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.
“I wrote this song after a youth week at Sylvan Lake Baha’i Centre in Alberta, Canada when I was 17 years old. During the week at camp, we studied stories from the history of the Baha’i Faith with a focus on the heroic stories of the immense sacrifice and struggle that many of the early believers faced. I am so thrilled and excited that I can now, 15 years later, share these inspired lyrics with the world. I hope that other Baha’i youth out there who are currently 17 will be inspired to study those stories which are what confirmed me in my faith.”
This music video was produced by Jordan Raj, lyrics by Karim Rushdy, guitar by Nabil Moghaddam, composition and production by JC, and mixing by JC.
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.