Education Under Fire in Iran
We enjoy many educational freedoms in the United States, but others aren’t as fortunate. A fellow writer has shared the following disturbing news with me and asked that I pass it on.
“Education Under Fire” is a 30 minute documentary about the actions of the government in Iran to dismantle the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education in Iran. Amnesty International has picked this up as one of their issues to follow. Two Nobel peace laureates, Desmond Tutu and Jose Ramos-Horta have written an open letter to the international academic community, requesting that they take some specific steps to mitigate the problems in Iran.
You can find the open letter and other information at the website www.educationunderfire.com.
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
New Living Translation (©2007)