Canadian Bahá'í News Service

Canada joins nations in support of Baha’is in Yemen

OTTAWA, 13 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

The Government of Canada has been a leading nation in support of the Baha’is who are facing escalating persecution in Houthi-controlled Yemen.

On November 8, 2018, Canada was joined by the governments of Australia, Germany and the United States in making the following joint statement on the situation of the Baha’is in Yemen:

We are deeply concerned about the worsening treatment of Bahá’ís in Yemen, particularly by the Houthis in Sana’a.

Films for social change featured at Parliament of the World’s Religions

TORONTO, 8 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

The Parliament of the World’s Religions featured a range of film-makers who shared their work and discussed the use of media as a tool for social change. A number of Baha’is showed films on a variety of themes, including inter-religious understanding, youth empowerment, the advancement of girls and women, and religious history.

Parliament of the World’s Religions stimulates dialogue on inclusion

TORONTO, 8 NOVEMBER 2018, (CBNS)

More than 7,500 people gathered at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto for the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held from November 1-7. The Parliament is one of the largest interfaith gatherings in the world, which has taken place in the past in Chicago (1893, 1993), Cape Town (1999), Barcelona (2004), Melbourne (2009), and Salt Lake City (2015).