16 episodes

Racism is America’s most challenging issue. This podcast interviews Baha’is throughout the United States who are actively building racial unity through building community.

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Racism is America’s most challenging issue. This podcast interviews Baha’is throughout the United States who are actively building racial unity through building community.

    Dr. Anthony Lee and the Excavation of Buried Racial Narratives

    Dr. Anthony Lee and the Excavation of Buried Racial Narratives

    African American poet, historian, and activist Dr. Anthony Lee has built his life around words, the excavation of buried narratives and the fight to free America of the baneful legacy of racial hatred. 

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kathleen Cross: Claiming Her Identity as a Mixed Race Woman

    Kathleen Cross: Claiming Her Identity as a Mixed Race Woman

    Kathleen Cross lives in spaces of intersectionality. As a woman of mixed racial heritage – the daughter of a White mother and a Black father – she was raised by her single mother in Pasadena, California on a street inhabited mostly by African American residents.Join me as we welcome Kathleen to America’s Most Challenging Issue to discuss issues of race, identity, and the unifying teachings of the Baha’i Faith.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Conversation About Race With My Father

    A Conversation About Race With My Father

    Our host Masud Olufani welcomes a very special guest, his dad, Milton John Bolds. On this episode Masud and his father re-examine an experience they had together when he was just a boy driving across the country with his father.Learn more at BahaiTeachings.org

    • 38 min
    Black Fathers Raising Black Roses

    Black Fathers Raising Black Roses

    Dr. Anthony Outler and Nasif Habbeb-ullah tell us how the Baha’i Faith influences their approach to raising Black children in a racist society.Learn more at BahaiTeachings.org

    • 38 min
    Dr. William Smith: Founder of the National Center for Race Amity

    Dr. William Smith: Founder of the National Center for Race Amity

    In this episode of America’s Most Challenging Issue, I sit down with Dr. William Smith to discuss his journey to the Baha’i Faith and the social and political upheavals of the 1960’s that seeded his investigation. We also look at his work as a filmmaker and how that path of service has helped to shape the social discourse on race.Learn more at BahaiTeachings.org

    • 44 min
    Jamila Canady: A Woman of Remarkable Insight

    Jamila Canady: A Woman of Remarkable Insight

    Jamilia Canidy, gatherer of souls, facilitator of spiritual discourse, convener of seeking hearts, has insight and wisdom to spare – and we’d like to share it with you. In the nearly thirty years that I have known her, Jamilia has always evinced a consistent model of humility, service and principled conviction. A woman of remarkable insight and accomplishment, she has been a business owner, an actor and a playwright, an educator, a servant of the poor, a community builder, and a committed proponent of justice. In this episode of America’s Most Challenging Issue, I engage in a loving conversation with this radiant soul to discuss her life, her beliefs, and her hopes for the future. I hope you will join us.Learn more at BahaiTeachings.org

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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ChefBoy MD ,

Very profound

I’m *really* digging these particular conversations. The host has well thought out questions and insightful commentary for guests who each have made me think differently about the world. I appreciate bringing in how the Baha’i movement applies to equity questions of today. Looking for more.

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