Bonnie the Pioneer

News, Perspectives

By Venustiano Olguín For the last three months, it has been an inspiration and an honor to get to know Bonnie Hakert Konamauri as she visits family and friends in Oregon and Montana during a short rest from her life’s work as a Baha’i pioneer in the Solomon Islands . At the beginning of her [...]

International outcry at prison sentences for Iranian Baha’i leaders


11 August 2010 GENEVA — Reports that seven Iranian Baha’i leaders have each received prison sentences of 20 years have been met with condemnation from governments and human rights organizations around the world. Australia, Canada, France, Germany – and the President of the European Parliament – have all expressed strong statements of concern. They are [...]

Working to secure the human rights of children


For more than 20 years, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States has been part of a collective effort toward U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child — a legally binding international agreement that protects the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of children [...]

Post-Parliament of the World’s Religions Interfaith Event


The Parliament of the World’s Religions convened in Melbourne, Australia last December. To capture the spirit and energy generated by this event and to foster interreligious cooperation, local organizers are sponsoring a Post-Parliament event for the Portland/Vancouver area on February 21, 2010.

Amid wreckage in Haiti, new birth brings hope


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Little Tina Rose Wome came into the world on 28 January in a makeshift clinic, fashioned from a classroom at the Anis Zunuzi Baha’i School on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. An entire team of visiting doctors and nurses was on hand for her arrival – the first birth at the school in [...]

Climate ethics is talking point at Copenhagen conference


17 December 2009 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Acceptance of the ethical dimension of climate change has risen to a new level of importance in discussions at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, say members of the Baha’i delegation. “It is no longer just a small group that is talking about the moral and ethical dimensions [...]

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