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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

31 Resources Featured on Baha’i Blog Related to Racism

We wanted to bring together some of the content found on Baha’i Blog related to racism, both materials that the team here at Baha’i Blog has created, and resources put together by others that we’ve featured in our video or audio sections. These resources include articles, interviews, books, talks and presentations that approach racism from a variety of perspectives. Continue reading

Celebrating 5 Years of Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel

Baha’i Blog’s Youtube channel just turned five years old, and there’s a lot to celebrate!

We started the Baha’i Blog YouTube channel in order to create high-quality Baha’i-inspired video content, and we’ve been charging ahead ever since! Fast forward five years, and we now have about 600 videos with over five million views and counting! (Woohoo!!!)

If you haven’t done so already, it would be great if you could subscribe to Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel, and click on the little bell symbol to be notified every time we publish a new video!
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Experience the Baha’i Gardens and the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah from Home

The gardens surrounding the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah in Israel are open to the public at designated times and they are visited by more than one million guests every year! In 2008, these unique structures and gardens were inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in recognition of their “outstanding universal value” as holy places and places of pilgrimage for followers of the Baha’i Faith.

As a precautionary measure and in compliance with health regulations regarding the coronavirus, the Shrines and their surrounding gardens have been closed. However, www.ganbahai.org.il, which is the official public website for visitor information to these holy places has just launched a new gallery of images and videos, including historical ones, so you can visit these special places from home. You can see them all here: http://gallery.ganbahai.org.il/

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Baha’i Blog TV (BBTV) App Now Available on Android!

A few weeks ago, the Baha’i Blog team was super excited to introduce everyone to Baha’i Blog TV, or BBTV as we like to call it! Initially, the app was only available for iPhone and iPad, and now we’re really happy to announce that it’s now available on Android as well!

Baha’i Blog TV is Baha’i Blog’s new app that allows you to access and watch hundreds of Baha’i-inspired videos on your Android (if you’re an iPhone or iPad user, here’s the article with all the details you’ll need). So whether you’re looking for inspiring Baha’i talks, beautiful Baha’i music, or other Baha’i films to share with your friends, we’ve got it covered! Head on over to the Google Play Store and download Baha’i Blog TV now for free! (Hey that rhymes!) Continue reading

15 Baha’i-Inspired Online Resources for Children

I thought it might be helpful to highlight some of the Baha’i-inspired online resources for children that we’ve shared on Baha’i Blog over the years as more and more families around the world isolate themselves indefinitely in their homes.

My go-to media is books, but as postal services are affected by the pandemic, I decided to focus this list on online resources that are immediately accessible. I know that this list isn’t exhaustive and I’d love for you to share some of your favorite resources, or resources you recently found, or you’ve created, in the comments section below. Continue reading

7 Video Calling Apps for Staying Connected When You’re in Isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many parts of the world do things. Perhaps the most profound shift has been due to the recommendations of governments for their citizens to stay in their homes whenever possible, and to reduce physical interactions in order to slow the spread of the virus.

For many Baha’is across the world, this has meant changing many activities such as holy day celebrations, Nineteen Day Feasts, children’s classes, study circles, devotional gatherings and Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programs from in-person meetings to virtual meetings. Fortunately, there are a number of readily available applications that can be used to keep communities, neighborhoods, families and friends connected through live video calls. In this Baha’i Blog post, I will briefly review seven such applications that you might find helpful: Continue reading

Mine Rich in Gems: Resources & Activities for Teaching Children & Junior Youth

Mine Rich in Gems is an incredible resource for teaching children and junior youth (from the ages of 2-14). Created by a family team made up of wife and husband, Lili and Wei, along with daughters, Kati and Christi, Mine Rich in Gems offers downloadable Baha’i-inspired activity booklets and materials in support of Feasts, Holy Day celebrations, children’s classes, home visits and other occasions. These resources are jam-packed with stories, games, puzzles and coloring sheets.

I got in touch with the team behind Mine Rich in Gems to find out more about how they came together and what they’re working on. Here’s what they shared with me:  Continue reading

Celebrating 9 Years of Baha’i Blog! Some Highlights of the Year!

It’s been nine years of Baha’i Blog – yes nine! (…oooh the number nine…), and we’re so excited to have come this far!

As many of you know, we take the work we’re doing in exploring and creating Baha’i-inspired media content very seriously, and we feel blessed to have been able to continue creating Baha’i-inspired content in various avenues of media over the years! As we continue to work hard at making Baha’i Blog what it is today, we really hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve been doing, and have found it useful and inspiring as well!.

With so much going on here at Baha’i Blog, there’s no way we can cover everything we’ve been working on in this article, but we wanted to share a few highlights of some of the things that have been keeping us busy over the last Baha’i year: Continue reading