Friday, December 12, 2014
US, Ukraine Students at Global Summit on Human Rights
Face to Faith, an organization developed by Prime Minister Tony Blair to bring together students of different cultures and religions, organizes the conferences through a video conferencing service called Bluejeans.
The questions from students at both schools were fascinating, as was the speaker's answers and follow-up discussion. For example, one student asked Ms. Kourosh if she had ever been to Iran. She said that she had never been to the country and that it would be dangerous for her to go. Another student asked how the Baha'i are persecuted today. Ms. Kourosh explained that over 100 Baha'i are currently imprisoned in Iran and that many suffer solitary confinement and physical abuse.
Ms. Kourosh ended the conference by telling our students that we are all ambassadors for human rights. She urged the students to educate themselves and mentioned a new documentary about Baha'i persecution called "to Light a Candle." It premieres in February but you can see the trailer here.
Posted by George Coe at 9:32 AM