'In The News' Archives

'In The News' Archives

OTTAWA, 24 MAY 2017, (BWNS)
As the people of Canada prepare to celebrate 150 years since the confederation of their country, there has been a wide-ranging national conversation about the past, present, and future of relations between its diverse citizens.
NEW YORK, 12 MAY 2017, (BWNS)
The Baha'i International Community is launching a global campaign calling for the immediate release of the seven Iranian Baha'i leaders, unjustly imprisoned now for nine years.
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...
BEIRUT, LEBANON, 9 APRIL 2017, (BWNS)
Too often, religion is portrayed primarily as a divisive force in society. The abuse of power by segments of religious and political leadership, the fueling of prejudice and superstition, and violations of human dignity and honor, are highlighted...
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...
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.

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