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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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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

Fate che il vostro cuore (Let Your Heart) – An Evening with NAIM

“Fate che il vostro cuore”, which translates to “Let Your Heart” is the second 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 Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith.

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

Fate che il vostro cuore (Let Your Heart) – An Evening with NAIM [Audio Track]

“Fate che il vostro cuore”, which translates to “Let Your Heart” is the second 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 Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith.

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

The Ocean of Light International School in Tonga

The Baha’i Teachings stress the importance of universal education, and there are countless Baha’i Writings which emphasize the importance of education. Baha’u’llah Writes:

Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being and are conductive to this exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to a man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.

Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.

It’s no wonder, therefore, that numerous educational institutions have been established by Baha’is around the world, and one of these establishments is a school called the “Ocean of Light International School”, located in the South Pacific nation of Tonga.

I caught up with Soheyla Bolouri, who along with her husband Sohrab, live in Tonga and have been serving on the school’s Board of Trustees since the school’s inception in 1996. Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading

“Infinite Love” by Shay and Camila [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 Seattle, USA with Shay Morris-Doty and Camila Matamala-Ost who sing “Infinite Love” based on a talk by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

Creative Contributions in Honour of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab: Michael Day

This video, created by the Australian Baha’i community, speaks to the creative contributions that have been released into the life of society 200 years since the Birth of the Bab, Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith. In this video, journalist and writer Michael Day talks about the role of literature and the impact which the Bab had on this creative process. Continue reading