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Baha'i World News

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Oneness and equality inspire enthroned chief

April 23, 2017 In an eastern region of Benin, a chief of the Fula tribe has been working for unity and equality. Read More

Ominous wave of Yemen arrests raises alarm

April 20, 2017 Authorities in Sana'a, Yemen, have ordered the arrest of 25 Baha'is. Read More

Distinguished composer casts light on prisoner's poems

April 16, 2017 Renowned composer Lasse Thoresen's new work highlights the poetry of Mahvash Sabet, wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for being a Baha'i. Read More

Rethinking religion in Germany

April 12, 2017 In Germany, a changing social and cultural landscape is giving rise to a dialogue on the place of religion in society. Read More

UN recognizes role of religion in protecting human rights

April 8, 2017 A conference organized by the United Nations in Beirut explored the fundamental contribution of religion to the promotion of human honor and societal harmony. Read More

Naw-Ruz receptions promote harmony

April 5, 2017 BIC's annual receptions for Baha'i New Year in Akka and Jerusalem brought together religious and civil society leaders. Read More

Moving tribute by India’s President

April 2, 2017 President of India releases message in honor of bicentenary year of the birth of Baha'u'llah Read More

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Documenting the Persecution of the Baha'i Community in Iran

Three Baha’i Residents of Mashhad Sentenced to Prison

Source: www.hra-news.org Translation by Iran Press Watch According to HRANA, the news organization for Human Rights Activists in Iran, on Saturday, April 22, 2016, sentences were announced for three Baha’i residents of Mashhad. Khashayar Taffazoli, Shayan&hellip

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Eight Baha’is Arrested Without a Warrant by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and Denied Legal Counsel

Source: www.iranhumanrights.org Seven Baha’i citizens were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry in Bandar Abbas and Qeshm Island, southern Iran, on April 18, 2017, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Mahnaz&hellip

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US-Iran Exchange Applicants Rejected at UC Berkeley – or Were They?

Source: EducationIsNotACrime Hundreds of UC Berkeley students took part in a social experiment – without knowing it – as part of an awareness-raising campaign for the denial of higher education to tens of thousands of&hellip

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Ominous Wave of Yemen Arrests Raises Alarm

BIC NEW YORK — Orders for the arrest of at least 25 Baha’is have been issued by certain authorities in Sana’a who are harassing the Yemeni Baha’is and pressuring them to recant their faith. The&hellip

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Illustrated Reflections on Organic Growth

April 24, 2017

A few years ago, in late February, I laid out a bunch of tiny Starbucks cups with a handful of dirt and little seeds in each of them under a desk lamp in my apartment. I didn’t undertake this on my own; I was part of a group of friends who wanted to learn more [...] Read More

The King of Festivals Is Here!

April 19, 2017

Spring is a special time of year for me for at least two reasons: the culmination of the Baha’i Fast and the Festival of Ridvan. Both of these occasions remind me of the importance of personal growth. They also inspire me to explore the Sacred Writings in order to adjust where I’m headed in life.  [...] Read More

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