Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
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 short video released by the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office summarizes the ongoing persecution and resilience of the Baha’is in Iran.
The Baha’i Question Revisited: Persecution and Resilience in Iran was produced in association with Erfan Khadem and Shideh Faramand. This heart-breaking but informational video examines how the Iranian government, in reaction to pressure from the international community, has shifted its focus to more obscure and subtle forms of economic, educational and cultural discrimination in ways that rarely make the news.
You can learn more about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran and their current situation here.
You can also watch other videos released by the BIC UN Office on their YouTube Channel.
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.