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  • September 16

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    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Lift up your hearts above the present and look with eyes of faith into the future! Today the seed is sown, the grain falls upon the earth, but behold the day will come when it shall rise a glorious tree and the branches thereof shall be laden with fruit. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post September 16 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • Design of Colombian House of Worship unveiled

    Baha'i World News Service Headlines
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The design for the local Baha'i House of Worship in the Norte del Cauca region of Colombia was unveiled Sunday at a meeting held at the site designated for its construction. A small team from the Colombian architectural firm, CUNA, presented the approved plans before an audience of 500 people from the region and further afield. Speaking on behalf of the firm, Eduard Lopez, one of the...
  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Faith” – Sept 14, 2014

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    Mitko Gerensky
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    “The Faith of God hath in this day been made manifest. He Who is the Lord of the world is come and hath shown the way. His faith is the faith of benevolence and His religion is the religion of forbearance. This faith bestoweth eternal life and this religion enableth mankind to dispense with all else. It verily embraceth all faiths and all religions. Take hold thereof and guard it well.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh, The Tabernacle of Unity Dear friends, What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual conversation, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace,…
  • At age 13, he investigated the Bahai Faith online using words from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

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    3 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    When he was 13 years old, Marcus investigated the Baha'i Faith online using particular words that resonated with him from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas!  At 16 years old, he went to a youth leadership camp and met a Baha'i there who presented an overview on the Baha’i Faith.  When he was 18 years old, he returned to the camp and met the sister of the Baha’i he met previously who also presented the Faith to her fellow campers.  At 19 he returned to the camp again and met another Baha'i, with whom he became good friends. Marcus shared that on the seventh day of his visit to a…
  • Ruhi Book 8, Unit 1, crossword sections 1-7

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    Borna Safai
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    I recently started tutoring Ruhi book 8, Unit 1, on the The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh. To aid our understanding and recollection, I created a crossword puzzle that summarized sections 1-7. It worked pretty well, and our participants enjoyed trying to solve it on their own before we did it in the group together. I figured I should make it available to anyone else that wants to use it, so go ahead and download the crossword here!
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  • Design of Colombian House of Worship unveiled

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The design for the local Baha'i House of Worship in the Norte del Cauca region of Colombia was unveiled Sunday at a meeting held at the site designated for its construction. A small team from the Colombian architectural firm, CUNA, presented the approved plans before an audience of 500 people from the region and further afield. Speaking on behalf of the firm, Eduard Lopez, one of the...
  • New report on Iran's failed promises on human rights

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Iran has completely failed to live up to a series of promises it made regarding its treatment of Iranian Baha'is four years ago, says the Baha'i International Community in a new report. Titled "Unfulfilled Promises", and launched today at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the report discusses 34 specific pledges made by Iran in...
  • In Malaysia, music and prayers reflect hopes for greater harmony

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    SUBANG JAYA — Hundreds of Malaysians joined with dignitaries from government, religious communities, and other organizations at a unique musical prayer gathering aimed at improving racial and religious harmony in their country. Seven hundred people attended the Merdeka Unity Devotional on Sunday 31 August, organized by the Malaysian Baha'i community in response to their government's call for...
  • A closer look at religious coexistence through recent events

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    When a member of Iran's ecclesiastical class gifted a calligraphic presentation of the words of Baha'u'llah to the Baha'is of the world in April 2014, the act was unprecedented and stood in sharp contrast against a backdrop of 170 years of uninterrupted religious persecution. While the gift that Ayatollah Hamid Masoumi Tehrani made to the Baha'i community is, in and of itself, highly...
  • Three top UN human rights experts call for a halt to Shiraz cemetery destruction

    4 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Three high-level United Nations human rights experts today called on Iran to halt the ongoing destruction of a historic Baha’i cemetery in Shiraz, Iran, saying the action is an “unacceptable” violation of freedom of religion. In a joint news release, Heiner Bielefeldt, the Special Rapporteur on...
 
