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[4 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith on BBC | ]
Excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith on BBC

Recently, the BBC published an article with extensive excerpts from a BBC audio podcast containing an excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith.  The BBC Podcast is the latest in the BBC World Service’s “Heart and Soul” series which aims to “explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world” while getting “beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion”.

The Audio Podcast:         “Bahá’i – The World’s Faith”
The Magazine Article:   “Studying at the Bahá’i secret university:

In addition to a very timely report about a critical current issue in …

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[19 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Berkeley: “To light a Candle” | ]
Berkeley: “To light a Candle”

Documentary film “To Light a Candle”
Hosted by: Berkeley Baha’i Club
When: Monday, October 20 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Pacific Film Archive Theatre
2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Admission is free
Maziar Bahari, the Iranian-Canadian Newsweek reporter who was jailed for 118 days in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison while on location doing his job as a journalist, has produced a documentary film about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran. Subjected himself to interrogation under torture and a barrage of false accusations during the period of his imprisonment, he is all too familiar …

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[22 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Documentary: Education Under Fire | ]
Documentary: Education Under Fire

Documentary – Open to the Public on Stanford University Campus

Baha’is from Redwood City have been active in publicizing issues surrounding the Iranian regime’s systematic program to to deprive young Iranian Baha’is of the right to a College Education….
…yes you read that right!  In Iran, right now, the Iranian regime is not only preventing Baha’i young people from attending public Universities; it’s gone way beyond that point.  When the Baha’is in Iran have simply made efforts internally to educate their own young people, these efforts have also been thwarted by the …

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[14 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on U.S. Senator defends Bahá’ís of Iran | ]
U.S. Senator defends Bahá’ís of Iran

On September 29th, 2010 Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy called attention to the Imprisonment of the Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran and to the long-term persecution there of the Iranian Baha’i Community. The full text of his speech to the United States Senate is here
Since the Baha’i Faith originated in Shiraz, Iran, in 1844 it has been vehemently opposed by powerful figures in the country’s Shīʻah Religious hierarchy. Some of the social teachings of the Baha’i Faith, such as its stand on womens rights, and the principle of each individual’s responsibility …