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Montréal, 16 April 2018 (CBNS)

Thanks to a Radio-Canada television series called “Deuxième chance” [Second Chance], two Bahá’í women from Saguenay, originally from Iran, had an emotional reunion with old friends they had not seen for thirty years or so. Through hard-to-believe accounts and reunions, the programme tells stories of immigration, assistance and mutual help, involving ordinary people.

VICTORIA, 2 APRIL 2018, (BWNS)

Prof. Jeremy Webber, Dean of Law at the University of Victoria, looked out at a packed room. Government officials, Indigenous and religious leaders, students and academics, and members of the community had gathered for a symposium on reconciliation between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of the country.

TORONTO, 19 MARCH 2018, (CBNS)

On March 21st, millions of people across the world will take another step in moving to the rhythms of a new calendar. In Canada, some 35,000 will be celebrating the Baha’i New year, called “Naw-Ruz”, with their friends and neighbours.

TORONTO, 27 FEBRUARY 2018, (CBNS)

The period of Ayyam-i-Ha in the Baha’i calendar is described as days of “hospitality, charity and gift-giving.” One group of friends in Toronto participated in a few activities this past weekend to honour the occasion.

VANCOUVER, 9 FEBRUARY 2018, (CBNS)
On February 1st, 2018, more than 50 community members gathered at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, located on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, to explore the journey to reconciliation through spirituality, arts and action.

In the News

4 APRIL 2018, NEW YORK, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR)
Payam Akhavan, associate professor of law at McGill University, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah with a discussion on the Baha’i faith, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
31 JANUARY 2018, VANCOUVER SUN
As Canadian members of the Baha’i faith continue to bask in the glow of the 200th anniversary of the birth of their Persian founder, Baha’u’llah, they take particular pride in the many Indigenous people among their faith...
BIC NEW YORK, 31 OCTOBER 2017, (BWNS)
Fariba Kamalabadi, a member of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran recently concluded her unjust, ten-year prison sentence. She is the second individual from among the former Yaran to be released.
BIC NEW YORK, 23 OCTOBER 2017, (BWNS)
Yemeni security forces raided a Baha’i gathering in Sana’a yesterday, opening fire on the small group of people assembled to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.
PRINCE GEORGE, 17 OCTOBER 2017, PG CITIZEN
The local members of the Baha'i Faith will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bah'u'llh at a grand event at the Two Rivers Gallery on Saturday at 6 p.m.