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  • September 16

    Words
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Lift up your hearts above the present and look with eyes of faith into the future! Today the seed is sown, the grain falls upon the earth, but behold the day will come when it shall rise a glorious tree and the branches thereof shall be laden with fruit. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post September 16 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • September 15

    Words
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    O Son of Beauty! By My Spirit and by My favor! By My mercy and by My beauty! All that I have revealed unto thee with the tongue of power, and have written for thee with the pen of might, hath been in accordance with thy capacity and understanding, not with My state and the melody of My voice. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post September 15 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • September 14

    Words
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Entrance into the Kingdom is through the love of God, through detachment, through holiness and chastity, through truthfulness, purity, steadfastness, faithfulness, and the sacrifice of life. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post September 14 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • September 13

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    12 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    O Son of Being! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post September 13 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • September 12

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    11 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The man who makes a piece of notepaper to the best of his ability, conscientiously, concentrating all his forces on perfecting it, is giving praise to God. Briefly, all effort and exertion put forth by man from the fullness of his heart is worship, if it is prompted by the highest motives and the will to do service to humanity. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post September 12 appeared first on Bahái Words.
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  • Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Faith” – Sept 14, 2014

    Mitko Gerensky
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    “The Faith of God hath in this day been made manifest. He Who is the Lord of the world is come and hath shown the way. His faith is the faith of benevolence and His religion is the religion of forbearance. This faith bestoweth eternal life and this religion enableth mankind to dispense with all else. It verily embraceth all faiths and all religions. Take hold thereof and guard it well.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh, The Tabernacle of Unity Dear friends, What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual conversation, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace,…
  • Hosting the Feast of Might, and All That Jazz

    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hosting Feast this Sunday instead of Prayer Station This Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, dear friends, I will not be holding the weekly Prayer Station devotional gathering because my girls and I will be hosting the Arlington Baha’i community for the Feast of Might that evening. The Baha’i Feast is a gathering of the Baha’i community held every 19 days (at the beginning of each Baha’i month) for purposes of collective worship, consultation on community affairs and social fellowship. We will resume with our Spiritual Conversations and Prayer Stations next Sunday, Sept…
  • Positive Response to Young Engineers’ Parenting

    Mitko Gerensky
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Positive Response to Young Engineers’ Parenting The response to my post “Young Engineers” has been very positive so I want to share some of the feedback I received. On Twitter, my post got selected as a favorite by several organizations including the MIT OpenCourseWare and got several retweets, including one by the Society of Women Engineers. I delight in #encouraging my #daughters to create, design, be #engineers. http://t.co/mi7N1oNwot #girlengineers pic.twitter.com/VIOhknQI6G — Mitko Gerensky (@mitkowebsage) August 30, 2014 Such online conversations makes me wish I…
  • Young Engineers

    Mitko Gerensky
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    What Kind of Engineers Are You Going To Be? The calm and sunny April morning of the first day of spring break during my first year at high school was disturbed by an impatient phone ring. The urgent call my best friend’s father, uncle Kiro, had made was to instruct me to promptly go fetch his son Buba (they did not have a phone at home then but they did have a TV set so we regularly shared the technological marvels of the day!) and go with him to the vocational high school where he — and until recently my father had — worked. First Day of School Buba and I had shared…
  • Arlington Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Circle of Unity”

    Mitko Gerensky
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    “Bahá’u’lláh has drawn the circle of unity, He has made a design for the uniting of all the peoples, and for the gathering of them all under the shelter of the tent of universal unity. This is the work of the Divine Bounty, and we must all strive with heart and soul until we have the reality of unity in our midst, and as we work, so will strength be given unto us. Leave all thought of self, and strive only to be obedient and submissive to the Will of God. In this way only shall we become citizens of the Kingdom of God, and attain unto life everlasting.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá,…
 
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  • At age 13, he investigated the Bahai Faith online using words from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

