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Baha'i World News

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Bicentenary inspires gift of trees

September 21, 2017 In Santiago, the Baha’i community has donated 2,000 trees to the municipality in honor of the bicentenary. Read More

Decade of unjust imprisonment ends for Mahvash Sabet

September 18, 2017 After an unjust and harrowing imprisonment, Mahvash Sabet's prison term has come to an end today. Read More

Leaders mark bicentenary in Pakistan

September 17, 2017 A bicentenary commemoration was hosted in Islamabad at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services by Member of Parliament Asiya Nasir. Read More

Leaders continue to honor bicentenary

September 13, 2017 Most recently, Baha'i communities in Australasia, Central Asia, and South America have received tribute messages for the occasion of the bicentenary. Read More

As bicentenary nears, celebrations multiply

September 11, 2017 The mayor of the small Austrian town Bruck an der Leitha hosted a local celebration of the bicentenary of Baha'u'llah's birth last week. Read More

New edition of The Baha'is published this month

September 5, 2017 A new edition of the publication The Baha'is will be released this month, providing a survey of the teachings and history of the Baha'i Faith. Read More

India's Prime Minister and new President pay tribute to Baha'u'llah

September 3, 2017 India's Prime Minister and President have honored the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah with letters addressed to the Baha'i community. Read More

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Documenting the Persecution of the Baha'i Community in Iran

English Pen Is Delighted to Welcome the Release of Teacher and Poet Mahvash Sabet After More Than a Decade in Prison

Source: www.englishpen.org Teacher and poet Mahvash Sabet was one of a group of seven Baha’i leaders known as the ‘Yaran-i-Iran’ – ‘Friends of Iran’ – detained in 2008 for their faith and activities related to running&hellip

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Bahraini King’s Declaration of Worldwide Religious Tolerance Unveiled at Historic Simon Wiesenthal Center Interfaith Event

Source: www.wiesenthal.com The Bahrain Declaration on Religious Tolerance – a plain-speaking attack against terrorism authored by HRH King Hamad of Bahrain – was released at an historic event co-sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.&hellip

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Multiple Baha’i and Non-Baha’i Family Residences Searched in Gilan Providence, Two Baha’i Women Arrested

Source: www.hra-news.org Translation by Iran Press Watch HRANA News Agency – On the 11th of September 2017, units of intelligence agents affiliated with the Ministry of Intelligence and holding orders from Prosecutor’s Office, conducted a series&hellip

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More than 70 Iranian Baha’is Denied University In September

Source: en.radiofarda.com By Mahtab Vahidi Rad More than 70 Baha’i students have reportedly been denied entry to universities in Iran despite successfully passing the national admissions tests. According to some sources, the number of Baha’is who&hellip

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Universal House of Justice Letter Marking the Dedication of the Battambang Temple

September 21, 2017

The Universal House of Justice wrote a letter to those gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the world’s first local House of Worship (also called a Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, or temple) in Battambang, Cambodia on September 1st, 2017.  The letter highlights the physical, geographical and spiritual context in which the temple was built. The letter can be [...] Read More

Celebrating the Upcoming Bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s Birth

September 19, 2017

The Bab and Baha’u’llah were Twin Manifestations in a spiritual sense, as they both unfurled the Baha’i Dispensation, but also in a temporal sense, due to the closeness of their ages and birthdays. The anniversaries of their birthdays fall on consecutive days; this year, they occur on Saturday, October 21 (the Birth of the Bab), [...] Read More

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