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

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

    Insights from the Field: Exploring individual and collective transformation in Kenya

    Insights from the Field: Exploring individual and collective transformation in Kenya

    In this podcast episode from the Bahá’í World News Service, we hear from Townshend Lihanda, member of the Board of Counsellors in Africa, sharing accounts of individual and collective transformation in Kenya inspired by Bahá’í moral and spiritual education programs.

    Mr. Lihanda discusses the profound changes occurring within communities where these programs are offered. He highlights how these initiatives aim to awaken the latent energies of the human soul, directing them towards meaningful service to society.

    • 15 min
    In Conversation: Podcast explores implications of oneness for the African–European partnership

    In Conversation: Podcast explores implications of oneness for the African–European partnership

    Amid increasing challenges and conflict in the world, a growing recognition is emerging of the interdependence of nations. This vital insight is addressed by the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) in international forums, where its contributions highlight that at a fundamental level, humanity is one.

    In the latest podcast episode of the Bahá’í World News Service, representatives from the BIC’s Addis Ababa and Brussels Offices explore the implications of this interdependence within the context of the African Union (AU)–European Union (EU) partnership which recognizes that the two continents are intertwined socially and economically.

    Full story: news.bahai.org/story/1731/

    • 27 min
    In Conversation: Exploring the dynamic relations between service and worship

    In Conversation: Exploring the dynamic relations between service and worship

    This podcast episode from the Bahá’í World News Service explores how worship and service to humanity—two foundational aspects of living a spiritual life—mutually reinforce one another, paving the way to building more peaceful and harmonious communities.

    Guests of the podcast were among the participants of a recent consultation held at the Bahá’í World Centre that explored how Bahá’í Houses of Worship stand as beacons of hope, welcoming people from all backgrounds to contemplate how they can serve the needs of their fellow citizens.

    Full story on: https://news.bahai.org/story/1728/

    • 22 min
    In conversation: Exploring contributions of the BIC to the betterment of the world

    In conversation: Exploring contributions of the BIC to the betterment of the world

    This podcast episode from the Bahá’í World News Service explores the history and evolution of the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) over several decades, as well as its present work and contributions to discourses about the future and wellbeing of humanity.

    Guests of the episode include representatives of some of the BIC’s offices, including in Addis Ababa, Brussels, Cairo, Geneva, and New York. Their accounts highlight the BIC’s commitment to promoting the principle of the oneness of humanity in diverse international forums.

    The podcast explores some of the BIC’s contributions to significant global conferences and its collaboration with various United Nations agencies over the past decades to contribute to the advancement of thought in many areas including social development, the advancement of women, climate change, governance and UN reform, as well as human rights.

    Full story: https://news.bahai.org/story/1722/

    • 48 min
    In Conversation: Exploring collective inquiry through Bahá’í studies

    In Conversation: Exploring collective inquiry through Bahá’í studies

    This podcast episode from the Bahá’í World News Service explores the initiatives of the Association for Bahá’í Studies (ABS) in North America that aim to enrich the intellectual life of communities.

    Selvi Adaikkallam Zabihi, Michael Karlberg, Malik Nash, and Negin Toosi join the News Service from the United States to discuss the ABS’s unique approach to inquiry within the sciences and humanities.

    • 32 min
    In conversation: Building vibrant communities

    In conversation: Building vibrant communities

    During a recent visit to the Bahá’í World Centre, members of Bahá’í communities from various countries joined in conversation with the News Service to explore insights about fostering a pattern of vibrant community life.

    Guests of the episode included Jorge Guerreiro from Brazil, Nazneen Rowhani from India, Confucius Ikoirere from Papua New Guinea, Rey Elmo from Philippines, and Maria Simbowe from Tanzania. Among the topics they explored was how prayer and efforts to apply spiritual principles to one’s daily life provide the seeds for social betterment.

    Full story on: https://news.bahai.org/story/1717/

    • 16 min

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