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“De Schare in den Hoge” by Claudia & Jornt

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 Tilburg, Netherlands with Claudia de Jong Peralta and Jornt de Jong who sing “De Schare in den Hoge” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“De Schare in den Hoge” by Claudia & Jornt [Audio Track]

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 Tilburg, Netherlands with Claudia de Jong Peralta and Jornt de Jong who sing “De Schare in den Hoge” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

A Christmas Story: The Forced Migrations of the Messengers of God

Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Baha’u’llah. For Baha’is, these teachers are among a series of divine Messengers, and Their teachings share a spiritual basis. These divine beings’ human lives also share certain features. Nearly all divine messengers have been rejected by most of Their contemporaries, persecuted harshly, if not killed. But for these four, Their persecutions took a particular form: forced migration. They and Their families were pushed from Their native cities into perilous journeys.  Continue reading

Treasure – Colby Jeffers (ft. Joel, Bill, Kishan, DJ, and Jose Maria) [Official Music Video]

This is the official music video for the song Treasure, by Phoenix-based Baha’i rapper Colby Jeffers and featuring Joel, Bill, Kishan, DJ, and Jose Maria.

Colby aims to deliver socially and spiritually conscious hip-hop music, and his songs explore his creative process as a rap artist, which include turning to God and the scriptures of the Baha’i Faith for inspiration when writing his lyrics. This song was written as an ode to Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, and this year marks the bicentenary of His Birth celebrated this year by Baha’is and their friends around the world. Continue reading

“Food as Medicine” a Presentation by Dr. Shad [Audio]

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

Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World: Collection 5

“Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World” is a Baha’i Blog initiative in honor of the Bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith.

In this initiative, we share portraits of Baha’is and their friends from different countries and territories all over the world, and accompanying their photographs are a few of their words about what the Baha’i Faith means to them or how it has touched their lives.  Continue reading

Circling Spirits: A New Album by Roman Orona

(Photo credit: Robert Doyle/Canyon Records)

Raised in the culture of his Apache roots, Roman Orona, also know as “Ish Hish Itsaatsu” which means “One Who Dances With Eagles” in Apache, is a Native American performer and musician whose new award-winning album of Apache songs called Circling Spirits, expresses his people’s sacred values and acknowledges the spirits of the ancestors who sacrificed their lives, families and lands, so that their tribal communities could endure.

I had the pleasure of meeting Roman while briefly living in Arizona, so I decided to catch up with him to talk about his new album and how his faith as a Baha’i and as a Native American heritage have shaped his life and his music. Continue reading

“Blessings” by Roman Orona [Audio Track]

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 Phoenix, USA with Roman Orona who sings “Blessings” in Apache style, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

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