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 talk, produced by Bahaiteachings.org, Baha’i health care professional and author Deborah Walters shares about her patients who tell terribly unhappy stories and have enormous suffering. She asks them “What’s at the centre of your life? Where do you spend your time, your money, your love?” “Life is created for happiness”, Walters says. We need to put something eternal, something light-filled, at the centre of our lives and because our existence is fundamentally mystical in nature, there is light within us all.
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.