Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
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 BahaiTeachings.org 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.
This episode of Ambassador to Humanity explores how Abdu’l-Baha consistently promoted the equality of the sexes as one of the fundamental teachings of the Baha’i Faith. In His writings, His father Baha’u’llah had unequivocally proclaimed the equality of women and men, and Abdu’l-Baha set out to describe the many implications of that equality in His own talks and correspondence.
Narrated by Parisa Fitz-Henley and Rainn Wilson, with contributions from Ann Boyles, Moojan Momen, and Wendi Momen
Featuring the voices of Justin Baldoni, Beverley Evans Matthews, Naim Rastani, Maia Reneau, and Stéphane Zahrai
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 239Days.com and BahaiTeachings.org.
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