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The Case For Cultural Enrichment For Iran

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

Given such intellectual and financial challenges, wouldn't Iran be better served if it openly welcomed all of its qualified students regardless of religious belief?

'Unclean' -- Iran's Outcast Baha'i Minority

Anthony Vance | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Anthony Vance

The concept of ritual uncleanliness is an old one embedded in several major religious traditions, including Islam and Judaism. It is still accepted by many religious Iranian Muslims today.

Five Years Too Many -- The Renewed Assault on Baha'i Leaders in Iran

Anthony Vance | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Anthony Vance

Since the inception of the Baha'i Faith in Iran in the middle of the 19th century, Baha'is had been subjected to continuous discrimination, and, at times, brutal persecution. Though I was familiar with this history, in early 1980 I considered it to be largely a thing of the past.

Iran's War Against Knowledge -- An Open Letter to the International Academic Community

Desmond Tutu | Posted 11.25.2011 | World
Desmond Tutu

While we believe that both historically and in today's "wired" world it is futile to suppress the quest for knowledge, there are many in Iran whose lives are being threatened or damaged by that regime's attempt. They need our support.

Baha'i Holy Day Marred By Fresh Wave Of Persecutions In Iran

Rothwell Polk | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

The Bab foretold the coming of another Messenger of God Who would fulfill the prophetic expectations of all the world's religions. Baha'is believe this Promised One of all humankind is Baha'u'llah.

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 ...