Shaken, Divided, Separated: Reflections on the State of the World – A Talk by Colleen Dawes

In this talk titled ‘Shaken, Divided, Separated: Reflections on the State of the World’ given by Colleen Dawes at the Justice Conference 2019, Colleen looks at the state of the world through the lens of Baha’u’llah’s Writings, and explores the idea that everything that is happening is a necessary part of the transformation of society.

Colleen Dawes is an Australian lawyer who, since 1990, serves in the Department of Legal Affairs at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel. Prior to her service at the Baha’i World Centre, she practiced law in Australia. She is interested in the intersection of technology and the Baha’i Faith and in 2009, established Baha’i eBooks Publications (, where you can find more than 140 eBooks, including all the sacred Baha’i Writings, available for free download, with new titles being added each year.

The Justice Conference is an annual Baha’i-inspired forum for the exploration of international law, global governance, justice and ethics. It takes place in the Netherlands and all are welcome to participate!

You can listen to, and download the audio version of this talk here: Shaken, Divided, Separated: Reflections on the State of the World’ – Colleen Dawes [AUDIO TRACK]

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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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