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Worldwide outrage at Iran’s attack on Baha’i educators


GENEVA — Governments, organisations and educators have condemned Iran’s latest attack on an initiative offering higher education to young Baha’is barred from university. The government of Austria, more than 80 prominent Indians, and top academics from the United Kingdom, are among the latest to voice their support for Iranian Baha’is’ right to education. Human rights groups [...]

Layli Miller-Muro giving a talk on gender equality at TEDx Talks

TEDxGrandRapids – Layli Miller-Muro – Innovate: Justice


Layli Miller-Muro, a lawyer and Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center, speaks at TEDx Talks in Grand Rapids on justice and the equality of women and men. “The world of humanity has two wings — one is woman and the other man. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should [...]

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Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids


GENEVA — A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha’is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. Reports indicate that raids took place on Saturday 21 May on as many as 30 homes in Tehran, [...]

Belief Behind Bars: Reception for Iran’s Seven Imprisoned Baha’i Leaders


Watch online Belief Behind Bars LiveStream Remarks from Special Guests: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk U.S. Representative Michael Grimm Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Kathleen Fitzpatrick Iraj Kamalabadi, brother of imprisoned Baha’i in Iran CSI Miami star Eva LaRue Musical performances by Grammy-award winner KC Porter with Bahi and Momo Loudiyi WASHINGTON—Concern in [...]

Baha’is gather in support of Iranian Baha’i prisoners


On January 9, 2011, Baha’is and friends gathered at the Portland Baha’i Center for a devotional and informational event to honor and offer support for the Iranian Baha’is imprisoned by the Iranian government. Dr. John Ng delivered the opening remarks. For more information on the plight of the Iranian Baha’is, visit

Devotions for Baha’i Prisoners in Iran


In cities and villages across the globe, Baha’is are gathering in prayer to support the seven Baha’i leaders who have been imprisoned in Iran for the past two and a half years: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm. These [...]

Martin Luther King Day Celebration


Taking Action for Social Justice: “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart!” This year’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration will feature: Keynote speaker: Oregon State Senator Suzanne Bonamici Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission’s Human Rights Creative Expression Contest winners “Everyday Hero” award presentation by the Inter-Religious Action Network: Bob Leitner, Habitat for Humanity/Bethel United Church [...]

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