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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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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

The Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

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The Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) around Christmas time each year, is an exciting annual event packed with great talks and workshops for all ages and with an average of 2,500 attendees.

The Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference has been going strong for over 30 years now, and this year’s conference (held from December 23-25) will feature an array of great talks by speakers such as Mr. Fariborz Sahba, architect of the Lotus Temple in India and the terraced gardens surrounding the Shrine of the Bab, Deborah Walters, Justin Baldoni, Sina Mossayeb and many others. There’s also a line-up of talented artists, like KC Porter, JB Eckl, and Eric Dozier, who will be performing.

I’m visiting Phoenix right now, and I was glad to have the opportunity to sit down and chat with Shahin Badiee, who is one of the conference’s organizing committee members, to learn a little about this annual conference.  Continue reading

Stories from Within: Emeric Mazibuko

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‘Stories from Within’ is a Baha’i Blog initiative where, through an audio interview and photographs, we share a short intimate piece about a Baha’i.

In this piece we feature Emeric Mazibuko, a South African Baha’i living in Evanston, USA and working for Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) Evanston, a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the needs of young people and their families in the community. Continue reading