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“Thankful Birds” by Savvy, Danika, Lauren & Jeremy

Baha’i Blog 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 Chicago, USA with Savvy, Danika, Lauren and Jeremy singing “Thankful Birds”, based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Thankful Birds” by Savvy, Danika, Lauren & Jeremy [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog 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 Chicago, USA with Savvy, Danika, Lauren and Jeremy singing “Thankful Birds”, based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

My Reflections on True Friendship

I have been thinking about the concept of friendship lately and the positive impact it can have. Friendship is a powerful force and its influence can extend beyond homes, workplaces, and schools to every setting and scenario imaginable from a visit to the doctor’s office to being on vacation. Imagine living in a world where everyone was welcoming, kindness reigned, individuals of all backgrounds came together and people were frank in their views. Is that only a thought reserved for imaginary utopian societies? I don’t think so.

I feel like this quote from Abdu’l-Baha can be a source of inspiration as we strive to create genuine friendships with everyone:

Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.

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“Finns det någon befriare (Is There Any Remover)” by Charisse & Laetitia

Baha’i Blog 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 Stockholm, Sweden with Laetitia Bergsmo and Charisse Johnson who sing “Finns det någon befriare” in Swedish, which translates to English as “Is There Any Remover”, and is from a prayer by the Bab. Continue reading

“Finns det någon befriare (Is There Any Remover)” by Charisse & Laetitia [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog 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 Stockholm, Sweden with Laetitia Bergsmo and Charisse Johnson who sing “Finns det någon befriare” in Swedish, which translates to English as “Is There Any Remover”, and is from a prayer by the Bab. Continue reading

Jungle of Virtues: A Book by Chelsea Lee Smith & Constanze von Kitzing

When I heard that Chelsea Lee Smith and Constanze von Kitzing had teamed up to create a board book for young children, called Jungle of Virtues, my heart sang! Sang, sang and sang some more! There are so few Baha’i-inspired materials for this age range, and Chelsea and Constanze are super talented. Among many of their other individual accomplishments, I interviewed Chelsea about her book, Garden of Virtues, and I chatted with Constanze about her illustrations for children’s prayer books. I am so delighted they have partnered to created this book and am also excited that they shared some behind-the-scenes information with me. Here’s our conversation:

Baha’i Blog: What inspired this book?

When I became a parent, I really wanted storybooks that would teach my children (and remind myself!) about the importance of practicing virtues each day. So in the past few years I have written several books for older children to share analogies about what virtues are. The first is called Mason’s Greatest Gems which was a collaboration with Elaheh Bos that shows how we each can find virtues inside us similar to mining gems. The second book is called Garden of Virtues which was illustrated by Shimone Mackie, and which uses the analogy of growing plants in a garden to share the idea of “growing” virtues in ourselves through practice. These books have been used in homes, schools and Baha’i children’s classes all around the world which has been awesome! But I really wanted to create a similarly virtues focused book which was appropriate for younger kids. I love rhyming books, and one day I began playing around with the idea of different animals showing virtues. From there I completed the poem which was the first draft of Jungle of Virtues and it sat mostly idle on my laptop for a few years before I came into contact with Constanze, who was the driving force behind getting it published.

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“Let Your Joy” by James Mohajer [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog 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 London, the United Kingdom with James Mohajer singing “Let Your Joy” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

Sulayman Khan (عهدی – سلیمان خان) – Ahdi [Official Music Video]

This is the official music video for the song ‘Sulayman Khan (عهدی – سلیمان خان)’ by Baha’i Persian rapper, Ahdi.

Ahdi is based in the United States, and for over a decade now, he’s been rapping mostly in Persian about topics such as racism, drug abuse, the equality of women and men, and other social issues including the oppression of his fellow Baha’is in Iran.

This song ‘Sulayman Khan’ was composed in honor of Sulayman Khan Tabrizi, who was one of the followers of the Bab, and who was publicly tortured and killed. Continue reading

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