Champion of women’s emancipation celebrated

The story of Tahirih, a Bahá’í heroine born of Azeri roots, has long been a symbol of inspiration in the country of Azerbaijan. She was one of the pre-eminent champions of the equality of women and men in the nineteenth century.

On 25 January, Azerbaijan’s National Museum of History held a celebration of women’s education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where Tahirih’s…

New publication of Baha’u’llah’s Writings released

HAIFA — A new volume of Baha’i sacred texts, Days of Remembrance: Selections from the Writings of Baha’u’llah for Baha’i Holy Days, is being released today, making available to the world a selection of newly translated Writings of Baha’u’llah.

Days of Remembrance offers forty-five selections revealed specifically for, or relating to, the nine holy days annually commemorated…

Suspicious killing of Baha’i in Iran

The Baha’i International Community has learned about the killing of a Baha’i in Iran, under suspicious circumstances.

A report received on 9 January indicated that Ahmad Fanaian was found dead, having sustained severe burns to his body. Mr. Fanaian was an elderly and respected man from Semnan Province.

This killing comes at a time of ongoing, systematic oppression of Baha’is in Semnan…

Film on education and love inspires audiences around the world

MALAWI — A movie about a brother and sister in a rural village in the heart of Africa is demonstrating the power of film to contribute to constructive social change and stimulate meaningful conversations.

Mercy’s Blessing, written and directed by May Taherzadeh, is a moving and profound exploration of the connection between love and sacrifice…

Embracing oneness means rethinking prosperity and development

LUXEMBOURG — Unity Foundation, an organization started by a small group of Baha’is 25 years ago and inspired by the teachings of the Faith, has been one of several Baha’i-inspired agencies that assist social and economic development organizations around the world to access essential funding. The challenge before it is how to facilitate the flow of…

Leaders in Pakistan highlight urgent need for harmony of religion

The Baha’i International Community (BIC) has emphasized the need for a deeper understanding of human oneness in fostering peaceful coexistence between different religions.

Speaking at an event organized by the government of Pakistan to promote interfaith harmony—the International Seerat Conference in Lahore—BIC representative Chong Ming Hwee stated “In the human body, cooperation ensures…

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