Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 25: Steve Sarowitz

Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

In this episode I’m in Chicago, USA with Steve Sarowitz, founder of, and the Executive Producer of The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith, a new documentary film that tells the story of the life of the Bab, His message, and the origins of the Babi religion. In this conversation, we not only talk about the life of the Bab and this wonderful new documentary, but Steve enthusiastically shares his thoughts on what forgiveness might mean, how he became a Baha’i, what he’s learned from volunteering at the Baha’i House of Worship in Chicago, the concept of progressive revelation, and the importance of sharing the Teachings of the Baha’i Faith with everyone while being careful not to be too pushy.

To find out more about Steve Sarowitz and some of the things we covered in the podcast, check out the following links:

* Watch the trailer to the The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith here.

* To learn more about The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith and find out where the film is screening, go to the film’s official website.

* You can find out more about the life of the Bab here.

* Listen to the interview with Steve Sarowitz here on the Cloud9 podcast.

* I mention that Steve volunteers at the Baha’i House of Worship located just outside of Chicago. You can find out more about Houses of Worship (also commonly referred to as a Baha’i temple and a Mashriqu’l-Adhkar) here, and learn more about the Baha’i House of Worship for North America here.

* Learn more about Steve’s company from his company’s website:

* Steve talks about his experience visiting the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. You can find out more about the Shrine of the Bab from these two links: The Shrine of the Bab and The Shrine of the Bab and its Significance.

* Steve mentions the Baha’i Obligatory Prayer which you can find out more about from this article: What is Obligatory Prayer and Why is it Important?

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Thanks for listening!

-Rainn Wilson

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 4 Comments

  1. I understand you and your wife run a girls’ home in Haiti for “empowering” teenagers. Do you know anything about the Clinton Foundation in Haiti? Are any Baha’i institutions involved with your girls’ home? I also saw some tweets from 2011 …. Is there another Rainn Wilson? You are a Baha’i?

  2. What a pleasure to be introduced via this podcast to the enthusiastic man behind this groundbreaking film! I hope to have a chance to watch it soon; I also look forward to his future films about other central figures of the Baha’i Faith.

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