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.
This tribute video produced by the Baha’is of the United States interviews Lauretta Voelz (1915-2016) about her spiritual heritage, her time pioneering, and her work in the Treasury department at the Baha’i National Office in the United States. She describes the construction of the House of Worship in Wilmette, among other moving historical anecdotes.
For more videos like this, feel free to check out the YouTube Channel for the Baha’is of the United States: http://bit.ly/2A4nBGF
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