human rights

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program


On Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016, at the Lake Oswego Public Library, a group of Lake Oswego Bahá’í children, junior youth, and youth, joined by some additional young friends, presented a program to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The young participants read a number of inspirational quotes by King, as well [...]

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom officials

Resolution Passes Condemning Persecution of Baha’is


U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 148 Condemning the Persecution of the Baha’i Community in Iran December 18, 2015 – from the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution “condemning the government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants [...]

Education is Not a Crime photo

“TO LIGHT A CANDLE” Film Screenings


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 [...]

Scientists add voices to rising support for Baha’i educators


A committee concerned with human rights for scientists across the globe has joined the call to free the Bahá’í educators incarcerated in Iran — one of several developments related to ongoing efforts to open up educational access for Bahá’ís in the country of the Faith’s birth. Meanwhile, a leading project in those efforts, Education Under [...]

Campaigners join hands around photos of Iranian Baha'i prisoners

Rally in Rio calls for Iran to respect human rights


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil —Representatives from government, religious communities and civil society organizations were among the 800 human rights supporters who gathered to call upon Iran to cease its persecution of Baha’is and other religious minorities. Participants travelled from all over Brazil to take part in the rally, held at Rio’s Copacabana Beach yesterday, some spending [...]

Canadian Senator speaks on behalf of beleaguered Baha’is in Iran


On June 14, 2011, Canadian Senator, Honourable Mobina Jaffer spoke before the Canadian Senate on behalf of the Baha’is in Iran: Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise before you today to speak about the long-standing persecution of the Baha’i people in Iran. Over the past 17 months, the human rights of the [...]

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