BWNS, NEW YORK — The Baha’i International Community has released a new statement on the advancement of women and the vital relationship between gender equality and true prosperity. The document was published in preparation for the Commission on the Status of Women to be held at the United Nations next week. The Commission is the
BAKU, Azerbaijan, 3 February 2017 (BWNS) — The story of Tahirih, a Bahá’í heroine born of Azeri roots, has long been a symbol of inspiration in the country of Azerbaijan. She was one of the pre-eminent champions of the equality of women and men in the nineteenth century. On 25 January, Azerbaijan’s National Museum of
An open letter to Halifax Muslims and other peoples of Faith Dear Friends, The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Halifax wanted to convey the statement made on our behalf by our National Office and add our support and sympathies at this time of sadness and outrage at the events in Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Please
TORONTO, 30 JANUARY 2017, (CBNS) In response to reports that gunmen opened fire in a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on Sunday night, killing six people and wounding eight others, the following statement was made by Dr. Gerald Filson, Director of Public Affairs for the Baha’i Community of Canada: “The Baha’i community across the country extends
HALIFAX, FEB1st-FEB7th Promoting the vision of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, which is to spread harmony through promoting Love of God, the Good, and Love of the Neighbour. To spread harmony through promoting Love of God, the Good, and Love of the Neighbour. This wording is meant to include people of all faiths, and all people of goodwill with no declared faith or spiritual tradition.
Throughout the world, the designated week provides an opportunity for diverse faith communities and groups of goodwill to gather and share the richness of their traditions in an atmosphere of openness, discovery, understanding, appreciation, respect
SANTIAGO — The dedication of the Baha’i House of Worship taking place in Santiago, Chile, signifies a historic conclusion to a century-long process of raising up continental Baha’i Houses of Worship around the world. A House of Worship is a pivotal institution of Baha’i community life, ordained by Baha’u’llah as a sacred structure open to
Baha’is around the world commemorate the Martyrdom of the Báb on July 9th. This day is significant in Baha’i history because the Báb was executed on charges of heresy. The Báb grew up in the city of Shiraz, Iran by the name of Siyyid Ali Muhammad. In 1844, at the age of twenty-five the Báb