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“Education Under Fire” Campaign, Georgia Southern University, October 17, 20, 24, & 31, 2011

Over four days in October, the Bahá’ís of Statesboro collaborated with the students of Amnesty International on the “Education Under Fire” Campaign at Georgia Southern University. Please click below for a description and photos of the event.

At the GSU Russell Union Rotunda, Bahá’ís of Statesboro and students of Amnesty International collected over 200 sign-ups for an "Education Under Fire" petition supporting the educational rights of Bahá'í students in Iran. This petition calls on people around the world—especially university students, professors, and staff—to join Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jose Ramos-Horta in endorsing the right of all minorities—including the Bahá’ís (the largest religious minority in Iran)—to a higher education in Iran. The Bahá’í Faith is a peaceful religion with no political agenda, which recognizes the unity of all peoples and all religions. The only crime of the Bahá'ís in Iran is practicing a religion different than the state religion. For being a minority religion, they have been denied the human rights of higher education and freedom of worship. We encourage you to read the open letter written by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—posted on the “Education Under Fire” website—which details the discrimination against the Bahá’ís, and urge you to sign the petition supporting the right of Bahá’í students to a higher education in Iran.




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