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Different Religions, Same Golden Rule

Different Religions Same Golden Rule

While it is often easy to focus on the differences between the various religions of the world, there are definitely many similarities which unfortunately often get overlooked. Beyond the many similarities relating to customs and rituals, such as fasting and prayer, many of these similarities are based on what could be classified as the “core values”, or the “essence” of these religions, rather than the “details”.

These similarities are very evident in the teachings of these different religions when it comes to the subject of how we should treat others, so I thought it would be interesting to list the “Golden Rule” of what each religion says about how we should treat others. Here’s just one quote from a short selection of major world religions in alphabetical order: Continue reading

You Don’t Need to be an “Artist” to Integrate the Arts into your Study Circle

Shadow puppet show in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Photo: Baha'i World Centre)

Shadow puppet show in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Photo: Baha'i World Centre)

This article is for those of you who either feel “terrified”, or maybe just simply “at a loss” when it comes to integrating the arts into your study circles. You know that we are urged by the Ruhi Institute to “include artistic endeavours in the activity of every study circle”, and that we should not think of these endeavours as “entertainment or as an extracurricular activity…but as an essential element enhancing the spiritual development of the participants”.

But how do we do this when we don’t feel necessarily musical, artistic, or dramatic? Continue reading

WHAT’S THAT WORD? | Episode 1

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Welcome to WHAT’S THAT WORD, Baha’i Blog’s new video series. We often encounter unfamiliar words in the Bahai Writings and it can sometimes be very awkward. This video series was created as an ode to those moments, by taking tricky words from the Baha’i Writings and explaining them in an accessible way. Simultaneously, the show will entertain you with lighthearted comedy, as you gain invaluable knowledge. Continue reading

Baha’i World Centre Re-launches the “Baha’i Media Bank”

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Here at Baha’i Blog, we take the images we use for our articles very seriously. Besides trying our best to choose the ‘right’ type of image for each of our articles, we always make sure that we’re using images that we have copyright permission to use. But it’s not always that easy. It can be especially hard to find certain images relating to the Baha’i Faith, and then when you do find them, you have to somehow find out who owns the image and try to seek permission from the copyright holder to use the image.

That’s why the team here at Baha’i Blog is super-excited about the Baha’i World Centre’s recent re-launch of the “Baha’i Media Bank”! Continue reading

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