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  • In Myanmar, prize-winning feature film sheds light on misunderstood minority

    Baha'i World News Service Headlines
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    YANGON, Myanmar - In a remote rural town of Dou Ngan Kha not far from Myanmar's border with Thailand, tribes from the Kayan people gather every year for a National Festival. Through ceremonies, music and dance, the annual event serves to preserve their traditions and celebrate their achievements. Part of Myanmar's Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority, Kayans have lived here for generations but, in...
  • Ridvan Festival

    The Baha'i Community of Arlington, Virginia
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    20 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The Baha’ís in Arlington begin celebrating their holiest religious festival at sunset on Sunday, April 20, 2014. It is also the time during which the community will elect a new Local Spiritual Assembly, the governing body for the Arlington Baha’í community. Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. The Festival of Ridvan is a twelve-day period commemorating Baha’u’llah’s announcement of His claim to prophethood and his departure from Baghdad in 1863, observed from sunset 20 April to sunset, 2 May. The first, ninth and twelfth days of Ridvan are major Bahá’í holy days on…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Path to Enlightenment” – Sunday, April 6, 2014

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    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    “It is the Noble Eightfold Path, the way that leads to the extinction of suffering, namely: Right view, Right intention, Right speech, Right action, Right livelihood, Right effort, Right mindfulness, Right concentration” (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the Enlightened Buddha, the Founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.) “Let your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened.” (Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh) Dear friends! What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual…
  • "I really feel like this is the direction I need to go in"

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    Teaching blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    According to Judy, she was not finding fulfillment in her Christian church.  When she was told about the Baha'i Faith, by her co-worker, she wanted to know more because together, she and her co-worker often talked about “giving back to others” in service to the community.    Over the past month, Judy and her co-worker researched online about the Bahai Faith.  She shared with me that she just “woke up” one day and felt this was the day to be a Baha'i.  She felt that she had found what she “always believed” and wondered why she hadn't heard of the…
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    21 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
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  • In Myanmar, prize-winning feature film sheds light on misunderstood minority

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    YANGON, Myanmar - In a remote rural town of Dou Ngan Kha not far from Myanmar's border with Thailand, tribes from the Kayan people gather every year for a National Festival. Through ceremonies, music and dance, the annual event serves to preserve their traditions and celebrate their achievements. Part of Myanmar's Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority, Kayans have lived here for generations but, in...
  • Ridvan message made available on Universal House of Justice website

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The 2014 Ridvan message of the Universal House of Justice to the Baha'is of the world has been made available this year for the first time on the new official website for the Universal House of Justice. The message can be found at
  • Religious leaders and prominent thinkers in India respond to Iranian cleric's courageous act

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    In India, a number of prominent religious leaders have commended the recent decision of Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani to gift an artistic rendering of a verse from the Baha'i sacred writings to the Baha'is of the world. This action represents a profound appeal for religious coexistence and the recognition of the human dignity of all members of society. Ayatollah Tehrani's gift was...
  • Senior Anglican leaders praise "significance" and "courage" of Iranian ayatollah's gift to Baha'is

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Two senior leaders of the Church of England have praised the ground-breaking action of an Iranian ayatollah who last week called for religious "coexistence" by dedicating to the Baha'is of the world, and particularly the Baha'is of Iran, an illuminated calligraphic rendering of a passage from their sacred texts. Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, the former archbishop of Canterbury, said the...
  • In an unprecedented symbolic act senior cleric calls for religious co-existence in Iran

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    In a symbolic and unprecedented move, Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a prominent Muslim cleric in Iran, announced today that he has gifted to the Baha'is of the world an illuminated work of calligraphy of a paragraph from the writings of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. This move comes in the wake of several recent statements by religious scholars in the Muslim...
 
