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  1. Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders in Nevada unanimously condemn Orlando massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | Merinews

    A multi-faith gathering; containing leaders of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i, Native American and Atheist traditions; in Reno today strongly condemned the Orlando night club massacre which killed 50 and injured 53 today. Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, who organized this gathering in South Reno United Methodist Church to discuss God, read on the occasion "We, the faith leaders of Nevada, unanimously condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people" and gathered faith leaders repeated it after him while standing.


  2. Changing O Canada: Is God next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | CBC News

    ... followers, 1,050 Satanists, 1,055 Rastafarians, 3,300 Jains, 3,600 Taoists, 6,000 Zoroastrians and nearly 19,000 Bahai. No doubt, many of these folks might not mind if a generic, interfaith god keeps our land glorious and free - but are they ...


  3. People from nine different faiths joined together at Holland House in CropthorneRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2016 | Worcester News

    People gathered together in the sunshine at Holland House Retreat Centre, in Cropthorne, near Pershore, on Sunday for a special event organised by the venue and the Worcestershire Interfaith Forum. Visitors of all ages enjoyed a vegan buffet and English cream tea along with traditional music from the faiths present.


  4. Iran: Women Prisoners Collectively Punished For Baha'i Leader's...Read the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Payvand News of Iran

    Inmates at the Women's Ward in Evin Prison have been told that their furloughs have been canceled and that they will no longer be able to send letters to relatives, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Some twenty-five women are known to be inmates at Evin's Women's Ward, all of whom are political prisoners or prisoners of conscience.


  5. ALERT: Here's Who Obama Quietly Let in the Country During MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | Right Wing News

    While Americans were busy trying to figure our which bathroom to use, who to vote for, why a gun ended up in the garbage and why a gorilla had to be killed, the Obama administration has been busy smuggling Syrian refugees into the U.S. Even more shocking is the number of Syrian Christians who made it into America, compared to the number of Syrian Muslims. - The number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States jumped to 1,037 during May - an increase of 130 percent over the previous month - but the proportion of Christians among them remains miniscule: two Christians compared to 1,035 Muslims.


  6. 1,037 Syrian Refugees Admitted in May: Two Christians, 1,035 MuslimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Cybercast News Service

    Holding crosses painted in the colors of the Syrian opposition flag, Syrian Christians protest persecution in their homeland. The number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States jumped to 1,037 during May an increase of 130 percent over the previous month but the proportion of Christians among them remains miniscule: two Christians compared to 1,035 Muslims.


  7. Share scriptures at interfaith group event in MukilteoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | HeraldNet

    After months of division over religion, the Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington hopes to play a role in bringing people together. The Everett-based group has scheduled an event Tuesday, "Just a Moment - Together," with a goal of having people of multiple faiths share sacred writings, prayer, and meditation.


  8. Letter: Prisoners of conscienceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    As communities across the land prepare to honor those who have given their lives in service to our Country, my thoughts and prayers this weekend will include my spiritual brothers and sisters in Iran who are serving unjust prison sentences because of their religion or who lie buried in desecrated graves because they refused to deny their faith in Baha'u'llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith. Fariba Kamalabadi, is one of seven Baha'i leaders who were singled out for a 20-year incarceration eight years ago.


  9. Choral fest to unite communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | The Courier

    Singing together: Ballarat Choral Festival Margaret Lenan Ellis said the event unified religions and non-faith groups across the city. Picture: Lachlan Bence And there are few events in Ballarat that unite the city's wide range of faiths like the annual Ballarat Choral Festival.


  10. Behind the Politics of a Current Brouhaha in Iran: an Ex-President...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Counterpunch

    If the Iranians deny us their oil, destroy their oil facilities - if we can't have their oil, neither will they Regime change is coming in the relatively near future and Baha'is must be there when a new regime is established to make their mark on the new government and help move it in genuinely new directions... For the past two weeks a scandal has been raging inside Iran centring on Faezah Hashemi, 54, former parliamentarian and daughter of former president, billionaire power broker and Assembly of Experts member Ayatollah E Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani.


  11. Police in Las Vegas forge close ties to the city's Muslim communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... five police officers and a fire captain. Larkin's team networks with a dozen religious groups that also include Sikh, Bahai, Chaldean and Coptic Christians. They help school new immigrants on how to handle encounters with U.S. law enforcement. ...


  12. Enough is enoughRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Daily Monitor

    To worship is a crime, to get an education is a crime, to work is a crime, even in death, getting a proper burial and a burial site seems to be a crime. These basic human rights are not fictional nor exaggerated.


  13. Pint-size peacekeepersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | NWAonline

    In a twist on traditional Vacation Bible School, faith leaders in Little Rock are offering an alternate summer camp for children this year. It's called Friendship Camp, and organizers say it's the first interfaith camp for elementary school-age children to be held in central Arkansas.


  14. Iran Judiciary Vows to Punish Former President's Daughter for Upholding Baha'i RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Payvand News of Iran

    A high-ranking member of the Iranian Judiciary has said that action will be taken against Faezeh Hashemi , the outspoken daughter of prominent former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, following her meeting with Baha'i leader Fariba Kamalabadi and other well-known civil rights activists in Tehran last week. "This was a very ugly and obscene act," said the Judiciary's ultra-conservative spokesman, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, at a press conference on May 18, 2016.


  15. When An Arab Learns The Truth About IsraelRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Israellycool

    This came across my screen, it's an Arab from Egypt describing his first visit to Israel a few weeks ago: On my flight from Rome to Tel Aviv on Israel's El Al airlines, I thought about what awaited me and what I would see. Although I had an idea of what Israel was like and friends who have told me of their experiences working there, memories of the accumulated assumptions about the place that I had gained throughout my childhood in Egypt presented a conflicting counter narrative.


  16. Obama Appoints Transgender Leader to Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood PartnershipsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 |

    Satin, who was born a man but identifies as a woman, is an Air Force veteran, a member of the United Church of Christ and currently works with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, according to CBN News . "Given the current political climate, I believe it's important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community - as well as a person of my years, nearly 82 - be present and heard in these vital conversations," Satin said in a statement published through the United Church of Christ.


  17. Berkeley rabbi joins campaign to close gun loopholeRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Rabbi Menachem Creditor of Berkeley's Congregation Netivot Shalom is among more than 500 clergy and national faith-based organizations who signed a letter this week calling on Congress to close a loophole in current U.S. gun laws. Creditor, chairman of Rabbis Against Gun Violence, joined Christian, Muslim and Baha'i clergy members, as well as other rabbis, in seeking to protect victims of abuse and stalking.


  18. Iranian Political Activist Tabarzadi ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Payvand News of Iran

    Iran has reportedly rearrested political activist and journalist Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, who was released last year after spending more than five years in jail for his outspoken criticism of the Iranian establishment. His son said Tabarzadi had "very likely" been arrested on May 17 and reportedly was transferred to the special wing of a Tehran prison notorious for housing political prisoners for the country's intelligence service.


  19. Not A Crime Founder Maziar Bahari Reacts to Iran's Criticism of...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Market Wire

    Not A Crime , a campaign to raise awareness of human rights abuses in Iran, today released a statement on the Iranian government's public criticism of a former president's daughter for meeting with a leader of the Baha'i faith currently serving a 10-year sentence for her religious beliefs. Fariba Kamalabadi, the Baha'i leader, was on temporary prison furlough to visit her newborn grandchild at the time of the meeting.


  20. Political storm in Iran as Rafsanjani's daughter meets Bahai leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | BBC News

    A political storm has erupted in Iran after the daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani visited a leader of the persecuted Bahai religious minority while she was on leave from prison. Senior conservative clerics denounced Faezeh Hashemi following her meeting with Fariba Kamalabadi, a mother-of-three who was temporarily released and allowed home to see her newborn grandchild.