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 National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States released a wonderful video entitled Done Made My Vow to the Lord: The Baha’i Black Men’s Gathering 1987–2011. The Baha’i Black Men’s Gathering started over 20 years ago when a group of 12 American men of African descent gathered in a hotel lobby in Greensboro, North Carolina. They came from different parts of the United States, and they came after being invited by Billy Roberts, an Auxiliary Board Member at the time who had noticed that there were very few black males serving on institutions in the Baha’i community of the US. Billy Roberts was also concerned about the state of the black man in North America, as there was a tremendous discourse going on at the time in the US especially, about how black men were an endangered species.
You can read Baha’i Blog’s post about the documentary here.
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.
Beautiful post Naysan Jan, as always. Thank you
Bayan Salmanpour (June 6, 2020 at 5:58 AM)
Brothers I miss The Gatherings too.
William Porter (July 7, 2020 at 1:47 AM)