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BahaiTeachings.org LIVE: Does the Economy Need a Spiritual Reboot?

April 24, 2020, in Videos > Social Discourse, by

The team at BahaiTeachings.org has produced two new dynamic panel discussions called “Does the Economy Need a Spiritual Reboot?”.

Here’s more information about the discussions:

A volatile stock market, shuttered shops, and millions out of work. There’s no denying the impact of coronavirus on businesses and our financial system — and plenty of experts are weighing in on how we get our economic engine humming again. In these panels, we are invited to look at the topic from three diverse perspectives.

First, Bahaiteachings.org founder and editor in chief, Payam Zamani, facilitated a conversation on the spiritual implications of governance and economic decisions. The discussion featured:

– Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, former Director of the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group
– Dr. Nava Ashraf, professor of economics at the London School of Economics
– Shane Tedjarati, President and CEO of Global High Growth Regions at Honeywell
– Dr. Robert C. Henderson, Principal Consultant at The Henderson Consulting Group
– Sovaida Ma’ani-Ewing, Founding Director of the Center for Peace and Global Governance

A second panel, hosted by Jenna Nicholas, CEO of Impact Experience, looked at the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 crisis for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Panelists included:

– Desiree Akhavan, Co-Founder of Lazeez Bakery
– Ali Javid, Co-Founder of Wrapbook
– Bahia Overton, Founder of Bahia Honey
– Maryanne Fike, Co-Founder of bwe kafe and CEO of VIA Capital Partners
– Cyrus Greenall, Co-Founder and Director of Spectrum App

The second panel was followed by “A Unique Entrepreneurial and Spiritual Journey” — a one-on-one conversation between Payam and Steve Sarowitz, founder of Paylocity and producer of the film The Gate.

The panels also featured musical guest Lakan.

If you’d like to know more about Payam Zamani and Bahaiteachings.org, you might be interested in our podcast episode featuring him: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 5: Payam Zamani

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

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