Archive for July, 2009

Iran Today & Yesterday

July 13, 2009
Photo by Michal Czerwonka for The New York Times
Photo by Michal Czerwonka for The New York Times

In an article in the June 26, 2009, New York Times, Samuel Freedman features the story of Habib Hosseiny, an alumnus of SIT’s MA in Teaching (1979).

Concurrent with the recent protests in Iran, the story describes  the ongoing persecution of Bahais in Iran, who are being blamed by the government for the recent election protests. Hosseiny is now a Bahai refugee in New Jersey who sits on a nine-member spiritual assembly.

As such, Hosseiny demonstrates that living one’s values, regardless of spiritual practice, is an important dimension of a life of service as well as a life that creates change.