    Teaching blog
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    When he was 13 years old, Marcus investigated the Baha'i Faith online using particular words that resonated with him from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas!  At 16 years old, he went to a youth leadership camp and met a Baha'i there who presented an overview on the Baha’i Faith.  When he was 18 years old, he returned to the camp and met the sister of the Baha’i he met previously who also presented the Faith to her fellow campers.  At 19 he returned to the camp again and met another Baha'i, with whom he became good friends. Marcus shared that on the seventh day of his visit to a…
  • At age 16, he explained, "we're trying to change the world, and I want to help"

    Teaching blog
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Jay grew up in a Baha'i home.  He was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and when he was a young child he lived in Uganda.  He remembers attending Baha’i children's classes and classes as a junior youth at the Temple in Uganda!  He said it was very peaceful there with large flowers.  "The Baha'i Faith has been a part of me all my life.  I like the Faith so much.  We're trying to change the world and I want to help," he explained.  Jay is participating in a study group on “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit”.  His mother also…
  • He found the Baha'i Faith "captivating" at age 17

    Teaching blog
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jake is a senior in high school who also plays the baritone sax.   He was an atheist for a few years and was looking online and came across the Baha'i Faith. He shared with me that the Faith makes sense to him and is what he has believed all his life.  He shared that there is truth is all religions; one is not better or more important than another.  He found the Faith "captivating" and he is happy to be part of something. His mother is very supportive of his discovery.  He understands that Baha'u'llah is the most recent Manifestation and that another will come…
  • Of all places . . . she learned about the Bahá’í Faith at a garage sale . . .

    Teaching blog
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Becky who lives in Kansas shared her experience in learning about the Bahá’í  Faith . . . while at a garage sale.  I went to a garage sale this morning and wanted buy a bookshelf type cabinet but didn't have a way to get it home.  The husband of the couple having the sale offered to deliver it for me, if I decided to buy it.   I thought that was very very kind of him.   Upon purchasing and delivering it, I had a conversation with him and found out that his name and he shared with me about the Bahá’í Faith.     
  • "How My Faith Keeps Me Sober" - a fireside that attracted 11 seekers

    Teaching blog
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    This story was shared by one of the Baha'is in the southern states who attended Tony’s prayer gathering and informal discussion (a “fireside”) about the Faith.Tony’s prayer devotional and fireside were phenomenal!!!  There were 11 (yes, eleven!) people who attended who are not yet enrolled Baha'is. There were 4 Baha'is who also attended.   Tony included quotes from the holy writings that dealt with the commonalities of the Baha'i Faith and the 12-step programs, such as gratitude, overcoming self, and powerlessness.  Following reading prayers, everyone sang We All…
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  • Ruhi Book 8, Unit 1, crossword sections 1-7

    Borna Safai
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    I recently started tutoring Ruhi book 8, Unit 1, on the The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh. To aid our understanding and recollection, I created a crossword puzzle that summarized sections 1-7. It worked pretty well, and our participants enjoyed trying to solve it on their own before we did it in the group together. I figured I should make it available to anyone else that wants to use it, so go ahead and download the crossword here!
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  • The Black Swan

    Borna Safai
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas TalebMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThey say that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I wouldn't stretch it as far with this book, but NNT is riding a very high horse, and proclaiming himself to be highly knowledgeable and speaking very lowly of many others. While there are a lot of good and valid points being made throughout the book, the tone is just off-putting.View all my reviews
 
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  • Singapore gets 9 religious leaders to bless F1 track again this year

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:18 pm
    The SIA Formula 1 Grand Prix is set to start in Singapore next week and organisers have again invited 9 religious leaders to pray for and bless the track before the event. A ceremony was held at the track yesterday (Sept 10) where the religious leaders prayed for good weather and the safety of all those involved in the race including drivers, teams, officials and spectators. The nine different faith groups that were represented were Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and the Baha’i faith. Organisers explained that they didn't want to leave…
  • The 60-year journey of the ashes of Alain Locke, father of the Harlem Renaissance

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    “Look what I’ve got!” Black, gay and short, Locke hardly fit the stereotype of the strapping Rhodes scholar... Joellen ElBashir is standing, smiling, in front of filing cabinets with two long, low drawers agape. On a counter, she has laid out her finds: typewritten documents and a stained brown paper bag bearing a few faint lines of handwriting. It’s not the first time ElBashir, curator of Howard University’s Full story...
  • A Journey to Haifa Trailer

