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 presentation given at the Justice Conference 2022, Xiye Beara Bastida Patrick gives a talk called “Building Today the Community We Want to Live in Tomorrow”.
Xiye shares how the process of creating the Re-Earth Initiative has been incredibly inspiring, and how the people involved are putting their minds and hearts together around the question: “What does it take to live in a just world, and how do we build a community that can address injustices in long-lasting ways?” She also mentions three fundamental principles that are guiding their organisation as they grow in all five continents to Re-Earth the tomorrow we want to live in.
Xiye Bastida is a climate justice activist with an Otomi-Toltec background and a public speaker who advocates for youth and Indigenous rights. She is pursuing a degree in Environment Studies and Latinx Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
The views expressed in this talk reflect the individual perspectives of the invited speaker to the Justice Conference.
The Justice Conference is an annual Baha’i-inspired forum for the exploration of international law, global governance, justice and ethics. It takes place in the Netherlands and all are welcome to participate! Find out more about the Justice Conference from their website: justice-conference.com, and check out the Justice Conference Facebook page here.
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.