- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Dr Manya Yazdani was born and raised in Iran and came of age at a time of revolution and instability. In this atmosphere she found herself confronting questions of faith and family, loss and meaning, and charting her path to create change and betterment in the world.
Years later, having come to Australia as a refugee, Manya now resides in Western Australia contributing to her community both as a medical doctor and as a Baha’i. She gracefully agreed to share her story with us all.
We are sharing Manya’s Story for World Refugee Day and also to honour the 10 Baha’i women who were unjustly executed 40 years ago. More information about the #OurStoryIsOne global awareness campaign that highlights the long struggle for equality lived by women of all faiths in Iran can be found online.
Film production samirwin.com
Images courtesy of the Baha’i International Community from the Archives of Baha’i Persecution in Iran
Music arrangement jonoheyes.com
“Mona with the Children” Performed by Tom Francis linktr.ee/tomfrancismusic
“That Moment When” by Adnan Joubran
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