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Baha'i World News

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world. Read All

Overcoming prejudice and intolerance essential for a safer world

October 18, 2018 Kazakhstan’s 6th Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions engaged religious leaders in a dialogue on building a more secure future for humanity. Read More

Baha'i news publications seek to elevate thought, inspire action

October 11, 2018 For well over a century, Baha'i news publications have inspired and informed readers interested in the affairs of the Baha'i community. Read More

Baha'i Chair explores overcoming racism

October 3, 2018 The 2018 Baha'i Chair for World Peace Annual Lecture tackled structural racism and the roots of prejudice. Read More

New Maori prayer book connects hearts with the divine

September 26, 2018 A book of 81 Baha’i prayers has been published in Maori, the language of New Zealand’s indigenous people. Read More

“A Widening Embrace” extra features released

September 20, 2018 Three short films complement “A Widening Embrace”, telling the story of transformation of communities unfolding throughout the world. Read More

Baseless charges in Yemen signal intensified persecution

September 17, 2018 Houthi authorities targeted about 20 Baha’is with a string of baseless charges. Read More

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 3

September 13, 2018 In oppression, 150 years ago, Baha’u’llah penned some of His weightiest writings, addressing the kings and rulers of His time. Read More

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Documenting the Persecution of the Bahai Community in Iran

Under Pressure from Security Forces, Samsung Company Fires Baha’i Employee

Source: www.en-hrana.org Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – In continued efforts to marginalize the Iranian Baha’i community, Yazd security officials put pressure on the administrator of a Samsung subsidiary to fire marketing representative Sahar Rouhani on&hellip

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Iranian Security Agencies Rounding Up Baha’is, Rights Watchdog Says

Source: en.radiofarda.com Iranian intelligence agents have stepped up their harassment of the Baha’i religious minority with a slew of arrests over the last few months, according to an October 16 report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).&hellip

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Iran: Arrests, Harassment of Baha’is

Source: www.hrw.org Public Official Arrested for Speaking Out Against Repression (Beirut) – Iranian intelligence officials have increased the arrests of the country’s Baha’i religious minority over the past two months, with no clear charges, Human Rights Watch said&hellip

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High Arrest Risk for Shirazi Baha’is

Source: www.en-hrana.org Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Baha’i Shiraz resident Niloofar Hakimi was arrested by Shiraz Intelligence agents October 6th and transferred to a local detention center, continuing a recent wave of arrests of Baha’i&hellip

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Baha'i Blogs

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Papua New Guinea Baha’i House of Worship: An Interview with the Architects

October 17, 2018

I grew up in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and it holds a special place in my heart. I was especially excited when the design of its Baha’i House of Worship was revealed several months ago, and you can read a news story all about the design here.  This House of Worship will be one of two national [...]

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10 Questions About the Future International Auxiliary Language

October 13, 2018

Many of us may have heard about Baha’u’llah’s call for the future adoption of an international auxiliary language. However, the implementation of the idea seems so far away that most of us haven’t thought much about the specific guidance on its implementation and the role it will play in society. What do the terms “international [...]

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