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

Fourth member of Yaran released

February 14, 2018 Former member of the Yaran, Saeid Rezaie, has been released from prison after an unjust, decade-long sentence. Read More

Champion of justice Asma Jahangir leaves legacy of courage

February 10, 2018 Asma Jahangir was highly regarded for her longstanding dedication to human rights and women's rights during her life. She passed away at age 66 on Sunday. Read More

Leading lawyers take Iran to task

February 8, 2018 Prominent human rights lawyers have published an open letter calling on Iran’s Head of the High Council for Human Rights to acknowledge persecution of Baha’is. Read More

Poverty eradication only possible with structural transformation, says BIC

January 31, 2018 The BIC has contributed a statement to this year’s UN Commission for Social Development, which is focused on global poverty eradication. Read More

New educational facility opens at Baha’i Lotus Temple

January 23, 2018 A new educational facility at the Lotus Temple hosts camps, courses, and seminars for youth involved in efforts to improve their communities in New Delhi. Read More

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

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Documenting the Persecution of the Bahai Community in Iran

Freed Baha’i Leader: Jailing Baha’is is Futile and Pointless

Source: www.iranwire.com By AIDA GHAJAR On the morning of Friday, February 16, Saeed Rezaei, one of the seven members of the former leadership group for Iran’s Baha’i community known as the “Yaran” (“Friends”), was released after&hellip

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Fourth Member of Yaran Released

Source: news.bahai.org BIC NEW YORK — After ten years of unjust imprisonment for his beliefs, Saeid Rezaie, one of the seven members of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran, has today completed his wrongful&hellip

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At Least 7 Baha’i Citizens Arrested in Bushehr

Source: www.hra-news.org Translation by Iran Press Watch HRANA News Agency – This morning, At least seven individuals were detained during a coordinated security forces raids to homes and workplaces of several Bahá’i citizens in Bushehr. According&hellip

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Champion of Justice Asma Jahangir Leaves Legacy of Courage

Source: news.bahai.org BIC GENEVA — The Baha’i International Community has expressed its condolences for the passing of Asma Jahangir, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran and greatly-admired champion of the dignity&hellip

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Interview with Dr. Moojan Momen About the Afnan Library Trust (UK)

February 15, 2018

The events of Baha’i history are so close to us that we can easily be connected to those early heroic days–Rainn Wilson wrote about meeting a person who had met Baha’u’llah! I am fascinated by our history and how we are recording, capturing and preserving it for future generations. When I came across the Afnan [...] Read More

A Tribute to Hasan Balyuzi

February 11, 2018

When I was a graduate student completing an internship in London, I visited the resting place of Shoghi Effendi to offer some prayers. It was a beautiful summer’s day and I had the luxury of time so I walked around New Southgate Cemetery and prayed at the graves of other Baha’is whose names I recognized, [...] Read More

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