“The Baha’is are a religious minority in Iran. They are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government. The Islamic regime forbids the Baha’is to study or teach in Iranian universities.
But the Baha’is do teach, and they do study. Since 1987 the Baha’is started BIHE, an underground university with hundreds of students in Iran, and dozens of teachers in Iran and around the world. Through powerful interviews, exclusive secret footage shot by citizen journalists, rare archival material and dramatic letters written by a Baha’i prisoners currently in jail in Iran, To Light a Candle shows how a small minority has defied the brutal systematic religious persecution through non-violent resistance and educating their youth. A film by Maziar Bahari.”
Read more at the site: http://educationisnotacrime.me/film
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February Events part 2 – All are invited! The 55-minute documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Maziar Bahari sparked the global “Education Is Not A Crime” campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world. The Baha’is are Iran’s […]Full Story
Early February brings a variety of activities, only a few of which are listed here. All are invited! Please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for the complete listing, including many devotional gatherings throughout the metro area. The website is also the place to check last-minute changes in events. Lake Oswego Sun., Feb. 1, 10:30am – […]Full Story
After a one month break, young adults in the Portland area resume their devotions and potluck on Saturday, January 10 at 6:00 pm. The location is 1302 SE 57th Ave, Portland OR 97215. Please join us! For more information please visit the Young Adult Baha’is of Portland Facebook page.Full Story
Battling addiction and apathy, Mercy wasn’t sure where his life was headed until he realized there were people in the world who were worse off than him. For more information, please visit: http://www.bahai.us/Full Story
December brings a variety of activities, only a few of which are listed here. Please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for the complete listing. That is also the place to check last-minute changes in events. Wishing all a warm month filled with love of family and friends! Wilsonville Friday, Dec. 12 7:00 pm 503 […]Full Story
All are warmly invited to joyous celebrations of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’u’llah’s name means “Glory of God” and His words inspire the soul and give concrete guidance for the well-being of families and communities. He was born November 12, 1817, and as a young man received a revelation […]Full Story