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  • December 19

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    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The favors of God are unending, limitless. Infinite bounties have encompassed the world. We must emulate the bounties of God, and just as each one of them—the bounty of life for instance—surrounds and encompasses all, so likewise must we be connected and blended together until each part shall become the expression of the whole. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post December 19 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • December 18

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    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Fighting, and the employment of force, even for the right cause, will not bring about good results. The oppressed who have right on their side must not take that right by force; the evil would continue. Hearts must be changed. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post December 18 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • On foothills of the Andes, light ascends and inspires

    Baha'i World News Service Headlines
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    SANTIAGO — The most recent in a series of newsreels on the construction of the Baha’i House of Worship for South America has been released. Opening with time-lapse photography, the film provides a glimpse of the emerging beauty of the temple, which rests on the foothills of the Andes Mountains overlooking the city of Santiago. Among the developments related to the construction process,...
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station “Messenger of Joy”

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    Mitko Gerensky
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom? Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic #33) 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…
  • pretty #light #patterns in the #snow

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    15 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
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  • On foothills of the Andes, light ascends and inspires

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    SANTIAGO — The most recent in a series of newsreels on the construction of the Baha’i House of Worship for South America has been released. Opening with time-lapse photography, the film provides a glimpse of the emerging beauty of the temple, which rests on the foothills of the Andes Mountains overlooking the city of Santiago. Among the developments related to the construction process,...
  • UN says Iran continues to violate human rights

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    UNITED NATIONS — Today the UN General Assembly strongly expressed its concerns over ongoing human rights violations in Iran. “Unfortunately, as today’s resolution demonstrates, Iranians do not enjoy even basic human rights, such as freedom of assembly or religious belief, and it is their own government that is the chief violator of their rights,” said Bani Dugal, the principal...
  • Hateful propaganda sparks concern for Baha’is of Rafsanjan

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Against the backdrop of increasing economic pressures, a recent anti-Baha'i demonstration and a hateful speech delivered by a cleric have raised concerns for the safety of the Baha'is of Rafsanjan, a city in Iran. Hojatoleslam Abbas Ramezani-Pour, the Friday prayer Imam of Rafsanjan, declared in a speech at the end of November that, according to...
  • UN sends strong signal to Iran on human rights

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    UNITED NATIONS — The UN Third Committee today sent a strong signal to Iran, exhorting its government to live up to its international human rights obligations. By a vote of 78 to 35, with 69 abstentions, the General Assembly's Third Committee approved a resolution expressing "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations" in Iran. The six-page resolution listed the...
  • International writers plea for release of imprisoned Iranian Baha'i leader

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    LONDON — As part of a global campaign to defend persecuted writers, PEN International has called for the release of Mahvash Sabet, one of the seven imprisoned Iranian Baha'i leaders. In an effort to draw attention to the plight of some 900 novelists, poets, and journalists who were harassed, imprisoned, murdered, or "disappeared" last year, the writers’ organization has selected five among...
 
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  • December 19

    Words
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The favors of God are unending, limitless. Infinite bounties have encompassed the world. We must emulate the bounties of God, and just as each one of them—the bounty of life for instance—surrounds and encompasses all, so likewise must we be connected and blended together until each part shall become the expression of the whole. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post December 19 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • December 18

    Words
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Fighting, and the employment of force, even for the right cause, will not bring about good results. The oppressed who have right on their side must not take that right by force; the evil would continue. Hearts must be changed. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post December 18 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • December 17

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    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    All the prophets have striven to make love manifest in the hearts of men. His Holiness Jesus Christ sought to create this love in the hearts. He suffered all difficulties and ordeals that perchance the human heart might become the fountain-source of love. Therefore we must strive with all our heart and soul that this love may take possession of us so that all humanity whether it be in the east or in the west may be connected through the bond of this divine affection; for we are all the waves of one sea; we have come into being through the same bestowal and are recipients from the same center.
  • December 16

