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OTTAWA, 13 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

The Government of Canada has been a leading nation in support of the Baha’is who are facing escalating persecution in Houthi-controlled Yemen.

On November 8, 2018, Canada was joined by the governments of Australia, Germany and the United States in making the following joint statement on the situation of the Baha’is in Yemen:

We are deeply concerned about the worsening treatment of Bahá’ís in Yemen, particularly by the Houthis in Sana’a.

TORONTO, 13 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

“Learning about Baha’u’llah has brought a calmness to my life, a peacefulness that I didn't have before,” said Keisha Gayle, a mother of four from Toronto. 

TORONTO, 8 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

The Parliament of the World’s Religions featured a range of film-makers who shared their work and discussed the use of media as a tool for social change. A number of Baha’is showed films on a variety of themes, including inter-religious understanding, youth empowerment, the advancement of girls and women, and religious history.

TORONTO, 8 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

More than 8,500 people gathered at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto for the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held from November 1-7.

TORONTO, 12 OCTOBER 2018, (CBNS)

From November 1-7, 2018, more than 8,000 people will converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to participate in one of the largest gatherings of people learning about humanity’s religious and spiritual inheritance.

In the News

UNITED NATIONS. 16 NOVEMBER 2018, Baha'i World News Service (BWNS)
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee called on Iranian authorities to end ongoing human rights violations against the Baha’is in Iran.
Montreal, 12 September 2018, Montreal Baha'i Community News
Twenty-two students from Kyoto Imperial University of Japan are, at the moment, visiting Montreal as part of their continuing studies to learn about Canadian Culture and languages.
27 SEPTEMBER 2018, OPEN CANADA
At the UN this week, Justin Trudeau said Canada will stand up for minorities around the world. As Yemen’s sham trials against Baha’is intensify, an international group calls for action.
9 JULY 2018, NATIONAL POST
Canadians don't realize how much of a role faith plays for immigrants, and the trend is an ode to the history of settlement in Canada
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, 20 JUNE 2018, Iran Press Watch
On May 22, 2011, in a coordinated and simultaneous operation, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence raided the homes of 39 Baha’i citizens connected with the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE)...