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.
The 2022 Summer School for Aotearoa, New Zealand consisted of gatherings held locally from 27-30 December. The plenary presentation videos were intended as openers for further exploration and reflection by participants in subsequent workshops and sessions. This video is the first plenary session on the subject of “The Evolution of a New Society”. It was prepared by Alan Wilcox and presented by Sholeh Rowhani Ashraf, Sana Lavai Motlagh, Richard and Sarah Donovan. It highlights key aspects of the society-building power of the Baha’i Faith and how communities can draw on this power in ever greater measure in the years ahead.
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.