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Norouz at the 'People's House' as Inspiration for Pluralism

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

This week, over 200 men and women representing a diversity of ethnicities, languages, professions and political views gathered to participate in what was perhaps the largest celebration of the ancient holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year at the White House.

Death of Dignity in Iran

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

Is there a greater catastrophe than the loss of a child? If you are Baha'i in Tabriz, the death of a loved one can be just the beginning of a new devastating experience.

Baha'i Persecution In Iran Continues With Destruction Of Martyrs' Graves

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

The Baha'i International Community issued a statement denouncing the destruction of a historic cemetery in Shiraz, Iran, which is the burial site of t...

Iran -- The Giant Step Waiting to Be Made

Neda Najibi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Neda Najibi

Even 35 years after the Iranian regime assumed power, we see this same scenario: the giant suppressing the ant, select minority religions in Iran. This discrimination must come to an end.

The Statistics of Evil

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Pahlavi

For the Iran watchers and policy makers who think President Rouhani has any real authority in Iran, know that the absolute power in Iran and man responsible for this evil is Ayatollah Khamenei, along with the other unelected members of the Supreme Council.

Another Nowruz Behind Prison Walls

Jack Gordon | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Jack Gordon

Three-year-old Artin Rahimian stands in line to visit his mother in Iran's Evin prison. It's been two years since Faran Hessami and her husband, Kamran Rahimian, were arrested for their role as educators for the Baha'i faith community, Iran's largest religious minority.

Was The Sentencing Of Iranian Baha'i Leaders The Result Of Longstanding Religious Prejudice?

Brian D. Lepard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. Lepard

It is evident that Iran has sentenced these Bahá'í leaders to extraordinarily long prison terms for no reason other than their religious beliefs as Bahá'ís and because of a long history of prejudice against the Bahá'í Faith.

Baha'i Community 'Stunned' By 'Harsh' Sentences In Iran

Religion News Service | By Peter Kenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Peter Kenny Religion News Service (RNS/ENInews) The Baha'i International Community said the harsh prison sentences meted out against seven Iranian...

Baha'i Leaders Sentenced To 20 years In Iran

Religion News Service | Alfredo Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Alfredo Garcia Religion News Service (RNS) Seven top leaders of the Baha'i faith who have been incarcerated in Iran since 2008 have each received ...

Baha'is Subject To Persecution In Iran, Labeled As Spies (AUDIO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran arrested seven leaders of the religious Baha'i community last year, charging them with espionage and alleging that the five men and two women are...