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    A Journey to Haifa Trailer (http://vimeo.com/104162973) from Nawruz Paguidopon (http://vimeo.com/nawruzpaguidopon) on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com).
  • Wikipedia’s edit wars and the 8 religious pages people can’t stop editing

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    He will occasionally edit pages on other religions, such as Islam or Baha’i, or general articles on Christianity. When he was a student at Brigham Young University three years ago, Anthony Willey came across a Wikipedia page on Mormons. What he read filled him with frustration. The article focused on polygamy, which seemed odd since Mormons officially outlawed the practice in 1890. “It didn’t say what Mormons believe or what made them unique,” Willey said. “I had the thought, ‘Who’s editing this stuff?’ and that got me hooked.” Since editing that page and adding 50 percent…
  • A New Religion - America Puzzled by a Strange Faith

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Having brought the Bible up-to-date, America has "unearth a Messiah," or "Prophet," and his cult, under the name of Bahai Revelation," is spreading from New York and Boston to Chicago, and thence to the Pacific slope. The whole of this strange new religion is wrapped in mystery, writes a New York correspondent. The temple in 58th street, to which I gained admittance, was like a little concert hall, with daylight blocked out and electric lights most cunningly arranged. The mystic password was Allah-U-Abha!" Crowds entered, chiefiv ladies. Everybody was introduced to everybody else—"Sister…
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  • 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…
  • We have lasted some 400 years.

    12 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    I've been thinking of how spectacle distracts and numbs people so they won't take time to live authentic lives and make meaningful connections with others and that sort of thing.  Today I happened to see a headline that distracted me: "Dem Congresswoman Says the Constitution is 400 Years Old" and I wondered if an elected representative had actually been so ignorant, but when I read what the woman (Sheila Jackson Lee) had said, I realized the article and headline were very, very misleading.  She had not claimed the Constitution was 400 years old, she had said, with reasonable…
  • Musings on why I believe in life after death.

    11 Mar 2014 | 12:43 am
    Last night I was having a conversation with some friends, and one of them asked me whether I believed in life after death.  I hesitated, and then answered, "yes" because I do.  I had hesitated because I suspect the existence we experience after death is so different from what we imagine, and our "identity" or "self" is so different in that existence, that it might not really be accurate to consider it the same life we have here continued into another place.  That is, I don't expect to find us in a heaven such as is conventionally imagined or reported in some of the…
  • What is the Catholic Church For?

    13 Sep 2013 | 11:38 am
    I mainly use Facebook as a source for referrals to interesting web content, as I have many friends who post links to articles or videos they found worth sharing, and quite often I follow these links.  This is far more fruitful than random web surfing, if I'm looking for stimulating or inspiring content.Today one of my friends posted a link to a 30-second excerpt of Stephen Fry complaining about the Catholic Church.  The source was Upworthy, which has lately become a source for quite a bit of content my friends share on Facebook; Upworthy has a pretty good record of…
  • American household monthly budget in Chinese and Taiwan currencies

    29 Apr 2012 | 5:16 pm
    I've been doing some calculations in preparation for going to China.  I leave next week, and I am preparing some lectures that I will eventually share on this blog, I think.I know some people in China might be interested in the sort of lifestyle we have in the United States, how much things cost and that sort of thing.  Here is our monthly household budget in RMB (Chinese currency) and NTD (Taiwan's currency):My monthly salaryRMB28,481NT$131,579Tax on our house (property tax)RMB1,912NT$8,833Illinois State Taxes on sales and incomeRMB1,653NT$7,639Federal Income…
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  • Undercover Bahais: Abdu’l-Baha tells the Manchester Bahais to lay low

    Sen
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    When the young Shoghi Effendi was in England for his university studies, he went to Manchester, arriving there on October 1, 1921, and staying for six days. On the evening of October 2 he was at a meeting of the Bahais in home of Mr. and Mrs. Heald. Riaz Khadem (Shoghi Effendi in Oxford, p. 118) describes that meeting as largely musical. Shoghi Effendi shared some Persian poems by Abdu’l-Baha that could be used as hymns. There is more in Riaz Khadem’s account of Shoghi Effendi’s visit, but it is the mention of Samuel and Mrs. Heald that interests me here. With a few days of his visit to…
  • Copper to Gold?

