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15 Captivating Photos of the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette

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Designed by Canadian architect Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois, and officially dedicated in 1953, the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It’s a beautiful building with an exquisitely ornate construction, that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We’ve collected here some gorgeous images from social photo sharing site 500px, you can click through to see them full-screen, or purchase a print.

You can learn more about the House of Worship including how and when to visit, or take a trip through history with the Chicago Tribune’s collection of Classic Photos that even includes a photo from the temple’s 1931 fire. Continue reading

3 New Tablets for the Twin Holy Days

3 New Tablets Twin Holy Days

This year, for the first time in the history of the Baha’i Era, the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah – also known as the Twin Holy Days – will be celebrated at the same time (November 13/14) by Baha’is all over the world.

In honour of this historic occasion, the Universal House of Justice released three newly translated Tablets: one celebrates the Birth of the Bab, and two are dedicated to the Birth of Baha’u’llah. These tablets, all penned by Baha’u’llah, will be included in a volume called Days of Remembrance which will be available later next year. Continue reading

Iranian Revolutionary Justice [BBC Documentary]

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A new BBC documentary called “Iranian Revolutionary Justice” (عدالت انقلابى – مستند), containing previously unseen footage of the 1981 trial of members of the governing body of the Baha’i community has been broadcast for the first time. The members that appear in this footage were executed shortly after the trial by a firing squad. The documentary was recently broadcast in English on BBC World News and in Persian on BBC Persian. Continue reading

Consultation: A Perspective

(Photo courtesy: Baha'i World Centre)

(Photo courtesy: Baha'i World Centre)

Consultation is a distinctive and unifying method of decision-making that is used by Baha’is whether at home, among friends, or while serving on committees or institutions at any level.

Baha’u’llah stated:

No welfare and no well-being can be attained except through consultation.

Shoghi Effendi also said that:

…consultation, frank and unfettered, is the bedrock of this unique Order.

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