Bahá'í World News Service
The Bahá’ís of Italy brought together some 60 journalists to discuss the role of media in fostering social cohesion in the country.
“Violent acts”: Armed Houthis attack Bahá’í gathering in Yemen, arresting at least 17, in fresh crackdown
Houthi gunmen have staged a violent raid on a peaceful gathering of Bahá’ís in Sanaa, Yemen, detaining and forcibly disappearing at least 17 people.
In conversation: Counsellors on youth and social transformation
Counsellors explore the ways youth engaged in Bahá’í educational initiatives are contributing to social transformation in their communities.
Houses of Worship: Three new Houses of Worship to be established
The Universal House of Justice has called for three new Bahá’í Houses of Worship to be established—a national temple in Canada and local temples in Nepal and Zambia.
BIC Geneva: Campaign honors Bahá’í women executed in Iran 40 years ago and highlights principle of equality
40 years ago, Iran executed 10 Bahá’í women; today, BIC launches #OurStoryIsOne, inviting artistic works to honor them and the principle of equality.
BIC: The Archives of Bahá’í Persecution in Iran
A unique online collection by the Bahá’í International Community makes available more than 10,000 materials on incidents of Bahá’í persecution in Iran.
13th International Convention: Homeward-bound, delegates radiate spirit of unity
The journey of the International Bahá’í Convention delegates culminates with the commemoration of the Festival of Riḍván at the Shrine of Bahá'u'llah in Bahjí.
13th International Convention: Reception with Haifa Mayor infused with unifying spirit of Convention
Distinctive Bahá’í electoral process explored at special reception which brought together dignitaries and Bahá’í delegates attending the International Bahá’í Convention.
13th International Convention: Consultations inspire new hope for humanity’s future
International Bahá’í Convention ends after election of the Universal House of Justice and days of consultations on global efforts toward spiritual and material progress.
“For the Betterment of the World”: Publication sees release of new edition at International Convention
“For the Betterment of the World” casts light on Bahá’í efforts, in collaboration with social actors from all walks of life, to contribute to material and social progress
Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Short film explores journey of construction project
A short documentary about the construction of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was released today for the occasion of the 13th International Bahá’í Convention.
13th International Convention: Universal House of Justice elected
The results of the election of the nine members of the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Bahá’í Faith, have been announced.
“An Expansive Prospect”: New film explores Bahá’í efforts toward social transformation
A film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice looks at the efforts under way in communities striving to release the society-building power of the Bahá'í teachings
13th International Convention: By-election to be held for 9th place
Following yesterday’s vote to elect the Universal House of Justice, Chief Teller announces tie for 9th place; vote to break the tie will take place later this afternoon.
13th International Convention: Representatives from 176 countries cast ballots to elect Universal House of Justice
Some 1,250 delegates representing 176 countries around the world assemble in a momentous gathering to elect the Universal House of Justice.
13th International Convention: Delegates spiritually prepare for sacred responsibility
Delegates have been immersing themselves in the spiritual atmosphere of the Bahá’í Holy Places in the ‘Akká/Haifa area, preparing to elect the Universal House of Justice.
13th International Convention: Delegates from across the Bahá’í world arrive in the Holy Land
Some 1,400 delegates representing a cross-section of humanity gather in Haifa for the 13th International Convention to elect the Universal House of Justice.
Bahá’í World Centre: Leaving after many years of service in Holy Land
Two members of the Universal House of Justice, Mr. Stephen Birkland and Mr. Stephen Hall, are leaving after many years of service at the Bahá’í World Centre.
United States: Mayor declares ‘World Peace Week’ in honor of Bahá’í Chair anniversary
Mayor of Athens, Georgia, declares World Peace Week in honor of the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace's 30th anniversary, highlighting unity, justice, and human solidarity.
BIC New York: Exploring the future of work
The New York Office of the Bahá’í International Community recently released a statement exploring how the future of work can meet the needs of humanity.