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

‘Who is Baha’u’llah?’ – teaser released for film to be used in schools across the United Kingdom

“200 years ago a Child was born in Iran.”

 

In honour of the bi-centennial year of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the National Spiritual Assembly of the United Kingdom has commissioned a short film on the Personage of Baha’u’llah and His Teachings, that is to be used in schools across the country. It is envisaged that this film will not only inform, but also inspire young people from a variety of diverse settings and backgrounds to examine their own lives and capacities for service to humanity.

 

The film will be available for the September 2017 term and the Religious Education Task Force is currently creating lesson plans and educational materials to accompany the film.

 

Watch the stunning teaser here:

© National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom (2017)

CBC “Ideas” Program on Diversity, Citizenship and Reconciliation – CBNS

Roberta Jamieson, pictured above, shares a powerful message on reconciliation in Canada

20 June 2017

Toronto, Canada

Canadian Baha’i News Service

 

Us and Them: Diversity, Division, and a World of Difference is a five-part series featuring talks dealing with the realities of a diverse population.  The series of talks were produced by CBC in partnership with The Laurier Institution of Vancouver and is broadcasting during the last week of June on their “Ideas” program.

 

Farid Rohani of the Laurier Institution credits the Baha’i Faith as a source of inspiration for the themes of the lecture series.  

Full article here

Broadcast schedule: Here

 

Unveiling galvanizes island – BWNS

The sounding of the conch shell by members of the Isla Baha’i community on Tanna marked the unveiling of the Temple design. This is a traditional act that signals significant milestones. – BWNS

Baha’i World News Service
21 June 2017
TANNA, Vanuatu

 

Excitement builds as thousands gather for the unveiling of the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship in Tanna in the island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. “We are here today to launch a starting point in a journey by the Baha’i community,” says Chief Freeman Nariu Sawaram, President of Nikoletan Tanna Island Council of Chiefs. “We have to join hands, work together, and forgive one another. Then we can achieve whatever the whole body requires and build a better Tanna.” Read full article here.