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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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“Allt Pris Vare Dig (All Praise be to Thee)” by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice [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 Stockholm, Sweden with Sylvia Riekstins-Vice who sings “Allt Pris Vare Dig (All Praise be to Thee)” from a prayer by Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

The Tree of Unity – A Baha’i-Inspired Short Film

In this short film, titled “The Tree of Unity”, two young Sri Lankan women have a conversation about a tree as a symbol for the interconnectedness of humanity,
and how Baha’is are working towards the unity of humankind.

The film was shot in the rural villages around Dickoya, in the tea estates of Sri Lanka. The Dickoya cluster currently has more than 1,000 Baha’i activities and the actors seen in the film are all Baha’is. This video is in Tamil, the most widely spoken language of Sri Lanka, but English subtitles are provided. Continue reading

Cozy Corner – A New Video Series for Kids

Some of the 'Cozy Corner' friends. From left to right: Mrs. Flutterby, Squirrel, Trudy, Rory and Max. (Photo: Sarah Nolen)

I’m very excited to introduce everyone to Cozy Corner, a new online video series aimed at helping children, and their adults, explore the qualities and skills needed to cultivate loving relationships, welcoming communities, and a healthy planet.

Cozy Corner originally started as an interactive puppet show a couple of years ago, but in response to the global pandemic the Cozy Corner team quickly brought the show online.

I caught up with the creator and producer of Cozy Corner, Faye Dupras, to find out more about this wonderful initiative, but before we get to the interview, check out the Cozy Corner Trailer below: Continue reading

Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 52: Dara Feldman

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 joined by award-winning educator, author and speaker, Dara Feldman, who served as the Director of Education for the Virtues Project for seven years. We talk about food shaming, the power of the 12-step program, and all the ways the virtues can be incorporated into all aspects of our lives. She tells me how she became a Baha’i, her passion for restorative justice, what’s she’s working on now, and her recent experience in India at the largest school in the world. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Continue reading

“Hay un Signo (There is a Sign)” by Sofia Acevedo [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 Santiago, Chile with Sofia Acevedo singing “Hay un Signo (There is a Sign)” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading