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  1. Faith Viewpoint: education is a fundamental right for every childRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Thewestmorland Gazette

    AT THE start of every academic year, I would welcome our pupils into school, and consider how we could continue to develop their potential and nurture their individual skills and talents. Education is a fundamental right for every child.


  2. Living out the Baha'i faith in service: A journey to IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Jerusalem Post

    ... of Islam. The faith sees itself as an independent religion and its 5 million followers . (photo credit: ISRAEL BAHAI/ REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD (ISRAEL)) Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. ...


  3. Iran sentenced us to death for being Christian. We pray America will...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 | Fox News

    Father Benedict Kiely gives a first-hand account of the state of persecuted Christians in the Middle East and what sort of impact, if any, the Trump administration's campaign promise of providing aide has had. Last month, we shared our story , testifying to the brutal restrictions on religious freedom in our home country, at the U.S. State Department's first-ever Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom.


  4. Yemen: 24 Baha'i people, including a child, facing possible death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Amnesty International

    Responding to news that 24 Yemenis from the Baha'i faith - including eight women and a child - are facing charges that could result in death sentences by the Huthi-controlled Specialized Criminal Court in Sana'a, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International's Middle East Director of Research, said: "Once again, we are seeing trumped up charges and flagrantly unfair proceedings used to persecute Yemeni Baha'is for their faith. And it is particularly abhorrent that some of these men and women could face the death penalty for their conscientiously held beliefs and peaceful activities.


  5. .com | 24 Bahais could face death penalty in Yemen - AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | News24

    Coca-Cola says it is studying the use of a key ingredient in marijuana in "wellness beverages," as a growing number of mainstream companies develop cannabis-infused drinks. Twenty-four Yemenis, including a teenage girl, could face the death penalty in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on charges linked to their minority Bahai faith, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.


  6. Scottsdale's Baha'i follower explains religionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | Examiner

    Keith James, now 83, was a teenager living in Hobart when he saw a newspaper ad for the local chapter of the religious organisation, Baha'i. His father had died five years earlier, and Mr James believes that it was his father who directed him to the ad through his dreams.


  7. Finding the roots of peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Char-Koosta News

    These are hard times, and though we are not subject to the violence of overt warfare in our little valley, a different kind of war is happening here.


  8. Award-winning Composer Steven Chesne Debuts Powerful, Critically...Read the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | PRWeb

    Award-winning Composer Steven Chesne Debuts Powerful, Critically Acclaimed World Music Album "Sapient: A Cantata of Peace" to Help Unite and Heal the World After more than a year-long journey, composer Steven Chesne releases new World Music album, critically acclaimed 'Sapient: A Cantata of Peace."


  9. We gather 'together as one'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | NWAonline

    Community members of differing faiths, cultures and traditions will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday for the annual interfaith event "Love Thy Neighbor" at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. The evening service and interfaith food festival is co-sponsored by the Arkansas House of Prayer, the silent prayer and meditation center, and the Interfaith Center.


  10. The Situation Of Baha'is In YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 26 |

    Their standard of living is poor, their fundamental rights are virtually non-existent, they are persecuted at all levels of society. Life for a Baha'i in Iran can seem virtually impossible at times.


  11. Six Baha'is Arrested in ShirazRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | NewsBlaze

    A number of Baha'is were arrested on Friday, August 17, for their religious beliefs in Shiraz, southern Iran. They include Pezhman Shahriari, Dorna Esmaeili, Kourosh Rohani, Negar Misaghian and her husband Mahboub Habibi.


  12. 'Rent Asunder,' a one-woman show inspired by a 19th century ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | The Morning Call

    Nava Bastani, of Iranian Baha'i heritage, plays the dual parts of Corinna and Tahirih, and several other characters, in "Rent Asunder: A Story of Tahirih" Friday and Saturday at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem. Nava Bastani, of Iranian Baha'i heritage, plays the dual parts of Corinna and Tahirih, and several other characters, in "Rent Asunder: A Story of Tahirih" Friday and Saturday at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem.


  13. Why the Druze should continue supporting IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    ... in addition to prospering. In Iran, Bahais are not permitted to study in university on account of their faith and a Bahai student was recently expelled from the Azad University of Kerman due to his faith. In contrast, on university campuses across ...


  14. Rights Groups: Iran Confirms Prison Terms for 8 Baha'isRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Voice of America

    Iranian Baha'i Zabihollah Raoufi, 69, appears in this undated photo published by Iran's Human Rights Activist News Agency, July 25, 2018. In reports published this week, HRANA said he was one of eight Iranian Baha'is whose long prison sentences had been confirmed by Iranian appeals courts.


  15. Baha'i Delegate to US Religious Freedom Conference: Pressure IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Voice of America

    ... High Council for Human Rights) comes to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, he does not say, 'yes, we imprison Bahai's and we do not care (what you think),'" Ala'i said. "Larijani says Iran gives Bahai's freedom and they do not have any ...


  16. Pence and Pompeo Make Big Religious Freedom PledgesPotomac...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Christianity Today

    The State Department and USAID will partner on a new program to ensure that public and private aid can rapidly get to persecuted religious minorities. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed today the Potomac Declaration, which proclaims religious freedom to be "a far-reaching, universal, and profound human right that all peoples and nations of good will must defend around the globe" [full text below], as well as an accompanying plan of action.


  17. No Room in Modern Myanmar for Faith-Based NationalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    On July 19, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi opened the door of her lakeside villa in Yangon to a group of interfaith leaders, who were invited to pray for her late father, General Aung San. The annual ritual was initiated by her late mother, Daw Khin Kyi, and has been held at Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's residence since her release from house arrest in 2010.


  18. State Department Gathering on Religious Freedom Must Lead By ExampleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Common Dreams

    As the State Department hosts the first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Amnesty International USA urges the Trump Administration to examine its own policies of religious discrimination, while at the same time addressing religious persecution worldwide. "Religious freedom is under attack in all corners of the world, which is why it's more important than ever that the U.S. government lead by example," said Joanne Lin, National Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA.


  19. Letter: Hate messages affect everyoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    Editor of the Reformer, We, as leaders of local faith communities, are writing to support the letter written by the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community in response to recent anti-Semitic graffiti. Eight years ago, 10 of us met in Dummerston with Brillo pads and rubber gloves to scrub a granite rock in the Dummerston quarry which had been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.


  20. Belmopan youth plan book festival to give away over 3,500 fun books to children and teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | San Pedro Sun

    The members of Belmopan Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program have decided to take on the goal of encouraging a love for reading in Belizean children and teens. They call the project "Tek Time fi Read".