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The Baha’i World publication launches online

The Baha’i World publication was launched online today.

Baha'i World Publication website
A new official Baha’i website makes available thoughtful essays and articles on contemporary issues and developments.

The website makes available a selection of thoughtful essays and long-form articles on a range of subjects of interest to the wider public, conveying advancements in Baha’i thought and action and reflecting the Faith’s purpose in the world.

The Baha’i World volumes were established under the direction of Shoghi Effendi shortly after the start of his ministry as Guardian in 1921. The first volume was released in 1926 under the title The Baha’i Yearbook, and new volumes were published until 2006. Over time, many of its original functions began to be fulfilled by official national websites and the family of sites associated with, including the Baha’i World News Service, as well as publications, such as The Five Year Plan, 2011-2016: Summary of Achievements and Learning and For the Betterment of the World. An archives section of the new website provides the historic first six volumes. Additional volumes and selected articles will be added over time.

The site launches with articles that explore various themes that include technology, peace, rural development and agriculture, the emergence of Baha’i Houses of Worship, and humanitarian relief.

The Baha'i World Books
Released in 1926 under the title The Baha’i Yearbook, printed editions of the The Baha’i World were published until 2006.



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