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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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Scale of Significance: How Significant Are You? – Erik Friedenberg (Justice Conference 2019)

In this talk titled ‘Scale of Significance: How Significant Are You?’ given by Eric Friedenberg at the Justice Conference 2019, Erik engages the audience in a meaningful conversation about the intrinsic values one has from an inner knowledge. If you live and work by these values, you will make decisions that are based on love and unity and therefore add meaning to you or your company’s environment and achieve significance. Erik talks about his dream, and facilitates the sharing of ideas about working from a place of unity and what it means for a company. He argues that if being driven by significance becomes the standard in companies and the financial world, then this will result in a total change in behavior everywhere. Continue reading

Scale of Significance: How Significant Are You? – Erik Friedenberg (Justice Conference 2019) [Audio Track]

In this audio version of a talk titled ‘Scale of Significance: How Significant Are You?’ given by Eric Friedenberg at the Justice Conference 2019, Erik engages the audience in a meaningful conversation about the intrinsic values one has from an inner knowledge. If you live and work by these values, you will make decisions that are based on love and unity and therefore add meaning to you or your company’s environment and achieve significance. Erik talks about his dream, and facilitates the sharing of ideas about working from a place of unity and what it means for a company. He argues that if being driven by significance becomes the standard in companies and the financial world, then this will result in a total change in behavior everywhere. Continue reading

Worlds Within: An Album by Danny Stevenson

Danny Stevenson is a friend I met years ago in Namibia, and some of you may recognize him from his Baha’i Blog Studio Session recorded in the UK called “Crimson Ink”. It’s always great to hear when someone who’s participated in our Studio Sessions series goes on to record their first album, so I was excited when I heard that Danny has released Worlds Within, a devotional album inspired by the Baha’i Writings.

I wanted to find out more about the album and the inspiration behind it, so here’s what Danny shared with me: Continue reading

“O Son of Spirit” by Michael and Laura [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 Toronto, Canada with Michael Ferguson and Laura Friedmann who sing “O Son of Spirit” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah Continue reading

June Perkins Interview from the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival

This interview from the 2019 Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival features author, poet and blogger June Perkins.

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.

Dr. June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents. She utilizes multi-arts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work. She recently shared Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 APT9 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute. She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian, Pasifika and Baha’i literary landscapes. Continue reading

June Perkins Interview from the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival [Audio Version]

This interview from the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival 2019 features author, poet and blogger June Perkins.

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.

Dr. June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents. She utilizes multi-arts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work. She recently shared Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 APT9 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute. She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian, Pasifika and Baha’i literary landscapes. Continue reading

Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 41: Halldor Thorgeirsson

Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

In this episode, I’m in Reykjavik, Iceland with Halldor Thorgeirsson, the Chair of Iceland’s Climate Council, and retired Senior Director of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). We talk about the environment, and Halldor teaches me about how Carbon Matter really matters. He tells me about Iceland, his work, how he became a Baha’i, the importance of consultation and accompaniment, Baha’is who have influenced his life, and the importance of moral leadership and engaging in constructive forces in our society. I hope you enjoy the conversation! Continue reading