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 video, created by the Australian Baha’i community, speaks to the creative contributions that have been released into the life of society 200 years since the Birth of the Bab, Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith. In this video we hear from Jess, a visual artist and children’s class teacher in Sydney, about what inspired the art she created in honor of this bicentenary anniversary and how she created a special exhibition of her work and the work of the children in her class.
For more information about creative expressions in honor of the bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, please visit www.bicentenary.bahai.org
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.