Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
At some point in our lives, we all suffer from illnesses of the body or the mind and we face tests and difficulties. This collection highlights resources dedicated to physical and spiritual health and well-being, healing, resilience and overcoming challenges.
In this talk, produced by Bahaiteachings.org, physician, medical educator and nutrition expert Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH (or Dr. Shad as he is known) talks about his search for a better way to treat disease — and to stay healthy in the first place — by applying the Baha’i principle of the harmony between science and religion. “It is certain,” the Baha’i Wirings say, “that in this wonderful new age the development of medical science will lead to the doctors’ healing their patients with foods.” Those words of Abdu’l-Baha inspired Dr. Shad to become a physician, and to focus his integrative medical practice on healing through the use of food as medicine.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.