Baha’is in Iran deprived of religious freedom

Yesterday I was taking a break from a week long professional conference and on the way back from the Disney Store where I got a little gift for my two little daugthers, I stopped by at the Freedom Museum to view an interactive exhibition on the First Amendment. Needless to say I was intrigued by the ongoing ban of certain literature and music but most of all by the concept of freedom of religious expression. Having grown up in socialist Bulgaria, the thoughprovoking exhibition made me appreciate the freedoms the U.S. constitution guarantees.

In this context, the news I received through my community’s website as soon as I got back to the hotel, were particularly disturbing:

Six Bahá’í leaders arrested in Iran; pattern matches deadly sweeps of early 1980s

Baha'i leaders in Iran arrested

As international condemnation of this appaling event grows, it is timely for us Baha’is in this, and other free countries, to appreciate the freedom to believe we have, and to pray for our brothers and sisters in the crade of our Glorious Faith.

 

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