'In The News' Archives

'In The News' Archives

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.
17 OCTOBER 2017, TVO
The idea that might does not make right is relatively new in the annals of human history. And the aspiration that universal human rights overrule such violence and protect the rights of weak and strong alike is an ongoing struggle.
VANCOUVER, 14 OCTOBER 2017, GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Quietly all around the world, one of our religious communities, the Bahá’ís, is going about celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder, Bahá’u’lláh, and his forerunner, the Bab.
LONDON, UK, 10 OCTOBER 2017, NATIONAL POST
A Baha’i poet who was jailed for almost a decade in Iran has won a writing award celebrating free speech.
TORONTO, 6 OCTOBER 2017, CITY LIFE
One of the newest world religions is facing the disintegration of society with unity, love and service. Bahá’ís are committed to the betterment of the world and mankind, paying no mind to race, religion or gender.
MONTREAL, 13 SEPTEMBER 2017, MONTREAL GAZETTE
Forced out of their home country in the lead-up to the Khomeini takeover, their inclusive Bahá’i faith decreed unsound in the rising tide of fundamentalism, the Akhavans escaped a fate that many of their relatives and closest friends did not.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017, IRAN PRESS WATCH
Today at The Association of Friends of Persian Culture Conference in Chicago, three-thousand participants, Bahá’í and non-Bahá’í compatriots, stood alongside one another, talked about the beautiful culture of Iran and embraced each other.
TORONTO, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017, TORONTO STAR
How the shocking death of a fearless teenage girl in Iran gave purpose to the life of a young boy in Canada. Excerpt from Payam Akhavan’s new book.
BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA, 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, (BWNS)
ome 2,500 people have gathered this morning at a conference to mark the historic dedication of the local Baha'i House of Worship in Battambang.
LONDON, UK, 15 AUGUST 2017, THE GUARDIAN
Hossein Amanat was forced to flee country after being put on a death list and says his children have never seen the monument
WASHINGTON, DC, 25 JULY 2017, (USCIRF)
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is increasingly concerned with the escalation of arrests of members of the Baha’i community in Yemen.
25 JULY 2017, BUZZFEED
At each ring of his phone, Shakib Nasrullah and his family jumped.
OTTAWA, 13 JULY 2017, OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE (OLM)
"Millions of Canadians exhibit faith in everyday acts"
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.

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