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The House of Baha’u’llah, Baha’i sacred site in Baghdad, destroyed

The worldwide Baha’i community has learned that the house of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, in Baghdad, Iraq – a profoundly sacred site known as the Most Great House – has been destroyed.  The precise circumstances surrounding the … Continue reading

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Persecution of Bahais in Iran extends across all stages of life – Baháí World News Service

Persecution of Bahais in Iran extends across all stages of life – Baháí World News Service.

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With $2M In The Bank, Kickboard Is On A Mission To Help Teachers Unlock Student Data | TechCrunch

Great news… My friends at Kickboard have just closed a $2M Series A funding round, which will accelerate their success.   They make a web-based platform and applications that progressive teachers and schools use to gather and share data with each … Continue reading

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Abdu’l-Bahá arrived in New York City 100 years ago today

Dear Friends, Abdu’l-Bahá arrives in New York City today, having sailed on the S.S. Cedric from Alexandria, Egypt. [100 years ago, that is] Here are some resources for following His visit and reading the talks He gave in North America … Continue reading

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UN religious freedom expert: Iran is systematically persecuting Baha’is

http://news.bahai.org/story/862 UNITED NATIONS, 23 October 2011, (BWNS) – Iran’s persecution of Baha’is is among the most “extreme manifestations of religious intolerance and persecution” in the world today, according to a UN expert. The remarks of Heiner Bielefeldt – Special Rapporteur … Continue reading

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In new affront, authorities say they will bury an Iranian Baha’i as a Muslim – Bahá’í World News Service

In new affront, authorities say they will bury an Iranian Baha’i as a Muslim – Bahá’í World News Service.

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Misguided attempts by the Iranian authorities to prevent Baha’is from receiving education.

The authorities in Iran have raided the homes of Baha’is who are providing alternative education for college students, after expelling students from regular college merely for being Baha’is.   This is part of a misguided effort by the Iranian regime to … Continue reading

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Three years on, Iran’s imprisoned Baha’i leaders symbolize the oppression of a nation

In the United States, some 300 congressional staff, representatives from human rights groups, media personnel and community members, attended a meeting at Washington’s Hart Senate Office building on 12 May, while a worldwide audience logged on to a live webcast … Continue reading

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Melissa Martinez – A Beautiful Life

For those who may not have already heard, my dear granddaughter, Melissa Martinez, died late Monday night Dec 27 or early Tuesday morning Dec 28, 2010. Melissa was a beautiful, sweet, intelligent, responsible and independent young woman of 17 living … Continue reading

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Captain Beefheart takes flight to yet another plane Dec 17, 2010

Dear Don, I read about your passing on Dec 17, and wanted to thank you for your inspiration. I have many times in many years been touched by your words, your music, your painting — it got me thinking and feeling … Continue reading

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