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UN seminar highlights global citizenship education
25 June 15

On June 15, UN permanent missions from France, Korea, Nigeria, Qatar, and the United States co-organized a seminar titled "Global Citizenship Education for a Just, Peaceful, Inclusive and Sustainable World", held at UN Headquarters in New York City. The Baha'i International Community and UNESCO were among seven NGOs and UN organizations that co-sponsored the event

Baha'i shopkeepers in Iran pressured against observing their religious holy days
16 June 15

Tens of Baha'is' shops in the cities of Rafsanjan, Kerman, Sari and Hamadan have been sealed by government authorities in an effort to pressure Baha'is not to observe their religious holy days. These shops, mostly small businesses, offering services like household appliance repairs or the sales of automobile parts or clothing, were sealed in April and May when the owners closed their stores in observance of Baha'i holy days during those months

Global solidarity with seven imprisoned Iranian Baha'is
26 May 15

A global campaign to call attention to the long and unjust imprisonment of seven Iranian Baha'i leaders spawned a worldwide outcry this month on the seventh anniversary of their arrest. From simple village assembly halls to government chambers, individuals and groups raised their voices to denounce the unjust incarceration of the seven, along with the 110 other Baha'is currently jailed for their religious beliefs and other prisoners of conscience in Iran

Newsreel marks new developments in Chile
26 May 15

SANTIAGO — The eighth in a series of newsreels documenting the construction of the Baha'i House of Worship for South America has been released and can be viewed online in Spanish, English, and Portuguese at the official website. The title of the episode, "Connection with South America", highlights the impact that the erection of the House of Worship is having not only on surrounding communities in Chile but across the continent

European Parliamentarians call for release of Iranian Baha'i prisoners
20 May 15

BRUSSELS—Together with many voices from within Iran—including Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer there—and from outside, five members of the European Parliament are calling for the immediate release of the seven imprisoned former Iranian Baha'i leaders saying, among other things, that such religious persecution is "unjust" and "unacceptable"

Global campaign on seventh anniversary of arrest of seven Iranian Baha'i leaders launched
14 May 15

The Baha'i International Community has today launched a campaign to mark the seventh anniversary of the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of the seven former Baha'i leaders in Iran. The campaign will run until 21 May 2015. Events are being planned around the world by Baha'i communities and others to call attention to the plight of the seven, who were arrested in 2008. The plight of some 90 other Baha'is in Iran - as well as other prisoners of conscience there - will also be highlighted

Four released while eight remain in prison
04 May 15

Four Baha'is involved with the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), who had been unjustly imprisoned in Iran four years ago, have been released after completing their sentences, while concern remains for eight others who are still languishing in jail. Mr. Ramin Zibaie, Mr. Farhad Sedghi, Ms. Noushin Khadem and Mr

Sacred symbol placed at apex of Chile temple
30 April 15

SANTIAGO — In the early morning of 29 April, just before dawn, 65 representatives of various institutions and agencies of the Baha'i community, assembled within the superstructure of the Baha'i House of Worship for South America to commemorate a charged and meaningful milestone in its construction—the placement of a Baha'i symbol at the apex of the temple

Dialogue on development advances in India
14 April 15

INDORE — Approximately 90 academics, development practitioners, and university students gathered for a seminar here on 7 April, to explore the direction of development planning and policies in India

Religious leaders and World Bank commit to ending extreme poverty
09 April 15

WASHINGTON — A group of diverse religious leaders has issued a statement giving strong support and "moral consensus" to a World Bank-initiated effort to end extreme poverty in 15 years

 
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