GENEVA — The Baha’i International Community has joined the call for the release of Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor from Rasht, Iran. Pastor Nadarkhani, who is the father of two young children, leads a network of house churches. He was found guilty of apostasy – “turning his back on Islam” – and “converting Muslims to [...]
NEW DELHI — Step onto a bus in Ottawa, Canada; open a magazine in Paris, France; or look upwards at Rimini’s railway station in Italy – all around the world, India’s Baha’i House of Worship is capturing the public’s attention. To coincide with its 25th anniversary year, the lotus-shaped temple is being depicted on striking [...]
“The world of humanity has two wings — one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha Dr. Wendi Momen, magistrate and author from the United Kingdom, speaks as a panelist for a side event hosted by the Baha’i International Community during the 55th [...]
“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” ~ Baha’u’llah Country singer Dan Seals wrote this song about the oneness of humanity.
“World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet — in the words of one great thinker, ‘the planetization of mankind’.” ~ The Promise of World Peace, a letter to the peoples of the world by The Universal House of Justice
A recent article in Time Magazine highlighted the Baha’i Faith and the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. In “The Little Religion that Persists: The Baha’i in Israel,” Karl Vick describes the beauty of the gardens around the Shrine and provides a brief history of the Baha’i Faith and the persecution Baha’is face in [...]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil —Representatives from government, religious communities and civil society organizations were among the 800 human rights supporters who gathered to call upon Iran to cease its persecution of Baha’is and other religious minorities. Participants travelled from all over Brazil to take part in the rally, held at Rio’s Copacabana Beach yesterday, some spending [...]