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The Baha’i Chair for World Peace: An Overview

This video about ‘The Baha’i Chair for World Peace’ at the University of Maryland, shares an overview of what the program is about and its fundamental purpose.

‘The Baha’i Chair for World Peace’ is an endowed academic program that advances interdisciplinary examination and discourse on global peace. While drawing certain initial insights from religion, the program aims to develop a sound scientific basis for knowledge and strategies that lead to the creation of a better world. Continue reading

Wizdome – Colby Jeffers [Official Music Video]

This is the official music video for the song Wizdome, the title track of the album by Phoenix-based Baha’i rapper Colby Jeffers. Colby aims to deliver socially and spiritually conscious hip-hop music, and the song and video explore his creative process as a rap artist, which includes turning to God and the scriptures of the Baha’i Faith for inspiration when writing his lyrics. The video features various locations and murals in Phoenix and the Sunnyslope neighborhood, where Colby resides. Continue reading

Wizdome: A New Hip-Hop Album by Colby Jeffers

“Socially and spiritually conscious hip-hop that aims to uplift, educate, and inspire” is the tagline Phoenix-based Baha’i hip-hop artist Colby Jeffers uses when explaining his music, and he’s not wrong! In his new debut album Wizdome, Colby presents a diverse collection of Baha’i-inspired hip-hop tracks that touch upon a variety of socially and spiritually conscious themes, and includes collaborations with a selection of artists in order to channel the Teachings of Baha’u’llah. The results are awesome! Continue reading

#Notacrime Campaign: A Collection of Street Art (Part 3)

Elle's mural "Let's Get Some Ladies Up Here"

With the recent premiere of Changing the World, One Wall at a Time, a documentary that details the world’s largest street art campaign, we thought we’d share more images of some of the amazing murals that adorn different corners of the world. This street art for education equality campaign, titled Education is Not a Crime, or #Notacrime, aims to raise awareness of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran, and in particular, their denial to access forms of higher education.  Continue reading

“A Kindly Tongue” by Ridvan, Reza & Bahia [Audio Track]

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

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in New York, USA with Ridvan Salazar, Reza Salazar and Bahia Marks who sing “A Kingly Tongue” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah in English and Spanish. Continue reading

Where Science and Spirituality Meet with Love – A Talk by Dr. Marjan Davoudi

This is a talk by Dr. Marjan Davoudi called Where Science and Spirituality Meet with Love given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (Phoenix, USA) in December, 2016. 

In this presentation about “love” by Dr. Davoudi, she explores scientific findings, specifically in the field of neuroscience, and also mystic schools of thought on spiritual love, and looks at where these schools of science and spiritual thought meet with love in one place. Continue reading

Doctrine of Recovery: Portraits of an Ever-Advancing Civilization

Every year, thousands of people from around the world gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss issues related to indigenous peoples. At the 11th Session of the “Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” held in 2012, the Baha’i International Community (BIC) photographed and recorded a number of participants and compiled this photo-essay. The perspectives shared in this photo-essay represent the views of the interviewees and not of the BIC. Continue reading

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