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"Is not the object of every Revelation to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and external conditions?"

~Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá’í World News Service
The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

Youth Conferences

Message from The Universal House of Justice, the international governing council of the Baha’i’s,addressed to the 114 Youth Conferences throughout the World, dated 1 July 2013.

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The Baha'i House of Worship of India

The Baha'i House of Worship in New Delhi, which is considered as India’s symbol of communal harmony by the Government of India, was dedicated to the people of India and all humanity in December 1986.

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National News of the Baha'is of India

Catalyzing an education revolution: Brookings Institution highlights Baha’i-inspired program

WASHINGTON D.C., 19 March 2017, (BWNS) — In the last twenty years, remarkable strides have been achieved in providing access to education for children around the world. However, research in the field of education is showing that increased schooling has not automatically led to increased learning. The United Nations estimates that 250 million children are not able to read, write, or perform basic math, whether they have been to school or not.

Addressing what it calls a “learning crisis”, the Brookings Institution—a major think tank in the United States—started an initiative in 2015 called “Millions Learning”. The study sought to identify educational interventions where not only access to schools was improving, but also learning itself.

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Gender equality essential for progress, says BIC in new statement

NEW YORK, 9 March 2017, (BWNS) — The Baha’i International Community has released a new statement on the advancement of women and the vital relationship between gender equality and true prosperity.

The document was published in preparation for the Commission on the Status of Women to be held at the United Nations next week. The Commission is the UN’s principal annual global forum for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It promotes women’s rights and shapes global standards for equality.

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Film on education and love inspires audiences around the world

New Delhi, 6 January 2017, (Source: BWNS) — A movie about a brother and sister in a rural village in the heart of Africa is demonstrating the power of film to contribute to constructive social change and stimulate meaningful conversations.

Mercy’s Blessing, written and directed by May Taherzadeh, is a moving and profound exploration of the connection between love and sacrifice in the midst of social injustice. It has received widespread acclaim and, since 2015, has already won ten international film awards.

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Courageous cleric divides painting, promotes unity

3 November 2016, (Source: BWNS) — In recent years, individuals and groups from within and outside of Iran have raised the call for justice, human rights, and a culture of inclusion in the country. Though more and more voices are joining this chorus, it is still rare to see any vocal support from among Iran’s ecclesiastical class. On occasions when a clerical figure in Iran does speak out in support of the rights of citizens and minorities, it can inspire hope in countless hearts. Against this backdrop, Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a high-ranking religious cleric in Iran who is also a calligrapher and artist, has stood out for his public dedication to unity. His contributions to social harmony in Iran have drawn attention and acclaim in many parts of the world.

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A Baha’i is killed in Iran, a victim of religious hatred

Mr. Farhang Amiri

New Delhi-27 October 2016 (Source: Baha’i World News Service) – In an appalling act of violence, a Baha’i has been stabbed to death by two men who admitted they attacked him because of his religious beliefs.

Farhang Amiri, 63, was murdered outside his home on 26 September 2016 in the city of Yazd, Iran, where he and his family have long resided.New Delhi (Source: Baha’i World News Service) – In an appalling act of violence, a Baha’i has been stabbed to death by two men who admitted they attacked him because of his religious beliefs.

On the evening of 25 September, two young men came to the residence of Mr. Amiri, asking to purchase his van. As he was not home, his son indicated that he was not aware that his father wished to sell the vehicle. The two men, however, insisted. When he asked for their contact information, they made excuses and left.

The following evening, the same two individuals returned and met with Mr. Amiri himself outside his residence. Soon after, Mr. Amiri was heard screaming. A family member, who was then joined by several other people, found him severely injured with multiple stab wounds in the chest.

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