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  • In rural Colombia, seeds of transformation take root

    Baha'i World News Service Headlines
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    AGUA AZUL, Colombia — In Norte del Cauca, the land is blanketed by sugar cane plantations. They run for miles, under the watchful gaze of the Andes. Scattered amid the expanse of monoculture fields, villages and small farms dot the terrain. In recent decades, these traditional farms and the lush greenery of the region have been largely overtaken by vast fields of sugar cane crop. ...
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    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
  • Musical Prayer Station “What Cannot Be Forgotten”

    Befriended Stranger
    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    “O SON OF SPIRIT! My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be veiled. My love has made in thee its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it cannot be obscured.” ~ Baha’i Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words #20 Dear friends, Have you had enough of this winter’s snow? Have the daily distractions blurred your vision of who you truly are? Then, it is time to remember not only that spring shall come but also what cannot be forgotten! What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer,…
  • To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

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    Borna Safai
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny MorozovMy rating: 5 of 5 starsWhatever your thoughts are on technology and its use to solve problems, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism will change your mind. And if it doesn't change your mind, it will at least make you start thinking about the Internet and blindly applying technology as a solution to every problem we face and experience.Unfortunately I read the book over too long a period of time so my memory is quite disjointed. Evgeny Morozov spends a great part of the…
  • Archeology of the Spirit: A Writer's Note on Fasting

    Luminous Realities: Exploring the Creative Process
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Mazra'ih - House near Acre where Baha'u'llah lived two yearsAt certain times the spirit must assist the body. We cannot accomplish really great things through physical force alone; the spirit must fortify our bodily strength.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha {I have refreshed this popular post with links to the beautiful new Baha'i World Center site.} I am immersed in this year's period of Baha’i fasting with the simple acknowledgement that the Fast is a great equalizer. To refrain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset requires each one of us to…
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    Baha'i World News Service Headlines

  • In rural Colombia, seeds of transformation take root

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    AGUA AZUL, Colombia — In Norte del Cauca, the land is blanketed by sugar cane plantations. They run for miles, under the watchful gaze of the Andes. Scattered amid the expanse of monoculture fields, villages and small farms dot the terrain. In recent decades, these traditional farms and the lush greenery of the region have been largely overtaken by vast fields of sugar cane crop. ...
  • UN votes for continued monitoring of human rights in Iran

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    GENEVA — In a clear rejection of Iran's claim that the human rights situation in that country has improved, the UN Human Rights Council today extended the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. "The Council's vote to renew the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed sends a strong signal to Iran that the world does not accept mere promises on human rights but rather expects concrete...
  • UN Special Rapporteur commends documentary on denial of education for Baha'is in Iran

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    GENEVA — A high UN official has praised the film "To Light a Candle", a documentary on the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran, as an important effort in making better known the plight facing young Baha'is who are being deprived of access to higher education in Iran. Speaking at a side event to the 28th session of the United Nations Human...
  • Iran's UPR response offers bleak outlook for Baha'is and human rights

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    GENEVA — Iran's limited and conditional acceptance of just two out of ten recommendations made by other governments about its ongoing persecution of Baha'is today suggests there will be no significant change in government policy in the near future – and a bleak outlook for human rights generally in Iran. "The sad reality is that Iran has largely refused to accept recommendations made by...
  • Top UN officials say human rights violations in Iran continue unabated

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    GENEVA — Members of minority groups, including Baha'is, continue to face persecution and discrimination in Iran, despite promises by the government to the contrary, according to two high level UN officials. In reports to the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also expressed concern over the continuing...
 
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  • March 31

    Words
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
  • March 30

    Words
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Heed not your weaknesses and frailty; fix your gaze upon the invincible power of the Lord, your God, the Almighty … Arise in His name, put your trust wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory. ~ The Báb
  • March 29

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    28 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    O Son of Man! Upon the tree of effulgent glory I have hung for thee the choicest fruits, wherefore hast thou turned away and contented thyself with that which is less good? Return then unto that which is better for thee in the realm on high. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
  • March 28

