'In The News' Archives

'In The News' Archives

BIC NEW YORK, 25 JULY 2017, (BWNS)
The accused murderer of a Baha'i in Yazd will face only 11 years in prison, owing to the religious discrimination in Iran's penal code.
BIC GENEVA, 21 July 2017, (BWNS)
Three decades ago, barred from higher education, the Baha’is of Iran embarked on a remarkable journey to educate their youth.
MADRID, SPAIN, 2 JULY 2017, (BWNS)
In a stirring display of solidarity and good will, some 300 representatives of religious communities and civil society organizations gathered for a conference in Madrid on an issue of acute concern—forced migration.
OTTAWA, 26 JUNE 2017, OTTAWA CITIZEN
As we mark what it means to be Canadian on July 1, I’m struck by the necessity of remembering that for more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada.
21 JUNE 2017, CANTECH LETTER
How many of us go to church these days? In Canada, that number has been dropping for decades. But a changing religious landscape hasn’t brought about the death of organized worship. Instead, faith groups are adapting in order to survive.
21 JUNE 2017, THE WASHINGTON POST
The most valuable gift I ever received took four years to pass through several hands and cross half the world to get to me. It’s a bracelet made from the threads of a towel I left behind in Tehran’s Evin prison.
TANNA, VANUATU, 21 JUNE 2017, (BWNS)
Over a thousand people gathered Sunday, 18 June 2017, for the unveiling of the design for the local Baha'i House of Worship in Tanna in the island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
TANNA, VANUATU, 18 JUNE 2017, (BWNS)
In a momentous development for the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship was unveiled today.
15 JUNE 2017, HUFFINGTON POST
Religion is often viewed as a force that sows divisions between people. But the world’s most prominent religious leaders have come together to present a different vision of how faith can work in the world.
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 1 JUNE 2017, (BWNS)
As the Baha'i community prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Harvard Divinity School is also commemorating its bicentenary.
NEW YORK, 30 MAY 2017, (TED)
How do you design a sacred space that invites people in regardless of who they are and what they believe (or don’t)? Architect Siamak Hariri takes us into the planning and poetry behind building the luminous Bahá’i Temple in South America.
CALGARY, 27 MAY 2017, (CALGARY SUN)
Members of the Bahá’í faith in Calgary are stepping up pressure against the Iranian regime over the imprisonment of nine fellow-believers that is now entering its 10th year.
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., 21 MAY 2017, (JOURNAL PIONEER)
A nine-day mentoring program for youth kicked off in Summerside Rotary Library, Saturday. The Bahai Institute Board of Atlantic comes together every three months in P.E.I. to help individuals advance their spiritual, social and intellectual development..
GENEVA, 22 May 2017, (OHCHR)
“The recent escalation in the persistent pattern of persecution of the Bahá’í community in Sana’a mirrors the persecution suffered by the Bahá’ís living in Iran,” said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed
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.

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