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OTTAWA and TORONTO, 18 MAY 2018, (CBNS)

For the past six years, the first week of May has been marked by members of all federal political parties as “Iran Accountability Week”. The initiative was started by former Attorney General Irwin Cotler, a member of the Liberal Party, to hold Iran to account for incitement to genocide, among other threats presented to international peace and security. It has been supported by the other parties, and marked by annual hearings on human rights in Iran by the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs sub-committee on international human rights.

TORONTO, 4 MAY 2018, (CBNS)

On April 28th, a small group of youth came together at the Toronto Baha’i Centre to participate in a consultative process launched by the federal government to design a national youth policy.

NEW YORK, 3 MAY 2018, (CBNS)

Two members of the Baha’i community participated as delegates in the recent 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York from March 12 to 23, 2018. Mary Darling and Esther Maloney were part of a delegation of the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office.

TORNOTO, 2 MAY 2018, (CBNS)

The Baha’i Festival of Ridvan, celebrated this year from April 21-May 2, is a special time for Baha’is that marks the beginning of the religion in 1863. 

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.

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.