Warm Wishes for Nowruz

This year as Nowruz (literally “New Day”) approaches, the Iranian community and its friends are once again gearing-up for the season’s festivities. Nowruz has traditionally been a time for frantic spring-cleaning, extended family, gift giving, and an over-indulgence... read more

Under the Staircase (Video)

Under the Staircase is a touching video produced by K. Ferdowsi Kline exploring the persecution of Baha’is in Iran from a personal standpoint. Through the eyes of her family, and by drawing on the story of her grandfather who was executed for his Baha’i... read more

Reno4Iran Lights a Candle for Iran (Video)

From the organizers of Reno4Iran: [Watch the video below for a ] lovely Baha’i healing prayer sung by Lexie and Debra in front of the replica of our prison cell. The two sets of footprints on the “cell” represent the two Baha’i women being held... read more

Reuters: Iran to try 16 people soon over December unrest

15 Jan 2009 6 mins ago TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will soon put on trial 16 people arrested in connection with anti-government protests that turned violent last month, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Friday. Fars did not identify the defendants but said... read more

The Funeral of Montazeri and the Strength of Resistence

For the four years I spent in Iran, a dominant question from the “Western Street” was a variation of “Why don’t the world’s Muslims go to the streets to protest bombings?” The question presumes, of course, that the non-Muslim West knows all there is to know about the... read more
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