Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
In this podcast episode from the Baha’i World News Service, we hear about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where wars and conflicts have claimed millions of lives and uprooted even more. But throughout the country, there are communities that are learning to transcend the traditional barriers that divide people. In this episode, you can listen to stories that offer a glimpse into some Congolese communities where people are working together and drawing on Baha’i Teachings to transform their collective life.
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.
Wow! Wonderful! Moving stories of inspired community-building and heart-stirring music. This is the unifying power of the Divine Educator at work all over the world today, bringing sons and daughters of the family of humankind together to create lasting peace and true social and economic development – in this case, in a nation that many in the developed world have written off as being riven with warfare and strife. This confirms yet again for me, personally, that these demonstrations of the Teachings of the Bahai Faith in action offer the sort of positive societal transformation that my classmates and I back in the early 70s were reaching for at UC Santa Cruz’s Merrill College, which, attracting many past and future Peace Corps workers, was focused on Third World development.
Keith J. Taylor (March 3, 2019 at 4:10 PM)