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    27 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues. Without truthfulness progress and success, in all the worlds of God, are impossible for any soul. When this holy attribute is established in man, all the divine qualities will also be acquired. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
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    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    If it be Thy pleasure, make me to grow as a tender herb in the meadows of Thy grace, that the gentle winds of Thy will may stir me up and bend me into conformity with Thy pleasure, in such wise that my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
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  • Musical Prayer Station “What Cannot Be Forgotten”

    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    “O SON OF SPIRIT! My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be veiled. My love has made in thee its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it cannot be obscured.” ~ Baha’i Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words #20 Dear friends, Have you had enough of this winter’s snow? Have the daily distractions blurred your vision of who you truly are? Then, it is time to remember not only that spring shall come but also what cannot be forgotten! What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer,…
  • From “Selma” to Love ‘n Faith

    Mitko Gerensky
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Discussing “Selma” at Love ‘n Faith I am sitting at a table in the cozy Love ‘n Faith Community Cafe  with a group of strangers, some of them students –current and former ones — of Howard University, and I can’t help but think of the invisible connection between the NC A&T Students’ Sitting for Justice at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, and these words spoken by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá more than a century ago at Rankin Chapel in Howard University: “Today I am most happy, for I see here a gathering of the…
  • Appreciate, Befriend, Co-create

    Mitko Gerensky
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    See ye no strangers “You were talking as if you’ve been friends whole life”, Sofia, my 11 year-old daughter commented as we were walking to Northside Social for coffee and afternoon snack before our makeshift Bulgarian lesson at the library. She was referring to the pleasant conversation she, her sister and I had had with a beautiful half-Japanese/half-American graphics designer, Deborah, and her dog, Bentley, whom we met on the street. I smiled and answered: “Isn’t this what the Baha’i Faith is about — to treat strangers as friends?”…
  • Interfaith Prayer Station “Back to the Father”

    Mitko Gerensky
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    “God got a gift for Christmas and it was my Daddy…” These were the words my 7 year old neighbor told his family and there was not a dry eye at the gathering to mourn the departure of his father.  This and many other stories of that family’s unshakable faith were shared with me when several ladies — grandmother, sisters, aunts — stop by to thank me for taking care of their little boy the night when his daddy’s soul winged its flight from this mortal world. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Winter and Troubles of the World”

    Mitko Gerensky
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York; And all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” ~ Shakespeare, Richard The Third Act 1, scene 1, 1–4 Dear friends, What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, homemade banana bread baked with love and shared with a smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing music and prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator. Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation…
 
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  • To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

    Borna Safai
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny MorozovMy rating: 5 of 5 starsWhatever your thoughts are on technology and its use to solve problems, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism will change your mind. And if it doesn't change your mind, it will at least make you start thinking about the Internet and blindly applying technology as a solution to every problem we face and experience.Unfortunately I read the book over too long a period of time so my memory is quite disjointed. Evgeny Morozov spends a great part of the…
  • What is Prayer?

    Borna Safai
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    The message of the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá'ís in Iran, dated 18 December 2014, contained a beautiful paragraph on what prayer is. Based on the paragraph, I split each sentence into a separate slide, used some beautiful photographs taken by Chad and made a small slideshow. This can be used as an inspiration for devotional meetings, Ruhi book 1, or just as a personal reflection.Here is the extract:The Twin Luminaries of this resplendent age have taught us this: Prayer is the essential spiritual conversation of the soul with its Maker, direct and without intermediation. It is…
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    18 Mar 2015 | 4:48 pm
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    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
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    9 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
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    Luminous Realities: Exploring the Creative Process

  • Archeology of the Spirit: A Writer's Note on Fasting

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Mazra'ih - House near Acre where Baha'u'llah lived two yearsAt certain times the spirit must assist the body. We cannot accomplish really great things through physical force alone; the spirit must fortify our bodily strength.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha {I have refreshed this popular post with links to the beautiful new Baha'i World Center site.} I am immersed in this year's period of Baha’i fasting with the simple acknowledgement that the Fast is a great equalizer. To refrain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset requires each one of us to…
  • "For thousands of years the human race has been at war. It is enough."

