November 20, 2015
- UNITED NATIONS — The UN expressed "serious concern" today over Iran's continuing human rights violations, affirming that increased engagement with the international community on some fronts does not mean that Iran is no longer expected to uphold international standards for its people. "In September, President Hassan Rouhani told the UN a 'new chapter' had been opened this year for his...
November 19, 2015
- The Baha'i community in Iran is facing yet another wave of arrests and shop closures. In a coordinated attack on the community by Iranian authorities on Sunday 15 November, fifteen Baha'is were arrested in three cities after their homes were raided and searched. The arrests occurred in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. The confirmed names are as follows: 6 in Tehran Mr....
November 17, 2015
- BRUSSELS — Prominent Europeans, including members of parliament, are calling on Iran to end its economic repression of Baha'is. Among the most prominent of such expressions was one that came from the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance, urging the "Iranian authorities to end the continuous and systematic economic oppression of the members of...
November 12, 2015
October 21, 2015
- Previously unseen footage of the 1981 trial of members of the governing body of the Baha'i community in Iran has been broadcast for the first time as part of a documentary about Iran's judicial system. The members of that body were all executed by firing squad shortly after their brief trial. The documentary, Iranian Revolutionary Justice, which was broadcast in
October 2, 2015
September 14, 2015
St. Thomas, Lancaster, PA
(Diocese of Central Pennsylvania)
13 September 2015
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
I saw a billboard recently that read, “Religion is Power.” It was in the middle of a gritty part of industrial Brooklyn, and there are apparently others like it in Chicago. It has something to do with the five year old movie The Book of Eli. I think most of us...