In these precious hours between the Day of the Covenant and the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha, when our hearts and our minds are turning towards Him, the Baha’i world has been gifted with a letter from the Universal House of Justice (this letter can be read in full or downloaded from the Baha’i Reference Library here). For ease of reference, we have quoted it in full below: Continue reading
On Baha’i Blog’s Instagram account, you’ll find photos, artwork and Baha’i quotations put to images. We love to share photos from others, whether it’s a stunning photo of a House of Worship at dawn, or a beautiful handmade prayer book cover. But we also share content of our own. In honor of the Ascension of Abdu’-Baha and the Day of the Covenant, we wanted to share 19 of our most beloved quotations of Abdu’l-Baha. While the quotations shared on the images are short, you’ll find larger extracts in the description or caption. And if you feel so moved, you can read the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha online here at the Baha’i Reference Library.
Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace interviews co-owner, director, writer and executive producer Mary Darling. She first learned of the Baha’i Faith through a friend 30 years ago in Minnesota, and was instantly drawn to the inclusive Baha’i teachings of progressive revelation. Having fallen in love with storytelling early on, Mary spent many years working in media and advertising before joining Westwind Pictures in 1998, which was founded by her husband Clarke Donnelly in Saskatchewan. Because it is owned and operated by Baha’is, Westwind Pictures has focused its efforts on trying to balance the Baha’i teachings and values with their approach to storytelling and the content they produce. Continue reading
On the occasion of the Twin Holy Days, the Universal House of Justice has joyously announced that the Office of Social and Economic Development at the Baha’i World Centre has blossomed into a new global institution: the Baha’i International Development Organization. This organization will assist development work occurring and emerging around the planet. Continue reading
“Stories of Baha’u’llah” is a series of short videos produced by Clark Donnelly and Mary Darling of Westwind Pictures. You may have already seen their work, such as The Baha’is, or Tablets of the Divine Plan. In each video in this sweet and sincere series, a child tells us a story about Baha’u’llah.
This particular video is called “Purity of Heart” and we hear about an early Baha’i who sent Baha’u’llah a letter that had nothing written on it. Continue reading
In honor of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, I thought it would be a perfect time to share and reflect on these newly translated prayers, and for ease of access, I’ve included them below. You can also find them, and others by Abdu’l-Baha, on the Baha’i Reference Library. Continue reading
“What If?” is a theatrical production that was staged in honour of the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. Created by the Baha’is of Hamilton (Canada), “What If?” features drama, film and entertainers like Jack Lenz and Toronto’s Countermeasure to pose the question – “What if Baha’u’llah has brought the answers the world has been seeking?” This bicentennial celebration highlights the transformative impact of Baha’u’llah’s teachings on the lives of families, neighborhoods, and communities. Continue reading
“Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World” is a Baha’i Blog initiative in honor of the Bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith.
In this initiative, we share portraits of Baha’is and their friends from different countries and territories all over the world, and accompanying their photographs are a few of their words about what the Baha’i Faith means to them or how it has touched their lives. Continue reading
The Gold Coast Baha’i Community in Australia hosts information evenings that seek to explore a Baha’i perspective on topics that relate to the life of society. In this talk given on September 27, 2018, Dr Reza Samvat explores the meaning of dreams and what they tell us about our souls. Dream interpretation, he offers, can be a powerful tool for self-reflection, sanctifying the heart, acquiring virtues, and minimizing prejudice. Continue reading