Bahá'í

UN Resolution On Iran Sends Powerful Message On Human Rights

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/738

The approval today of a strongly worded resolution on human rights in Iran sends a powerful signal to the Iranian government that the world is gravely concerned about how Iran treats its citizens, said the Baha'i International Community.

The resolution, approved by a vote of 74 to 48 by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, expressed "deep concern at serious ongoing...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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2nd Suspicious Fire Destroys Religious Center

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WFTV

http://www.wftv.com/countybycounty/21436433/detail.html

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A massive fire destroyed an Orlando religious center just after midnight Tuesday and officials say it is the second fire in three days. Investigators are saying that an arsonist is likely to blame.

Flames were shooting from the roof when a police officer drove by and saw the Baha'i Center of Orlando on Hillcrest Street near Colonial...

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US Lawmakers Condemn Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran

October 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=3&id=15070

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s “state-sponsored persecution” of members of the Baha’i faith and its “continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.”

The resolution, passed by a...

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Trial Of Seven Baha'is Delayed, No New Date Set

October 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/734

Although the trial of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran for more than 17 months was scheduled for today, when attorneys and families arrived at the court offices in Tehran they were told it would not take place. No new trial date was given.

"The time has come for these seven innocent people to be immediately released on bail," said Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International...

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Baha'i Camp Tries to Teach Vocabulary Of Values

October 1, 2009

Author: Nancy Haught

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6647643.html

In most places, camp songs concern five little frogs and a bear that went over the mountain. But at a camp here recently, 50 children belted out a lively ode to courage and integrity:

This (followed by an enthusiastic stomping of feet) is where I live.

This...

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Students Of All Faiths Make Their Marks On Campus

October 1, 2009

Author: Kelly Sawyers

Source: The Hoya

http://guide.thehoya.com/node/136

It’s hard to imagine Georgetown without religion — but while the university prides itself on its Jesuit identity, the students who populate the Hilltop fall within a broad spectrum of religious affiliations.

Georgetown’s Jesuit identity makes for a very active religious atmosphere on campus and Georgetown’s motto, utraque unum, or “both one,”...

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Prominent Iranians Call for Religious Liberty

September 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/731

A best-selling author and an Oscar-nominated actress are among those who have called for religious freedom in Iran, including an end to the persecution of Baha'is in that country.

Some 1,400 people heard Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," and Shohreh Aghdashloo, Academy Award-nominated actress for "House of Sand and Fog," speak at a public gathering this month...

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Burial Of Deceased Baha’i Prevented

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Iran Press Watch/Human Rights Activists News Agency

http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/5159

The following report was posted on the online site of Human Rights Activists News Agency on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, and appears below in translation:

Responsible authorities have created illegal obstacles to the burial of a Baha’i citizen.

According to the Baha’i Committee of Human Rights...

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Conference: Religion Joins With Science to Address Environment Issues

September 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/728

People’s spiritual beliefs affect their attitude toward climate change, with religious groups increasingly helping to frame humanity’s response to environmental issues.

That was one of the messages from a session at the 33rd annual conference of the Association for Baha’i Studies, held in mid-August in Washington, D.C. The gathering drew nearly 1,000...

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Egypt Arrests 50 for Opposing Rehousing Of Bahais

August 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gts1O5loXKTjBmuFBltTAAv7qLWA

At least 50 people were arrested in Egypt on Thursday for demonstrating against the suspected rehousing in their villages of people thought to be from the Bahai religion, a security official said.

In April, all the Bahais from the southern...

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Trial Of Seven Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders Postponed

August 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/727

The trial of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran has been postponed until 18 October, the Baha'i International Community learned today.

According to Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International Community representative to the United Nations in Geneva, following a request for postponement of the trial from Mr. Hadi Esmaielzadeh and Ms. Mahnaz Parakand – attorneys from...

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