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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for more than a decade and he’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. He has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the DawnBreaker Collective and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of MANA albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the Building Momentum and Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Diversity | Inside the Colorful World of a Ballerina | Kayla Taylor

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In this talk, produced by the wonderful team behind Bahaiteachings.org, Kayla Taylor, a young Black, white and Hispanic ballerina explores the uneasy tension present in non-diverse environments. Kayla explores the lack of diversity in the ballet world and offers, “We must understand that we are one human family, and help teach others the same thing.” She continues, “So I challenge you: look around the room […] If there is an uneven ratio in any category, ask yourself why. And if the reason is unjust, ask yourself how you can change it.”  Continue reading

Service | How I Became Addicted to Helping Others | Travis Van Winkle

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The wonderful team behind Bahaiteachings.org have recently released a series of webtalks! In this talk, actor and philanthropist Travis Van Winkle shares his spiritual journey to find meaning in his life and to rid himself of self-doubt, feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem. Travis recounts how he encountered the Baha’i Faith and began serving others, which gave his life purpose and a sense of happiness.  Continue reading

Cellar and Sky: An Album by Yosi Mesbah

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I’m so excited about featuring Yosi Mesbah’s album, Cellar and Sky, on Baha’i Blog. It’s a hauntingly honest, uplifting and moving album where her folksy and jazzy timbered voice beautifully sings about dealing with life’s tests and difficulties in a lyrical but down-to-earth way. I can’t help but feel moved when I hear her album, and I had the pleasure of meeting Yosi at the recent Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference in Arizona a couple of months ago. As you know I love asking artists about their creative process and was glad when Yosi agreed to tell us more about her album and her experiences in putting it together. Continue reading

4 Day Fundraiser: Buy Our T-Shirts and Help Support Baha’i Blog!

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Over the next 4 days (26-30 January), we’re selling three different t-shirt designs to help support Baha’i Blog, and also because we think it’s time we had some cool Baha’i-inspired t-shirts out there!

All our shirts include FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING too! So if you like what we’ve been doing and want to help support us, check out our pop-up store online and place your orders now!

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“Verily I Say” by Nadia & Roshan [Audio Track]

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Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in New York City, USA with Nadia Affolter & Roshan Affolter who sing “Verily I Say”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.  Continue reading

How to Bridge Local to Global: Healing the Entire Being through Local Symptoms – A Talk by Deborah Walters

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In this talk by Deborah Walters, How to Bridge Local to Global – Healing the Entire Being through Local Symptoms given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (Phoenix, USA) in December, 2016, Deborah Walters explores the microcosm of the human body and its local symptoms and the macrocosm of the individual in the collective of humanity and the world of nature.  Continue reading