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Panel: “Creating a Society Founded on Divine Principles”

February 11, 2018, in Videos > Talk, by

In this panel discussion titled “Creating a Society Founded on Divine Principles” Dr. Payam Akhavan, Leila Rassekh Milani, Jamey Heath and Erica Toussaint-Brock share their thoughts on how we apply spiritual principles to the building of civilization. The conversation was moderated by Mona Mahmoudi and was one of the sessions at the December 2017 Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (USA). 

About the panelists:

Erica Toussaint-Brock is best known for her down-to-earth application of the Baha’i teachings in our everyday life. She has served as an Auxiliary Board member, on the Regional Baha’i Council of the Western States and most recently as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States for 15 years until 2015. You can listen to a full talk that she gave at the 2017 Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference here: “Family Life: Marriage and Relationship and Childhood Education”

Payam Akhavan PhD (Harvard) is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a Member of the International Court of Arbitration and a former UN prosecutor at The Hague. In October 2017, he delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Massey Lectures. The companion book, a memoir entitled In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey, became the #1 bestseller (non-fiction) in Canada. You can listen to him speak on that subject in this talk: “Spirituality in a Phony World: In Search of Authenticity”

A songwriter, musician and producer, Jamey Health has co-written and/or produced songs for many Grammy award winning artists. He also has enjoyed a life of scoring music for TV and film. You may enjoy listening to his Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions: “I Have Breathed Within Thee” and “Thy Name is my Healing”

Leila Milani is a Senior International Policy Advocate for Futures Without Violence, where she leads their work on global violence prevention, with a focus on women and children. She is a lawyer and human rights advocate with special expertise in women’s rights, religious freedom, and conditions in Iran.

This panel discussion was held at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference, December 2017.

You can also listen to a recording of this discussion here on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page: “Creating a Society Founded on Divine Principles”

For more Baha’i-inspired talks, you can visit Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/bahai-talks, or Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2ia1Yxp.

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Sonjel Vreeland

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.

Discussion 5 Comments

Great panel and discussion! Thank you Baha’i Blog for this Post!

Criselda R. Figuerres (February 2, 2018 at 3:17 PM)

You’re very welcome, Criselda!

Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2018 at 11:18 PM)

Thank you. Inspiring and practical discusion from the panel and audience.

Lola Schappell (February 2, 2018 at 3:29 PM)

You’re welcome, Lola!

Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2018 at 1:12 AM)

Excelente panel!

zulay Posada (February 2, 2018 at 8:32 PM)

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