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New Baha’i Calendar Celebrating 100 Years of the Baha’i Faith in Australia

A special edition Badi calendar (or Baha’i calendar) has been created for this year, 177 BE, in celebration of the centenary of the Baha’i Faith in Australia. Featuring historic photographs, this 22-page calendar includes Baha’i Holy Days and 19-Day Feasts from Naw-Ruz 2020 to March 2021.

The photos displayed are from the Australian national Baha’i archives and they highlight the growth of the Baha’i community, including key milestone events.

There are many photographs of Hands of the Cause of God Hyde and Clara Dunn, who traveled to Australia in 1920 to establish Baha’i communities. Continue reading

Launching 200 New Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith in Honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab

The Baha’i Blog team is excited to announce that starting tomorrow, we’ll be launching another 200 portraits and personal reflections from people around the world as a part of our “Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World” initiative, and this time it’s in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab.

Baha’i Blog’s “Personal Reflections” initiative started last year to honor the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, and approximately every 24 hours, we shared one of 200 photographs taken of Baha’is and their friends, each coupled with an extract taken from an interview about what the Baha’i Faith means to them personally, and how it has touched their lives. Continue reading

10 Tips for Taking Photos at Community Events

Nineteen monthly meetings, Holy days, and now the Bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth! The Baha’i calendar is full of events which you are likely to want to share with your family and friends, and more importantly, document for the future! Luckily, apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook come running to the rescue, nowadays anybody can share these moments, not just professional photographers. I guess then this begs the question, “if I’m not a professional photographer, how can I take the best photos at my event?” Continue reading

10 Places to Find Photos and Images for You and Your Community

The common expression “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” holds some truth as we are all moved by images and photographs, and here at Baha’i Blog, we often get emails asking us about the images we use and where we get them. Therefore, with all the various Baha’i activities going on and especially right now as we all prepare for the bicentenary celebrations, the Baha’i Blog team thought you might find this list of resources helpful. So if you are looking for uplifting photos, whether it’s for a blog, an invitation, a poster, or a visual component for an event or gathering – whatever your photographic needs – here is a list of 10 sites to help you with your photo and image needs. Continue reading