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.
In this Baha’i Blog interview in honour of NAIDOC Week, Naysan speaks with Marjorie Reid, an Aboriginal Australian of the Wulli Wulli people who come from the Auburn Hawkwood area of Queensland.
NAIDOC Week is a national week of celebrations held across Australia every year, in order to honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life, and therefore Baha’i Blog hopes to be able to do more interviews like this one, in order to serve as a platform to listen to, and foster conversations about the history, culture and achievements of the first nations peoples of Australia. Learn more about this initiative here: Creating a Space to Celebrate the Indigenous Peoples of Australia
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.