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.
This is the audio version of a talk given by Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri in Persian/Farsi titled از تعصب نژ ادى تا استقر ار بر ابرى نژ ادى which translates into English as ‘Healing Racial Prejudice and Achieving Race Unity’. It was given at the 2020 Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (held online).
This talk was also given in English and can be found here.
Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri is a former member of the Universal House of Justice and holds a doctorate in agronomy. He was born in Iran and lived in The Gambia for two years and then Zambia for 25 years where he was Chief Technical Adviser for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. He served the Baha’i communities there in the area of social and economic development, and in 1995 he was appointed on the Continental Board of Counsellors after having served for 19 years as an Auxiliary Board Member. In 1996 as a Continental Counsellor he helped to inaugurate the Banani International Secondary School in Zambia, a private girls school for grades 8-12, and based on the principles of the Baha’i Faith. In 2003 he was elected to the Universal House of Justice until he retired in 2018.
This talk was given on Saturday, 26 December 2020 at the 2020 Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (held online).
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.