Dawn unveiling for Cambodian temple design

18 July 2015

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia — As the sun rose over Battambang yesterday, the melodies of prayer filled the morning air, in a spirit of reverence, exultation, and thanksgiving.

These dawn prayers began the event for the unveiling of the design of the first local Baha’i House of Worship...

Baha'i family in Iran forced to give up body of a loved one for unlawful burial

17 July 2015

NEW YORK — The recent experience of a Baha'i family in Sanandaj, a town in the Kurdistan province of Iran, highlights the cruel absurdities practiced by the Iranian authorities towards some of its citizens, members of this faith community—the largest non-Muslim religion in the country.

On 12 July 2015, a Baha'i, Mrs. Baji Muhammadifard passed away and her family sought a burial permit to inter her body in the Baha'i cemetery in Sanandaj. This was refused, with the officials insisting—against the existing laws in Iran—that Mrs. Muhammadifard's body be laid to rest in the Baha'i cemetery in Ghorveh...

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