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.
Reza Mostmand is an artist living in Canada, who brings to life the spirit of Persian calligraphy, transcending cultural traditions and expectations relating to the interplay of words and images on canvas. Many of Reza’s pieces are inspired by the holy texts of the Baha’i Faith, exploring the mysteries of spiritual and material realms of existence. In this short film Reza shares some of his thoughts and inspiration behind his art.
You can find out more about Reza Mostmand and discover and purchase some of his artistic works here on his website: mostmand.com
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.