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Some Completely Shameless Self Promotion

Yesterday’s post does not imply that I have not been writing at all. Interestingly enough, I have been writing a lot, in the context of small projects with deadlines and specific content (which of course makes me think of Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant’s fantastic post). So here are links to the six articles I wrote for The… Read More Some Completely Shameless Self Promotion

General

The Light of Truth and The Fire of Denial

I just wrote a post about prayer for The Journey West, which should be posted sometime today.  In it, I reflected about how our understanding of prayer evolves with time.  And it really is incredible how the same prayer, which you have perhaps said a thousand times, suddenly looks completely different – that’s when you… Read More The Light of Truth and The Fire of Denial

Baha'i

Haifa Bahá’í Gardens: Open Day for an Open Religion

The day was perfect. The sight over the Bay of Haifa is often blanketed by pollution and sandy winds, but not last Friday. Crystal-blue waters and a clear view of the mountains on the other side of the bay are a much appreciated treat for the inhabitants of this northern Israeli city, especially when the… Read More Haifa Bahá’í Gardens: Open Day for an Open Religion

Baha'i, Beauty

Thoughts on a Baha’i Sense of Fashion

I love fashion. I have a rather simple fashion taste, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy putting on nice outfits on, neither does it mean that I don’t enjoy seeing a fabulous outfit on the street. However, I always question what is the relationship between fashion and one’s spiritual progress in life. There… Read More Thoughts on a Baha’i Sense of Fashion

Baha'i, Baha'is in Iran

BWBS: Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids

GENEVA — A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha’is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. Initial reports indicate that raids took place yesterday on houses in Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, and Shiraz. As many… Read More BWBS: Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids

General

Understanding the Nature of Human Nature (or at least, trying very hard to)

The morning of my 20th birthday, I woke up thinking: “Thank God, I survived my teenage years.” Finally! The lingering questions that had plagued me for the previous 10 years would somehow fade away, as hitting 20 would enable me to acquire the insight needed to become one of those fulfilled adults whose examples have… Read More Understanding the Nature of Human Nature (or at least, trying very hard to)

General

Hip-Hop hits Spiritual Chords

Baha’i artists who performed on “Arise” tell how their music reflects their faith – and how they hope to reach others with their message of hope. Check out the video here.

General

Some thoughts on Edumacation

I have been lucky enough, in the last couple of weeks, to meet individuals who work in community development and education. On top of that, they are all patient enough to undergo the tough test of Sahar’s 1,001 questions, and kind enough to allow me to use their inspiration as a source for a couple… Read More Some thoughts on Edumacation

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From Baha’i-US: ‘Remembering a day of tragedy’

Remembering a day of tragedy, a day of courage This week marks the 26th anniversary of the day 10 Bahá’í women were hanged in Shiraz, Iran, for teaching religious classes to Bahá’í youth — the equivalent of being Sunday School teachers in the West. One of the men attending the gallows on that day in 1983… Read More From Baha’i-US: ‘Remembering a day of tragedy’

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From BWNS: Iranian Baha’i leaders may face new accusation on anniversary of imprisonment

NEW YORK, 12 May (BWNS) – The seven Baha’i leaders currently imprisoned in Iran are facing the anniversary of their arrest this Thursday, along with new and extremely grave accusations, after spending a year in jail without formal charges or access to their lawyer, Shirin Ebadi. “Despite their obvious innocence and the call by many… Read More From BWNS: Iranian Baha’i leaders may face new accusation on anniversary of imprisonment