In Defense of Religious Freedom: Free Seven Baha’i Prisoners in Iran

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolf University Center, Ballroom

On Sunday, April 11, FIU’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Student Association (SAGGSA) will present, In Defense of Religious Freedom: Free Seven Baha’i Prisoners in Iran, a presentation on the persecution of the members of the Baha’i faith in the Islamic Republic.

The presentation will cover topics on the Islamic Republic’s persecution of the country’s largest non-Muslim religious minority, the detention of prominent Baha’is, and the effects of the denial of religious freedom on the fabric of society.

Speakers include Nathan Katz, Professor of FIU’s Religious Studies Department, Ileana Ross-Lehtinen, US Representative and ranking member of the US Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, and Nadia Riazati, doctoral student of FIU’s Global and Sociocultural Studies Department.

Other sponsoring organizations are FIU’s Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, American Jewish Committee of Broward and Miami-Dade, Miami Archdiocese, Miami-Dade Chapter of Amnesty International, and Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Miami Beach.

The event is open to the public. For more information, please email Jeanette Smith at jeanettemiami@gmail.com.

In Defense of Religious Freedom: Free Seven Baha’i Prisoners in Iran
April 11, 2010
10:30am – 12:30pm
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolf University Center, Ballroom (2nd floor)
3000 NE 151 Street, N. Miami, Fl. 33181