Home » Archive

Articles in the News: General Interest Category

About the Baha'i Faith, News: General Interest »

[18 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Last Continental Bahá’í Temple nears completion | ]
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 …

Iran Human Rights, News: General Interest »

[12 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on U.S. Senator Defends Baha’is 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 …

News: General Interest »

[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Bahá’ís collaborate on Climate Change | ]

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States recently informed Local Bahá’í Communities throughout the U.S. of a collaborative commitment by the International Bahá’í Community in connection with a plan of action on Climate Change. The following is an excerpt from their letter:
“The Baháʹí International Community recently joined forces with several major world faiths to launch—as part of a broad interfaith effort in collaboration with the United Nations—a Seven Year Plan of Action on Climate Change. By encouraging close study of Baháʹí teachings on the environment, …