- 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.
Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace interviews multi-disciplinary conceptual artist Shirin Towfiq. Growing up in a predominantly immigrant suburb of San Diego, Shirin began exploring ideas of displacement and cultural identity at a young age. She first heard about the concept of socially-engaged art while studying at UC Berkeley and was quickly drawn to its philosophy, which engages community members through its creative approach to problem solving.
For more information about Shirin and her art, please visit her website: www.shirintowfiq.com
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