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Leaves of Wisdom: A Baha’i Colouring Resource for Children

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Monika Mackenzie is the artist behind the newly released Leaves of Wisdom: A Baha’i Colouring Resource for Children (Volume 1), which contains over 100 illustrations. She’s also the illustrator behind the Facebook page Bahai Colouring Pages, where you are warmly encouraged to save, share and print what’s posted. Her work includes beautifully illustrated quotations from the Writings, or phrases like “Happy Naw Ruz”, and is a wonderful resource for parents, children’s class teachers or for programs for little ones during Holy Day celebrations, Feasts or other gatherings. Leaves of Wisdom was launched on Ridvan and I was delighted when Monika agreed to tell us a little bit about herself, her unique artwork, and her desire to share it with everyone. Continue reading

Exploring the Baha’i Concept of Life After Death

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Religions are often perceived as a means to answer questions about what happens after we die. Will it be absolute non-existence after our body’s last breath? Is there life after death at all? And if there is, will we remember our life on this earth? Do we really go to heaven or hell?

Shoghi Effendi states:

Evolution in the life of the individual starts with the formation of the human embryo and passes through various stages, and even continues after death in another form.

In order to understand better the concept of life after death and what could be meant by “another form”, it can be helpful to start by looking at the reality of the human soul. Continue reading

The Baha’i Faith in Papua New Guinea on EMTV

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In this special episode of Olsem Wanem, a TV show on EMTV, a Papua New Guinean TV channel, they explore how the Baha’i Faith found its way to the shores of Papua New Guinea some 60 years ago.

“Olsem wanem” means “What’s happening?” and the program aims to hear the views from all those who live in Papua New Guinea in order to gain a greater understanding of issues facing ordinary Papua New Guineans and the things happening around them.

“What A Power Is Love” by Shireen & Carmel Zein [Audio Track]

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Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is a series of videos on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel where we invite Baha’is from around the world into a studio to record and share a song or two based on the Baha’i Writings which they’ve put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we go to Sydney, Australia, where sisters Shireen and Carmel Zein sing “What a Power is Love”, based on an excerpt from a talk given by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

Baha’i Blog Presents “Studio Sessions” – A New Series on our YouTube Channel

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As someone who’s had the opportunity to travel a whole lot over the years, I’ve had the fortune of attending a variety of different Baha’i-related gatherings around the world, and one of the things I’ve enjoyed immensely is being able to listen to songs performed by members of these various communities, who have been moved to put the Sacred Baha’i Writings to music.

I’ve always wished others could hear these songs, and so now we’ve started what we call Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” in order to share some of these beautiful compositions with the rest of the world. In this new series of videos found on our YouTube Channel, we invite individuals or groups to come into the studio to perform a song or two while we record and film it. Continue reading

What A Power Is Love – Shireen & Carmel Zein

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Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is a series of videos on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel where we invite Baha’is from around the world into a studio to record and share a song or two based on the Baha’i Writings which they’ve put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we go to Sydney, Australia, where sisters Shireen and Carmel Zein sing “What a Power is Love”, based on an excerpt from a talk given by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

Open The Gates by Smith & Dragoman

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Smith & Dragoman’s debut album titled Open the Gates, is a 20 track album, released in 2004. It focuses on the life of the Bab and His followers, and takes the listener on a journey of courage, faith, crisis and victory. It is a soul-stirring and rich blend of Middle Eastern, African and Western instruments and melodies.

You can buy a digital version of Open The Gates here.

You can also read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Brett Smith of Smith & Dragoman here.

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