Drawing the Circle of Unity

by Natalie

Some of you who have seen our tab at the top of this page labeled “Draw the Circle of Unity” must be wondering exactly how this entire project got started.  

Recently the Iranian government published the addresses of Iranian Baha’is in local newspapers and prohibited citizens from any social and business interactions with them. After this mass spread of religious persecution, we realized that this virus had spread into the minds of Iranian children. Baha’i children all throughout the country are being mocked, shamed, insulted, and shunned, by both classmates and teachers because of their beliefs. 

By Drawing the Circle of Unity we want to extend our support, warmth, and  love to the children. Children of all religions are suffering from the hostile environment the government is enforcing upon their families. We hope to spread our support into the homes of all of the victims of Iran’s pernicious policy, please join us in spreading the vaccine: unity.


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Drawing the Circle of Unity

by keyvan

All children benefit from the recognition and practice of universal human rights. Through showing solidarity with those who have been stripped of their rights, we hope to raise awareness and draw the circle of unity by creating cards of hope, love, and harmony to be published online and sent to these children.


Questions? Please contact us at info@kidsidebyside.org.


We’re looking for sponsors, speakers, performers, and most importantly participation! Please join us, everyone is welcome.

Drawings of the Circle of Unity Pomona College Claremont 2009

The Event:

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Pomona College’s Walker Beach, we’ll be providing materials so everyone can draw pictures and write little notes to send to the Baha’i children in Iran. We will also be posting them here and on social media to ensure their availability to the Baha’is in Iran. We also hope to have speakers, performances, (food) and informational pamphlets to get everyone up-to-date and involved.

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Sharon Hatcher March 3, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Dear Keyvan,
We have met at GreenAcre several times. I remember you mentioning this website. Have you posted any children’s pictures so far? If the junior youth in my community wanted to send you pictures, would you post them?



keyvan March 21, 2011 - 9:59 am

Dear Sharon, yes if you look under the cards on the blog, you will see the children’s picture. Also we have put the pictures from the Fire Tablet in a flipping format at the site. We have more pictures waiting to be posted and we appreciate pictures to be sent to us. Just scan them and send them or take picture of them one by one and send them. i also would love pictures of the kids while drawing the cards.


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