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Religion in Iran

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.

Top Egyptian Scholar Scolds Ahmadinejad Over Sunni Rights

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Egypt's top Sunni Muslim scholar told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Shi'ite Iran on Tuesday that his country mus...

LOOK: Zoroastrians Celebrate Ancient Feast Of Fire

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion

TEHRAN, Iran -- Followers of Iran's minority Zoroastrian religion gathered after sunset to mark Sadeh – an ancient mid-winter feast dating to Ir...

American Pastor Sentenced To 8 Years In Iran

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion

BOISE, Idaho -- An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department ...

Nowruz 2011: Iranian American Baha'is Observe New Year With Traditional Customs

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

Naw-Ruz marks the end of the Baha'i month of fasting and is a festive Holy Day for all Baha'is around the globe. Many Iranian American Baha'is still observe the cultural traditions of Naw-Ruz.