    Sen
    3 Feb 2014 | 12:54 am
    An enquirer asked: Do Baha’is really believe that copper turns into gold after 70 years if protected from becoming dry (or solidified)? The most important skill for understanding scriptures, including the Bahai scriptures, is not mastery of the original languages, or other arcane knowledge, but familiarity with literary language: the ability to read poetry and similar writing. Religious language is necessarily metaphorical, using the physical world (as understood at the time) as a correlative and reflection of spiritual realities. A literalist mind-set makes a complete hash of reading…
  • The Guardian and the Governor

    Sen
    30 Jul 2013 | 9:25 am
    Someone asked a question in the comments to this blog, which is so important I have decided to answer in a new posting. He asks whether a government leader [in Israel] who enrolled in the Bahai community would have had temporal authority over the Guardian, had the line of guardians continued, or would the governor have had to defer to the authority of the Guardian, as the head of the Bahai community? The first part of the answer is, that a Bahai in a position of temporal authority can never be faced with that dilemma, since the scope of deliberations throughout the Bahai administration (the…
  • “Without reference to particular individuals”

    Sen
    22 Mar 2013 | 4:17 pm
    From the moment Pope Benedict announced his retirement, the names of possible successors were being discussed, along with ideas about the right kind of Pope to lead the Church in the years to come. A South American? An African? … It all makes for good press. Bahai elections, even the forthcoming election of the Universal House of Justice, are not so newsworthy. The Bahai community has no clergy, in the sense of qualified religious experts who lead a religious community. Its affairs are administered by elected local and national “spiritual assemblies.” The members of the National…
  • A question answered: Chapter 1 of Some Answered Questions

    Sen
    14 Jul 2012 | 2:11 pm
    One of the participants on the Facebook group Bahais United in Diversity wrote: I’m afraid I have to point out that Abdu’l-Baha contradicts himself [in the proof of the existence of God, in the first chapter of Some Answered Questions]… First he suggests that “Nature has neither intelligence nor perception.” So God must exist. Then he says that “man is the branch; nature is the root,” and asks “can the will and the intelligence, and the perfections which exist in the branch, be absent in the root?” So the will and the intelligence and the…
 
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  • Bahai Home Raided in Shiraz

    editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Source: hra-news.org/fa/religious-minorities/b-72 Translation by Sen’s Daily at http://wp.me/pNMoJ-26K On September 9, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence broke into the home of Wahideh Dana in Shiraz, searched it for about an hour, and confiscated religious books, images and CDs. Ms. Dana refused to open the door, but after the agents had forced their way in, they showed a search warrant. It is worth mentioning that over the last one month and half the pressure on the Baha’i community of Shiraz has increased. The pressure on the Baha’i community of Shiraz has…
  • New Report on Iran’s Failed Promises on Human Rights

    editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Source: news.bahai.org/story/1019 New report on Iran’s failed promises on human rights. GENEVA — Iran has completely failed to live up to a series of promises it made regarding its treatment of Iranian Baha’is four years ago, says the Baha’i International Community in a new report. Titled “Unfulfilled Promises“, and launched today at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the report discusses 34 specific pledges made by Iran in February 2010 at the UN Human Rights Council that in some way could address human rights violations faced by members of…
  • Execution of the Seven Baha’is in Hamadan; “Judgment Day in the Eyes of Bahireh”

