Bahá’í World News Service
AGUA AZUL, Colombia, 23 February 2017
Construction on the local Baha'i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, officially
began in January.
BIC GENEVA, 15 February 2017
The official website of the Baha’i community of Iran gives a sense of the history,
diversity, and aspirations of the Baha’is in Iran.
BIC NEW YORK, 12 February 2017
The Baha’i International Community shared a new statement at the United Nations Commission
for Social Development.
BAKU, Azerbaijan, 3 February 2017
The Azerbaijan National Museum of History celebrated women's education, recognizing
the contributions of Baha'i heroine Tahirih.
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE, 29 January 2017
The House of Justice released a message to all National Assemblies on the passing
of former International Teaching Centre member Fred Schechter.
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE, 18 January 2017
Days of Remembrance makes available to the world forty-five selections revealed for
the nine Baha’i holy days.
BIC NEW YORK, 11 January 2017
A report received by the Baha'i International Community indicated that Ahmad Fanaian
was found dead, having sustained severe burns to his body.
LILONGWE, Malawi, 6 January 2017
The award-winning film Mercy's Blessing is a moving and profound exploration of the
connection between love and sacrifice.
LUXEMBOURG, 30 December 2016
For 25 years, the Unity Foundation in Luxembourg has been supporting social and economic
development projects around the world.
LAHORE, Pakistan, 25 December 2016
The Baha'i International Community spoke at an event organized by the government of
Pakistan, emphasizing the need for unity and coexistence.
NEW YORK, 19 December 2016
By a vote of 85 to 35 with 63 abstentions, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution
expressing “serious concern” about human rights in Iran.
LONDON, 15 December 2016
A seminar on the national level in the United Kingdom explores the role of dialogue
in social cohesion.
SANTIAGO, Chile, 6 December 2016
Since the inauguration of the Continental House of Worship for South America in October,
over 40,000 people have visited the Temple in Santiago.
BIC NEW YORK, 28 November 2016
Religious leaders have a responsibility to consider if their actions are helping people
learn how to live together—or keeping them apart.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 18 November 2016
The BIC Regional Office in Jakarta, established two years ago, has been exploring
the unique contribution of religion to peace.
UNITED NATIONS, 16 November 2016
Yesterday, the UN expressed serious concerns about "severe limits" on the right to
freedom of religion or belief in Iran.
BATTAMBANG, Cambodia, 8 November 2016
In preparation for the local House of Worship, hundreds of volunteers in the community
are participating in a gardening project on the Temple grounds.
NEW YORK, 7 November 2016
Over 100 Baha’i-owned businesses in Iran have been sealed by Iranian authorities after
they closed to observe two Baha’i holy days in November.
3 November 2016
Ayatollah Tehrani has divided one of his paintings into eight sections and dedicated
each piece to a different religious group in Iran.
BARCELONA, Spain, 28 October 2016
A new publication exploring the contribution of religion to new modes of organization
has been released in Spain.