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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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“精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” by Natasha Chiang

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Toowoomba, Australia with Natasha Chiang singing “精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

“精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” by Natasha Chiang [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Toowoomba, Australia with Natasha Chiang singing “精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

750: A Collaborative Photography Installation in Honor of the Bab

750 is an incredible collaborative photographic initiative created in honor of the Bab. It features 750 photographs of candles (some of which are illumined) as a reference to the 750 rifles that were fired to execute the Bab, and the inextinguishable nature of His revelation and the impact of His teachings.

My good friend and awesome photographer, Nancy Wong was one of the collaborators involved in this project, and I was excited to hear all about how it came about. Below you’ll find what she shared with me, along with some images of the installation. Continue reading

Celebrating 9 Years of Baha’i Blog! Some Highlights of the Year!

It’s been nine years of Baha’i Blog – yes nine! (…oooh the number nine…), and we’re so excited to have come this far!

As many of you know, we take the work we’re doing in exploring and creating Baha’i-inspired media content very seriously, and we feel blessed to have been able to continue creating Baha’i-inspired content in various avenues of media over the years! As we continue to work hard at making Baha’i Blog what it is today, we really hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve been doing, and have found it useful and inspiring as well!.

With so much going on here at Baha’i Blog, there’s no way we can cover everything we’ve been working on in this article, but we wanted to share a few highlights of some of the things that have been keeping us busy over the last Baha’i year: Continue reading

Rendi radioso questo giovane (Make This Youth Radiant) – An Evening with NAIM

“Rendi radioso questo giovane”, which translates to “Make This Youth Radiant”, is the fifth song from ‘An Evening with NAIM’, where Italian singer and songwriter NAIM takes us on a musical journey in this live performance filmed in Genoa, Italy.

The lyrics to this song are taken from the sacred Baha’i Wirings of Abdu’l-Baha.

Check out the full concert where NAIM not only shares these songs, but the inspiration behind them all: Una Serata con NAIM (An Evening with NAIM)

PLEASE NOTE: Subtitles can be found in both English and Italian by clicking on the “CC” button.

Special thanks to NAIM and all those involved in making this happen! Continue reading

Rendi radioso questo giovane (Make This Youth Radiant) – An Evening with NAIM [Audio Track]

“Rendi radioso questo giovane”, which translates to “Make This Youth Radiant”, is the fifth song from ‘An Evening with NAIM’, where Italian singer and songwriter NAIM takes us on a musical journey in this live performance filmed in Genoa, Italy.

The lyrics to this song are taken from the sacred Baha’i Wirings of Abdu’l-Baha.

Check out the full concert where NAIM not only shares these songs, but the inspiration behind them all: Una Serata con NAIM (An Evening with NAIM)

PLEASE NOTE: Subtitles can be found in both English and Italian by clicking on the “CC” button.

Special thanks to NAIM and all those involved in making this happen! Continue reading

12 Online Baha’i Resources Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With all that’s been unfolding with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, we thought we’d put together a short list of 12 Baha’i or Baha’i-inspired recourses that have been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so far. These resources range from the most recent message from the Universal House of Justice, to news and travel updates to the Baha’i World Centre, to an episode of the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson featuring epidemiologist Dr. Robert Kim-Farley. It also includes a number of articles which share personal viewpoints and musings on the current global health crisis as seen through the lens of the principles of the Baha’i Faith. We hope that you find these interesting and useful. Continue reading