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 first episode opens at Abdu’l-Baha’s funeral, a funeral unlike any the Holy Land had ever seen. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Haifa to pay homage to one they considered as the benevolent father to all. The series recounts Abdu’l-Baha’s early years using the words of His devoted sister Bahiyyih Khanum, and tells the story of Baha’u’llah’s acceptance of the message of the Bab, which caused the family’s life to be thrown into turmoil.
Narrated by Parisa Fitz-Henley and Rainn Wilson, with contributions from Michael Day, Hooper Dunbar, and Lesley Taherzadeh O’Mara
Featuring the voices of Penn Badgely, James Gillies, and Forouz Masrour
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.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.