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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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The Resting Place of Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Baha’i Faith: A Message from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom

This video showcases the beauty of the resting place of Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, accompanied by the reading of a loving letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom. The letter details the significance of this sacred place, the recent renovations and enhancements to the site, and a warm invitation for all to come and pray and meditate there.  Continue reading

19 Glimpses of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab Celebrations Around the World!

It’s been so exciting to see the thousands of celebratory initiatives and activities happening around the world in honor of the Bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, the Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith!

Many of these initiatives and activities have been featured on bicentenary.baha.org/the-bab/glimpses, a page created by the Baha’i World Centre in honor of this special occasion, so we thought we’d share 19 glimpses of bicentenary celebrations and events from around the world, found on the bicentenary page. Here they are listed in alphabetical order, and if you click on the country or image, it’ll take you to more related images: Continue reading

Sacred Stairway: Pathway to a Book – A Talk by Michael Day

In this talk called ‘Sacred Stairway: Pathway to a Book’ given at the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival in 2019, author Michael V. Day shares stories and insights from his trilogy of books about the Shrine of the Bab.

Ink of Light is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha’i writers and creatives, who all come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression. Continue reading

Sacred Stairway: Pathway to a Book – A Talk by Michael Day [Audio Track]

In this talk called ‘Sacred Stairway: Pathway to a Book’ given at the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival in 2019, author Michael V. Day shares stories and insights from his trilogy of books about the Shrine of the Bab.

Ink of Light is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha’i writers and creatives, who all come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression. Continue reading

An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith by Rainn Wilson – A New Animation!

I’m super excited to let everyone know about a new animation called An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith by Rainn Wilson that Baha’i Blog had the pleasure of working on with our dear friends at BahaiTeachings.org, SwissVBS, and of course, actor Rainn Wilson.

When Rainn first called to chat about the idea of making an animated introduction to the Baha’i Faith, I was excited because of what was learned when Baha’i Blog made this short video about the Baha’i Faith, and because sadly, there’s still not that much out there when it comes to introductory Baha’i materials online. Seeing as how 57 percent of the world are actively online these days, there’s definitely a need for videos like this.

Over the last year or so while working on this project, I’ve had a number of conversations with friends about what goes into making an animation about the Baha’i Faith. Here at Baha’i Blog we’re passionate about the creation of Baha’i-inspired content and exploring the processes involved, so I thought perhaps it would be a good opportunity to share a little bit about some of the considerations made, and the questions we asked ourselves, such as where to find the resources, what animation style we should use, how to write the script. After all, the goal was to create an animation that introduces the Baha’i Faith to a wide audience. Continue reading

An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith by Rainn Wilson

Baha’i Blog is excited to share An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith by Rainn Wilson, a new animation we’ve been working on with our dear friends Rainn Wilson, BahaiTeachings.org and SwissVBS.

In this animation, actor, and Baha’i, Rainn Wilson shares an overview of the Baha’i Faith by first presenting the overarching belief systems of atheism and Christianity, and then that of the Baha’i Faith. Continue reading