- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
A member of the Baha’i community in Yemen, Mr. Hamed Bin Haydara, is on death row in war-torn Yemen. Fran Kelly of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) interviews the spokeswoman for the Baha’i International Community, Dr. Natalie Mobini, about Hamed Bin Haydara, who has family in Australia, and who is being held by the rebel-controlled Houthi government in northern Yemen. The Houthis have accused him of espionage and attempting to convert Muslims.
This report was published on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 on the ABC’s ‘Religion and Ethics with Andrew West’ podcast.
You can find out more about Hamed Bin Haydara and the situation of the Baha’is in Yemen from this report by the Baha’i International Community: Houthi accusations against Yemeni Baha’i appealing death sentence raise concerns for whole community
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