June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
We’ve seen a diverse flourishing of online Baha’i-inspired initiatives in recent days and weeks as more and more people self-isolate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As Baha’is and their friends around the world celebrate the 12 days of Ridvan in creative ways that are in keeping with the recommendations of health authorities, we’re especially excited to share two awesome initiatives which are taking place each of the 12 days of Ridvan to celebrate the whole Festival online.
The “Is Everywhere” Collective, which brought us this wonderful online Naw-Ruz celebration, is back to celebrate the Festival of Ridvan! They are excited to provide family-friendly programming for all 12 days of Ridvan. Special programs sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Los Angeles (USA) will be offered on the 1st, 9th and 12th days of Ridvan but every day in between will also include poetry, storytelling, music, art, dancing, cooking, and crafting—all submitted by friends from across the world!
The team at the Baha’i Knowledge Network is also sharing special programs for each day of the Festival of Ridvan. Short presentations will be provided daily with special extended programming on the 1st, 9th and 12th days of Ridvan. You can watch the events live, or anytime afterwards. Join friends from around the world and enjoy music, arts, crafts and even refreshments together!
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Such a lovely idea to have a global celebration like this to bring us all closer. Maybe we should still have these after the pandemic and keep building such beautiful collaborations born out of crisis.
June Perkins (April 4, 2020 at 12:10 AM)
Ja, ich finde es auch ganz wunderbar was hier gemacht wird; gratuliere den Baha’i ganz herzlich. Das ist in dieser schweren Zeit eine sehr schöne Angelegenheit und macht bestimmt vielen Menschen große Freude. Ich danke von ganzem Herzen der ganzen Baha’i-Welt und wünsche sehr viel Erfolg und Freude
Margrit Rita Hurni (April 4, 2020 at 8:17 AM)