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, attorney and entertainment journalist Raha Lewis explores the benefits and the pitfalls of using social media. She explains how she stopped focusing on social media in order to build a true and loving network of real friends, based on this Baha’i teaching: “Love manifests its reality in deeds, not only in words”.
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.
I saw and listened to this videotalk of Raja Lewis. I’m thankful because I saw the pitfalls on too much relying on the social media.
Criselda R. Figuerres (March 3, 2017 at 12:40 PM)
A beautiful moving talk, brought tears to my eyes a few times 🙂
I saw a beautiful short YouTube : https://youtu.be/qUWP0TafPN8
was really ouched by what this beatiful fmily has been expereincing, so I connected to Farah his mom by Facebook. Adib is a great young man who too young and unexpectadly was called upon to serve from the next dimonsion on the first day of the opening of the House of Worship in Chili, Adib was at his pioneerings post to the north of Sydney!
Mahasti van Otterdijk-Naraghi (March 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM)
Thank you for sharing your experience creating a meaningful connection on Facebook, Mahasti. We are truly sorry to hear of Adib’s passing but are grateful that Facebook allowed you to connect with his family during this sorrowful time. Thank you.
Sonjel Vreeland (March 3, 2017 at 11:27 PM)
I just want to add to my previous comment. Social Media also help (like having a meaningful connection). I think what one should have is moderation in using it. And using it positively. May we all acquire divine inspiration and blessings during this Month of The Fast.
Criselda R. Figuerres (March 3, 2017 at 2:11 PM)