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Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)

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

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Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 1

Members of the Continental Boards of Counsellors joined in a conversation with the Baha'i World News Service in a podcast about the impact of spiritual and moral education programs offered by the Baha'i community on youth and the communities in which they live. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1264/.

22mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 1

This episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast explores the context of Baha’u’llah’s banishment to Akka 150 years ago, as well as His departure from Edirne, Turkey, and the curious history of Akka and Haifa. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1281/.

19mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 2

In this edition of the Baha'i World News Service podcast, a group of African Counsellors reflect on the experience of Baha’i-inspired organizations by discussing some educational endeavors. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1269/.

24mins

29 Jun 2018

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Podcast: What does it mean to participate in the discourses of society?

In this podcast, Saba Detweiler from Germany interviews Rachel Bayani from the BIC Brussels Office, Vahid Vahdat from Brazil, and Karl Wightman from the United Kingdom. They discuss the efforts of regional and national Baha’i communities to participate in the discourses of society. Read the story that accompanies this podcast here: https://news.bahai.org/story/1298/.

23mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Podcast: Advancing a discourse on race unity in the U.S.

May Lample and P.J. Andrews of the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs talk about the Faith and Race Dialogues, a series of discussions about how religion can contribute to achieving race unity.Music from the podcast is by Lee Rosevere, used under the following Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1310.

8mins

14 Feb 2019

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Podcast: Hearing "the Divinity in the music": Dizzy Gillespie remembered at 100

Dizzy Gillespie, who would have turned 100 this month, is remembered as one of the greatest trumpeters of all time. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1204/.

11mins

6 Oct 2017

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Podcast: Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

In this podcast episode, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity. This is the third in a series of podcast episodes on community building, spiritual transformation, and social change. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1278/.

11mins

7 Aug 2018

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Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 3

Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Akka was a moment of severe crisis. But is marked the time when he made His weightiest pronouncements to the kings and rulers of His time, laying out the framework for a world civilization. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1284/.

26mins

14 Sep 2018

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Out of exile, a light to the world — 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in Holy Land: Part 2

This episode of the Baha’i World News Service podcast focuses on Baha’u’llah’s arrival 150 years ago to the fortress city of Akka and events in the period that immediately followed it. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1282/.

21mins

31 Aug 2018

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Podcast: A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A process is unfolding in the DRC—one that seeks to build capacity within all people to arise and contribute to the advancement of civilization. Read more at https://news.bahai.org/story/1233/.

19mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #10