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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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“Adversity” by Katie Eckert, Deborah Eckert & Ali Youssefi

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 Willikies in Antigua and Barbuda with Katie Eckert, Deborah Eckert and Ali Youssefi singing “Adversity” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Adversity” by Katie Eckert, Deborah Eckert & Ali Youssefi [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 Willikies in Antigua and Barbuda with Katie Eckert, Deborah Eckert and Ali Youssefi singing “Adversity” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

Gold Coast Youth Share their Experiences of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

Baha’i Blog asked some of the participants of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program living on the Gold Coast, Australia, to share their experiences with us.

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program [JYSEP] is a global movement inspiring young people, parents and communities to work together to support youth in neighbourhoods around the world. Continue reading

“Mother and Father Dunn” A Poem by Aaron Blomeley [AUDIO]

“Mother and Father Dunn” is a poem written by Aaron Blomeley in honour of 100th anniversary of the Baha’i Faith in Australia.

Baha’i Blog made a video of the poem, read by Aaron Blomeley’s son, Bilyana, and we added imagery and music. This is the audio version of that reading, and you can find the video here: “Mother and Father Dunn” A Poem by Aaron Blomeley

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“Illahi, Ya Illahi (O God, my God)” by Arman & Gloria

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 Hamilton, New Zealand with Arman and Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Illahi, Ya Illahi (O God, my God)” in Urdu, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Illahi, Ya Illahi (O God, my God)” by Arman & Gloria [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 Hamilton, New Zealand with Arman and Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Illahi, Ya Illahi (O God, my God)” in Urdu, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

A Deeper Calling – A Short Film Sharing Reflections on the Transformative Power of Prayer

I had the fortune of taking part in the 2022 World Conference which recently took place in Brisbane, Australia, and on the opening night of the conference, a short film was shown called A Deeper Calling: Reflections on the Transformative Power of Prayer. The film features five young people from Brisbane, and it shares their personal reflections of how prayer has affected their lives.

I found out that the film was created by my friend, Devina Saberi, who also happens to have taken part in some of our very first Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions (“Shine Ye” and “Sorrow Shall Pass“), and she agreed to publish the film on Baha’i Blog’s Youtube channel, and also answer some questions about the film. Here’s what she shared: Continue reading