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Baha'i World News

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Singapore's Prime Minister honors bicentenary anniversary

August 14, 2017 Recent tributes in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah include a letter from Singapore's Prime Minister. Read More

Preparations for Temple inauguration accelerate

August 10, 2017 As the dates of the dedication of Battambang's Temple approach on 1 and 2 September, new aerial footage shows the final stages of its construction. Read More

Pioneering actor, now 100, reflects on life, faith, and change

August 7, 2017 As the actor Earl Cameron turns 100, he reflects on his life of working towards equality in the film industry. Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi gathers Myanmar religious leaders

July 29, 2017 Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi invited faith representatives together to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of her father's death. Read More

Religious discrimination explicit in Iran's penal code

July 24, 2017 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. Read More

A peaceful, persistent response to injustice

July 20, 2017 Three decades ago, barred from higher education, the Baha’is of Iran embarked on a remarkable journey to educate their youth. Read More

Europe’s future entwined with world, says BIC

July 17, 2017 As the EU contemplates the future of Europe, the BIC urges it to act with the whole world in mind. Read More

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Documenting the Persecution of the Baha'i Community in Iran

Baha’i Prisoners Face Harsher Conditions

Source: Bahai International Community GENEVA—16 August 2017—In a harsh move by the prison authorities in Karaj, Iran, a number of inmates in Gohardasht Prison, including over fifteen Baha’is, have been moved to a new section&hellip

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Trump Administration Presses Middle East on Religious Freedom

Source: www.al-monitor.com By Laura Rozen SUMMARY: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson committed the United States to fighting for religious liberty around the world with the release of the annual International Religious Freedom Report. WASHINGTON — Secretary of&hellip

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After Azadi: Man Behind Iran’s Freedom Tower on How His Life Unravelled

Source: www.theguardian.com Hossein Amanat was forced to flee country after being put on a death list and says his children have never seen the monument In 1966, a 24-year-old architect who had just graduated from Tehran&hellip

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At Thirty Years Old, Navid Khanjani Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of His Incarceration in Rajai Shahr Prison

Source: www.humanrightsiniran.org Translation by Iran Press Watch Navid Khanjani, a Baha’i citizen and human rights activist, has celebrated the anniversary of six consecutive years in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. According to the Human Rights in&hellip

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Baha'i Blogs

Bahai arts, Bahai music, Bahai resources, Bahai stories & perspectives on the Bahai Religion

Panalangin: A New Album by Paolo Escobar

August 15, 2017

When I was at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference in Phoenix, USA at the end of last year, I heard the beautiful thundering voice of someone singing to open one of the sessions, and let’s just say that it really got my attention. The song was by Filipino-American, Paolo Escobar, and we managed to meet [...] Read More

‘The Calling’: A New Book About Tahirih

August 9, 2017

Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman have just released an insightful and exciting new book titled The Calling: Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries. This dynamic duo was behind Awakening: A History of the Babi and Baha’i Faiths in Nayriz and have most recently worked together to produce a captivating history of women’s suffrage and the [...] Read More

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