religious

  1. Thomas

    The silence of the world’s religious leaders and the plight of the Baha’is of Iran

    The silence of the world’s religious leaders and the plight of the Baha’is of Iran. The Baha’is of Iran have been persecuted since the birth of their religion some 170 years ago. This is simply a very grave basic human rights violation that is still happening in Iran. It appears to me that...
  2. I

    Three Baha'is stabbed in Iran, apparently a religious hate crime

    GENEVA — In an apparent hate crime, three Baha'is were stabbed in their home in Birjand, Iran, by an unidentified intruder on Monday 3 February, the Baha'i International Community has learned. The three – a husband and wife and their daughter – survived but are currently in intensive care at a...
  3. D

    Religious Good News To Warm Your Heart; Check Out Our Favorite Stories Of Kindness

    Religious Good News To Warm Your Heart; Check Out Our Favorite Stories Of Kindness Yasmine HafizThe Huffington PostNov 02, 2013 [i]'Sometimes life can get you down, but there's so much human goodness out there if you take a quick look around. From the smallest smile to the most lavish act of...
  4. D

    International Religious Freedom Day

    International Religious Freedom Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 27, 2013 Freedom of religion is a core American value, but it is not an American invention. It is the birthright of every individual, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
  5. D

    Religious Symbols And Their Significance: Take The HuffPost Religion Quiz!

    Religious Symbols And Their Significance: Take The HuffPost Religion Quiz! "Religious symbols are a way to unite members of a common faith tradition, and to indicate to others the religious tradition they represent. Though most religions have a number of symbols that represent them, this...
  6. D

    Religious tension in Pakistan as Muslims dig up Hindu grave

    "ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A crowd of Islamic fundamentalists dug up the grave of a Hindu man in Pakistan, police said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of growing religious tension in the increasingly unstable province of Sindh. Shouting "Allahu Akbar", or "God is greatest", the crowd dug out the...
  7. D

    Religious Freedom as Practised by Founders

    "33rd World Religions Conference GUELPH, ON, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Scholars of 8 faiths and philosophies and some 800 delegates including members from academia, governments and faith organizations are gathering at the River Run Centre for Canada's Largest Multi-Faith event - the 33rd World...
  8. D

    My view on wearing obvious religious identifiers in public

    My view on wearing obvious religious identifiers in public (by Warren Harbeck: Cochrane Eagle) "Quebec’s proposed legislation banning public servants from wearing overt religious symbols while on duty has me rethinking my own understanding of personal religious identifiers. My comments here...
  9. LordOfGoblins

    What makes a religious proof convincing?

    Well really. If you take feelings out of it and intution it is really not that much different from a crime scene IMO. Noone was there to witness what happened (to know what the writer really meant), so some things are often left to interpretation. A convincing proof is one that is backed up by...
  10. arthra

    Religious minorities oppressed in Iran:

    A dark picture of religious freedom in Iran A dark picture of religious freedom in Iran - Bahá'í World News Service WASHINGTON, 2 August 2012 – In a report released Monday, the United States painted a dark picture of religious freedom in Iran, documenting how the government there oppresses the...
  11. LordOfGoblins

    Best Non-Religious quotes with Bahai or religious themes.

    I gonna start with this. Lex Luthor: "Oh, Lord... You gave them eyes, yet they cannot see." Nor can Superman, through lead. Also. Skip to 1:37 of snow white and the huntsman!!! Snow White and the Huntsman Full Trailer 2 - YouTube (Sorry to CP in advance for posting this trailer again :D)
  12. jimhabegger

    Religious diversity within the Baha'i Faith

    I was a member for at least thirty years before I realized that some members see most or all of what Baha'u'llah says about God and His manifestions, as pure fiction. Now I personally know some members who openly reject all of it, and who don't see God in Baha'u'llah in any unique way at all. It...
  13. jimhabegger

    Religious diversity within the Baha'i Faith

    Sorry! Wrong forum
  14. arthra

    Report: Iran religious minorities suffering

    Iran's abuses of religious freedom condemned Iran's abuses of religious freedom condemned - Bahá'í World News Service WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A., 22 March 2012, (BWNS) – Iran remains one of the worst abusers of the right to religious freedom in the world, according to a new report. The US...
  15. ahanu

    Personality Types and Religious Views

    When reading about personality types from one of Helen Fisher's works, I came across an interesting quote reminding me of a previous brief discussion with Lunitik, who said "the only way to truly know is to experience." I would partially agree; I would prefer to phrase it "a way to know truth...
  16. B

    The Baha'i and religious humour thread

    Hi, I just thought I'd stop by to share some Baha'i and other religious humour that I've collected over the years. Here are a few Baha'i quotations about humour to start with: Most of those present at this luncheon party knew a little of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's life history, and, presumably, were...
  17. Sen McGlinn

    Abdu'l-Baha's tablet on religious law and the House of Justice

    I've just posted a translation of this tablet, with some notes. The short link is here
  18. daniel

    most influential religious figure?

    I dont want to ask the simple question of who is your favorite religious person... instead I want to know which religious figure has inspired you more than any other. Is there one that, for you, has been influential as you grow in the faith?
  19. whine of astonsihment

    What if we all woke up tomorrow with religious amnesia...

    and had to conduct a truly independent and objective investigation of the words and deeds, both past and present, of all the world religions in order to choose one to follow: - how would you go about it? - what would be most important to you? - what they 'said' or what they 'did'? - would...
  20. bwb

    Harsh sentences are a judgment against an entire religious community

    Harsh sentences are a judgment against an entire religious community 15 August 2010 NEW YORK — The harsh prison sentences handed down to seven Iranian Baha'i leaders who are absolutely innocent of any wrongdoing is a judgment against an entire religious community, the Baha'i International...