A Bahá'í Perspective is a podcast of biographical interviews of people who have either chosen the Bahá'í Faith as a way of life or who have a relationship with the Bahá'í Faith.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Eduardo Rioseco
Born in the light of the inauguration of the href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_Temple" target="_blank"Baha#39;i House of Worship in Chile, a wonderful new musical initiative was created by a group of three Baha#39;is in Santiago, Chile who call themselves ldquo; href="https://bahaimusicstore.com/arrayanes?zenid=rln2eub2s60a08juhvsce70n81" target="_blank"Arrayanesrdquo;. Arrayanes is a trio of close three friends ndash; Carlos Medina, Felipe Duhart and Eduardo Rioseco ndash; bound together by friendship, laughter, and love of God. The result is the creation of an album full of uplifting Latin American melodies and rhythms in pop-folk style. We feature a number of songs from the album in the interview. In this interview, I'm speaking with Eduardo Rioseco, one of the members of Arrayanes.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Wade Fransson
Wade grew up in a dysfunctional family in which he lived with a drunken mother after his parents divorced. He was then kidnapped by his father and then later returned to his mother again who was still in the same dysfunctional state. He ended up living again with his father and it was then that he became involved in the Worldwide Church of God, traveling the world and preaching the coming of the Messianic return of Jesus. Wade tells the story of his spiritual journey that ultimately led him to the Baha'i Faith in a href="http://wadefransson.com/the-people-of-the-sign/" target="_blank"3 volume series, each volume having its own specific title. He is now owner of an author-driven publishing company called href="https://soopllc.com/" target="_blank"Something or Other Publishing.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Jody Cooper
Jody Cooper is a singer songwriter who was part of the a cappella group Sense of Sound in Liverpool, whose collaborations include Seal, Damon Albarn, Jon Bon Jovi and Imogen Heap. You can find Jody's music on his website href="https://jodycoopermusic.com/" target="_blank"JodyCooperMusic.com. We feature his music in the interview.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Mikhail Sergeev
href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITKM95wJYBo8NJimK36yLg" target="_blank"Mikhail was born and raised in Moscow, where he received his bachelor#39;s degree in international journalism. In 1990 he moved to the United States to pursue his doctoral studies. Mikhail works as an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received The President#39;s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. He co-chairs and serves on the faculty of the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology at the Wilmette Institute as well as on the faculty of Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the author of more than two hundred scholarly, journalistic, and creative works that are published or presented all over the world. He has authored and edited twelve books, including the monograph, href="https://brill.com/view/title/32083" target="_blank"Theory of Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity, and the Bahaacute;#39;iacute; Faith and an anthology entitled href="https://brill.com/view/title/38293" target="_blank"Russian Philosophy in the 21st Century that was published in 2020.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Harold Rosen
Harold is a Community Interfaith Educator, a designer and teacher of community courses on world religions and world history. He was a Unitarian minister for twenty-five years, and has been a Baha'i interfaith educator since 2000. He has written extensively on religion and interfaith issues. We discuss his work, " href="https://www.bahaibookstore.com/Founders-of-Faith-eBook-mobi-P6857.aspx" target="_blank"Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God#39;s Messengers" in the interview.
A Bahá'í Perspective: Linda Ahdieh Grant
Linda's ancestors are from the city of Nayriz in Iran and accepted the teachings of href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A1b" target="_blank"the Bab and later became Baha'is. The Bab was the prophet forerunner of Baha'u'llah and Baha'u'llah is the prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. She received her PhD from John Hopkins University School of Public Health and worked in the field of public health teaching at Johns Hopkins and Emory University. She is a children's book author and we discuss her two children's books in the interview: href="https://www.bahaibookstore.com/I-Love-My-Name-P9889.aspx" target="_blank"I Love My Name and href="https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/together-even-when-were-apart-anna-myers/1138492370?ean=9781736222003" target="_blank"Together Even When We're Apart: My Neighborhood's Stories of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
I enjoy the variety of topics and the exposure to new music with Baha’i inspiration. Thanks for doing this