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.
The Public Discourse is a podcast produced by the Office of Public Affairs for the Baha’i Community of Canada. In it, we hear from people across Canada about the values and principles that inform the way they are thinking about society, and how we can create a better public discourse.
The “Rebuilding Together” mini-series of The Public Discourse explores how we will work together to rebuild society, after the coronavirus pandemic. On this episode, we hear from Jessica Prince and Thea Symonds about the implications of the principle of gender equality for how we think about work, childcare, education, and family life after COVID-19. Prince is a lawyer and board member of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and Symonds is Coordinator for the Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee in Perth County.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.