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Open Call For Auckland #OurStoryIsOne Art Exhibition As Crackdown On Baha's In Iran Intensifies

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:48 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

  Armed Iranian security agents raided the homes of more than 30 Baha’is on 7 November in Hamadan province. Many of the Baha’is were verbally abused and physically assaulted during the raids. The latest arrests and home searches—which ... More >>

Iran’s Oppression Of Baha’is Is Unfolding With Greater Intensity

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Dr Khatereh Eghdamian counts herself fortunate to call New Zealand home. The Iranian-born advisor on human rights, Associate at Oxford House Research and Associate at the Centre for Religion and Global Affairs, was granted refuge here after escaping a ... More >>

Iranian Authorities Prohibiting Baha’is From A Dignified Burial

Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:05 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Iran’s decades-long cradle-to-grave persecution of its Baha’i community has reached new heights with the Iranian authorities banning Baha’is use of a previously allocated space in Tehran’s Khavaran cemetery. “Denying the community access ... More >>

Student Wins National Championship With Speech On NZ’s Divided Past, United Future

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

A student of Ngāti Kahungunu and Pākehā heritage has won a nationwide competition using her own identity as a metaphor for the past and future of race relations in New Zealand. “Racism exists here,” said Jess Jenkins, a year 13 student at Tawa ... More >>

150 young people make bold statement on racism

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

The views of over 150 young people from across Aotearoa have been published today in a statement calling all New Zealanders to confront racism. More >>

Year 11 student wins national Race Unity Speech Awards

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Year 11 student wins national Race Unity Speech Awards with speech about leaders who combat racism More >>

High school speakers to discuss race relations

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Students from all over the country will gather for two events at Te Mahurehure Marae in Point Chevalier, Auckland on Saturday 11 May. More >>

Hundreds of students set to speak up for race unity

Monday, 25 March 2019, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

As New Zealand mourns the devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch, high school students are preparing to speak their mind on racial prejudice and unity in diversity. More >>

Statement on the Christchurch massacre - Baha'i Community

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of New Zealand, in condemning the recent massacre of innocent Muslims, calls on the people of Aotearoa to examine the destructive social forces that led to Friday's tragedy. “We extend our heartfelt ... More >>

End of prison term but no end to persecution

Monday, 24 December 2018, 11:07 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

As Afif Naeimi, 56, completes his prison sentence, dozens of Iranian Baha’is remain in prison and thousands more face daily persecution, says Paddy Payne, spokesperson for the New Zealand Baha'i community. “The last imprisoned member of the seven ... More >>

NZ Baha'is React to Religious Suppression

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:28 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

The New Zealand Baha'i Community has joined a groundswell of international voices denouncing false charges laid against more than 20 Baha'is in Yemen, including all its national-level leaders. The group was recently indicted at a court hearing in ... More >>

Speech Awards Mark 20 Years Since Tragic Passing

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

The tragic passing of race relations advocate Hedi Moani 20 years ago is being commemorated by high school students participating in the Race Unity Speech Awards. Senior high school students from around the country will come to Auckland on Saturday 12 May ... More >>

NZ poet speaks out about persecution of fellow writer

Monday, 30 October 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

North Canterbury poet and writer Bernadette Hall has spoken out about the unjust imprisonment of an Iranian poet who spent the last 10 years behind bars. More >>

NZ communities celebrate the birth of a global faith

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

New Zealand communities celebrate the birth of a global faith Auckland, New Zealand (Friday 13 October 2017) Worldwide celebrations are being held on October 22 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith. Celebrations ... More >>

Decade of unjust imprisonment ends for Mahvash Sabet

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:23 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

News of the release from prison of 64-year-old Mrs Mahvash Sabet, one of the seven Iranian Baha'i leaders arrested in 2008, has given the New Zealand Baha'i community hope that it may signal a new chapter in the treatment of Baha'is in Iran. “Mrs ... More >>

Students ask: “what makes someone a ‘kiwi’”?

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:17 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Students from around the country have asked kiwis to stand up against racism and reconsider what it means to be a New Zealander. More >>

“Not Another Year” campaign launched

Friday, 12 May 2017, 10:52 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

The long-running imprisonment of seven innocent Iranian men and women is once again drawing international attention. Now in their ninth year of incarceration, the group, known as the Yaran, were the ad hoc appointed leaders of the Iranian Baha'i community, ... More >>




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