'In The News' Archives

'In The News' Archives

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)...
NEW YORK, 4 APRIL 2018, 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.
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.

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