Human Rights Day

Every year the Baha’is mark Human Rights Day with invited guest speakers who address a particular aspect of human rights. This year the focus is on Education, a very special right that ensures all have equal access to knowledge and skills for the edification of the human race and ultimately the advancement of civilization. Please . . . → Read More: Human Rights Day

Junior Youth Raise over $800 for Children’s Orphanage in Africa

October 2012 — It was a lovely Spring day in Canberra and people flocked to a home in one of the southern suburbs to a Sock Monkey Party! As they entered the living room, a table full of sock monkeys  of all colours and patterns greeted them. Each one had a tag with a name chosen . . . → Read More: Junior Youth Raise over $800 for Children’s Orphanage in Africa

Hiroshima Day marked in Canberra

HiroshimaMemorialDay

The ACT Baha’i community was represented at a small gathering for a Hiroshima Day Vigil on Monday 6 August 2012, at the National Peace Park, Canberra. The commemorative event was arranged by WILPF, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), ACT Branch. The representative of WILPF made a brief introduction to the vigil and . . . → Read More: Hiroshima Day marked in Canberra

Education Under Fire Screening at ANU

Panel speakers discuss Education Under Fire.

Panel speakers discuss Education Under Fire.

Canberra, 16th August– An audience of some 80 people assembled at the Australian National University to view a documentary film entitled “Education Under Fire”, which was c0-sponsored by Amnesty International.  The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Baha´is in . . . → Read More: Education Under Fire Screening at ANU

Glad Tidings English Program New Time

Glad Tidings, the Baha’i program in English, which has been broadcasting Baha’i related radio programs on Valley FM 89.5 since January 2011, is now in a new time slot.

Glad Tidings is now broadcasting on Saturdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Please note the Persian Program, Soroosh a Doost, is still broadcasting on Sundays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Glad Tidings Radio . . . → Read More: Glad Tidings English Program New Time

149 Years Later …

ACT Bahai Centre in Autumn (01)

Article contributed by Niloofar Davidson

“Arise, and proclaim unto the entire creation the tidings that He Who is the All-Merciful hath directed His steps towards the Ridván and entered it.”

 (Bahá’u’lláh 1990, Gleanings from the writings of Bahá’u’lláh US Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 31)

The end of April is beautiful in Canberra. . . . → Read More: 149 Years Later …

Naw-Ruz 2012

Naw Ruz 2012 flyer

The Bahá’í Community of Canberra invites you to join us to celebrate Naw-Rúz – the Bahá’í New Year.

Date: 21 March 2012
Dinner: 6:00pm
Program: 7:30pm
Venue: ACT Bahá’í Centre, 18 Hickey Court, Weston ACT

. . . → Read More: Naw-Ruz 2012

Plight of Baha’is in Iran raised in Parliament

Australian MPs recently  called on parliamentarians in Iran to protect the human rights of Baha’is and other citizens in their country. Read the full story . . . → Read More: Plight of Baha’is in Iran raised in Parliament

Human Rights Day 2011

human rights day 2011

The ACT Baha’i Community warmly invites you to a commemoration of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Helen Watchirs
Human Rights Commissioner for the ACT

Mr. James Ghaeni
ACT Baha’i Community

Date: Saturday 10th December
Time: 3pm, followed by afternoon tea
Place: ACT Baha’i Centre, 18 Hickey Court, Weston

RSVP: humanrightsdayact@gmail.com by 5th December 2011

A PDF version of . . . → Read More: Human Rights Day 2011

Burmese Days

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For a number of years an Australian Bahá’í resident in Singapore has been accompanying a group of young people aged 12 to 18 to visit the historic community of Bahá’ís in Daidenaw village in Burma. The Burmese Bahá’í community occupies a special place in the history of the Faith and its 800 strong population in Daidenaw . . . → Read More: Burmese Days