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Remover of Difficulties from Bahai.us on VimeoListen to more CHOIR VIDEOS “Temples are the symbols of the divine uniting force”The graceful movements of heavenly planets were the architect’s inspiration for this Baha'i House of Worship near Chicago. But it was ‘Abdu’l-Bahawho defined the temple’s true purpose, and who, with simple but profound logic, challenged the presumption of holding a human-centric view of things above the divine. "the same sea of divine favors"In the words of ‘Abdu’l-Baha*: “The world of existence may be likened to this temple and place of…
  • Super moon and an Architect's Inspiration

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Super Moon over Baha'i House of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois- Photo by Nat Carmichael (2011) - used with permission This photo of the super moon shining large and golden over the Baha'i House of Worship near Chicago  reminds me of architect Louis Bourgeois and the story of his inspiration for this temple and its intricate lace-like design. Tracings on the sandBourgeois, also an amateur astronomer, had often “thought with wonder of the beautiful spiral curves which the heavenly bodies trace in the sky as they circle the sun in their elliptical orbits that…
  • "The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion." - the Bab

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. Baha'is from around the world walk up the central staircase of the Terraces on Mount Carmel as part of inaugural ceremonies 23 May, 2001 - permission Baha'i International CommunityAn Astonishing Turn of EventsToday is July 9, the date each year when I join my Baha'i community to commemorate the martyrdom of the Bab. The original setting was Tabriz, Persia 1850. The players in the real life-and-death drama were Muslim, Christian, Babi - each faced with making a personal choice, none…
  • Ask great questions. Share great stories. National Day of Listening

    27 Nov 2013 | 1:15 pm
    Want a meaningful alternative to holiday shopping frenzy? How about this: Interview a loved one and record their story – and possibly post it at the StoryCorps Wall of Listening on this National Day of Listening, the day after Thanksgiving. "It's the least expensive but most meaningful gift you can give this holiday season."  “Listening to people reminds them that their lives matter,” says Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, which launched National Day of Listening five years ago. And the stories people tell, when given the opportunity, can be surprisingly interesting, funny,…
 
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    Bahais Online

  • Baha’i Curious: Why Can’t My Religion Accept My Sexuality?

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    I’ve been a Baha’i since April 21, 2007. I came out of the closet November 4, 2010, at age 24. I’ve been gay, however, since as far back as I can remember. I first learned about the Baha’i Faith from a Persian classmate at my high school in Auburn, Maine. We’re best of friends 15 years later, still. What concerns me are the contradictions within the guidance of the Baha’i Faith and how that affects what is, in all other respects, the most accepting, loving and global community I’ve ever known. She invited me over to her family home for a devotional. There, I met friends from…
  • Bounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Bahá'í Negotiation with the Internet If the blogger who makes negative claims happens to be a practising Bahá’í, he/she can be labelled as a covenant-breaker and shunned by the community. The negotiation of new forms of media by religious groups is a dynamic and complex process that involves decision-making engaging the history, tradition and beliefs of the community. This negotiation process is especially complex for bounded religious communities, which establish rigid social and value-laden boundaries allowing them to create and maintain a unique and separate cultural system.
  • Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Racial Justice

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Albert Einstein endures as “the quintessential modern genius” (http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/24/divine-fury-a-history-of-genius/) for his seminal contributions to science, but he was also a great champion of human rights. In fact, despite having taken a backseat to his scientific legacy, Einstein’s strong humanistic and political convictions are no less notable and revolutionary amid the assumptions of his era. Nowhere do they shine more brilliantly than in his lesser-known exchanges with people of radically different backgrounds and beliefs, always deeply thoughtful,…
  • A Difficult Case: Beyer's Categories and the Baha'i Faith

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    [Source: ‘A difficult case: Beyer’s categories and the Bahá’í Faith’ in Social Compass 50(2),2003, 247-255] Margit Warburg has presented data showing that the Bahá’í community of Denmark represents an excellent case of Beyer’s 'liberal option' in its response to globalisation" She also claims, incorrectly, that the Bahá’í Faith has the "ultimate aim of merging political and religious institutions." The Baha’i Faith represents a paradoxical example in terms of Beyer’s categories. Its values include relativism, pluralism, globalisation, a cosmopolitan ethic and…
  • Tsarnaev jury cuts across class, but not race

