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February 01, 2018

NEW YORK—A new BIC contribution to the 7th Annual ECOSOC Youth Forum stresses the role rising generations can play in building vibrant and healthy communities....

January 29, 2018

A statement of the Baha'i International Community to the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development

To eradicate poverty is to build the world anew - economically, but also morally, culturally, and socially. A world without poverty, its communities and patterns of life, would bear little resemblance to the one around us today...

January 19, 2018

Raf Sanchez, Middle East Correspondent  - Yemen’s Houthi rebels are waging a campaign of persecution against the country’s Baha’i minority and have already sentenced one of the community’s leaders to death, activists have warned. 

January 18, 2018

Newly launched website 'Archives of Bahá’í Persecution in Iran'.

The website makes public, for the first time, thousands of official documents, reports, testimonials, and audio-visual material revealing documentary evidence of years of relentless persecution against the Bahá’ís in Iran.

January 09, 2018

SANA’A, Yemen — Over 100 known activists, lawyers, and leaders of thought have raised their voices over the past week in protest of the ordered death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i Hamed bin Haydara, unjustly imprisoned four years ago for his religious beliefs.

January 03, 2018

Responding to the news that Huthi authorities sentenced 52-year-old Yemeni prisoner of conscience Hamid Haydara to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel and forging official documents, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director said:

“The Huthi authorities must immediately quash the death sentence against Hamid Haydara. He is a prisoner of conscience who has been tried on account of his conscientiously held beliefs and peaceful activities as a member of the Baha’i community."

January 02, 2018

BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — 2017 was a year of far-reaching developments in the Baha’i world.

November 17, 2017

Moni Basu - The sun had already set when the woman with long gray hair descended the steps to the same prison gate she had passed through all those years ago.

Mahvash Sabet had been behind bars for an eternal decade, and on this evening, she was leaving Tehran's Evin Prison without money or possessions or anyone waiting for her.

The British Museum: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

November 03, 2017

The written word is central to the Baha’i Faith, the youngest of the world religions, whose Prophet-Founder Bahá’u’lláh was born 200 years ago. Hilary Freeman of the UK National Baha’i Archives Team tells the story behind some of the original writings of Bahá’u’lláh, currently on display in the Museum.

October 28, 2017

Member of the Baha'i community, Alex Afnan, talks to Clare Balding on Sunday morning about the significance of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah. Listen in at 39 minutes 30 seconds.

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