BWNS: Akka Mayor and Religious Leaders Honor Abdu’l-Baha at Ceremony

In the latest video from the Baha’i World News Service, we learn about how the mayor of Akka (Israel), Shimon Lankri, and dignitaries representing the city’s religious communities and other local organizations gathered to honor Abdu’l-Baha at a tree-planting ceremony coinciding with the start of the construction of His Shrine.

You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Akka mayor and religious leaders honor Abdu’l-Baha at ceremony

The Baha’i World News Service now offers a new section to their website dedicated to developments of the construction of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha. You’ll find that special section of their website here.

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If you’re curious why the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah and many Baha’i holy places are located in Israel, you might wish to check out this Baha’i Blog article: Why Is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?

You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on


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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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