    Words
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The light of the sun becomes apparent in each object according to the capacity of that object. The difference is simply one of degree and receptivity. The stone would be a recipient only to a limited extent; another created thing might be as a mirror wherein the sun is fully reflected; but the same light shines upon both. The most important thing is to polish the mirrors of hearts in order that they may become illumined and receptive of the divine light. One heart may possess the capacity of the polished mirror; another be covered and obscured by the dust and dross of this world. Although the…
  • December 15

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    14 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Today these heavenly Teachings are the remedy for a sick and suffering world, and a healing balm for the sores on the body of mankind. They are the spirit of life, the ark of salvation, the magnet to draw down eternal glory, the dynamic power to motivate the inner self of man. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post December 15 appeared first on Bahái Words.
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  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station “Messenger of Joy”

    Mitko Gerensky
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom? Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic #33) 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…
  • Musical Prayer Station with “Kissed By A Gypsy”

    Mitko Gerensky
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    “Intone, O My servant, the verses of God that have been received by thee, as intoned by them who have drawn nigh unto Him, that the sweetness of thy melody may kindle thine own soul, and attract the hearts of all men….” Bahá’í FaithBaha’u’llah, “Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh”, p. 295) Dear friends, What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, uplifting conversations, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, home-made banana bread baked with love and shared with smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing prayers and…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Preparing for the Advent”

    Mitko Gerensky
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    “Know thou, of a truth,” He significantly affirms, “these great oppressions that have befallen the world are preparing it for the advent of the Most Great Justice.” “Say,” He again asserts, “He hath appeared with that Justice wherewith mankind hath been adorned, and yet the people are, for the most part, asleep.” “The light of men is Justice,” He moreover states, “Quench it not with the contrary winds of oppression and tyranny. The purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men.” ~ Bahá’í…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “The Eternal Covenant”

    Mitko Gerensky
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. (Judaism / Christianity, King James Bible, Hebrews, 8:8-9) 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…
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Peace With Yourselves”

    Mitko Gerensky
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.” ~ Christianity, 1 Thessalonians, 5:11-13 “The time is approaching when ye will be at peace with yourselves in your homes, and lo, Him Whom God shall make manifest will have appeared, and God wisheth you to return unto Him, even as God called you into being through the Primal…
 
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  • pretty #light #patterns in the #snow

    Borna Safai
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    Borna Safai
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled HosseiniMy rating: 5 of 5 starsKhaled Hosseini's book always make me shed a tear or two. This one was no different.And the Mountains Echoed tells the story of a family in Afghanistan whose events in life scatter them around the world. We get to follow a series of interconnected stories, where the main protagonists of the book weave in and out of each other's lives, for better or worse. Each chapter has an element of sadness and almost despair to it, which is then interwoven with some sort of joy and happiness. There is something gripping in the way the…
  • bye bye Shrine... ♥

    Borna Safai
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
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  • walking the path of service

    Borna Safai
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:18 pm
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  • Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    Borna Safai
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigalMy rating: 5 of 5 starsHave you ever wondered if you're wasting your time playing games? Jane McGonigal wants us to believe that we're not, and that we in fact are preparing ourselves for the future, to create a better world. While that may seem a bit too optimistic and over-enthusiastic at first, she does present a good case for why games can help us improve reality - her TED talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE1Du...) has reached over 700000 views.The book is based on research on how to…
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    Bahais Online

  • Going to Sky Creek

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    All I know is that by time it was over, my dance with the Divine Beloved was done Exactly how I made the journey from unenrolled Baha'i to Buddhist is kind of hard to describe. It's something that I never thought would happen, and was not at all my intent when I began looking for local places where I might find a group to meditate with. These groups don't get hung up on what you believe, specifically. The only question I have been asked is whether or not I'm a beginner at meditation – because the practice is the center of what you're doing there, not teaching or reaffirming yourself in a…
  • Just Robin White

