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VANCOUVER, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017, (CBNS)

Every week, a growing group of newcomers to Canada gather at the Wesbrook Welcome Centre at the University of British Columbia to learn words and concepts that help them think about how to contribute to their new community. This group is one of several across the Greater Vancouver Area (GVA) run by a volunteer facilitator, coordinated and supported by the Colibri Learning Foundation.

TORONTO, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017, (CBNS)

UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan is sharing what he calls a “surprising message of hope” through the CBC Massey Lectures this year. Akhavan describes his five-part lecture series and book In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey as “part memoir, part history, and part call to action.”

GENEVA, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017, (BIC)

Mahvash Sabet, one of the seven members of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran who were imprisoned due to religious beliefs, has been released after completing her unjust 10- year prison sentence.

TORONTO, 15 AUGUST 2017, (CBNS)

On August 6th, Baha’is across Canada participated in a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness, which was initiated by Dave Courchene, an Elder at Turtle Lodge, Manitoba, on behalf of the National Council of Indigenous Elders. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada called on the Canadian Baha’i community across the country to participate in what it termed a “wonderful initiative” and an “inspiring invitation”.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, 7 AUGUST 2017, (CBNS)

The Association for Baha’i Studies—North America is holding its 41st annual conference in Anaheim, California, from August 10-13, 2017.

A number of themes will be explored at the conference this year, including race unity and the challenge of inequality. The conference is also being held during the year of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, an occasion for celebration and reflection on the implications of his teachings for many fields of human endeavour.

OTTAWA, 15 JULY 2017 (CBNS)

From June 28-30, five Baha’is joined a group of 75 young people in Ottawa to participate in a conversation about the role of religion in Canadian common life, the importance of religious freedom, and the true nature of pluralism. Participants in the gathering came from across the country and from diverse religious backgrounds.

TORONTO, 29 JUNE 2017, (CBNS)

The film series How We Grow, produced by The Illumine Media Project, begins with lines of chalk on a chalkboard that slowly morph into leaves, stems, and eventually a cherry tomato plant.

The Toronto-based Baha’i-inspired initiative presents an organic, growth-oriented perspective through its films, and seeks to apply the same approach to its own development.

TORONTO, 20 JUNE 2017, (CBNS)

CBC Radio is broadcasting a timely set of lectures on diversity, citizenship and reconciliation during the last week of June on their “Ideas” program.  Recorded through April and May in South Africa, Israel, India, Germany and Canada, the series of talks were produced by CBC in partnership with The Laurier Institution of Vancouver. 

OTTAWA, 2 JUNE 2017 (CBNS)

On May 9, 2017, the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights heard testimony in relation to the subcommittee’s annual Iran Accountability Week.

LAKE COUCHICHING, 31 MAY 2017, (CBNS)

From May 18-21, some Baha’i youth joined a diverse cohort of youth at a training retreat aimed to help develop the capacity to facilitate meaningful conversations about reconciliation.

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