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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

A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

January 14, 2018 A process is unfolding in the DRC—one that seeks to build capacity within all people to arise and contribute to the advancement of civilization. Read More

Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i

January 7, 2018 The recent unjust death sentence of Hamed bin Haydara in Yemen has evoked a wave of protest across the region. Read More

2017: A momentous year for the Baha’i world

December 31, 2017 From worldwide bicentenary celebrations to the dedication of the first local Baha’i House of Worship, 2017 has been a remarkable year. Read More

African leaders address education, empowerment for children

December 29, 2017 At a regional meeting in Sudan this month, leaders on the African continent met to explore the rights and welfare of children. Read More

For 30th time, UN General Assembly censures Iran for persecution of Baha’is

December 19, 2017 On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly rebuked Iran’s human rights violations against the Baha’i community there, for the 30th time. Read More

Hartmut Grossmann, 1933–2017

December 16, 2017 The Universal House of Justice released a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former House of Justice member Hartmut Grossmann. Read More

Exploring vistas beyond mere tolerance

December 14, 2017 Is tolerance enough to help diverse societies live in peace and thrive? Scholars and faith representatives explored this question in Abu Dhabi last month. Read More

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Documenting the Persecution of the Bahai Community in Iran

Baha’i Transferred to Prison Upon Inquiring About Forced Closure of Premise

Source: www.hra-news.org Translation by Iran Press Watch HRANA News Agency – Faramarz (Hooshang) Sabetrasekhi, a Baha’i citizen of Karaj, has been detained and transferred to prison. According to HRANA, the news organization of Human Rights Activists&hellip

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Archives Chronicle Decades of Baha’i Persecution in Iran

Source: www.bic.org GENEVA—18 January 2018—In response to growing interest on the persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran, a website was launched today by the Bahá’í International Community providing a glimpse into several decades of discriminatory treatment&hellip

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Business of Bahá’í Citizen in Shahriar under Forced Closure and Seal since November

  Source: www.hra-news.org Translation by Iran Press Watch HRANA News Agency – The sports equipment retail business of Erfan Bahamin, a Bahá’í citizen residing in the city of Shahriar, was forcibly closed and sealed by the&hellip

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Baha’i Student Expelled at the Beginning of Final Exams, Barred from Continuing Education

Source: bahaicamp.com Translation by Iran Press Watch According to the “Not to Harass and Imprison the Baha’i Compatriots Campaign,” reports quoted from HARANA reveal that Sadaf Vojdani has been barred from continuing her studies due to&hellip

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Baha'i Blogs

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Is the Baha’i Faith a “Religion”?

January 18, 2018

Perhaps you are like me. Perhaps there have been times when you have been asked what the Baha’i Faith is and the minute the word “religion” leaves your lips, your listener becomes apprehensive. Perhaps they reply that religion is an opiate for the masses, that it is an outdated fiction that does not meet the [...] Read More

Baha’i Blog Quiz: The Arc (Part 1)

January 16, 2018

Perhaps you’ve seen images of the Arc in Haifa, Israel. We thought it would be a fun time to present some trivia questions about these administrative buildings in this Baha’i Blog Quiz! If you’re wondering why the Baha’i World Centre is located in Haifa, Israel, we’ve written about it in this article: http://bit.ly/2ra0Hhe Let us know how [...] Read More

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