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    The Baha'i Community of Arlington, Virginia

  • Ridvan Festival

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The Baha’ís in Arlington begin celebrating their holiest religious festival at sunset on Sunday, April 20, 2014. It is also the time during which the community will elect a new Local Spiritual Assembly, the governing body for the Arlington Baha’í community. Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. The Festival of Ridvan is a twelve-day period commemorating Baha’u’llah’s announcement of His claim to prophethood and his departure from Baghdad in 1863, observed from sunset 20 April to sunset, 2 May. The first, ninth and twelfth days of Ridvan are major Bahá’í holy days on…
  • Arlington Baha’is to observe two significant Holy Days

    Mitko
    23 Nov 2013 | 3:07 pm
    How would you feel if you knew that the Creator has made a promise to never leave humanity alone and send Divine Educators to guide us, Baha’u’llah being the most current one? And what if He provided means to guarantee the unity of His followers — an eternal Covenant. The Day of the Covenant is the day when Bahá’ís celebrate the appointment of `Abdu’l-Bahá as the Centre of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant. Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah To honor this unique Baha’i Holy Day, this Monday evening, Nov 25, a…
  • Using the arts in celebrating the Birth of Baha’u’llah

    Mitko
    5 Nov 2013 | 1:50 pm
    As Baha’is around the world prepare to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, the Baha’is of Arlington County are getting ready for a celebration which will include a potluck dinner, live music, puppet theater, and a devotional program. The celebration will take place at 6 pm on Monday, November 11th, 2013  at the historic Carlin Hall at 5711 4th Street South, Arlington, VA 22204 and is open to all. Arlington Baha’is use the arts to prepare for the celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah Using the arts…
  • Local Baha’is to celebrate Birth of the Báb, Sunday, October 20

    Mitko
    9 Oct 2013 | 3:58 pm
    A picnic-gathering of Bahá’ís in northern Virginia to celebrate the Birth of the Báb, the Herald Prophet of the Bahá’í Faith, will be held on Sunday, October 20, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at the Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church, VA. Annual Birth of the Bab Celebration – Sunday, Oct. 20 – Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA The Holy Day program including music, prayers and readings, storytelling around the firm, and children’s activities, will begin at 2:00 pm. Hot dogs will be provided; bring food for all to enjoy. Please join us, families and children, one…
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  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Path to Enlightenment” – Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    “It is the Noble Eightfold Path, the way that leads to the extinction of suffering, namely: Right view, Right intention, Right speech, Right action, Right livelihood, Right effort, Right mindfulness, Right concentration” (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the Enlightened Buddha, the Founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.) “Let your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened.” (Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh) Dear friends! What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Find God standing within thee” – Sunday, March 30th 2014

    Mitko Gerensky
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:22 pm
    “O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith 7 dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.” (Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u'lláh, The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, #13) Dear friends! What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Soul-Stirring Springtime” – Sunday, March 23rd 2014

    Mitko Gerensky
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    “Like a beautiful, fragrant lotus, springing up on a pile of rubbish thrown out on the highway, so a disciple of the Enlightened One stands out among rubbish-like and blinded ordinary people by virtue of his wisdom.” (Buddhism, Dhammapada, Sayings of the Buddha) “O My servants! It behoveth you to refresh and revive your souls through the gracious favors which, in this Divine, this soul-stirring Springtime, are being showered upon you. The Day Star of His great glory hath shed its radiance upon you, and the clouds of His limitless grace have overshadowed you. How high the…
  • Happy Baha’i New Year, Nawruz 171 B.E.!

    Mitko Gerensky
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Today is the first day of spring, the vernal equinox, the Baha’i New Year, Nawruz! May this first day of spring, the beginning of a new cycle for mother nature and all immersed in her beauty, with its vernal equinox bring balance, peace, prosperity, health, love and happiness to all! Happy Nawruz! Happy new year! Enjoy these Naw Rúz Greetings from all around the World showcasing the beautiful diversity of the worldwide Baha’i community! Praised be Thou, O my God, that Thou hast ordained Naw-Rúz as a festival unto those who have observed the fast for love of Thee and abstained…
  • Cosmos and the Baha’i Faith

    Mitko Gerensky
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:54 pm
    During my youth in communist Bulgaria I watched on the state-controlled television a fascinating program by the remarkable American scientist Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”, which reaffirmed my fascination with science and the tireless search for truth. The notion of God barely registered in my daily life as the state ideology of historic materialism at the time had obliterated for most people of my generation any reference to an intelligent Creator. Yet, there was always a search for something more than the eyes could see. I fell in love with science fiction as a creative tool to enable…
 