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Dame Robin White's artwork "Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path" is 25 metres long. It runs, in a copper-coloured avenue of painted tapa, at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures in Porirua. It is White's most ambitious artwork and took two years to complete. She created it in collaboration with young Tongan artist Ruha Fifita and a community of other Tongan women. ...it could equally reference White's undeviating Baha'i faith, coupled with an irregular life path. The Straight Path, with its hand-worked patterns, relates to a world journey – but it could equally reference White's…
  • How a perversion of human nature

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    [automatically translated from German to English by Google Translate] I'm gay and a follower of the Bahai religion. A dilemma in that the Baha'is do not allow homosexuality. A few years ago I resigned from the church and converted to the Baha'i faith. Baha'is believe that the Divine for humans is not clear but is revealed through spiritual personalities in different cultures and eras. These figures include not only Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Baha'i faith, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, and the founders of other religions. The aim of the Baha'i Revelation is the unity of…
  • City seeks to get handle on local homeless situation

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    An unsuccessful attempt to land a job in Denver recently while working to line up benefits through the Veterans Administration ultimately landed Paul Wilm back on the streets of Glenwood Springs Monday night. It’s the place Wilm has called “home” since 2009 when he first came to Glenwood after a divorce, and amid dealing with lingering trauma from three years of active military duty with the Army National Guard, including a tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Wilm said he often gets steered toward Christian-based assistance agencies. But as a practitioner of the Bahai’i Faith, he said he feels…
  • Ledoux, Urbain (1874-1941)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    A flamboyant self-promoter, many of whose charitable activities skirted the edge of legality and incurred the wrath of the authorities, he dramatically publicized the plight of the unemployed especially during the economic downturn of 1920–1921. Ledoux credited much of what he did for the down and out, in bad times and good, to his Baha'i faith (with its emphasis on good works and on ending extremes poverty and wealth). Ledoux was one of Baha'i's earliest practitioners in the United States and Canada Full story...
 
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    A Wayfarer's Tales

  • Making time

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Some time ago I suspended my Internet projects indefinitely. Now I'm thinking I might go back online in February or March, if I can learn habits I want to learn before then, including:- making time in my life now, for some things that I'm hoping will some day happen in my life.- spending more time with some friends and family members, learning to be a better friend.- getting some things done from my list of Things to Do.Mostly what I want to make time for, sometimes at home and sometimes outside, is to spend with some friends that I'm hoping to have some day. Those will be friends who will be…
  • Update

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    I've suspended all of my Internet projects indefinitely, but I don't want to abandon my blogs completely. I'll try to say briefly where I was in my projects, and what I might do if I ever go back online.Please don't anyone ever hesitate to comment or to contact me, just because I haven't posted for many months. I want to remember that, myself, when I find blogs that interest me, without any recent posts.I'll list some of my past projects and potential future projects, then discuss where I am with them.1. Fellowship with some of the people I see being stigmatized and marginalized the most.2.
  • Surf's up!

    21 Dec 2013 | 6:35 pm
    image credit: Stephen McCulloch,via WikipediaRecently I crossed the path of a huge wave of idle contention on the Internet, and I went tumbling head over heels. My head is still spinning, and I'm still floundering around, dazed, trying to get back to the shore.What knocked me off my feet was not the wave itself. It was the undertow.Now I'm wondering if it could serve any of my purposes to learn to ride those waves. If nothing else, it might help me avoid being knocked over by them.
  • Things to consult about with friends, family members, and others.

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:57 am
    This is just a bullet list of some of my current visions and goals. I'll post later about my strategies and lines of action.- Learning to be a pure channel of God's grace.- Learning to be more places, more of the time, where God can do more with me.- Learning to be a better person, a better friend and a better neighbor.- Practicing and promoting loving devotion to the best interests of our communities.- Learning to better encourage and support more individual initiatives.- Practicing and promoting fellowship across religious and other ideological divides.- Special attention to some of the…
  • Joy from watching companionship

    1 Dec 2013 | 4:18 am
    Yesterday, while Patty was shopping on and around the walking street, I spent some time sitting on a bench, practicing keeping my heart open to God. I looked around and up at the sky for a while, then I remembered being filled with joy once before, sitting on the walking street, watching people go by. At first I couldn't remember how that happened, then I remembered that I had watched people laughing and having fun together. I didn't see as much of that this time, but I did see a lot of companionship in groups of various sizes. After I watched that for a while, I felt so much joy that it…
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    Hadley-Ives family update

  • 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,…
  • Ten "Non-Commandments" for atheists and humanists: I reject eight of them.

