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Reporting on major developments and endeavors of the global Bahá’í community.

Reporting on major developments and endeavors of the global Bahá’í community.

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United States

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Reporting on major developments and endeavors of the global Bahá’í community.

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@BahaiNews

Language:

English

Contact:

+972 (4) 835-8412


Episodes

Podcast: The transformative power of prayer: How devotional gatherings are taking root in Uganda

8/18/2019
An interview with representatives of a community in Uganda explores how collective prayer is influencing society at large. Read more at news.bahai.org/story/1344/.

Duration:00:10:02

Exploring how Houses of Worship are connecting with their societies

7/24/2019
The latest Baha’i World News Service podcast episode features insights emerging from some of the Baha’i Temples around the world. Read more at news.bahai.org/story/1339/. Part one of their discussion can be heard here: news.bahai.org/story/1334/

Duration:00:13:09

Momentous gathering focuses on Houses of Worship

6/23/2019
The Baha’i World News Service interviewed representatives of Houses of Worship in Chile, India, and Uganda, which can be heard in a two-part podcast. Part one of the podcast, which focuses on the spiritual experiences people are having at Temples, is being published with this article. Part two will be made available in the coming weeks. Read more at news.bahai.org/story/1334/.

Duration:00:10:46

Overcoming prejudice through education

6/12/2019
The latest BWNS podcast episode explores how a group of young women helped their community to shed superstitious attitudes that have ostracized women for generations. Read more at news.bahai.org/story/1332/.

Duration:00:11:40

In this bicentenary year, remembering the birth of a new Faith

5/20/2019
The latest episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast focuses on the historic declaration of the Bab. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1328/.

Duration:00:11:44

Podcast: Australia, diversity, and the pursuit of social cohesion

2/28/2019
This podcast episode highlights how Baha’is in Australia are employing the power of consultation in advancing discourses on the national stage. Read more on https://news.bahai.org/story/1312/.

Duration:00:09:45

Podcast: Advancing a discourse on race unity in the U.S.

2/14/2019
May Lample and P.J. Andrews of the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs talk about the Faith and Race Dialogues, a series of discussions about how religion can contribute to achieving race unity. Music from the podcast is by Lee Rosevere, used under the following Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1310.

Duration:00:08:37

Podcast: Why religion is in the spotlight again

12/27/2018
In this podcast, Rachel Bayani from the BIC Brussels Office, Lyazzat Yangaliyeva from Kazakhstan, Arash Fazli from India, and Geoffrey Cameron from Canada discuss the efforts of regional and national Baha’i communities to participate in one particular discourse: the role of religion in society. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1303/.

Duration:00:28:37

Podcast: What does it mean to participate in the discourses of society?

12/3/2018
In this podcast, Saba Detweiler from Germany interviews Rachel Bayani from the BIC Brussels Office, Vahid Vahdat from Brazil, and Karl Wightman from the United Kingdom. They discuss the efforts of regional and national Baha’i communities to participate in the discourses of society. Read the story that accompanies this podcast here: https://news.bahai.org/story/1298/.

Duration:00:23:37

Podcast: Remembering pioneering environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker

11/6/2018
In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, we hear excerpts from St. Barbe himself describing his inspiration for a lifelong commitment to environmentalism and the Baha'i Faith. Drawn to the Baha’i Faith at a young age, St. Barbe was a visionary environmentalist whose global impact is being revisited through the work of the International Tree Foundation and a new biography by Paul Hanley. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1292/.

Duration:00:12:55

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 3

9/14/2018
Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Akka was a moment of severe crisis. But is marked the time when he made His weightiest pronouncements to the kings and rulers of His time, laying out the framework for a world civilization. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1284/.

Duration:00:26:58

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 2

8/30/2018
This episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast focuses on Baha’u’llah’s arrival 150 years ago to the fortress city of Akka and events in the period that immediately followed it. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1282/.

Duration:00:21:38

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 1

8/27/2018
This episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast explores the context of Baha’u’llah’s banishment to Akka 150 years ago, as well as His departure from Edirne, Turkey, and the curious history of Akka and Haifa.

Duration:00:19:22

Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 1

8/27/2018
This episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast explores the context of Baha’u’llah’s banishment to Akka 150 years ago, as well as His departure from Edirne, Turkey, and the curious history of Akka and Haifa. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1281/.

Duration:00:19:22

Podcast: Musical about escaping slavery raises consciousness, inspires conversation and action

8/20/2018
In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, we hear from the creative team behind the new stage musical Henry Box Brown. The performance is raising consciousness about fundamental Baha’i principles, such as the oneness of humankind, the elimination of all forms of prejudice, and justice.

Duration:00:16:25

Podcast: Musical about escaping slavery raises consciousness, inspires conversation and action

8/20/2018
In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, we hear from the creative team behind the new stage musical Henry Box Brown. The performance is raising consciousness about fundamental Baha’i principles, such as the oneness of humankind, the elimination of all forms of prejudice, and justice. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1280/.

Duration:00:16:25

Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

8/7/2018
In this podcast episode, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity. This is the third in a series of podcast episodes on community building, spiritual transformation, and social change.

Duration:00:11:47

Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

8/7/2018
In this podcast episode, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity. This is the third in a series of podcast episodes on community building, spiritual transformation, and social change. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1278/.

Duration:00:11:47

Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 2

6/29/2018
In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, a group of African Counsellors reflect on the experience of Baha’i-inspired organizations by discussing some educational endeavors.

Duration:00:24:10

Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 2

6/29/2018
In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, a group of African Counsellors reflect on the experience of Baha’i-inspired organizations by discussing some educational endeavors. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1269/.

Duration:00:24:10