Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 57: Juliet & Novin

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 joined virtually by Novin and Juliet who are based in the UK and are the founders of Oneworld Publications, an awesome boutique publisher that punches way above their weight with tons of awards to their name! We talk about working in the circus, becoming a Baha’i, living in Cyprus, starting Oneworld, and the power of books in creating social change and also showing us what’s possible for the future. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

To find out more about some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links:

  • Oneworld Publications website:
  • Check out this Baha’i Blog article interviewing Novin and Juliet about Oneworld Publications: An Interview with Oneworld Publications
  • Listen to The Oneworld Podcast.
  • Novin mentions the philosopher John Hick.
  • We mention The Universal House of Justice
  • We mention Shoghi Effendi
  • We mention Abdu’l-Baha
  • We mention The Bab
  • We mention Baha’u’llah
  • Novin mentions Edward Granville Browne: The Only European Historian Who Met Baha’u’llah
  • Novin mentions The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Bab.
  • Novin mentions The Book of Certitude (The Kitab-i-Iqan) by Baha’u’llah.
  • We mention Juliet Thompson
  • We talk about the following books:

  • A Brief History of 7 Killings by Marlon James
  • The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
  • The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson
  • Memories of Mohammed: Why the Prophet Matters by Omid Safi
  • Oneworld’s book series called ‘Makers of the Muslim World
  • The Baha’i Faith in Words and Images by John Danesh, Seena Fazel, Paul Slaughter
  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • How We Disappeared: A Novel by Jing-Jing Lee
  • From Copper to Gold: The Life of Dorothy Baker by Dorothy Freeman Gilstrap
  • The Bab and the Babi Community of Iran by Fereydun Vahman
  • Juliet talks about the principle of bringing yourself to account each day, found in The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah:

    “O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds.”

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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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