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Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)
16 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
A path toward a unified America
The centenary of the first race amity conference held by the American Bahá’í community was marked by a three-day symposium exploring racial unity and social change. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1514/
12 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Podcast: “Creating an Inclusive Narrative”: Australian publication points to shared identity
Australian Bahá’ís launch publication on social cohesion after two years of conversations among officials, academics, social actors, and people throughout the country.
10 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
Podcast: The transformative power of prayer: How devotional gatherings are taking root in Uganda
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/.
13 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Exploring how Houses of Worship are connecting with their societies
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/
11 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Momentous gathering focuses on Houses of Worship
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/.
12 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
Overcoming prejudice through education
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/.
12 minutes | May 20, 2019
In this bicentenary year, remembering the birth of a new Faith
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/.
10 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Podcast: Australia, diversity, and the pursuit of social cohesion
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/.
9 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Podcast: Advancing a discourse on race unity in the U.S.
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.
29 minutes | Dec 27, 2018
Podcast: Why religion is in the spotlight again
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/.
24 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
Podcast: What does it mean to participate in the discourses of society?
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/.
13 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Podcast: Remembering pioneering environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker
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/.
27 minutes | Sep 14, 2018
Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 3
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/.
21 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 2
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/.
19 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 1
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/.
16 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Podcast: Musical about escaping slavery raises consciousness, inspires conversation and action
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/.
12 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3
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/.
24 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 2
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/.
23 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 1
Members of the Continental Boards of Counsellors joined in a conversation with the Baha'i World News Service in a podcast about the impact of spiritual and moral education programs offered by the Baha'i community on youth and the communities in which they live. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1264/.
20 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
Podcast: A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A process is unfolding in the DRC—one that seeks to build capacity within all people to arise and contribute to the advancement of civilization. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1233/.
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