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Lex Bayer and John Figdor have a new book out: “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century,” and I've just read a review of it.I'm glad to see such a book.  I do hope non-religious persons and materialists and atheists and so forth will devote time and effort to defining their ethics and trying to live according to their ethics.  I think non-religious ethics are not likely to give us a sustainable world or a particularly good society.  But at least the attempt is important, and I wish them well. By the way, I consider…
  • 11 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    I've read the generalization that all religions can be misused to support violence, and the sweeping accusation that all religions have in fact been used to support atrocities and violence.  I think, however, that this is not technically correct.  My understanding is that there are several religions for which nonviolence and anti-warfare principles are central to the core belief system, and I am unaware that these religions or sects have perpetuated any atrocities, violent persecutions, wars, or generally supported aggressive warfare or communal violence.  I would include in…
  • Thoughts on UFOs and aliens.

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    What are UFOs?  I don’t know what they are, but people continue to see objects in the sky (and rarely, on the ground, or on water, or under water) that they can’t identify.  The objects are usually stars, planets, planes, human satellites, balloons, experimental aircraft, drones, meteors, bolids, strange weather phenomena, hallucinations, or other things that have no supernatural or extraterrestrial origins.  There are also many reports that are hoaxes, or honest witnesses who have been deceived by hoaxes. But, I’m convinced there is a residue of sightings that are still…
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    Iran Press Watch

  • A Baha’i Student Interviews Three Members of Iranian Parliament; All Tell Her She Has No Right to a University Education Because She Is Baha’i.

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    17 Dec 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Source: en.iranwire.com/features/6200 Wednesday 17 December 2014 IranWire Citizen Journalist The following piece was written by an Iranian citizen journalist on the ground inside the country, who writes under a pseudonym to protect his identity. I am a third-year high school student. My grades are excellent. My teachers hope that in the next year’s college entrance exams my name would be in the top ranks. But I know that even if I am at the very top, there will be no place for me in Iranian universities, like my sister who was a student of architecture at Beheshti University and was…
  • Prayer Leader of Rafsanjan: Baha’is Are Untouchable and Have to Leave Town

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    17 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Source: Persian Deutsche Welle (PDW)  Translation by Iran Press Watch 12/04/14 Abbas Ramazanipour, the Islamic prayer leader of Rafsanjan – a city in southern Iran – in the presence  of many officials of that city, declared that Baha’is are “untouchable” and “ritually unclean”* according to the religious edict, or fatwa, of top clerics, and it is unlawful to do business with them. “The wish of people for them to leave the city ought to be fulfilled.” He added. According to the report of the FARS News Agency, on Thursday December 4th, Abbas Ramazanipour, the prayer leader…
  • Neda Farsatipour and Farahnaz Moqadam Begin Their Prison Sentences

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    15 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Source: hra-news.org/en From left to right: Fardin Aghasani, Farahnaz Moghadam, Neda Forsatipour HRANA News Agency – On December 10, Mrs. Farahnaz Moghadam responded to a summons to the Revolutionary Court in Urumia and was taken to the city’s central prison to begin serving her three-year sentence. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), On December 4, her husband Fardin Aghsani began serving his own three-year sentence. Neda Forsatipour, another Bahai from Urmia, also began her sentence in the past week. She has been sentenced to 6 months in prison. In…
  • Five-year sentence of Hassan Momtaz confirmed

    editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Source: hra-news.org/en Hassan Momtaz reports, on December 8, that he has heard via his lawyer that the review court has confirmed his five-year sentence for educational activities with the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). He was one of ten Baha’is associated with BIHE who were heard at the Public Prosecutor’s office in Tehran on March 12, 2013. His sentence was handed down in Tehran Revolutionary Court branch 28 by Judge Moghiseh on February 25, 2014, but was not communicated to his lawyer until April 2. by
  • One Thousand Years Incarceration for Iranian Baha’is

    editor
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Source: sahamnews.org/1393/09/271086/ Translation by Iran Press Watch Published on Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 During the last few months, economic and social pressure, along with widespread arrests and imprisonment of members of the Baha’i community, have increased. This is but the latest indication that since its establishment the Islamic Republic has continuously worked to completely eliminate the Baha’i Community. According to Saham News, there are currently more than 130 Baha’is, both women and men, serving sentences in different prisons throughout the Islamic Republic. These sentences…
 
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    Sen's daily

  • Neda Farsatipour and Farahnaz Moqadam begin their prison sentences

    Sen
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    HRANA, December 14, 2014. On December 10, Mrs. Farahnaz Moqadam (فرحناز مقدم) responded to a summons to the Revolutionary Court in Urumiyyeh (Urmia) and was taken to the city’s central prison to begin serving her three-year sentence. On December 4, her husband Fardin Aghsani (فردین اغصانی) began serving his own three-year sentence. Neda Farsatipour (ندا فرصتی‌پور), another Bahai from Urumiyyeh, also began her sentence in the past week. She has been sentenced to 6 months in prison. In all, six Bahais have begun serving their sentences in recent weeks.
  • Peyman Kashfi released from prison

    Sen
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    HRANA, December 11, 2014. Peyman Kashfi Nejafabadi (پیمان کشفی نجف‌آبادی), a Baha’i prisoner of conscience from Tehran who has served a four-year sentence in Evin and Raja`i Shahr prisons, has been released at the end of his sentence. He was summoned and arrested in Tehran on October 19, 2009, and held incommunicado in section 209 of Evin Prison for two months. He was later granted bail. In July 2010, Judge Muhammad Maqiseh (محمد مقیسه), presiding over branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, sentenced him to 4 years in prison on a charge of being…
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments warns against Baha’i threat

    Sen
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Daily News Egypt, December 11, 2014. Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments organised a workshop on Wednesday and Thursday to raise awareness amongst imams on the “growing dangers of the spread of Baha’ism,” the Ministry said. According to the Ministry, this workshop comes in the context of “maintaining the Islamic constants and foundations in the face of deviant thoughts that destroy the minds of young people”. The Baha’i faith is not recognised as a “heavenly religion,” in the Egyptian Constitution as Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are. Article 64 – the Constitution’s…
  • 5-year sentence of Hassan Momtazi confirmed

    Sen
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Campaign to stop harassment of Bahais (facebook), December 9, 2014. Hassan Momtazi (حسن ممتازی) reports, on December 8, that he has heard via his lawyer that the review court has confirmed his five-year sentence for educational activities with the Bahai Open University (BIHE). He was one of ten Bahais associated with the BIHE who were heard at the Public Prosecutor’s office in Tehran on March 12, 2013. His sentence was handed down in Tehran Revolutionary Court branch 28 by Judge Maqiseh (مقیسه) on February 25, 2014, but was not communicated to his lawyer until April 2.
  • Bahai home and business searched in Rasht

    Sen
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    HRANA, December 7, 2014. On the morning of November 17, one agent from the Ministry of Intelligence, accompanied by two staff members from the Revolutionary Court pretended that they were from the Post Office, to enter a Bahai home in Rasht. The house is home to four Bahais: Foad Yazdani (فواد یزدانی), Peyman Yazdani (پیمان یزدانی), Navid Yazdani (نوید یزدانی) and Nima Najafai (نیما نجفی). The intruders had a “search warrant” which proved to be a handwritten note without a judicial seal from the Court. The searched the house thoroughly and…
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