- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
This is the audio version of a talk titled “America’s Destiny: Insights from the Baha’i Teachings” by Ken Bowers, where he shares some stories relating to the events of bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, and also explores how the Revelation of Baha’u’llah is a miracle, and how we have to be actively engaged in helping to put our plans into action.
Ken Bowers currently serves as the Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, the annually elected body governing the activities of Baha’is in the 48 contiguous states. Prior to being elected to the National Assembly, he served as an appointed member of the National Teaching Committee, the principal arm of the National Assembly, acting as its Secretary for nearly 10 years. Until 1991, Mr. Bowers owned and operated a business in Atlanta. He is the author of ‘God Speaks Again’, an introductory book about the Baha’i Faith which can be found here: http://amzn.to/2r1t2pW. Together with their children, Mojdeh and Ford, Ken and his wife Mojgan make their home in Wilmette, Illinois, in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
This talk was given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference, 24 December, 2017.
You can also watch to the video of this talk here on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel: “America’s Destiny: Insights From The Baha’i Teachings” A Talk by Ken Bowers.
Leave a Reply
"*" indicates required fields
The arts and media have a critical role in how we share our community experiences. We’ve got resources, projects and more to help you get involved.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia.
We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.