By Sally Weeks Nearly 20 years ago, Ludwig Tuman, composer, pianist, music educator and producer, wrote the book, Mirror of the Divine, which described a new perspective among artists that is beginning to take root in the world–a global approach. “This phenomenon is neither modern nor postmodern,” said Mr. Tuman. “As the world contracts and becomes more interconnected, [...]
Dorothy Champ (1893-1974) After joining the Baha’i Faith in 1919, Dorothy Champ went on to be a lifelong lecturer and teacher of the Faith. She was also the first African-American elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of New York City. Before becoming a Baha’i in 1919, Dorothy Champ was a dancer, and [...]
In this blog entry from the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Van Gilmer, Director of the Music Department at the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill. discusses the Baha’i Faith, the significance of the Temple, and the practice of his religious tradition.
View excerpts from a story from 2010-2011 about a group of teens who go to Colorado for a summer to help build a “spiritual community” in two small towns.
David and Jilla Simmons are middle-school teachers. Look up “frazzled” in the dictionary and you might see their photo. But when the first and third Fridays of each month roll around, the Simmonses don’t collapse. They open their Seattle home for a devotional gathering known as Unity Night that averages 30 to 40 attendees from [...]
Photo Gallery English and Spanish lessons kindle faith in Baha’u’llah. Photo courtesy of Kalim LeBlanc Click to enlarge photo. We help you learn English. You help us learn Spanish. Together we study Baha’u’llah’s revelation in both languages. That’s the arrangement Kalim LeBlanc reached with Ovidio Serrano one day four years ago in Santa Maria, California. [...]
Office of Education and Schools Youth service programs at the permanent national Baha’i schools have evolved considerably since they were established in 1984, and additional changes are anticipated in the coming year. In that light, and considering the current need for more youth volunteers, the Office of Education and Schools took a moment to reflect [...]
Robyn and Dain prepare to welcome their newest family member, their daughter.
Watch this inspiring video about mothers in Fort Collins, Colorado who take the initiative to get their community active and united! Wishing all of the mother’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!
In this video, a teenager and her parents talk about their experiences through learning and teaching their neighborhood through the Baha’i Faith.
CBS Religion & Culture visited the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill. in March to interview Baha’is about their Faith. Watch the program What They Believe: Hindus, Zoroastrians, Bahá’ís Check their Facebook page for a list of stations, dates and times when this program will air on your local CBS affiliate. (If you don’t see a listing for your area, please [...]
Learn how a pianist/floral designer mixes business with her faith.
The arts uniquely connect hearts to the divine and ease the burden of souls, say musicians Eric Dozier and JB Eckl. But when Baha’is get together, they say, the community’s otherwise awe-inspiring diversity presents a dilemma: How to craft a shared worship experience? Enter the Badasht Music Project. Through its recordings, website and visits to [...]
Seven years ago Don Alusic was captivated by the history-making role of grassroots spiritual and religious activity — carried out by Episcopal, Orthodox, Baha’i, Christian Science and other adherents — in the 1905 peace conference that ended the Russo-Japanese War. So he worked for years to produce his first-ever film. Photo Gallery Sarah Farmer’s Peace [...]
Adrienne Ellis Reeves never imagined that after retiring at the age of 70, she would begin a new chapter in her life by writing chapters on the lives of others. In the late 1980’s, after Reeves friend Martha, an employee of the Baha’i Publishing Trust, shared with her that more children’s books were needed containing [...]
January 20, 2012 saw the premiere of Red Tails, a film highlighting the challenging and heroic efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American United States Army Air Force (USAAF) servicemen during World War II. The film is about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program who, having faced segregation while kept mostly [...]
In Charleston, South Carolina, over 100 particiapnts and thousands of attendees, showed up for the 40th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Charleston. Over twenty Baha’is from the Tri-County area gathered together to ride on a float which included a quote from [...]
For the past 9 years, the Baha’is of Orange County West, Fla. have been participating in this popular Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in the town of Eatonville. This year, 22 Baha’is participated, even 3 year old Nura enjoyed handing out flyers with quotes from [...]
A neighborhood celebration of the International Day of Peace was a joyous by-product of an Oregon Baha’i teaching team’s efforts over several months to get to know fellow residents and have meaningful conversations with them. Peace Day, as it’s commonly known, was established by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1982. In 2002 the [...]
Sara Haymond has always been the Baha’i in the audience or meeting room when Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, religious leaders discuss issues of the day. “I found out a long time ago that just having a Baha’i present makes a difference if only because the program speaker will include mention of the Baha’is due to [...]
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