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 from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) reports on the first national conference on fostering coexistence in Azerbaijan that was held by the government’s State Committee on Religious Associations, bringing together officials, representatives of diverse faith communities, civil society leaders, academics, and journalists. The conference was organized by the state committee just six days after discussions took place among diverse social actors about the Baha’i principle of unity in diversity. The gathering was also a response to the growing interest in Azerbaijani society to explore questions concerning an inclusive national identity.
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