Religious prejudice and religious persecution are a sad reality in our world today. The United Nations General Assembly, drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948. Article 18 of the UDHR, states:
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Yet despite the incredible forethought of the UN diplomats that penned this declaration, almost 70 years ago, today people all over the world continue to experience religious prejudice and even persecution based on their beliefs.
In Iran, Bahá’ís have been subject to religious persecution (at times incredibly violent and even lethal), since the inception of the Faith over 150 years ago. This persecution continues to this day. Iran’s influence in Yemen is contributing to increasing persecution of Bahá’ís in that country and this news story shows that the persecution is intensifying.
For some background on this story, please follow this link – https://www.bic.org/situation-in-yemen/background
The following link is a list of world wide media coverage of the problem, which highlights this growing threat the the Bahá’ís in Yemen – https://www.bic.org/situation-in-yemen/recent-articles-english-news-media
We ask for your prayers for peace and for the safety of the Bahá’ís in Iran and Yemen.