"Your website is great, love the pitcure of the Colorado Bridge. thank you for the pitcures of your special meeting. Bill and I miss Pasadena a lot at the moment. Chico, Ca had an event which was lovely too; and we were all one soul and heart. We had Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and prayers in all traditions, plus Baha'i prayers. Someone took pitcures. We must always speak out. stay wonderful esther"
04/03/2013, 09:09 AM
"This was a very special meietng, and much needed, not just for those Baha'is who live in Iran but also for the American Baha'i community that has to watch these injustices brought on to its sister community. The readings and prayers were moving and straight from the heart. The biographies of those arrested were touching and sweet. Someone shared the thought that we should never be silent when we become aware of injustice, and rightfully so. I think we walked away knowing that we were more connected to our sisters and brothers, and more resolved to work on betterment of the world."
04/03/2013, 05:26 AM
"Samimaneh you don't seem to know much about Arab countries if you're rllaey going as far as to compare the status of these injustices.What Shias and Baha'is go through is incomparable in every sense of the word.Shias here aren't undergoing genocide and secondly, let me remind you that over 80% of Bahrain are Shia. The discrimination is there and most are applicable to all citizens including Sunni Muslims, but the situation is nowhere NEAR as violent as what the Baha'is suffer through.What rights exactly did you want us to cry for? Their right to live? They already have that. Their right to conduct business? They already have that. The right to be visible members of their sect? They already have that. Their right to bury their loved ones? They already have that. The right to education? They already have that. The right to get married? They already have that. The right to give birth? They already have that. The right to health care? They already have that. The right to travel? They already have that. Their right to practice any aspect of their faith? They already have that.Baha'is don't have any of those making their situation completely urgent.In fact I am surrounded by Shias in the Gulf who are absolutely shocked and disgusted by what Baha'is are going through and one of the people helping out with BahaiRights.org is an Arab Shia herself.Stop diverting attention away from reality in a very shallow attempt to defend your government from brutally abusing the Baha'i minority."