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The Bahai religion has been around for more than 170 years. It was born in what is now Iran.

It’s a faith that believes, among other things, that there is just one god. In Iran, to be a Bahai is to be a target of persecution, imprisonment and even death.

Madison’s Ruhi Jahanpour is active in the fight to stop that persecution.

In this week’s Leadership Perspectives interview, Ruhi has much to say about her faith and the persecution of believers.