5 March 2014
The New Zealand Baha’i Community is distressed to learn of an apparent hate crime in which three Baha’is were stabbed in their home in Birjand, Iran, by an unidentified intruder on Monday 3 February. The three, who have relatives living in New Zealand, are currently in intensive care and are being closely monitored. Family member, Mrs Shahrzad McDonald of Christchurch, says extended family were very upset and shocked to hear the news.
Reports from Iran indicate that upon entering the home of Ghodratollah Moodi and his wife, Touba Sabzehjou, the masked intruder attacked them and their daughter, Azam Moodi, with a knife or sharp instrument. All three were seriously injured. “It is terrible to feel powerless to do anything to help. To... Read more >
"To Serve Humanity" – youth discuss contributing to the betterment of society in a series of short films
15 February 2014
HAIFA, Israel, February 8 2014, (BWNS) — A series of short films, collectively entitled To Serve Humanity, has been released on the World Wide Web today – exactly one year after the announcement by the Universal House of Justice of a convocation of conferences for young people throughout the world.
To Serve Humanity explores, through the diverse voices of a few of the 80,000 young people who participated in the 114 gatherings, the ways in which young people can contribute to the spiritual and material well-being of their communities. As the young participants articulate insights on themes covered at each conference, what it means for their generation to be dedicated to the service of humanity is brought to life.