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The 3D Art and Motion Design of Omid Vojdani

This images post will share art in a medium that I haven’t explored before: 3D art and motion design. The work of Omid Vojdani is captivating, mesmerizing and elegant and I was exceedingly curious to find out more. Thankfully, Omid graciously agreed to tell us about his craft. Below are some of his work, followed by his words about his art, what inspires him, and what words of encouragement he’d like to share with other emerging artists. Continue reading

BWNS: Global Conferences – Worldwide Conferences Inspired Hope, Say Societal Leaders

This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) reports how, as thousands of conferences encircling the globe are now coming to an end, people from all walks of life are seeing how consultations at these vibrant gatherings have harmonised different points of view in the pursuit of plans that apply spiritual principles to issues and challenges facing their societies. Continue reading

Baha’u’llah Loves You – A Young Children’s Book by Sara Gore

Sara Gore has authored a whimsical book for young children called Baha’u’llah Loves You. The book tells children how much they are loved using metaphors and imagery from the natural world and through rhyming verse. The vibrant illustrations by Alison Gore contribute to the book’s sweetness and I think it will be a book cherished by little ones and their parents.

Sara is a good friend and I was excited to discover that she had written the book. I immediately contacted her to learn more about it and what inspired her to write it. Here’s what she shared: Continue reading

Paradise – Music from the 2022 World Conferences, Queensland

Baha’i Blog is excited to share the song “Paradise” from “Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland”.

“Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland” is a collection of seven songs which were performed at the three major 2022 World Conferences which took place across Queensland, Australia (Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane), and have now been professionally filmed and recorded in a studio. Continue reading

Paradise [Audio] – Music from the 2022 World Conferences, Queensland

Baha’i Blog is excited to share the audio version of the song “Paradise” from “Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland”.

You can watch the video recording of this song here: Paradise

“Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland” is a collection of seven songs which were performed at the three major 2022 World Conferences which took place across Queensland, Australia (Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane), and have now been professionally filmed and recorded in a studio. Continue reading

The Baha’i Waiata Project – A Māori Musical Devotions Initiative

The Baha’i Waiata Project is an initiative of friends in Christchurch, New Zealand. It originated as an artitistic endeavour in honour of the bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab. Nine songs, or waiata, were composed using the prayers and writings of the Bab, Baha’u’llah, and Abdul-Baha which had been translated into the Māori language. The songs vary in genre and include traditional chanting, a children’s song, a duet, and reggae. You can watch all the music videos of their songs on their YouTube channel: the Baha’i Waiata Project.

We were excited when the team behind this initiative, DJ, Benji, Chis, Robbie, Ty, Vahid and Megan, agreed to tell us more about their music. Here’s what they shared: Continue reading

Mother, Father – Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland

Baha’i Blog is excited to share the song “Mother, Father” from “Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland”.

“Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland” is a collection of seven songs which were performed at the three major 2022 World Conferences which took place across Queensland, Australia (Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane), and have now been professionally filmed and recorded in a studio. Continue reading

Mother, Father [Audio] – Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland

Baha’i Blog is excited to share the audio version of the song “Mother, Father” from “Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland”.

You can watch the video recording of this song here: Mother, Father

“Music from the 2022 World Conferences of Queensland” is a collection of seven songs which were performed at the three major 2022 World Conferences which took place across Queensland, Australia (Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane), and have now been professionally filmed and recorded in a studio. Continue reading

BWNS: Azerbaijan – Baha’i Principle of Unity Inspires National Conference on Coexistence

This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) reports on the first national conference on fostering coexistence in Azerbaijan that was held by the government’s State Committee on Religious Associations, bringing together officials, representatives of diverse faith communities, civil society leaders, academics, and journalists. The conference was organized by the state committee just six days after discussions took place among diverse social actors about the Baha’i principle of unity in diversity. The gathering was also a response to the growing interest in Azerbaijani society to explore questions concerning an inclusive national identity. Continue reading

A User’s Guide to God Passes By

With a raging war, a frightening pandemic, climate chaos and divided democracies, we need protection against succumbing to anxiety or despair.

One potent preventative–or antidote–is to spend time with God Passes By, which Shoghi Effendi wrote in the perilous days of World War II.

Here is a user’s guide to “the greatest epic of the millennium.”

What is God Passes By?

Published in 1944, the book is the only full-length narrative that Shoghi Effendi wrote, that fact testifying to the importance he saw in its content.

It is a historical survey of the first 100 years of the Baha’i Faith. Its 25 chapters cover the Ministries of the Bab, Baha’u’llah and Abdul-Baha as well as the first 23 years of the Formative Age of the Faith. Continue reading

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