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“It is a story” – Poem from the Film Glimpses of a Hundred Years of Endeavour

2 days 1 hour ago

Glimpses of a Hundred Years of Endeavour is a beautiful film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice that reflects on the efforts and learning carried out by a burgeoning Baha’i community since the passing of Abdu’l-Baha in 1921. If you haven’t already seen it, we definitely recommend watching it – you can find it […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Fires in Many Hearts – A Memoir of Doris McKay

4 days 5 hours ago

This is the most meaningful interview I have conducted for Baha’i Blog and it’s about a new edition of Fires in Many Hearts, published by George Ronald. This is the memoir of Doris McKay, a spiritual mother to my community on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the creation of this book is deeply tied to […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Light of Unity – A Podcast of Stories About Abdu’l-Baha for Children

1 week ago

In this year’s flourishing of online resources related to Abdu’l-Baha, I have found it particularly poignant to see materials created for children by children. Light of Unity is a nine episode podcast mini-series of stories about Abdu’l-Baha as told by a group of children in Indonesia. Wendy Yap graciously shared the initiative with us and […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Guiding Compass – A Collaborative Album from Box Hill in Melbourne, Australia

1 week 2 days ago

Guiding Compass is a new album of songs based on the Baha’i Writings and it comes from a group of friends based in the Box Hill suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The album is the result of an organic process of community service projects and activities over the span of more than 10 years in the […]

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Naysan Naraqi

Remembering Abdu’l-Baha – A Debut Children’s Book by Shira Trick

1 week 4 days ago

Shira Trick is an all-round magical person, but especially with children. It is a delight to interview her about her book about Abdu’l-Baha for children called Remembering Abdu’l-Baha. In this Baha’i Blog post, Shira tells us a little bit about her book, what inspired her to write (and illustrate!) it, and what she’s learned along […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Reflections on the Month of Sovereignty

2 weeks ago

The month of Sovereignty (Sultan) is the 17th month in the Baha’i calendar. As an attribute of God, sovereignty implies unquestioned authority. I see this month as an invitation to reflect upon the power, wisdom and infallibility of God, and on what it means to be subjects of a Creator so merciful and just that […]

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Ariana Salvo

Hommage à Abdu’l-Baha (Tribute to Abdu’l-Baha) – An Album by Lucie Dubé

2 weeks 2 days ago

Lucie Dubé is a singer, songwriter, and composer originally from Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada). For over 25 years she has been composing and performing music all over the world. Her most recent musical initiative is an album titled Hommage à Abdu’l-Baha, which is French for “Tribute to Abdu’l-Baha” as this work was created in honor of […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Where the Light Comes In – The Third Book of an Illustrated Trilogy by Alice Williams

2 weeks 4 days ago

Artist Alice Williams recently published Where the Light Comes In, the third instalment in a trilogy of illustrated books filled with her artwork as well as divinely-inspired quotes and meditations from Abdu’l-Baha and others. Alice graciously agreed to tell us about Where the Light Comes In, as well as about the whole trilogy and the […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

e*lix*ir: A Baha’i-Inspired Journal of the Arts

3 weeks ago

e*lix*ir (www.elixir-journal.org) is a Baha’i-inspired journal of the arts founded and edited by Sandra Lynn Hutchison. The journal, which is released twice a year and which has published an impressive 13 volumes thus far, offers stories, poetry, essays, and art by a diversity of emerging and established artists. Sandra graciously agreed to tell us about […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Universal House of Justice Releases Film “Glimpses of a Hundred Years of Endeavour”

3 weeks 2 days ago

The Universal House of Justice has commissioned a feature film called Glimpses of a Hundred Years of Endeavour that reflects on the efforts and learning carried out by a burgeoning Baha’i community since the passing of Abdu’l-Baha in 1921, and it outlines the journey that has led to the community’s current efforts to contribute to […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Ambassador to Humanity – A Podcast Series on the Life of Abdu’l-Baha

3 weeks 3 days ago

As Baha’is and their friends around the world commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, the eldest son of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, I wanted to share a new podcast series made in honor of the life of Abdu’l-Baha called Ambassador to Humanity. Ambassador to Humanity is a nine-part audio […]

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Naysan Naraqi

Universal House of Justice Letter Regarding the Educational Materials of the Training Institute

3 weeks 5 days ago

On 1 January 2022, the Universal House of Justice wrote to all National Spiritual Assemblies about the educational materials of the training institute. You can read and download the letter here from the Baha’i Reference Library: 1 January 2022 letter from the Universal House of Justice You can also listen to an audio reading of […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Letter from the Universal House of Justice Regarding the Upcoming Nine Year Plan of the Worldwide Baha’i Community

4 weeks 1 day ago

A major letter dated 30 December, 2021 from Universal House of Justice to the conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors has been released. The message highlights the priorities before the worldwide Baha’i community in its efforts to foster social transformation and provides insights for the community’s future development. You can read and download the […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

How Visiting Battambang’s Baha’i Temple Strengthened My Faith

1 month ago

I was born into a Baha’i family in the Philippines, but grew up in the middle of the hot and humid country of Cambodia. I live in Siem Reap where there is little Baha’i activity and only a few Baha’i families and individuals. And if there is a Baha’i activity, it takes place in my […]

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Asiyih Carmela

The Winter Cloak – A Novel for Children About Abdu’l-Baha

1 month ago

The Winter Cloak is a short novel for young readers by Ronald (Ron) Tomanio. It tells the fictional story of an impoverished ten year old named Ahmed who meets Abdu’l-Baha in November 1921, who is given a cloak by Him, and who becomes one of the many who mourn His Passing. Although a work of […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

What Hast Thou Done? – An Album by Vedad Theophilus

1 month ago

What Hast Thou Done? is an album by Vedad Theophilus. It’s a collection of sacred writings and poetry and its songs perfectly marry Flamenco and Persian musical styles. It’s not every day that you come across such unique music so I was delighted when Vedad agreed to tell us more about her album. Here’s what […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Abdu’l-Baha in New York – A Book by Hussein Ahdieh & Hillary Chapman

1 month 1 week ago

The dynamic duo Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman have re-released their book Abdu’l-Baha in New York in honor of the centenary of the Passing of Abdu’l-Baha. Hussein Ahdieh has written about this subject for Baha’i Blog, such as his article “The Spirit of the Age: Abdu’l-Baha, Khalil Gibran & Greenwich Village” and “Juliet Thompson: Champion […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

CHARMS – A Community Building Game of Questions & Insights

1 month 1 week ago

Julie Burns Walker, C. Aaron Kreader, and Lisa Blecker have teamed up to create a fun, unique, engaging and award-winning game called CHARMS: A Game of Insight. There are three iterations of the game: the original version, an expansion dedicated to antiracism, and an online version. All three aim to jumpstart meaningful dialogue. I was […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Mind & Soul Matters: A Podcast about Mental Health and Spirituality

1 month 2 weeks ago

Mind & Soul Matters is a new podcast from a group of Baha’i friends in Perth, Australia. Through conversations with everyday people, the podcast aims to broaden our understanding of mental health and spirituality, and to deepen our insights into the challenges and meaning of our lives. I got in touch with the podcast creators, […]

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Naysan Naraqi
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