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 actress Eva LaRue describes heartbreak—“an aching, crippling grief”—following a career low and the end of her marriage. “It left me feeling like a gutted shell of myself,” she says, “someone I didn’t even recognize any more.” To find authentic joy, Eva shares a spiritual process of stripping away her preconceptions and her self-limiting ideas and finding a way to forgive the past.
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.