by Michael dEstries
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rainn_religionRainn Wilson, one of the stars of NBC’s The Office, has penned an opinion piece for CNN on the persecution of members of the Baha’i faith in Iran. Wilson, who is also a follower of Baha’i, is urging support of resolution going before Congress on the situation. “This thought has become kind of a cliché’, but we take our rights for granted here in America,” he says. “Imagine if a group of people were rounded up and imprisoned and then disappeared not for anything they’d done, but because they wanted to worship differently than the majority.”

The first piece of his article his below:

Why is Rainn Wilson, “Dwight” on “The Office,” writing a news commentary for CNN? Good question.

It’s a bit strange for me, to say the least; a comic character actor best known for playing weirdos with bad haircuts getting all serious to talk about the persecution of the fellow members of his religious faith.

Dear readers of CNN, I assure you that what I’m writing about is no joking matter or some hoax perpetrated by a paper-sellin’, bear-fearin’, Battlestar-Galactica obsessed beet farmer.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.dogwoodalliance.org Laura Eshelman

    This has nothing to do with my organization, but I want to thank you so much for publishing this. As a Baha’i myself, we are pushing to let people know what is going on as much as the Iranian government is trying to keep this quiet. I appreciate you publishing Wilson’s blog from the bottom of my heart and I hope lots of people read this.