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  • "I really feel like this is the direction I need to go in"

    Teaching blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    According to Judy, she was not finding fulfillment in her Christian church.  When she was told about the Baha'i Faith, by her co-worker, she wanted to know more because together, she and her co-worker often talked about “giving back to others” in service to the community.    Over the past month, Judy and her co-worker researched online about the Bahai Faith.  She shared with me that she just “woke up” one day and felt this was the day to be a Baha'i.  She felt that she had found what she “always believed” and wondered why she hadn't heard of the…
  • "It's an honor to become a Bahai . . . "

    Teaching blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Rick met a local Bahai at a coffee shop in summer of 2013 and she told him about the Bahai Faith. For two years, he has been exploring different religions. Eventually, he met the Bahai again, and she showed him a video of Bahai youth in Toronto and he liked the community and said “I want a community like that!”  Rick, who is in his mid-50s, just finished studying “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit”, and is now beginning his study of “Arising to Serve” from the Ruhi Institute.    In our last conversation together, Rich shared this about joining the…
  • "I instantly felt comfortable with the [Bahai] teachings"

    Teaching blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    In early April, this message was shared about Jesse, a thirty-year old, who registered her declaration online.  She came across the Baha'i Faith while searching the web! "I've always believed this way. Instantly I felt comfortable with the teachings." She said she has always been a believer in Christ but she saw the unity in all the religions and believed there is only one God. She is interested in children's class for her 3 children and other core activities. Jesse is so excited with her new-found Faith.
  • At age 15 he asked, "Where do I begin if I'm taking this [spiritual search] seriously?"

    Teaching blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Kevin recently filled out the “contact us” form on www.bahai.us and shared a little about his spiritual search. I'm 15 years old. Yes, I know I'm young. Not too young, however, to find my spirituality. I've been sick for the past 2 or 3 years of my life. Nearly died of malnutrition, and it really made me rethink a lot about my life. I searched for answers as to what I would expect to find come the time I die, and as you probably know, there are a TON of answers. But I found an article on Baha'i, and nothing has clicked so well in my head before. It made sense. I've researched a lot,…
  • “It made sense to me that all the prophets were Messengers of Their time”

    Teaching blog
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    A teacher of youth shares her discovery of the Bahai Faith and what it has meant for her work and life goals. 48 years ago I lived on a reservation as a part of my senior project. My roommate and I taught in the elementary school for 3 months.  Most of the teachers there were Bahai.  We prayed and learned about Bahaullah. I was fascinated and it made sense to me that all the prophets were Messengers of Their time. I loved that all the religions were connected. I have been interested in the Bahai faith for many years. But just this morning I found out about the school and…
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  • this is buffalo chicken dip. yup.

    Borna Safai
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
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  • fasting collage

    Borna Safai
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    during my last Bahá'í Fast in the Holy Land, I decided to take one picture every day and upload to instagram. there wasn't necessarily much thought that went into the pictures that were chosen, although they did have some meaning or relevance. on Naw-Ruz, I also took one picture, making it a total of 20. at the end, I decided to turn it into a small collage, and I must say it turned out quite nicely:although obviously surrounded by beauty, I think there is something special in being able to see and appreciate beauty everywhere we are.
  • found a competitor to the shifra stairs...

    Borna Safai
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
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  • treat your marriage as a plant

    Borna Safai
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    one reflection that I recently had was that marriage should be treated as a plant. it is important to view the relationship as an organic entity, that needs constant care and attention. the roots have to be kept strong and firm, and well nurtured. otherwise, we risk focusing too much on the leaves (i.e. the outward-looking characteristics), and forget about where the strength of the marriage comes from. sometimes the focus becomes to make the leaves and flowers look good, whereas if the roots are strong and healthy, the flowers and leaves will flourish as a result. communication,…
  • happy Naw Ruz! a picture of the #bahai gardens to celebrate :)

    Borna Safai
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
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  • Reflexive Spirituality: Seeking the Spiritual Experience in a Modern Society

