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After catastrophe, youth lead reconstruction in Vanuatu
04 February 16

TANNA, Vanuatu — Ten months after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, the island of Tanna has made remarkable strides towards recovery, with youth at the heart of the process. Tanna lies in the South Pacific Ocean along the archipelago making up the Republic of Vanuatu. It is one of five locations worldwide in which the first local Baha'i Houses of Worship will soon be raised launches in six new languages
01 February 16

HAIFA — Efforts to make the official website of the worldwide Baha'i community available in nine major languages are well under way. Today, the core of the sections entitled "What Baha'is Believe" and "What Baha'is Do" has been made available in Arabic, French, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Spanish. The site will also go up in Hindi and Portuguese later this year. The new site was launched in English a year ago

Bahrain lectures address peace
08 January 16

MANAMA, Bahrain — The road to peace is long and arduous, but the journey is not in vain. This was among the main messages offered by Dr. Sawsan El-Hady in talks she delivered on 8 and 9 December, in Bahrain. An Egyptian scholar of the Arabic language who has championed the cause of peace throughout her life, Dr. El-Hady addressed some 100 people—academics, authors, NGO representatives—over the two days of her visit

Lofty aims mark close of conference
02 January 16

HAIFA — The conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors, which commenced on 29 December, came to conclusion earlier today with a message of the Universal House of Justice addressed to the Baha'is of the world. Over the past five days, the conference enabled a global conversation about the next stage of the development of Baha’i communities around the world

Momentous conference opens
29 December 15

HAIFA — The Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors commenced this morning. Some 80 senior officers of the Baha’i Faith hailing from nearly every part of the globe have arrived at the Baha’i World Centre. In the coming days, these individuals—referred to as Counsellors— will consult on the development of the worldwide Baha’i community in the immediate years ahead

Exploring the foundations of peace
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND, United States, 24 December 15

It is 30 years since the Universal House of Justice released The Promise of World Peace, a groundbreaking statement addressed to the peoples of the world on the subject of global peace. Presented to over 80 world leaders, The Promise of World Peace was published at a time when the question of a nuclear annihilation loomed large over humanity. Yet, it asserted that global peace is the inevitable next stage of humanity's social evolution.

In another brave gesture, senior cleric calls for justice
21 December 15

Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a senior Muslim cleric in Iran, has courageously called on his nation's people to uphold a higher standard of justice and dignity for all of their countrymen and women. In a recent article on his website, he has dedicated a new piece of calligraphy—a passage from the writings of Baha'u'llah—to the Baha'is who were arrested on baseless charges in November of this year

Ongoing human rights violations in Iran spotlighted in UN vote
18 December 15

UNITED NATIONS — Last month, 20 Baha'is were arrested by the Iranian authorities, which also carried out a series of coordinated shop closures, affecting some 28 Baha'i-owned businesses. Today the UN expressed "serious concern" about such religious discrimination in Iran, along with other continuing human rights violations

At COP21 Baha'is see movement toward unity
14 December 15

The outcome of last week's UN Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21, which resulted in an accord signed by 196 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reflects a significant step towards greater unity and cooperation among nations as the world learns to face major global challenges, says the Baha'i International Community (BIC)

Baha'i Media Bank online
27 November 15

The Baha'i Media Bank, which was originally launched in 2006, has been made available again. The site provides access to a large collection of Baha'i images, including photographs of the Baha'i community, historical figures, and holy places, for use in publications, websites, and media presentations. The site will be updated with new additions. The Baha'i Media Bank can be found at

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