New Pilgrim Reception Centre opens in Haifa – BWNS

New Pilgrim Reception Centre opens in Haifa – BWNS

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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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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

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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African leaders tackle environmental goals

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

27 June 2017

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)

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.

Design of Vanuatu Temple unveiled – BWNS

18 June 2017 

Baha’i World News Services


TANNA, Vanuatu — In a momentous development for the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship was unveiled today.


The design is captivating in its simple yet striking form, inspired by the coconut and banyan trees of the island and the natural forms of the landscape. Read more here


Video seeks to bring sacred words to masses – BWNS

13 June 2017

Baha’i World News Service


MELBOURNE, Australia — Released last Friday, a new music video features Australian popular singer and performer Nathaniel Willemse singing a prayer by Baha’u’llah. Read more here


Parliamentary Subcommittee hears testimony on human rights in Iran – CBNS


OTTAWA, 2 JUNE 2017 (CBNS) -Canadian Baha’i News Services

On May 9, 2017, the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights heard testimony in relation to the subcommittee’s annual Iran Accountability Week.  The subcommittee heard testimony from Ms Corinne Box, Director of Government Relations for the Baha’i Community of Canada.

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