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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and 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 while 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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The Art of Kate Vestlie

Kate Vestlie is an artist, a mother and a Baha’i based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She creates her pieces of artwork using layers of material, assembled in such a way as to create a simulated reality, where art comes to life. Often turning to her belief in the Baha’i Faith for inspiration, she finds that the more challenging parts of her art are what make it the most rewarding.

In this short film, Kate shares some of the thoughts and inspiration behind her art. Continue reading

Serenades & Odes to a Cracked World (Part 1): A New Album by Jody Cooper

Jody Cooper is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and performer who draws his musical inspiration from an array of musical icons ranging from The Beatles to Mike Oldfield, and his thought-provoking lyrics are drawn from life experiences, as well as being a Baha’i.

With three albums and an EP already under his belt, this year Jody released a new concept album called Serenades & Odes to a Cracked World (Part 1), so we decided to catch up with Jody to find out more about the album and his music. Continue reading

Hope from Iran – A Short Film by Flavio Azm Rassekh

In this short film called Hope from Iran, producer/director Flavio Azm Rassekh attempts to show that although hopelessness has become a major theme in our society today, through the stories of four very different individuals, there is still hope, which was born in Persia 200 years ago and it has spread to over 120 thousand localities around the globe. For Iranians hope will come from nowhere else in the world but from the heart of the country. Continue reading

“Food as Medicine” a Presentation by Dr. Shad

In this talk, Dr. Shad (Farshad Fani Marvasti MD, MPH) explores the role of “Food as Medicine,” the interplay with the Baha’i Writings and an update on the state of the science with respect to food as medicine in the care and prevention of disease. The talk draws on his experience as a practicing physician, researcher and medical educator to look at selections from the Baha’i writings as well as evidence from emerging scientific theories and research in this field of medicine. Continue reading

Celebrating Over 1 Million Views on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel!

Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel has now surpassed over one million views and the Baha’i Blog team is super excited! In fact, over the last 12 months, Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel has doubled in just about everything including views, subscribers, shares and content, and although it’s not just about the numbers for us, we’re excited about this milestone!  Continue reading