    editor
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Source: iranwire.com/features/6478/ Translation by Iran Press Watch Hussein Motlagh and his family, this photo is taken in prison by the aid of prison guards and warden Aida Ghajar                                                        Monday, September 1, 2014 Following the 1978 revolution and the rule of the clerics, opposition to Baha’is began in Iran. Arrests of members of local and National Spiritual Assemblies and the execution of many of them, demolition of sacred sites, destruction of cemeteries and search and ransacking of…
  • Saqi Fedai Rearrested in Mashhad

    editor
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Source: HRANA, goo.gl/Y3rp9B Translation by Sen’s Daily at http://wp.me/pNMoJ-26E Saqi Feda’i, a Bahai from Mashhad, has been summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence and arrested. She was first arrested by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence on July 8 this year, following a raid on a Bahai religious meeting in her home on June 1. She was released on bail about one month later (her release has not previously been reported on Sen’s Daily, and the date and amount of bail are not stated in the HRANA report). Her mother, Mey Khalusi, was arrested during the raid on June 1, as…
  • Iran Is World’s Leading Jailer of Female Journalists and Netizens

    editor
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Source: en.rsf.org/iran-iran-is-world-s-leading-jailer-of-28-07-2014,46712.html PUBLISHED ON MONDAY 28 JULY 2014. Ten women who work in the media are currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic The arrest on 22 July of two journalists and a photographer, including the Tehran correspondent of the Washington Post and his Iranian wife, brings to 65 the number of news providers behind bars in Iran. They include 10 women, of whom three are foreign nationals, making Iran the world’s leading jailer of female journalists and netizens. Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by this wave…
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  • Help! Bahais are taking over the gardens!

    Sen
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Editorial, September 16, 2014. The latest story in Iran’s government-approved media is that Bahais are up to no good in an extensive park on the Western outskirts of Tehran, on the road to Kharaj, known as the Vardavard gardens. A google search at 17.30 GMT today found 408 media sites expressing their concern at Bahai activities in the area, in identical words. The stories have two different titles: “The Vardavard gardens are a safe place for immoral Bahai activities” [example] and “A place for having sex with girls, on condition of becoming a Bahai.” [example].
  • Bahai home raided in Shiraz

    Sen
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    HRANA, September 14, 2014. On September 9, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence broke into the home of Wahideh Dana (وحیده دانا) in Shiraz, searched it for about an hour, and confiscated religious books, images and CDs. Ms. Dana refused to open the door, but after the agents had forced their way in, they showed a search warrant. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-26K 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, religious persecution, Shiraz, بهایی, بهائی, بهائیت,…
  • Saqi Feda’i rearrested in Mashhad

    Sen
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    HRANA, September 14, 2014. Saqi Feda’i (ساقی فدایی), a Bahai from Mashhad, has been summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence and arrested. She was first arrested by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence on July 8 this year, following a raid on a Bahai religious meeting in her home on June 1. She was released on bail about one month later (her release has not previously been reported on Sen’s Daily, and the date and amount of bail are not stated in the HRANA report). Her mother, Mey Khalusi (می خلوصی), was arrested during the raid on June 1, as were two other Bahais…
  • Alain Locke, short, gay, black and brilliant philosopher, finally gets a fitting burial

    Sen
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Washington Post, September 12, 2014 This weekend, 60 years after his death, the ashes of the black Bahai philosopher Alaine Locke are finally being given a permanent resting place in Washington, in Capitol Hill’s Congressional Cemetery. The commemorative ceremony and interment were planned and funded largely by African American Rhodes scholars who followed Locke’s pioneering path across the Atlantic to Oxford. Locke was the first American black to be selected for the Rhodes scholarship, in 1907. He went on to be an important figure in the pragmatic school of philosophy and in the Harlem…
  • Numerous excluded students give the lie to Larijani

    Sen
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Editorial, September 13, 2014. This year, as in previous years, Bahai high school graduates who have achieved the necessary passes in Iran’s nationwide university entrance examinations are being refused entry to universities across the country because of their religious beliefs. However this year they are being excluded without documentation: their educational records have the message “write to PO Box so-and-so” or “refer to PO Box so-and-so” in place of examination grades. This phrase, inserted in their educational records, amounts to a coded message for educational…
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