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 second plenary session on the subject of “Widening the Circle of Participation”. Its speaker is Tessa Scrine, and in this talk she addresses the vision of Baha’u’llah, provides us with a historical context, talks about the role of groups of families, and describes how a significant shift has begun.
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.