Building Today the Community We Want to Live in Tomorrow – A Talk by Xiye Beara Bastida Patrick

In this presentation given at the Justice Conference 2022, Xiye Beara Bastida Patrick gives a talk called “Building Today the Community We Want to Live in Tomorrow”.

Xiye shares how the process of creating the Re-Earth Initiative has been incredibly inspiring, and how the people involved are putting their minds and hearts together around the question: “What does it take to live in a just world, and how do we build a community that can address injustices in long-lasting ways?” She also mentions three fundamental principles that are guiding their organisation as they grow in all five continents to Re-Earth the tomorrow we want to live in.

Xiye Bastida is a climate justice activist with an Otomi-Toltec background and a public speaker who advocates for youth and Indigenous rights. She is pursuing a degree in Environment Studies and Latinx Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The views expressed in this talk reflect the individual perspectives of the invited speaker to the Justice Conference.

The Justice Conference is an annual Baha’i-inspired forum for the exploration of international law, global governance, justice and ethics. It takes place in the Netherlands and all are welcome to participate! Find out more about the Justice Conference from their website:, and check out the Justice Conference Facebook page here.

You can also listen to the audio version of this talk here: Building Today The Community We Want to Live in Tomorrow – A Talk by Xiye Beara Bastida Patrick [AUDIO]

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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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