Ink of Light Presenter: Linda Shallcross

Linda has been guided by the social justice and human rights dimensions of the Baha’i Faith leading her to work in areas providing support to those who are most disadvantaged in terms of their lack of access to employment, education, and services. She is one of our Workshop Presenters at Ink of Light May 18-19. She is presenting on Saturday.

 https://inkoflight.org/speakers

What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book of all time would have to be The Prophet by Khalil Gibran.  This book was the first to open my mind to the concepts later extended by Abdul-Baha’s Paris Talks and I was delighted to learn that Khalil Gibran was inspired by ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

Who is your hero and why? 

Apart from each of the holy and sacred messengers of God,  Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and others, my hero is Jane Addams who was was the founder of Hull House in Chicago. She was the first US woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and she found the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.  Her work was helping the poor and immigrants in particular.  ‘Abdu’l- Baha visited Hull House and gave a presentation on racial inequality.

What is your main motivation?

In addition to my grandchildren and family, and the privilege of being able to advocate for justice and fairness through my work.

Share your favourite quote: 

 Have ye forgotten that true and radiant morn, when in those hallowed and blessed surroundings we were all gathered in My presence beneath the shade of the tree of life”

Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words

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