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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

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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UN condemns Iran for continuing human rights violations

 

New Delhi (Source: Baha’i World News Service), 21 November 2015  — The UN expressed "serious concern" yesterday over Iran's continuing human rights violations, affirming that increased engagement with the international community on some fronts does not mean that Iran is no longer expected to uphold international standards for its people.

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'Embodied Light' exhibition features Chile House of Worship

New Delhi,  5 November 2015, (Source BWNS) — The construction of South America's first Baha'i House of Worship has been at the center of an exhibition in Canada this week.

Titled 'Embodied Light: The Bahá'í Temple of South America', the exhibition features photos and material samples of the temple in Santiago and a lecture by the temple's architect, Siamak Hariri.

"The aim was to achieve an interplay of seeming contradictions: stillness and movement, simplicity and complexity, intimacy and monumentality, solidity and yet a building capable of dissolving in light," said Hariri, who spoke at the exhibition opening in Toronto on 29 October.

"The architectural challenge was to design a sister temple to the existing temple of North America, while also enabling it to find its own unique presence at the foot of the Andes."

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Award-winning film explores power of religion

20 October 2015, (BWNS)—Internationally renowned Iranian director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, has made available to the general public his award-winning film, The Gardener.

Filmed in the Baha'i gardens on the slopes of Mount Carmel and in the outskirts of the fortress city of Acre, it is an exploration of religion, reflected in a dialogue between father and son.

The two characters represent the differing views of two generations. For the father, played by Makhmalbaf himself, religion possesses a profound power. While that power has been used for destructive ends, Makhmalbaf argues that it has also been channeled towards peace, forgiveness, and love — and can be again.

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