- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
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.
In this third episode we hear first-hand remembrances from those who met Abdu’l-Baha during His historic visit to the West, and learn how their encounters with this unique spiritual leader shaped the rest of their lives. To high and low alike, whether in large meeting halls or in private conversations, Abdu’l-Baha created an impression that transformed thousands of lives and significantly enhanced the size and prestige of Baha’u’llah’s Faith in the West.
Narrated by Parisa Fitz-Henley and Rainn Wilson with contributions from Michael Day, Hooper Dunbar, Kathryn Jewett Hogensen, Nwandi Lawson, Moojan Momen, Anne Perry, Tim Perry, Robert Stockman, and Lesley Taherzadeh O’Mara; and historical reminiscences from Jean Bonn, Joseph Ioas, Monroe Ioas, Sylvia Paine Parmalee, Bahiyyih Randall-Winckler, Eva Swingle, Isabelle Windust, Shinji Yamamoto, and Aziz Yazdi.
Featuring the voices of Valerie Atwood, Anthony Azizi, Beverley Evans Matthews, Nathan Rainsford, and Paul Taylor.
Extracts from the Baha’i Blogcast with Anne and Tim Perry used with the permission of Baha’i Blog.
Extracts from Luminous Journey: Abdu’l-Baha in America, 1912, courtesy of Anne and Tim Perry, Perry Productions
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.
You can find all the episodes here: bahaiteachings.org/podcasts/ambassador-to-humanity
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
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