Education Under Fire in Iran

Posted on February 6, 2012 
Filed Under Family, Homeschool, News

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Proverbs 31:8

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.

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.

Proverbs 31:8
New Living Translation (©2007)

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