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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.

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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: Chitra Golestani

    A Bahá'í Perspective: Chitra Golestani

    Chitra started her graduate career by conducting research at the Columbian educational foundation known as href="https://www.fundaec.org/en/" target="_blank"FUNDAEC.nbsp; Later, while pursuing her graduate degree, she co-founded the UCLA branch of the href="https://www.freire.org/" target="_blank"Paulo Freire Institute. She is now a faculty member of the href="https://humaneeducation.org/" target="_blank"Institute for Humane Education, although she is taking a leave of absence to devote her time to an associate directorship at the href="https://wilmetteinstitute.org/" target="_blank"Wilmette Institute. She explains how all these phases in her career represent a progressive, evolutionary process in her understanding of the potential for education to change humanity and the world.

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    A Bahá'í Perspective: David Hoffman

    A Bahá'í Perspective: David Hoffman

    David was a successful entrepreneur who was able to retire at 50 and devote his time and resources in service to humanity. He began by initiating a video series called Angels of Iran to make aware the persecutions of the Baha'is in Iran. During this endeavor he conceived the href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMvzasCcXU" target="_blank"Education Under Fire Campaign. This campaign inspired universities across the globe to accept accreditation of an underground higher education institution established by the Baha#39;is of Iran, who are denied the right to attend university by the government of the country. Soon after, he was approached to be executive director of the Association of the Peasants of Fondwa (APF) - USA Foundation, which he renamed href="https://raisinghaiti.org/" target="_blank"Raising Haiti Foundation. He talks about the work of the foundation and its alliances with href="https://www.parishprogram.org/" target="_blank"Parish Twinnings and href="http://www.haitifarmers.org/" target="_blank"Small Holder Farmers.

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    A Bahá'í Perspective: Augusto Lopez-Claros

    A Bahá'í Perspective: Augusto Lopez-Claros

    href="http://augustolopezclaros.com/" target="_blank"Augusto has been an international economist for over 30 years working with international organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He and Ms. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani have collaborated on a book entitled href="https://www.bahaibookstore.com/Equality-for-Women-Prosperity-for-All-P9870.aspx" target="_blank"Equality for Women = Prosperity for All; a book about the direct relationship between a woman's rights and freedoms and the economic prosperity of her country. We talk extensively about this subject and Augusto reads a moving except from the book in the interview.

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    A Bahá'í Perspective: Robert Cacchioni

    A Bahá'í Perspective: Robert Cacchioni

    Rob is the author of the book href="https://www.bahaibookstore.com/Eagles-in-the-Dust-P9843.aspx" target="_blank"Eagles in the Dust: Alcohol and Other Pastimes. Rob explains that most of us have grown up in a culture where alcohol is commonplace. Eagle and the Dust describes how many people believe it to be harmless, and only in severe substance abuse is it considered then harmful. He disputes that moderate drinking is responsible or even beneficial. He explains this is some detail in the interview. Rob also has a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzN2uXZKpnl8CcB092I_FA" target="_blank"YouTube channel called Bridging Beliefs.

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    A Bahá'í Perspective: Jay Tyson

    A Bahá'í Perspective: Jay Tyson

    Jay is the author of the historical novel, "The Wise Men of the West: A Search for the Promised One in the Latter Days". This is a two volume work. The story takes place during the millennial movement when William Miller was proclaiming that the return of Christ was to occur in 1844. The two main characters in the novel realize that the event was not to take place in the West but in the East and the story chronicles their realization and pursuit, what they finally discover, and what they must do once they make their discovery. Jay reads an excerpt in the interview. You can find href="https://www.bahaibookstore.com/Wise-Men-of-the-West-P9826.aspx" target="_blank"his book here.
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    A Bahá'í Perspective: Ania Telfer

    A Bahá'í Perspective: Ania Telfer

    Ania is an artist and a musician. With her art she provides venues for collaborative painting and she performs live painting at live public events. In the interview Ania describes these for us. With her music she composes songs, the lyrics of which, are from the Baha'i writitings. For the interview she demonstrates some of the songs she has written especially for her children to help them learn these spiritual writings. She describes how it is important to tap into the creativity in us to reach and understand spiritual reality. You can find her work at href="https://www.aniatelfer.com/" target="_blank"AniaTelfer.com.

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