Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i – BWNS

Image of the Old City of Sana’a. Image by Rod Waddington. (BWNS)


The appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i, Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, provokes regional outcry. Local judge calls for “dissolution of all elected Baha’i institutions, placing the entire Baha’i community in imminent danger.”  Read full article here

Hartmut Grossmann, 1933–2017 – BWNS

BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — Hartmut Grossmann, former member of the Universal House of Justice, passed away on 17 December in Germany.  Full article here

Third member of Yaran completes 10 year sentence – BWNS

Breaking News! The BIC reports that Behrooz Tavakkoli, member of the Baha’is of Iran who was imprisoned for his religious beliefs, has just been released from prison.  Welcome home dearest Behrooz!  

Read the full article here.

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


New Pilgrim Reception Centre opens in Haifa – BWNS

New Pilgrim Reception Centre opens in Haifa – BWNS

25 August 2017 – Baha’i World News Center Read more

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