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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

5 Baha’i Books About Marriage

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In the Baha’i Writings we are told that marriage is “a fortress for well-being” and preparation for a lasting union is something we can all benefit from. So whether you’re single and hoping to find a partner, or already investigating someone’s character, I thought it would be useful to put together a short list of books to help you get started in your own preparation to building that fortress. Continue reading

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