Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 70: Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing

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 by Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing, the founder of ‘The Center for Peace and Global Governance’ and a person of many talents. She’s the author of a number of books, has worked as a lawyer for 20 years, is a 7th generation Baha’i, and she’s passionate about the role of women in society, issues around global governance, the environment, peace-building, and leadership. We discuss all of these topics and also look at ideas around Collective Security, the meaning of power, and she even shares some personal stories of her time growing up in the Holy Land. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

Find out more about some of the things we mentioned and covered below:

* The Universal House of Justice

* Shoghi Effendi

* Abdu’l-Baha

* The Bab

* Baha’u’llah

* Learn more about Abdu’l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: The Mystery of God

* Sovaida has published the following books:
The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace
Collective Security Within Reach
Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises
Bridge to Global Governance: Tackling Climate Change, Energy Distribution, and Nuclear Proliferation

* Sovaid’s Vlogcast on Youtube: Re-Imagining Our World

* Interview with Sovaida about her book: The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace

* QUOTE: “Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.” -Baha’u’llah

* Sovaida’s NGO: Center for Peace and Global Governance (CPGG): www.cpgg.org

* Sovaida’s life coaching business: Unleash You Coaching

* Siyyid Yahya-i-Darabi, given the title Vahid

* Nayriz

* Twin Birthdays for Twin Manifestations

* 6 Questions About the Independent Investigation of Truth

* The Baha’i Principle of Progressive Revelation

* Sovaida mentions the Baha’i World Centre, and you may also find this Baha’i Blog article interesting: Why is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?

* Who Were the Hands of the Cause?

* Abu’l-Qasim Faizi

* Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum

* Ali-Akbar Furutan

* Paul Haney

* Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 52: Dara Feldman

* The Promise of World Peace – The Universal House of Justice letter 1985.

* Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 35: Michael Karlberg

You can find all of our episodes here on the Baha’i Blogcast page, and be sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Baha’i Blogcast for more upcoming episodes on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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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