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[3 Sep 2017 | ]
Dedication of first Local Baha’i House of Worship

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia — Some 2,500 people have gathered this morning at a conference to mark the historic dedication of the local Baha’i House of Worship in Battambang.
“A new dawn is breaking,” announced the Universal House of Justice in a letter addressing the participants, referring to the historic nature of this development for the Baha’i community.
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[4 Feb 2017 | ]
Excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith on BBC

Recently, the BBC published an article with extensive excerpts from a BBC audio podcast containing an excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith.  The BBC Podcast is the latest in the BBC World Service’s “Heart and Soul” series which aims to “explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world” while getting “beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion”.

The Audio Podcast:         “Bahá’i – The World’s Faith”
The Magazine Article:   “Studying at the Bahá’i secret university:

In addition to a very timely report about a critical current issue in …

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[1 Sep 2016 | ]
Last Continental Bahá’í Temple nears completion

The upcoming completion of a Bahá’í Temple in South America will mark an important milestone in the History of the Bahá’í Faith. On completion of this edifice, continental Bahá’í Houses of worship will have been located on the five continents of the Earth together with temples marking three other geographically important regions: Panama, Australia and – representing the important Island cultures – Western Samoa.
This Continental House of Worship, located on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile:
” …uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration. Its billowing, structurally robust form won a …

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[14 Jan 2011 | ]
U.S. Senator defends Bahá’ís of Iran

On September 29th, 2010 Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy called attention to the Imprisonment of the Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran and to the long-term persecution there of the Iranian Baha’i Community. The full text of his speech to the United States Senate is here
Since the Baha’i Faith originated in Shiraz, Iran, in 1844 it has been vehemently opposed by powerful figures in the country’s Shīʻah Religious hierarchy. Some of the social teachings of the Baha’i Faith, such as its stand on womens rights, and the principle of each individual’s responsibility …