Three Baha’is Barred From University in Iran Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

November 10, 2017 Image and Article by the Center for Human Rights in Iran 

 

Imagine being thrown in jail for visiting a Baha’i Temple or posting a message from the Universal House of Justice on Facebook! Read more

“Light to the World”: Film about Baha’u’llah released online

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BWNS – 18 October 2017
BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — “Light to the World,” a film about the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah commissioned by the Universal House of Justice was released today on the official website for the bicentenary commemoration. “Light to the World” is available in all the languages of the Bicentenary site: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hindi, Persian, Arabic and Swahili. Film available for live-stream or download HERE

 

First Thousand Years of the Baha’i (Badi) Calendar

Joe Paczkowski Graphic Artwork

The Bahá’í calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar (badí‘ means wondrous or unique), is a solar calendar with years composed of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days) plus an extra period of “Intercalary Days”. Read more

Program for the Twin Birthdays (The Bab and Baha’u’llah)

Click image for Program – graphic by Joe Paczkowski 

 

Sacred symbol raised in Cambodia Temple – BWNS

Sacred symbol raised in Cambodia Temple – BWNS
Sacred symbol raised in Cambodia Temple - BWNS

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The Rebelliousness of Man – A Poem by Hollow Reed

The Rebelliousness of Man – A Poem by Hollow Reed
The Rebelliousness of Man - by Hollow Reed

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Preparations for Temple inauguration accelerate – BWNS

11 August 2017

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia — In just three weeks, the people of Battambang will celebrate the dedication of their local Baha’i House of Worship. New video footage captures recent progress and highlights the beauty of the Temple.  Article contains aerial footage and slideshow of Temple nearing completion. Read full article here.

Religious discrimination explicit in Iran’s penal code – BWNS 25 July 2017

Baha’i, Farhang Amiri

BIC – NEW YORK
Baha’i, Farhang Amiri, 63, was murdered outside his home on 26 September 2016 in the city of Yazd, Iran, where he and his family have long resided.  Read full article here!

  • Prayer for Martyrs and their families

He is God!O Lord my God! O Thou Helper of the feeble,

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The Martyrdom of the Báb Program.PDF – by Tricia Hague-Barrett

Shrine of the Bab. ‘Photo by BahaiPictures.com

On July 9, Baha’is all over the world observe the Martyrdom of the Bab and marks the 1850 execution of one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith.  “The anniversary of this event is commemorated at noon on Rahmat 16 (Sharaf) (of the Baha’i Calendar – i.e., July 9 or July 10). It is one of nine Holy Days when work is suspended.” (Wikipedia) 

 

“The Bab, whose name means “The Gate” in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that He was a messenger of God sent to prepare the way for the long-awaited promised one of all religions who would come to establish an age of universal peace. In 1863 Baha’u’llah announced publicly that He was that promised one.” (BWNS, 8 July 2007)

 

The Martyrdom of the Bab program.pdf  is a small downloadable foldable handout that contains prayers, readings, and links to music and short videos. Prepared by Tricia Hague-Barrett for use as a complete program or supplement to an already existing program.  Read more

African leaders tackle environmental goals

(photo published on the UNEP website, copyright Alex Rouvin)

27 June 2017
BWNS

The Baha’i World News Service recent story shares that officials convened in LIBREVILLE, Gabon to address issues of climate change.  Solomon Belay, Representative of the BIC Office in Addis Ababa  shared the BIC Office statement, “Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together,” which was originally prepared for COP21, the UN Conference on Climate Change, in December 2015. Read full article Here