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  • Religious leaders and prominent thinkers in India respond to Iranian cleric's courageous act - In India, a number of prominent religious leaders have commended the recent decision of Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani to gift an artistic rendering of a verse from the Baha'i sacred writings to the Baha'is of the world. This action represents a profound appeal for religious coexistence and the recognition of the human dignity of all members of society. Ayatollah Tehrani's gift was...
  • Senior Anglican leaders praise "significance" and "courage" of Iranian ayatollah's gift to Baha'is - Two senior leaders of the Church of England have praised the ground-breaking action of an Iranian ayatollah who last week called for religious "coexistence" by dedicating to the Baha'is of the world, and particularly the Baha'is of Iran, an illuminated calligraphic rendering of a passage from their sacred texts. Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, the former archbishop of Canterbury, said the...
  • In an unprecedented symbolic act senior cleric calls for religious co-existence in Iran - In a symbolic and unprecedented move, Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a prominent Muslim cleric in Iran, announced today that he has gifted to the Baha'is of the world an illuminated work of calligraphy of a paragraph from the writings of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. This move comes in the wake of several recent statements by religious scholars in the Muslim...
  • In India and Brazil, events promote freedom to believe - Freedom of belief must be a fundamental element of societies that are sustainable and equitable. That was the message being promoted at a recent seminar held in New Delhi, as well as at events in Brazil's major cities. At the conference held at India's National Baha'i Centre, Professor Shiv Visvanathan of O.P. Jindal Global University called on those present to re-conceptualize the...

 

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