Bahá'í

Grave Concern for Safety Of Iran's Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders

February 15, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/807

Iran's seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders have been transferred to more brutal sections of their prison complex.

 

In the case of the two Baha'i women, the circumstances of the move have raised concerns that it may have been orchestrated as a means of creating an insecure environment that threatens their lives.

Baha'is Lobby U.S. Commission to Help Them Survive In Iran

February 11, 2011

Author: Eric Marrapodi

Source: The CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/11/bahais-lobby-u-s-commission-to-help-them-survive-in-iran/

It is a bad time to be a Baha'i in Iran, American adherents of the faith say.

 

The religion, founded in Iran in 1844, is now considered heretical by Iranian authorities. Its 300,000 adherents in the country "may face repression on the...

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Arsonists Threaten Reprisals If Baha'is Befriend Muslims

January 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/805

A recent wave of arson attacks on Baha'i-owned businesses in Rafsanjan, Iran, appears to be part of a campaign to fracture relationships between Baha'is and Muslims in the city.

 

After around a dozen attacks on shops - carried out since 25 October 2010 - some 20 Baha'i homes and businesses have been sent a warning letter addressed to "members of the misguided...

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Future Plans Discussed at Global Gathering

January 4, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/804

Senior officers of the Baha'i Faith from around the globe have gathered at the Baha'i World Centre to discuss the future development of the worldwide community and its activities.

 

The conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors commenced on 28 December. Plenary sessions – which ran until 1 January – are now being followed by further...

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Multi-Faith Chaplains to Make House Of Commons More Inclusive

December 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8224923/Multi-faith-chaplains-to-make-House-of-Commons-more-inclusive.html

John Bercow has backed the creation of a team of multi-faith chaplains, which will also include representatives of the Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist religions.

 

Members of the House...

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Open Letter Speaks Out for the Rights Of All Iranians

December 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/801

In an open letter to the head of Iran's Judiciary, the Baha'i International Community today contrasted the country's persecution of Baha'is with Iran's own call for Muslim minorities to be treated fairly in other countries.

 

"We...request that the Baha'is in that country be granted their full rights of citizenship, in order that they may be able to fulfill...

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Excavation Work Commences for Chile's 'Temple Of Light'

November 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/800

Excavation work is under way for the new Baha'i House of Worship for the South American continent, in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

 

The ground work comes after a prolonged search for a site and unprecedented technical challenges, which included the invention of an entirely new material for the building's exterior.

Three Baha'is, Jailed for Humanitarian Work, Begin Fourth Year In Detention

November 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/799

Despite compelling evidence that they never committed a crime, three Iranian Baha'is today begin their fourth year in captivity.

 

The two women, Haleh Rouhi and Raha Sabet – and Mr. Sasan Taqva – were arrested in May 2006, along with some 51 other Baha'is and a number of Muslim friends, for their participation in an education program for...

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