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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.

TORONTO, 30 MAY 2017, (CBNS)

Two new papers have been shared on the website of the Baha’i Community of Canada, each of which focuses on an issue that is relevant to the social progress of the country. The first is on citizenship and inclusion, and the second is on advancing a conversation about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

OTTAWA, 24 MAY 2017, BAHA'I WORLD NEWS SERVICE

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.

VANCOUVER, 23 MAY 2017, (CBNS)

On May 23, Bahá’ís will celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of the Báb: the moment their religion began.

TORONTO, 12 MAY 2017, (CBNS)

Today, the Baha’i International Community launched “a global campaign calling for the immediate release of the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders, unjustly imprisoned now for nine years.” Canadian Baha’is are participating in the campaign by social media. The hashtag for the campaign is #releaseBahai7now.

TORONTO, 5 MAY 2017, (CBNS)

During the weekend of April 27-30, Baha’i delegates representing every province and territory of Canada participated in the Baha’i National Convention in Toronto.  The 171 delegates elected the national governing council of the Baha’is of Canada, the National Spiritual Assembly. They also deliberated on plans and actions of the Baha’i community. 

 

SAKAGEEWIN, MANITOBA, 27 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)

On April 12, the non-profit organization Reconciliation Canada brought together 60 Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with different religions and beliefs to explore the spiritual dimension of the process of reconciliation. Three Baha’is were invited to attend the gathering at Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.

Toronto, 25 APRIL 2017, (CBNS)
For the 12 day period of the Festival of Ridvan, the Premier of Ontario issued a personal statement to the Baha'i Community, recognizing the significance of these holy days, and expressing an appreciation for the Baha'i community in that province. The text and a photo of the greeting are included here.
 
"On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend warm greetings to members of the Bahá'í community as you celebrate the Festival of Ridván.
 

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