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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

“Ystävällinen Kieli” by Pedram, Aram, Onni & Nader

Ystävällinen Kieli

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 Helsinki, Finland with Pedram Aflatuni, Aram Aflatuni, Onni Aflatuni and Nader Aflatuni singing “Ystävällinen kieli”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Ystävällinen Kieli” by Pedram, Aram, Onni & Nader [Audio Track]

Ystävällinen Kieli

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends 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 in Helsinki, Finland with Pedram Aflatuni, Aram Aflatuni, Onni Aflatuni and Nader Aflatuni singing “Ystävällinen Kieli”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

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“Olkoon Sydämenne Täynnä” by Alda, Mea, Onni, Nader & Pedram

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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, Alda Aflatuni, Mea Karvonen, Onni Aflatuni, Nader Aflatuni and Pedram Aflatuni sing “Olkoon Sydämenne Täynnä”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.  Continue reading

“Olkoon Sydämenne Täynnä” by Alda, Mea, Onni, Nader & Pedram [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, Alda Aflatuni, Mea Karvonen, Onni Aflatuni, Nader Aflatuni, and Pedram Aflatuni sing “Olkoon sydämenne täynnä”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.  Continue reading

“The Miller Prediction”: A Feature Film by Cyrus Parvini

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It’s not everyday a Baha’i feature film is produced so I’m very excited to share some details about The Miller Prediction with you! Produced by Cyrus Parvini, this movie is set in the early days of the Faith when William Miller predicted the return of Christ. Cyrus agreed to tell us about his much-anticipated movie, which is now available for purchase or rental on Amazon, iTunes, bestflixtv, and a few other distributors in the US (a complete list can be found here).

 

​Baha’i Blog: Hi Cyrus! Thank you for taking the time to share with us some of the behind-the-scenes information about The Miller Prediction. To begin, please tell us a little about yourself and your experience as a filmmaker.

​I am not a filmmaker by profession. I have been in international business and real estate development all my life but to be able to effectively proclaim the healing message of Baha’u’llah around the world I decided to take some film making courses at UCLA in 1985 and establish my production company under Radiant Century Productions in Los Angeles. I have since produced a few documentary films including “The Promise of World Peace- A Baha’i Perspective” which was the first Baha’i film ever broadcast on satellite in 1986.​

“Create” by Elina, Mea, Nader, Pedram & Annika [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, Elina Kuitunen, Mea Karvonen, Nader Aflatuni, Pedram Aflatuni, and Annika sing “Create” based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.  Continue reading

“Virtues Seeds”: Children’s Activity Books by Elaheh Bos

This is the second in the "Virtues Seeds" activity book series by Elaheh Bos

This is the second in the "Virtues Seeds" activity book series by Elaheh Bos

The wonderfully talented Elaheh Bos has recently released three virtues activity books. The series is called Virtues Seeds and each book is geared towards a different age: the first book is for littles ones aged three to six; the second, seven to 11; and the third book is for those 12 and older. These work books provide a variety of activities, games, stories, dialogue prompts, exercises and, for those who are younger, colouring sheets to help children learn about qualities such as honesty, forgiveness, helpfulness, trust and unity and how to manifest these attributes in their daily lives.

Elaheh kindly agreed to be interviewed and to share with us a bit about her new books.

Baha’i Blog: Thank you, Elaheh! To start, could you please share a little bit about yourself.  Continue reading