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 produced by the Baha’i World News Service, we learn how, one hundred years ago in May, the first race amity conference in the United States was held in Washington, D.C., by the American Baha’i community, a defining moment on the path toward racial unity in the country. The podcast also shares how to mark the centenary of that historic gathering, the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs brought together academics, civil society leaders, and other social actors for a three-day online symposium.
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.