Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 72: Hoda Mahmoudi (In Honor of Abdu’l-Baha)

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 special episode in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, I’m joined by Professor Hoda Mahmoudi who holds the Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, USA. She tells me about moving to the US as a child and what the Baha’i Chair for World Peace is all about. We talk Abdu’l-Baha and His wonderful insights on what peace is really about, and how all of us can play a role in helping achieve it. I hope you enjoy the 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

* Find out more about The Baha’i Chair for World Peace and Hoda Mahmoudi here.

* BOOK: A World Without War by Janet Khan & Hoda Mahmoudi

* Association for Baha’i Studies, North America

* The Baha’i World Centre

* Why is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?

* Tablets of the Divine Plan

* What Are the Tablets of the Divine Plan?

* We mention Dr. Nader Saiedi who has also been a guest on the Baha’i Blogcast:
– Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 20: Nader Saiedi
– Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Ep.48: A Declaration of the Bab Conversation with Nader Saiedi

* Tablets to The Hague by Abdu’l-Baha

* Abdu’l-Baha’s Tablets to The Hague: An Introduction

* A World Without War: Abdu’l-Baha & the Discourse for Global Peace – Janet Khan & Hoda Mahmoudi

* The Promise of World Peace by the Universal House of Justice

* Children’s Classes

* Why & How Do Baha’is Pray?

* Study Circles & Ruhi books

* What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?

* Who Were the Hands of the Cause?

* Taking the Politics Out of Politics

* The Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith

* BOOK: God Passes By by Shoghi Effendi

* VIDEO: Abdu’l-Baha in Egypt – Baha’i Blog Interviews Payam Rowhani

* BOOK: Paris Talks by Abdu’l-Baha

* VIDEO: Abdu’l-Baha – Servant of Glory

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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