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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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Time Magazine features the Baha’i Faith


A recent article in Time Magazine highlighted the Baha’i Faith and the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. In “The Little Religion that Persists: The Baha’i in Israel,” Karl Vick describes the beauty of the gardens around the Shrine and provides a brief history of the Baha’i Faith and the persecution Baha’is face in [...]

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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 [...]

Persecution of Baha’is in Iran “Crime of the Century”


On July 30, 2008, Congressman Mark Kirk spoke on the House floor in support of his resolution, H.Res. 1008, condemning the persecution of Baha’is in Iran. The resolution was overwhelmingly passed by the House. Currently the seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community are still in prison. Learn more about the persecution of the Baha’is [...]

The People With No Camel


“The People With No Camel,” by Roya Movafegh, weaves two journeys of freedom: a 10 year old girl flees Iran with her family to escape the persecutions they face as Bahá’is–and a woman’s quest to save her forest turns into her own spiritual journey. Learn more about the book.

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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