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The Office of Public Affairs of the Baha’is of the United States (OPA) represents the U.S. Baha’i community in its relationships with the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, the media, and the broader public. OPA operates under the auspices of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, the elected governing body of the American Baha’i community. The Baha’i national headquarters for the United States is located in Evanston, Illinois; OPA is located in Washington, D.C.
Baha'i World News Service
The Bahá’í World News Service - BWNS - The official news source of the worldwide Bahá’í community, reports on major developments and endeavors of the global Baha’i community.
The Baha’i World publication launches online
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTA new official Baha’i website makes available thoughtful essays and articles on contemporary issues and developments.
In this bicentenary year, remembering the birth of a new Faith
Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTThe latest episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast focuses on the historic declaration of the Bab.
Encouraged by Prime Minister Ardern, New Zealand’s youth press to end racism
Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTAn annual event organized by the Baha’is, the national police, and other partners recently brought together nearly 100 young people to discuss unity and justice.
Questioning current modes of thought and action: European Parliament looks to the future
Sun, 12 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTAmid rapid changes in society, European leaders seek new insights about religion’s constructive contributions to contemporary society.
Universal House of Justice announces architect for Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTA galvanized Baha’i world was called to raise a befitting Shrine in the vicinity of the Ridvan Garden in Akka.
67 selections from Baha’i writings published online
Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 GMTUsing a recently developed feature of the Baha’i Reference Library, 33 Persian originals and 34 English translations of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s works were made available today.
Donald Rogers, 1935-2019
Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMTThe Universal House of Justice sent a message to all National Spiritual Assemblies on the passing of former International Teaching Centre member Donald Rogers.
In Mozambique, community mobilizes after cyclone
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMTIn the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, the Baha’is of Dondo are contributing to the recovery of their area.
Canadian Parliament explores Internet, social media, and hate speech
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMTThe Baha’i community highlights the importance of cultivating a strong moral framework to understand and analyze online media.
Cities, technology, and happiness: a look at the future
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMTThe Baha’i Chair for World Peace brought focus on the impact of cities on well-being and their implications for the future.
# Education is Not a Crime
American artist Jennifer Caviola, also known as "Cake" is from New York. She is a fine artist who loves to work in public places to show her solidarity with women in the form of portraiture. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post and Vogue, amongst others. Cake’s piece for #NotACrime can be seen in Jersey City. For this piece she has painted imprisoned Mahvash Sabet, an Iranian poetess and teacher. She paints to show her support for the freedom of education for Baha’is in Iran.
LOCATION: JERSEY CITY, 612 COMMUNIPAW.
Book-2, Unit-1, Section-6, #32.0
"O BEFRIENDED STRANGER! The candle of thine heart is lighted by the hand of My power, quench it not with the contrary winds of self and passion. The healer of all thine ills is remembrance of Me, forget it not. Make My love thy treasure and cherish it even as thy very sight and life."
--Bahá’u’lláh »The Persian Hidden Words #32 »
Month of ‘Aẓamat / Grandeur
Would that thou wert present before Our throne to hear from the Tongue of Grandeur itself that which thou desirest and scale the loftiest heights of knowledge by the grace of Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise! The ungodly, however, have intervened between us. Take heed lest thou be grieved thereby. Be content with that which hath been ordained by an irrevocable decree, and be of them that endure with patience.
-- Bahá’u’lláh » The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, Pages 141-159: gr30 »