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The jury chosen to decide the death penalty case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev includes 18 people from across the socioeconomic spectrum, but the group is almost exclusively white. ...[one juror] said his mother was born in Iran and converted from Islam to the Baha'i faith. Race has been an issue raised by Tsarnaev's defense during four unsuccessful attempts to move the death penalty trial from Boston. His attorneys argued that the way the court issues jury summons led to picking a panel that's older and whiter than the community at large. But prosecutors argued that…
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  • A response to a gay Baha'i

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    Back before the Internet's widespread use, when people were using electronic bulletin boards and e-mail lists to discuss various things, I was often engaged in groups that discussed the Baha'i Faith.  Back then, a common topic was the fact that our religion, the Baha'i Faith, teaches that people ought not express love through homosexual behaviors.  The sources of that teaching, the actual teaching, how that teaching is interpreted, what was actually intended, how the teaching is implemented in Baha'i community life... all these things were regularly discussed.  And then, in the…
  • Tolkien: Archetype and Word

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    I have just enjoyed reading a fine essay published in October of 2013 examining the Lord of the Rings in terms of Jungian archetypes.  The review essay is by Patrick Grant (of the University of Victoria in British Columbia), and it is entitled: "Tolkien: Archetype and Word" (published on the Jung Page).  It's quite long, but if you are seriously into Tolkien and have some interest in Carl Jung, I think you'll enjoy every paragraph of it.
  • Why do so many people still admire Osho?

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Osho is quite popular here in Taiwan.  Some of my friends share quotations from him, and some of his ideas seem quite inspiring to people here.I know Osho as Rajneesh, and my main knowledge of him came from reading magazine and newspaper articles back in the 1980s when he and his followers created an intentional community in Oregon (Antelope, Oregon). I’ve had a life-long interest in alternative lifestyles, intentional communities, communes, and spiritual teachers, both those within the mainstream religious traditions and those outside those traditions. But, I haven’t really read or…
  • Seven Valleys

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
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  • Why is there no Social Democratic party in Taiwan Politics?

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    On Monday the 8th of December in our English social work class at Tzu Chi University, we discussed the absence of a leftist party in Taiwan politics, and we especially discussed an article by 吳媛媛.  Taiwan has two coalitions, a "pan-blue" coalition led by the KMT and a "pan-green" coalition led by the DPP, but both of these parties seem to primarily serve the interests of Taiwan businesses and the military and civil servants. The DPP presents itself as more "progressive" than the KMT, and to a limited extent this claim is well-deserved, certainly in terms of social legislation,…
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    Iran Press Watch

  • Visit with the Family of Navid Khanjani, the Imprisoned Education Rights Activist

    editor
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Source: www.facebook.com/freenavidkhanjani Translation by Iran Press Watch Today, Sunday the 29th of March, the families of the martyr Mostafa Karim Beigi, Mohamad Nourizad, Masoumeh Dehghan the wife of Abdolfatah Soltani, Akran Zeinali the mother of Saeed Zeinali,  Mahboubeh Karami, the mothers of Laleh Park and a number of civic activists visited the family of Navid Khanjani, a human rights and education rights activist.  Shahnaz Karim Beigi, the mother of  the martyr Mostafa Karim Beigi, one of the 2009 Ashura Martyrs, wrote on her Facebook page: “We went to visit the family of…
  • Opening a New File for Adnan Rahmat-Panah

    editor
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Source: hra-news.org Translation by Iran Watch HRANA News Agency: Adnan Rahmat-Panah, a Baha’i prisoner in Shiraz who in the last month of his confinement was faced with a new case against him, has been sentenced to another year and a half of imprisonment in his primary court hearing. He was released under approx US$36,000 bail until his case is reviewed by the appeals court. According to HRANA reporters, the news agency of Human Rights Activists in Iran, on March 11th Adnan Rahmat-Panah was released from Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison evan as a new case had already been opened against him at…
  • Interview With a Baha’i Sentenced to Death

    editor
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Source: exilesactivist.wordpress.com Translation by Iran Press Watch By: Morteza Esmailpour                                                                                                   3/18/2015   In an interview with Peace Activists in Exile Campaign (PAEC), Behnam Roghani, a Baha’i citizen who was previously sentenced to death, talked about his death sentence for being a “heretic”. Roghani describes the status of the Baha’i community in Iran as “extremely critical”.
  • UN Votes for Continued Monitoring of Human Rights in Iran

    editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Source: Baha’i World News Service  GENEVA — In a clear rejection of Iran’s claim that the human rights situation in that country has improved, the UN Human Rights Council today extended the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. “The Council’s vote to renew the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed sends a strong signal to Iran that the world does not accept mere promises on human rights but rather expects concrete action,” said Diane Ala’i, the representative of the Baha’i International community to the United Nations in Geneva. Dr. Ahmed…
  • Iran’s Loss Is the World’s Gain: The Tale of My Persecuted Bahà’i Roommate

    editor
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Source: scroll.in Prevented from going to college in Iran, she fled to the US to study, later helping discover a drug that fights cancer. Her country’s policies could come under UN scrutiny on March 19. Uma Asher Mar 18, 2015 · 08:15 pm Photo Credit: Wikipedia As a graduate student in the US, I shared an apartment with an excitable, geeky basketball addict I’ll call Parvaneh, who was getting a PhD in the life sciences. She insisted on keeping a mantel clock in our living room. One day, I idly asked about the date engraved on the clock, and heard the most astonishing…
 
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  • Two Bahais begin their sentences in Yazd

    Sen
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    HRANA, March 21, 2015. Mr. Eyman Rashidi (ایمان رشیدی) and Mrs. Shabnam Motahed (شبنم متحد), a Bahai couple from Yazd, were arrested on March 18, and taken to the central prison in Yazd to begin serving their sentences. Mr. Rashidi has been sentenced to three years in prison, and a one year suspended sentence, while Mrs. Motahed has been sentenced to two years in prison and one year suspended. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-2gM Older items can be found in the archive, here. Even older news is here. Filed under: Bahai rights Tagged: Bahai Faith, Human rights in Iran, Iran,…
  • Nasim Ashrafi given prison furlough for Naw Ruz

    Sen
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Saham News, March 19, 2015. Nasim Ashrafi ( نسیم اشرفی ), who is serving a one-year sentence for her religious beliefs in Evin Prison, in Tehran, has been granted a 4-day leave for the Naw Ruz period. She was arrested in a wave of detentions of Bahais in Tehran, Mashhad and Shiraz in early July, 2012, and began serving her sentence on May 6, 2014. She was charged with propaganda against the regime and membership of Bahai organisations. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-2gI Older items can be found in the archive, here. Even older news is here. Filed under: Bahai rights, prisoners…
  • Another Bahai home raided in Shiraz

    Sen
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    HRANA, March 18, 2015. On the morning of March 16, intelligence agents in the city of Shiraz raided the home of Mr. Karamat Amiri (کرامت امیرى ), a 62-year old Bahai. This is the latest in a series of similar raids on over 20 Bahai homes in the city, during the past month. The agents seized personal effects, a laptop computer, a mobile phone and religious books and CDs. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-2gE Older items can be found in the archive, here. Even older news is here. Filed under: Bahai community Tagged: Bahai Faith, Human rights in Iran, Iran, religious persecution, Sen…
  • Faran Hessami granted a 4-day furlough

    Sen
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    HRANA, March 19, 2015. Faran Hessami ( فاران حسامی ), who is in Evin prison serving a four-year sentence for educational activities with the Bahai Open University (BIHE), has been granted a 4-day furlough covering the Naw Ruz period. This will enable her to be with her son Artin during the holiday period. Her husband Kamran Rahimiyan (کامران رحیمیان) is also serving a four-year sentence for educational activities, in Raja’i Shahr prison. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-2gA Older items can be found in the archive, here. Even older news is here. Filed under: Bahai…
  • `Adnan Rahmat-Penah faces a new sentence

    Sen
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    HRANA, March 17, 2015. A court in Shiraz has handed down another 18-month sentence for `Adnan Rahmat-Penah ( عدنان رحمت‌پناه ), a Bahai from Shiraz who has served nearly 5 months of a one-year sentence in Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz. On March 11, the lower court sentenced him to 6 months in prison on charges of insulting the President of Iran and 12 months for preparing and distributing means of evading the filters which the Iranian government has imposed on internet traffic. Bail was set at 1 billion rials (34,000 euros, 35,000 US dollars), pending the confirmation of this…
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