, crossing mountain ranges...
Canada welcomes the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran
15 November 2016 - GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA
OTTAWA - The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the adoption, by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, of the Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
31 OCTOBER 2016 - BAHÁ’Í INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
NEW YORK - Iran continues to violate the human rights of its citizens in a wide range of ways, according to the UN’s special expert on human rights in Iran, who officially presented his report to the General Assembly on Friday, 28 October 2016.