Sheila has a delightful story to tell of how her family became Baha’is. Fairness and Justice were among the values that attracted Sheila to the new Faith.

in 1950, at a Baha'i Youth Conference, she met Dr. Amin Banani, her future husband when he was a student at Stanford. They later pioneered to Greece, and eventually back to California. Her beloved husband passed away in 2013. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.

Mr. Borjkhani joined the 'Hojattieh Society' when he was about 18. After he found out that this organization has historical hostility towards Baha'is and Baha'is were the main target, he distanced himself from them.

He Later joined the 'Mojahedin e khalgh' which subsequently landed hin in prison. He says that since the Origin of the Faith comes from Iran, he feels responsible to stand for the Baha'is, on humanitarian grounds, whenever possible. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
Zabine's fascinating life started during the second World War in Germany. She left Germany when she was at the tender age of 16, and eventually settled in Hawaii. She found the Baha'i Faith in 1969.

At the moment she is working on her 'Museum of Unity' in Seattle.There are several Exhibitions, such as "The Centenary of Abd'u'lBaha's travel to the West". It is also a place offering to students and enter them into conversation, to find common ground on Global Susceptibility.
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Ferial Sami has established a non-profit organization in Amazon, Brazil. In her interview she looks back at the time when she volunteered at an orphanage in Shiraz with so much love and hope. Unfortunately, she was soon dismissed because she was a Baha'i.

She left Iran and settled in Amazon, Brazil, opened her own orphanage and with the help of her husband, they have helped 1000s of orphans throughout the years.

She remembered the day that she was at the Amazon Parliament , where she was chosen as the Citizen of Amazon ,due to her Services. At that moment she thought why shouldn't this happen to her at the country of her birth.
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The presentation at the Los Angeles Rotary club that happened on June 8th, 2016 was followed by Questions from the audience. Here is the response to couple of important questions.
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On June 8th, 2016, The Los Angeles rotary club invited Shapour Daneshmand, the producer of A Quiet Genocide project for a luncheon presentation. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
By: Payam Akhavan Professor of International Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
The Islamic Republic of Iran is facing a big problem. As a matter of fact, the problem is so big that the Iranian leadership and State media cannot stop talking about it. They are very very upset, suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety. This problem is so big that it has unified the otherwise divided hardliners and pragmatists who now speak with one voice in the name of all that is holy and sacred.
Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, former foreign minister of Canada, has made enormous efforts to represent the situation of the Baha'is in Iran and to bring it to the attention of the United Nations. Later when he was the president of Winnipeg university, a clear invitation was passed for Iranian Baha'i students to come to Canada and follow their studies. He believes that although atrocity continues, but the International Criminal Court, which he was involved to establish, is a step towards making leaders responsible for what they do in their own countries.
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There was an international conference about “Women’s leadership and empowerment” on 1-3 of March 2016 in Thailand. I was honored to present one of my research papers that was about women’s agency in feminist discourse. The research paper was based on one of the chapters of my PhD thesis under the title of “Non violence resistance, Baha’i women’s agency in post revolution Iran”. The presentation contained a PPT and a video clip from the website of “A Quiet Genocide” which was one of the grand references for my thesis.

