Iran’s Religious Minorities
“My family and I put on our best clothes, set out our chairs, and got our Bibles. Then we sat down, watched the program together, and attended church for the first time.”
An Iranian Christian speaking of his first encounter with the Christian satellite channel ‘Church Seven’
At best, Iran’s religious minority communities are reduced to second-class citizenship; at worst, they are imprisoned, exiled, or sentenced to death.
Iran’s Jews, Zoroastrians, Armenian Christians, Baha’is, Evangelical Christians, and Sunni and Sufi Muslims have been shut out of public spaces, but they are not passive victims.
Our exploration begins in the midst of a heated struggle between a pervasive regime of surveillance and the resilient faith-based minority communities of Iran, who are desperate for sanctuary.