Baha'i http://wkms.org en Murray Woman Shares Story of Ongoing Persecution of Baha'is in Iran http://wkms.org/post/murray-woman-shares-story-ongoing-persecution-bahais-iran <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray Resident Mona </span>Kashani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Heern<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her mother and sister fled Iran in the early 1980's after unexpected news that prison officials had executed her father. </span>Heern's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> father had be imprisoned for being a member of the </span>Baha'i<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> faith.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:18:08 +0000 Chad Lampe 31759 at http://wkms.org Murray Woman Shares Story of Ongoing Persecution of Baha'is in Iran The Baha’i Faith: A History of Persecution in Iran http://wkms.org/post/baha-i-faith-history-persecution-iran <p>Members of the Baha’i Faith are currently experiencing the latest wave of persecution at the hands of the Iranian government. The Baha’i Faith is the second largest religious community in Iran after Shi‘i Islam. It is also the second most geographically widespread religion in the world.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:08:39 +0000 Zackery Heern 25640 at http://wkms.org The Baha’i Faith: A History of Persecution in Iran Recurring Trials for an Iranian Family – A Microcosm of the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran http://wkms.org/post/recurring-trials-iranian-family-microcosm-persecution-baha-iran <p>Late last month, my uncle and five other Baha’is were taken from the town of Gorgan in Iran to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, where their fate remains a mystery.&nbsp; This latest round of persecution began the month before.&nbsp; I became aware of it on October 17, when I received a late night phone call informing me that my uncle, Kamal Kashani, was arrested along with a number of other Baha’is in Gorgan for being members of the Baha’i Faith, the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:00:52 +0000 Mona Kashani Heern 25639 at http://wkms.org Recurring Trials for an Iranian Family – A Microcosm of the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran