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One Planet, One Habitation – A Baha’i International Community Statement About the Natural World

The Baha’i International Community (BIC) has just released a new statement called One Planet, One Habitation: A Bahaʼi Perspective on Recasting Humanity’s Relationship With the Natural World.

The statement was written on the occasion of Stockholm+50, a major international environmental meeting of the United Nations that took place in Stockholm, Sweden, the first week of June 2022.

You can read and download the statement in full here: One Planet, One Habitation: A Bahaʼi Perspective on Recasting Humanity’s Relationship With the Natural World

According to the BIC release (which you can read in full here), “the statement was launched at an event the BIC co-hosted at the Swedish Parliament with a number of other civil society organizations, including the Climate Governance Commission and Global Women Leaders: Voices for Change and Inclusion. The event was moderated by Swedish Members of Parliament Anders Österberg and Mattias Vepsä.” Continue reading

Letter from the Universal House of Justice Regarding the Upcoming Nine Year Plan of the Worldwide Baha’i Community

A major letter dated 30 December, 2021 from Universal House of Justice to the conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors has been released. The message highlights the priorities before the worldwide Baha’i community in its efforts to foster social transformation and provides insights for the community’s future development. Continue reading

The Spirit of the Age: Abdu’l-Baha, Khalil Gibran & Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village has historically been an attractive place for writers, scientists, artists and politicians, including during the time of Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to New York City in 1912, when He spoke in churches, temples, universities and at a peace conference. This article is an attempt to shine light on this neighborhood blessed by the footsteps of the Master, and to focus particularly on the relationships between Abdu’l-Baha and two artists living there, Juliet Thompson and Khalil Gibran. Continue reading

Light of the World: New Volume of Abdu’l-Baha’s Writings Released by the Baha’i World Centre

A new volume of recently translated Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha titled Light of the World has just been released by the Baha’i World Centre! You can download and read the volume in its entirety from the Baha’i Reference Library here: Light of the World: Selected Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha

As Baha’is and their friends around the world prepare to commemorate the centenary of Abdu’l-Baha’s Passing, this new volume is a treasured gift. The volume contains 76 Tablets describing aspects of the life of Baha’u’llah including the tribulations He suffered, events in His homeland, the purpose and greatness of His Cause, and the nature and significance of His Covenant. Continue reading