Prisoners of Conscience

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An International outcry is being heard, a globally deep concern about the fate of innocent Iranians—basic human rights denied; imprisoned, killed…

Among these abused Iranian citizens are many Bahá’ís—those who would never  protest against their government, jailed for their spiritual beliefs…

It’s one thing to demonstrate in the street against what you feel are improper elections; it’s quite another to be sitting in your home, praying for your government, and have its agents arrest you…

Recently, at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco—where the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights  was signed in 1948—an event was attended by: “Over 1000 attendees, including local dignitaries, government officials, members of the press and Bay Area Bahá’ís and their guests, gathered to support the cause of justice for the community of Iranian Bahá’ís enduring persistent persecution.”

Listen carefully, if you would understand what evils are being perpetrated, to this two-part video presentation by Dr. Farhad Sabetan, spokesperson for the Bahá’í International Community and
Lecturer of Economics at California State University:


Spiritual Quote:

“It is incumbent upon every man, in this Day, to hold fast unto whatsoever will promote the interests, and exalt the station, of all nations and just governments. Through each and every one of the verses which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed, the doors of love and unity have been unlocked and flung open to the face of men. We have erewhile declared—and Our Word is the truth—: ‘Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship’. Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished. From the heaven of God’s Will, and for the purpose of ennobling the world of being and of elevating the minds and souls of men, hath been sent down that which is the most effective instrument for the education of the whole human race.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 94

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4 thoughts on “Prisoners of Conscience

  1. One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead,the soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone..how sad for such peaceful poeple who must suffer for what they believe,the Bahai’s.

  2. Wow, I could not even begin to improve on dear Catherine’s comment. It did me good just to read it. She is such a deep soul. Wise. You two make a great tag team. I really think what she said is true and have even found this true at times in my own life. But these persecuted people must indeed feel they walk alone. They truly reliant on their faith and knowledge of something greater and all knowing, something compassionate, forgiving and loving. And yet, that does not end their suffering or even prevent their torture or death. Thank you for speaking our Alex. You, yourself, are a brave soul educating the world and showing the courage of many people around the world. I thank you deeply for doing so. Hugs, your friend, Robin

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