Over the past few years, the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs have invited some of their colleagues into their office in Washington, D.C. to talk about the equality between women and men. These are some highlights from those conversations. (You can watch ‘Part 2’ here.) Continue reading
Welcome to Episode 2 of Baha’i Blog’s video series called WHAT’S THAT WORD?, where our host Jordan helps explain the meaning of certain words we may come across in the Baha’i Writings in a fun and accessible way. Continue reading
In this video, Canadian Baha’i music group Smith and Dragoman perform the song “Divine Tapestry” from their album “Open the Gates”. Continue reading
If you have the opportunity to attend one of the Sunday morning programs at the Baha’i House of Worship in Sydney, Australia, you may have the fortune of hearing the thundering and captivating voice of Gary Sterling singing a solo part in the choir, giving you goosebumps from head-to-toe.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gary Sterling grew up on traditional gospel music, where he started singing in a Baptist Church at the age of ten. His whole family are singers, but he is the only one who ventured into the field of the performing arts, and he says that although he grew up poor in the material world, spiritually he was privileged to be nurtured in the love of God, and Gary talks with a great deal of love and affection for the spiritual lessons his dear Baptist mother taught him.
Now a Baha’i and living in Sydney, Australia, Gary describes his music as inspirational gospel-style music for the nourishment of the human soul. Continue reading
A concrete wall in Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia has been transformed by artists Krimsone & Scott Nagy as part of a worldwide campaign called #NotACrime, which aims to use street art to raise awareness about the denial of education for the Baha’is in Iran. Continue reading
Shown above is the work of Leonardo Donanzan painted on a wall in Americana, Brazil, and this painting is one of many being carried out around the world as a part of the #NotACrime campaign.
#NotACrime is a global campaign which uses street art to raise awareness about the denial of education for the Baha’is in Iran and in this Baha’i Blog Image post, we’ve decided to showcase some of this wonderful artwork going up on walls around the world. Continue reading
Krimsone and Scott Nagy teamed up to create this colourful piece for the #NotACrime campaign. Krimsone is a Sydney based artist that practices in fine art as well as street art. With qualifications in printmaking and lots of experience with aerosol his work mixes high and lowbrow art together. Continue reading
Melanie King Dollie is a California–born creative with a background in printmaking and cultural anthropology. Having lived and worked in China, Israel, Latin America, and currently living in Sydney, Australia, she’s passionate about the exploration and use of the arts in helping with social change, so it’s no wonder that Melanie and I hit it off straight away when we fist met recently in Sydney.
Melanie agreed to be interview by Baha’i Blog about her art and the ideas behind her work: Continue reading
In this video, some of the youth attending the New Zealand North Island Baha’i Summer School (Dec 26-31, 2015) practice and perform the Maori Haka in honor of the guest speakers and all those attending the summer school.
“The haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. Continue reading
Born in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and raised by adopted parents in Australia, Klare Kuolga was blessed with having the privilege of belonging to two distinct cultures, both of which music played an important role.
Klare is an old friend of mine, and I just found out that she’s just released a new EP called “Blessed”, so I decided to catch up with her and interview her on Baha’i Blog: Continue reading