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 video, produced by the Association for Baha’i Studies, Dr. Farzam Arbab delivers the keynote lecture at the 2016 ABS Conference in Montreal. Dr. Arbab’s talk is titled “The Intellectual Life of the Baha’i Community”.
Dr. Arbab, former member of the Universal House of Justice, speaks about the dynamics of the intellectual pursuits of the Baha’i community in the 34th H. M. Balyuzi Memorial Lecture. He explores how we should endeavour to discover solutions to the problems of humanity, seek knowledge and develop our intellectual capacity. He discusses three conditions needed in order for us to develop intellectually and bring about enlightenment: courage, a lack of elitism, and the harmony of science and religion.
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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.
It would be 1 hour and NINE min. long!
Anisa (September 9, 2016 at 2:49 AM)
You’re right! I think we love taking note of the number 9! 🙂 If you’re interested, we wrote about it in this post http://bahaiblog.net/2014/04/nine/
Thanks for your comment!
Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2016 at 11:05 AM)
I liked it so much. I’m copying it for may personal study…
Victor (September 9, 2016 at 3:54 PM)
We’re so glad you enjoyed! Yes, it’s a talk worthy of much study!
Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2016 at 9:37 PM)