Bahá'í

UN Gives Final Approval to Resolution Criticizing Rights Violations In Iran

December 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/743

The United Nations General Assembly gave its final stamp of approval today to a strongly worded resolution condemning Iran for a long list of human rights violations.

By a vote of 74 to 49, with 59 abstentions, the General Assembly confirmed an earlier vote by its Third Committee in November on a resolution that expresses "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human...

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Trial Date Set for Seven Baha’is Imprisoned In Iran

December 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV/Baha’i World News Service

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=1&id=16533

The trial of seven imprisoned Baha’is in Iran has been scheduled for 12 January, the Baha’i World News Service reported on Wednesday, citing their attorneys.

The five men and two women have been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for more than 18 months, with...

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Human Rights Day In Germany Puts Spotlight On Iran

December 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/740

Youth from a drama troupe joined with local dignitaries this week to address themes of exclusion and prejudice as they commemorated Human Rights Day with the Baha'i community of Germany.

The program took place at the Baha'i National Center, on the grounds of the European Baha'i House of Worship, with more than 200 people in attendance.

The performance by the People's...

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Midstate Baha'i Followers a Diverse Group

December 5, 2009

Author: Andrea Castillo

Source: The Macon Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/religion/story/941508.html

On a Friday night, a group of eight people of the Baha’i faith from Macon and Fort Valley have gathered in the living room of the home of Mahin Pouryaghma for their weekly meeting of prayer and study.

They begin their meeting with each person around the room reading or reciting a prayer.

“Thy name is my healing, O God,”...

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US Senate Condemns Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran

December 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV/National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=3&id=16149

The US Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s persecution of members of the Baha’i faith, the country’s largest religious minority.

According to the National Spiritual Assembly...

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Baha’is Of Washtenaw County Commemorate Day Of the Covenant

November 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AnnArbor.com

http://www.annarbor.com/faith/bahais-of-washtenaw-county-commemorate-day-of-the-covenant/

Baha’is will honor the unity of their faith tonight as they observe the Day of the Covenant. Unlike many other major faiths, Baha’is have only one sect - because one of their holiest figures, Baha’u’llah, created a covenant with his followers. In...

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Iran Bans Paper for Running Photo Of Baha'i Temple

November 23, 2009

Author: Ali Akbar Dareini

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hX2o5EmHx3_g9tRfgL2O31ri7fAQD9C5CGCO0

Iranian authorities have banned the country's largest-circulation newspaper for publishing a photo of a Baha'i temple, state media reported Monday.

Iran's Shiite cleric-led regime views the Baha'i religion as heretical and has...

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UN Resolution On Iran Sends Powerful Message On Human Rights

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/738

The approval today of a strongly worded resolution on human rights in Iran sends a powerful signal to the Iranian government that the world is gravely concerned about how Iran treats its citizens, said the Baha'i International Community.

The resolution, approved by a vote of 74 to 48 by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, expressed "deep concern at serious ongoing...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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2nd Suspicious Fire Destroys Religious Center

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WFTV

http://www.wftv.com/countybycounty/21436433/detail.html

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A massive fire destroyed an Orlando religious center just after midnight Tuesday and officials say it is the second fire in three days. Investigators are saying that an arsonist is likely to blame.

Flames were shooting from the roof when a police officer drove by and saw the Baha'i Center of Orlando on Hillcrest Street near Colonial...

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US Lawmakers Condemn Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran

October 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=3&id=15070

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s “state-sponsored persecution” of members of the Baha’i faith and its “continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.”

The resolution, passed by a...

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Trial Of Seven Baha'is Delayed, No New Date Set

October 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/734

Although the trial of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran for more than 17 months was scheduled for today, when attorneys and families arrived at the court offices in Tehran they were told it would not take place. No new trial date was given.

"The time has come for these seven innocent people to be immediately released on bail," said Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International...

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