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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.

5 OCTOBER 2018, TORONTO, (CBNS)

Across Canada this summer, Baha’i communities brought together youth to learn about working with their younger peers to contribute to the betterment of their neighbourhoods.

From the West Coast to the Atlantic, more than 300 youth in 16 locations across the country spent their summer training to become junior youth animators: youth who work with adolescents aged 12 to 15 through the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program.

SANA'A, Yemen, 18 SEPTEMBER 2018, (BWNS)

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi authorities have, in a court hearing Saturday, targeted some 20 Baha’is with a string of baseless charges. This action comes at a time when the leader of the Houthis has incited the population to violence against Baha’is and other religious minorities.

NEW YORK, 12 September 2018, (CBNS)

At the recent 2018 United Nations High-Level Political Forum, held in New York over the summer, the Baha’i community made a number of contributions to the conversation about the role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collectively referred to as Agenda 2030.

The Forum is an annual gathering of member states of the UN and others to review progress toward the achievement of the SDGs.

New Westminster, B.C., 1 AUGUST 2018, (CBNS)

In Queen’s Park of New Westminster, British Columbia, stands a totem pole that honours Dorothy Maquabeak Francis, a woman whose legacy of service to humanity is still influencing lives today. Dorothy Francis was a member of the Baha’i community, who among many other significant contributions, established the first Indian Friendship Centre in Canada.

Toronto, 9 July 2018, (CBNS)

Baha’is in hundreds of cities, towns, and villages across the country will gather tomorrow to commemorate the martyrdom of “the Báb”, the Prophet-Herald of their Faith.

Ashraf Rushdy, a Baha’i from Toronto, said that the Bab had a specific role in the development of the Baha’i Faith. “His mission was to gather people and to help them prepare themselves to recognize Baha’u’llah.”

The Bab, whose given name was Siyyid-Ali Muhammad, was born in 1819 in the city of Shiraz, Iran.

Ottawa, 12 June 2018, (CBNS)

“It is not every day you have the chance to launch a book that takes us through a creative journey, the refining of a concept, how it turns it into a design and then into a building in the foothills of Santiago.” With those words, Ambassador Alejandro Marisio welcomed guests of the Embassy of Chile to his official residence in Ottawa, to celebrate the publication of a new book about the Baha’i Temple of South America. 

Stoney Nakoda First Nation, 5 June 2018

The Stoney Nakoda First Nation west of Calgary, Alberta was host in May to a book launch for Equals and Partners: A Spiritual Journey Toward Reconciliation and Oneness, Wazin Îchinabi, a new memoir by southern Alberta author Patricia Verge. Wazin Îchinabi is the Stoney-Nakoda word for oneness.

Delegates at Canadian Baha'i National Convention
Toronto, 29 May 2018

From May 24-27, Baha’is from across Canada gathered at the Toronto Baha’i Centre for the annual Baha’i National Convention. The primary purpose of the Convention is to elect the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada, a nine-person consultative body that serves as the governing council for the Baha’is of Canada. The 171 delegates to the Convention are annually elected by voters in every Baha’i community, and all adult members of the Baha’i community are eligible for election to the National Assembly.

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.

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