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Somewhere between modernity and religious tradition lies a middle road known as “reflexive spirituality” that pulls from pluralism, reflexivity, and modern society. Those who practice reflexive spirituality draw equally on religious traditions and traditions of reason in the pursuit of transcendent meaning. In You Can’t Put God in a Box (http://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Put-God-Box/dp/0199930945/) (Oxford University Press, 2014), Kelly Besecke provides a window into the theological thinking of these educated spiritual seekers and religious liberals, and shows how they have…
  • The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Young people and their smartphones overthrow dictatorships in this rousing study of the Arab Spring. University of Michigan historian Cole (Engaging the Muslim World) follows the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya from their roots in dissident organizing though the mass protests of 2011, the collapse of repressive regimes, and ensuing political turmoil. He focuses on the leadership of the “millennial” generation of young, urban, secular activists, their horizons broadened by the Internet and satellite TV, their “interactive networks and horizontal organizations” empowered by…
  • Is Your Baha’i Website Secretly a Hipster?

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Wait, what? No, your local Baha’i website probably doesn’t wear flannel or have a ridiculous mustache. But it could be unintentionally alienating some of the very people it is supposed to serve: people from outside the Baha’i Community who feel their hearts being attracted to Baha’u'llah. Hipsters? What do seekers think when they show up at a local Baha’i website, and all they see is a picture of a temple in the Middle East and a list of principles? Hipsters are a fascinating subculture of young people centered in a few neighborhoods in New York City, but their…
  • "No excuse is possible"

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    In audio tapes of these talks [David Hofman] called democracy “baloney” and boasted that he had never voted in a non-Bahai election... Editorial, April 6 Two recent news reports, in the Columbian Missourian (http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/172538/steeped-in-faith-byndom-makes-low-key-bid-for-first-ward-council-seat/)and the Columbia Tribune (http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/politics/byndom-lets-actions-and-record-speak-in-first-ward-city/article_8204d4c4-b5d6-11e3-a858-10604b9f6eda.html) have drawn attention to Tyree Byndom’s unusual way of ‘campaigning’ for a seat on the…
  • Steeped in faith, Byndom makes low-key bid for First Ward council seat

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    He's good at bringing people together for a conversation. He likes to reach out to people and work on an understanding and consensus-building Tyree Byndom has remained mostly silent on issues facing city government since declaring his candidacy for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, choosing to decline invitations to election forums and appear in the media. Byndom did make a public appearance before the City Council at its March 17 meeting, during public comment on Opus Development Co.'s agreement with the city, which was approved at a special meeting two days later. "I'm one…
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  • A Baha’i Grandfather’s Letter from Prison to his Granddaughter

    editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
      In the name of God, the Most Glorious of the Glorious! A letter to my first grandchild, Noura, who was born three days ago in Canada From Behrouz Tavakoli (1), from prison My dearest granddaughter, welcome to the Century of Light, the sovereign century of ages! I have been awaiting your arrival for a long time and am overjoyed that you have entered the contingent world. I congratulate your parents, and I am deeply grateful to your mother for getting through this momentous period with patience and fortitude. From the time of your conception I tried to communicate with you in spirit. I…
  • Sonia Ahmadi a Baha’i resident of Mashhad turned herself in at Vakilabad prison

    editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    [HRANA] HRANA – Sonia Ahmadi, a Baha’i resident of Mashhad who was released earlier with a promise of complete freedom turned herself in at Vakilabad prison to serve the remainder of her sentence. According to reports from the news organization Human Rights Activists in Iran , a Baha’i resident of Mashhad named Sonia Ahmadi after a three monthtemporary leave of absence, turned herself in at Vakilabad prison on Wednesday April 16 for the remainder of her sentence. This Baha’i citizen had been released on Jan 10 2014 from Vakilabad prison in Mashhad with the…
  • A Conversation in Prison, The Story of their Trials and Tribulations

    editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    [roozonline] Sunday, April 13 2014 A Conversation in Prison, The Story of their Trials and Tribulations Massoud Bastani, Rajai Shahr Prison Little Artin has no role in this story, but he is the pivotal point of this whole report. He is a young child born in a Baha’i family whose parents and only uncle are currently in prison because they are followers of the Baha’i Faith and are working with the Baha’i virtual university. He is too young to decide what religion he wants to follow, but as a result of fanaticism and prejudice  hehas now been deprived of a father who is a psychologist,…
  • Senior Anglican leaders praise “significance” and “courage” of Iranian ayatollah’s gift to Baha’is

    editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    [Bahá'í World News Service] 15 April 2014 LONDON — Two senior leaders of the Church of England have praised the ground-breaking action of an Iranian ayatollah who last week called for religious “coexistence” by dedicating to the Baha’is of the world, and particularly the Baha’is of Iran, an illuminated calligraphic rendering of a passage from their sacred texts. Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, the former archbishop of Canterbury, said the gift of Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani was of “immense significance”. Dr. Rowan Williams, former…
  • Business of a Baha’i in prison in Semnan shut down

    editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    HRANA News Agency – the optometry shop of Afrasiyab Sobhani, a Baha’i imprisoned in Semnan*, has been shut down. According to reports, the news organization Human Rights Activists in Iran , in the wake of increasing economic pressure on the Baha’is of Semnan , on 19 April the optometry shop of Afrasiyab Sobhani, a Baha’i prisoner, was closed and sealed without any reason given, by the department in charge of public places in Semnan. Afrasiyab Sobhani is a Baha’i in Semnan who has been sentenced to one year imprisonment, and is currently serving his term in…
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  • 20 Bahais receive heavy sentences in Yazd

    Sen
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    HRANA, April 23, 2014 A court in Yazd has sentenced 20 Bahais to a total of 78 years in prison. On August 1, 2011, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided many Bahai homes in the cities of Yazd , Isfahan, Kerman and Arak, and arrested 17 Bahais. Two weeks later, three more Bahais were arrested in Yazd. After one month in detention, they were all released on bail. About a year later they were tried, and given sentences totaling 78 years. These sentences have only now been confirmed by the court of review. They are as follows: Saba Golshan ( صبا گلشن ): five years in prison and…
  • Ridvan message released

    Sen
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Editorial, April 21, 2014 The 2014 Ridvan message from the Universal House of Justice is available in English at the official website. High points of the 3-page message include a report on the way the planned construction of a local Mashriqu’l-Adhkar (House of Worship) on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu has energised the Bahais and engaged the wider community. It is reported that a third of the island’s 30,000 inhabitants have participated in conversations about the significance of the House of Worship. “The friends are actively exploring, with the rest of the island’s inhabitants,…
  • Sonya Ahmadi returns to prison in Mashhad

    Sen
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    HRANA, April 17, 2014 Sonya Ahmadi ( سونیا احمدی ), returned to Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad on April 17, after three months’ furlough. She began serving her 5-year sentence, on charges of teaching the Bahai Faith and membership of the Bahai community, on September 2, 2012, but she was released early on January 10, 2014, with the promise that her complete freedom would follow. However on April 10, 2014, she was telephoned to say she would have to continue serving her prison sentence. No exact reason has been given, but her family was told that the three months she had been…
  • Another Bahai business closed in Semnan

    Sen
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    HRANA, April 13, 2014 An optician’s shop owned by Afrasayab Sobhani (افراسیاب سبحانی) was closed by the authorities in Semnan on April 8. No reason was given. Mr. Sobhani is serving a one-year prison term, and one of the other Bahais of Semnan has been running the business so that his family has the means of livelihood. Because of restrictions on Bahai employment and the economic sectors in which they may have businesses, a number of Bahais in Iran have opened to optician’s shops, but in recent years several of these have been closed. On November 29, 2012, another…
  • Bishop of Coventry welcomes Ayatollah Tehrani’s symbolic gesture

    Sen
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Church of England news site, April 9, 2014 The Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth, has described as a ‘courageous step’, the decision by a prominent Muslim cleric in Iran to gift to the Bahai community an important religious art work, as a sign of support. Bishop Cocksworth, who is the Church of England’s lead bishop in the Lords on foreign policy, said: “I’m heartened to learn of the recent decision by Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani to gift to the Bahais an illuminated calligraphic work from the Writings of Baha’u’llah…. Given…
 
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