At the conference there were almost 50 women and men who were the leaders of their societies for empowering women, authors, professors, or social activists. CLICK TO READ FULL REPORT
Mina Entezari spent a few years in prison as a MEK sympathizer. In this interview, she relays her memories of prison and her interaction with the Bahá’í inmates. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
In many of our interviews with those Bahá’ís who have spent time in Iranian prisons, we hears stories of the camaraderie between MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) and Bahá’í prisoners. In this interview, Farrokh Heidari—who was in prison as a sympathizer of MEK—talks about his experiences with Bahá’í prisoners. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
In this interview, Enayat Rahimian gives us an interesting view point on the persecution of the Bahais under the iranian regime. He describes the extreme hardship the Baha'i community in Iran have been under, and their epic resistance is a story that must be collected and shared with the world. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
Coming from a prominent Bahá’í family, Ziaollah Missaghi’s interview is intrinsic to the understanding the oppressive history of Bahá’ís in Iran. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
Zack Heern is a professor of Middle East studies at Murray State University in Kentucky. In this interview, he talks about his tireless efforts, through articles, speeches and lectures, trying to shed light on the persecution of Bahá’ís in Iran. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
In 1984, Dr. Fereshteh Bethel carried out a scientific research on the beliefs and the atypical response of the Baha'i martyrs of Iran and wrote her doctoral dissertation on 'A Psychological Theory of Martyrdom: A Content Analysis of Personal Documents of Baha'i Martyrs of Iran Written Between 1979 and 1982'. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
We recently interviewed Rev. Dr. James Christie. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
We recently interviewed Mrs. Homa Sarshar, an Iranian-American author, activist, feminist and journalist. Her involvement in Iranian affairs has been outstanding but our focus of this interview was her motives in defending the Bahai community. Please CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.
Due to the enormous efforts of Mr. Sepehr Abedian, on the night September 4th, 2015, an introduction to the “A Quiet Genocide” project was held at the Bahá’i Center in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Some 50-60 friends attended this most informative and moving evening, which consisted of three videos from the website. The program included: - an interview with a daughter of a martyr, - an introduction to "The Quite Genocide", and - highlights of the interview with Shapour Daneshmand, conducted by Dr. Moin Afnani, member of the U.S. National Assembly, with English subtitles. During the enthusiastic question and answer session, Mr. Abedian answered many questions and explained the purpose of the evening. A few families of martyrs, as well as BIHE students, came forward to register their name to be interviewed at later date by Mr. Daneshmand. HERE is a link to the videos of some feedback from attendees.
Shapour Daneshmand, the producer of the, was recently invited to speak to an audience of lawyers at the Arizona Summit Law School. Please CLICK HERE to watch the presentation.
CAPE TOWN — In a statement published on 30 January, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African social rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate added his voice to the chorus of condemnation of the denial of the right of Baha'is to higher education by the government of Iran.
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Filmmaker Shapour Daneshmand discusses his reasons and motivation for creating the “A Quiet Genocide” website in which he records the horrific and heartbreaking stories from the remaining family members of people killed by the Islamic regime in Iran for the ‘crime’ of being a member of the Bahá’í religion. Please CLICK HERE to watch the video.
NCRI - A senior cleric of the Iranian regime has called for all Baha'is to be expelled from the southern Iranian city of Rafsanjan because they are 'unclean' and doing business with them is forbidden.
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Please CLICK HERE to read the complete article in Farsi
A letter from Iran, written by Rozita Eshraghi. An amazing account of a woman in her 50's whose father, mother and young sister were all executed by the Iranian regime simply for being Bahá’í.
Please CLICK HERE to read the complete version of this compelling, must-read letter.
NEW YORK — The Baha'i International Community was shocked to hear the news that Iran's Revolutionary Guards has begun excavation in a historically important Baha'i cemetery in Shiraz. The site is, among other things, the resting place of ten Baha'i women whose cruel hanging in 1983 came to symbolize the government's deadly persecution of Baha'is.
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We recently had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Farahnaz Baghdai in Los Angeles. Her story is so compelling that even though it did not fit our specific mission, we decided to arrange an interview as her story is about one of the very first emigrants going to Africa and will shed more light for those interested in the history of the Bahai faith.
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By: Dr. Payam Akhavan
Associate Professor, McGill University
..We have suffered as a nation. Many thousands of our fellow innocent Iranians have been executed. Many more have been tortured or languished in prison. Many have been exiled. There is a story behind each tragedy. Behind every victim there is a name, a father and mother, a brother and sister, a childhood friend or schoolmate. Nobody is spared from this denial of humanity, not even the torturer..
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The U.S. Senate formally condemned the persecution faced by Iran's Baha'i community with the passage of Resolution 75, introduced by Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois.
A summary of the bill by the American Baha'i community, states:
“This resolution is particularly timely. With the November 26 release of President Rouhani’s long-awaited draft Charter of Citizens’ Rights, which, by its current terms, fails to protect religious minorities, who are not already recognized under the Iranian constitution, such as the Baha’is, it is important that the plight of the Baha’is is highlighted so as to press Mr. Rouhani and senior Iranian officials to produce a more inclusive charter,” said Mr. Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States in a press release.
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The Gardener is a poetic documentary film by filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The Gardener is a poetic documentary film by filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is about an Iranian filmmaker and his son who travel to Israel to learn about the role of religion in the world. While the son goes out to the Wailing Wall, the Golden Mosque and Christian sites, the father stays at the Baha'i gardens to learn about a faith that came out of his own country - Iran.
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There were some 30 interviews conducted for the purpose of producing a documentary film entitled, A Quiet Genocide. When the producers decided to shelve this project because of an unforeseen course of events, a decision was made to put all the interviews on a website with the same name for all the people in the world to see. For the first time, there will be a website solely dedicated to the visual history of all the crimes committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Baha’i Community. The interviews are particularly significant as first-hand accounts by individuals who were directly affected by these crimes and who are alive to tell their stories. please CLICK HERE to visit our facebook page.
On August 24, 2013 a well-known Baha’i in the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas was shot dead by an unknown gunman. Mr. Ataollah Rezvani’s body was found with a gunshot wound in the back of his head. He was left in his car on a deserted road leading out of the city. The murder of Ataollah Rezvani demonstrates the widespread persecution against Baha'is in the Islamic Republic. Any hope in the newly elected Iranian president to solve the crisis has so far been overshadowed by a series of fatwas from Khamenei and other celrgoes.
Iran Tribunal is an International People’s Tribunal created by a large group of individuals composed of families of political prisoners executed in the 1980s, survivors of this human tragedy, political and labour activists, women’s rights activists, lawyers, human rights and children’s rights activists, writers and artists. Iran Tribunal succeeded in holding the Islamic Republic of Iran guilty of crimes against humanity in two court proceedings.
Reza Allamehzadeh, an Iranian-Dutch filmmaker banned from entering his homeland, enlisted the aid of friends who clandestinely filmed inside Iran in order to explore this century-old taboo. IRANIAN TABOO tells the story of an Iranian Baha'i woman, Nadereh and her 14-year-old daughter who decide to sell all of their belongings and leave their homeland, to take refuge in the West. IRANIAN TABOO takes us across continents from Turkey to Israel, and from the U.S. to Iran, giving us unique insights into the persecution of Baha'is of Iran, including the independent Baha'i University (BIHE) to the oppressed Baha'i peasants of the village of Eival in the northern province of Mazandaran. The film includes previously unpublicized interviews with some of the most respected Iranian scholars, authors and politicians, speaking about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran.