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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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 [...]

Egyptian Baha’is seize opportunity to discuss their nation’s future


CAIRO, Egypt — In a contribution to the sweeping changes now under way in their society, Egyptian Baha’is are calling for a far-reaching consultative process about their country’s future. In an unprecedented open letter, the Baha’is of Egypt say the nation must look beyond expedient solutions and existing models in other societies, and seek instead [...]

A Prayer for Japan


his is a Baha’i prayer of invocation offered for Japan. This prayer was (and still is) often sung by Baha’is as they face terrible circumstances, including death. It is also a prayer of hope. And of faith. I offer it for the land of my godfather, an extraordinary man who promised my mother, during a [...]

Iranian Baha’i refugee recounts journey to freedom in new novel

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October 25, 2010 Even as a child, Roya Movafegh knew her story had to be told—a family’s perilous journey through the Pakistani desert, fleeing religious persecution in Iran. As Bahá’ís, there was no question what their fate would be if they were discovered and returned to Iran, where more than 200 Bahá’ís were killed in [...]

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