Worship & Service: Strengthening the Devotional Character of our Communities – Roya & Sahba [Audio]

In this presentation given at the Heroes Teaching Conference held in Brisbane, Australia, 6-7 April, 2019, Roya Anvari and Sahba Abedian share snippets from the film ‘A Widening Embrace’, in order to assist our understanding, and explore how every act of service will contribute to the development of vibrant communities, how “Devotional gatherings, the embryo of the local Mashriqu’l-Adhkar (House of Worship), kindle the stirrings of the spirit and ignite the flame of service”, how visiting one another’s homes weaves bonds of love and union, and how teaching can become a way of life.

The Heroes Teaching Conference was an historic gathering of over 1,000 Baha’i adults, youth, junior youth and children, as well as some of their like-minded friends from all over Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Australia. Organised by the Regional Baha’i Council and Board of Counsellors, the program aimed to help its participants find their place in service to Baha’u’llah and humanity, by drawing on the heroism of the past, inspiring them to arise, through humble service, and become heroes of the Faith for this age.

You can watch the film ‘A Widening Embrace’ here: A Widening Embrace (English)

You can watch the video of this talk here: Worship & Service: Strengthening the Devotional Character of our Communities – Roya & Sahba

You can listen to more talks from the ‘Heroes Teaching Conference’ here on this playlist.

Watch more talks from the ‘Heroes Teaching Conference’ here on this playlist.

Watch and listen to music inspired by the Heroes Teaching Conference here: Music Inspired by the Heroes Teaching Conference

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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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