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.
Over the past few years, the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs have invited some of their colleagues into their office in Washington, D.C. to talk about the equality between women and men. These are some highlights from those conversations. (You can watch ‘Part 2’ here.)
Creating spaces in which different actors come together in a spirit of openness to explore questions of common concern for the betterment of society, draw on insights from scientific and ethical-religious thought and, in the process, enrich the discourse on that subject in the United States, is an important part of the work of the Baha’i Office of Public Affairs.
*Please note that titles in the videos reflect the position and organizational affiliation of individuals at the time of filming.
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.