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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. White House adds diversity to advisory councilRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Deseret News

    Manjet Singh takes and others stand during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse during National Library Week in Salt Lake City Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Singh is one of the newest members of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.


  11. Iran accusing Baha'is of espionageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Trend

    Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani said the leaders of the Baha'i community are linked to foreign countries and receive security related orders from them, IRIB news agency reported May 16. He expressed regret over the support from certain figures in Iran to the Baha'is, and accused them of violating the norms. Amoli Larijani's remarks come after Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, recently met with Fariba Kamalabadi, a female leader of the Baha'i community, who had been allowed out of prison on a five-day break.


  12. Cleric, daughter slammed for her meeting with Baha'i leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Payvand News of Iran

    Faezah Hashemi and her father, the moderate cleric Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, have become the target of serious criticism by conservative factions of the establishment after the daughter met with a Baha'i community leader. Hashem Bothayi, a Tehran member-elect of the Assembly of Experts, described "friendly relations with members of the misguided Baha'i cult" as "treason against Islam and the Revolution" and he urged Ayatollah Rafsanjani to reprimand his daughter.


  13. Rafsanjani's daughter meets Baha'is, sparks Iran controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | The Peninsula

    ... centre is located in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Haifa on the Mediterranean seats the famous gardens of the Bahai World Centre, a pilgrimage site for the Bahai community. In Iran, Bahai's do not have the right to higher education, to take up ...


  14. Nevada church to host multi-faith discussion: 'Do we all worship same God?'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Merinews

    South Reno United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada, is hosting multi-faith discussion on the topic of "Do we all worship same God?" on June 12; involving Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i, Native American and Atheist leaders.


  15. US urges Iran to release imprisoned Baha'i leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Times of Israel

    The United States called on Iran Saturday to free seven leaders of the minority Baha'i faith serving 20-year prison sentences, urging Tehran to ensure religious and other freedoms. The Baha'i leaders were arrested eight years ago and convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.


  16. U.S. slams Iran for '08 arrests of Baha'isRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | KMIZ

    The United States condemned the 2008 arrests of Baha'i leaders in Iran Saturday and asked the Islamic Republic to free them. Iran arrested Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, Vahid Tizfahm, and Mahvash Sabet.


  17. US Asks Iran to Release Imprisoned Baha'i LeadersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Outlook

    The US called on Iran today to free seven leaders of the minority Baha'i faith serving 20- year prison sentences, asking Tehran to ensure religious and other freedoms. The Baha'i leaders were arrested eight years ago and convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.


  18. U.S. Calls On Iran To Immediately Release Jailed Baha'i LeadersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Weekday Magazine

    The United States has called on Iran to immediately release jailed Baha'i leaders along with other prisoners of conscience. Seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i community were arrested by the Iranian authorities eight years ago and convicted of espionage and spreading propaganda against the clerical establishment.


  19. Iran wants to eradicate Baha'is. We should demand their religious freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Religion News Service

    People from the Baha'i religious community pose for a picture next to a giant painting created by Brazilian artist Siron Franco, as part of the "Five Years Too Many" protest campaign marking the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Iranian Baha'i leaders, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on May 5, 2013. The image represents that "Human beings should be free as birds," according to the artist.


  20. Human rights remain nonexistent for Iran's Bahai populationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... those Bahais who are discovered are removed." This Saturday marks the eighth anniversary of the arrests of the Iranian Bahai leadership, called the Yaran. These were seven men and women who tended to spiritual and practical community needs (plus the ...