Ambassador to Humanity – Episode Eight: The Life of the Spirit

Ambassador to Humanity is a podcast series of nine episodes in honor of the centenary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha. The podcast was produced by and it recounts the life and work of this unique figure in human history, celebrating His life, His legacy, and His enduring influence on humanity. It includes eyewitness accounts from those who encountered Abdu’l-Baha and commentary from those who have studied His life and example.

What does it mean to be spiritual in a material world? How do we develop noble human qualities like generosity, kindness, and forgiveness? What is the value of prayer? What is the relationship between religion and spirituality?

We explore these essential questions in this episode of Ambassador to Humanity.


Narrated by Parisa Fitz-Henley and Rainn Wilson, with contributions from Ann Boyles, Michael Day, Wendi Momen, Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Anne Perry, Steven Phelps, Robert Stockman, and Lesley Taherzadeh O’Mara

Featuring the voice of Penn Badgley

Written and produced by Rob Weinberg and Nathan Rainsford

Assistant Editor: Noah Matthews

Executive producers include Rainn Wilson, Shahin Sobhani, Steve Sarowitz, Maia Reneau, and Ford Bowers for Spring Green Media, in collaboration with and

You can find all the episodes here:

And you can read an interview with Rainn, Parisa and Rob about this podcast here: Ambassador to Humanity – A Podcast Series on the Life of Abdul-Baha

About the Author

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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