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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

Local economies point to the future

INDORE, India, 3 March 2016, (BWNS)—How does a nation whose economy is growing by 7 percent a year allow for economic prosperity without fueling the rising inequality between rich and poor?  How does it connect with the global market system without losing its spiritual and social values?  These were some of the questions that animated a recent symposium titled "Strengthening Local Economies for a Just Global Order", held on 23 February at Devi Ahilya University in Indore.

Some 150 faculty and students participated in the event, organized by the Bahá'í Chair for Studies in Development and the University's School of Economics.

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Local economies point to the future

INDORE, India, 3 March 2016, (BWNS)—How does a nation whose economy is growing by 7 percent a year allow for economic prosperity without fueling the rising inequality between rich and poor?  How does it connect with the global market system without losing its spiritual and social values?  These were some of the questions that animated a recent symposium titled "Strengthening Local Economies for a Just Global Order", held on 23 February at Devi Ahilya University in Indore.

Some 150 faculty and students participated in the event, organized by the Bahá'í Chair for Studies in Development and the University's School of Economics.

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Delhi seminar explores role of youth in social transformation

NEW DELHI, 19 February 2016, (BWNS)—India has the largest youth population in the world, a reality that holds both tremendous promise and potential challenges for the future of the country.

Recently, the Indian Institute of Public Administration and the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá'ís of India organized a seminar at the India International Centre on the subject of youth, entitled The Role of Youth in Social Transformation.  Over 40 people attended the event on 10 February 2016, comprising representatives of civil society, government, media, and faith organizations.

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Lofty aims mark close of conference

HAIFA, 2 January 2015, (BWNS) — The conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors, which commenced on 29 December, came to conclusion earlier today with a message of the Universal House of Justice addressed to the Baha'is of the world.

Over the past five days, the conference enabled a global conversation about the next stage of the  development of Baha'i communities around the world.

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At COP21 Baha'is see movement toward unity

PARIS, 14 December 2015, (BWNS) — The outcome of last week's UN Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21, which resulted in an accord signed by 196 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reflects a significant step towards greater unity and cooperation among nations as the world learns to face major global challenges, says the Baha'i International Community (BIC).

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