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The Twin Holy Days Commemoration | Baha’u’llah & The Bab | [Elevated & Meaningful]

As the Baha’i Community awaits the near 200 year birth of Baha’u’llah on November 2017 and then the 200 year birth of the Bab on November 2019 (“Lunar Calander”, meeting the provisions of the Most Holy Book, Kitab-i-Aqdas), the Baha’i Community of Davis California has put together a video as a way to celebrate theTwin Holy Days in such a time of “Special Potency” as the Universal House of Justice writes in the latest Five-Year-Plan (December 29, 2015).

With much joy and pure excitement, I offer the whole world this amazing video for all to enjoy, share, comment, and like!

May the celebration of these Twin Holy Birthdays inspire humanity to arise and serve this Great Cause of God, and bear the responsibility of constructing what it was destined.

May the world finally recognize Baha’u’llah and apply His teachings to remedy the maladies of the present day’s social order that is crumbling for a new one to be laid out in its stead. An order that is none other than the establishment of unity in the world, and the emergence of the Divine Civilization ordained by God.

Baha’ullah
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-7.html

The Bab
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/tb/SWB/swb-152.html

Credit to Craig Herbert for the Time-lapse of the Aurora Borealis “Northern Light of September Nights”

 

MANSPLAINING | (UC Davis) | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In the current state of media and public discourse, we still see men putting women down however well-intentioned men may be. These attitude men are exuding toward women, is known as “Mansplaining”. This attitude manifests itself when men and women are, i.e. having a discussion and the man either interrupts, speaks over, or simply dismisses what the woman has to share because “she doesn’t know what she’s talking about” or because somehow the man has “inherent superior knowledge”. This attitude does not do justice to bringing about the “Equality of Women and Men” as is the teachings of the Baha’i Faith.

We are with you Yaran

This song is dedicated to the seven former leaders of the Baha’i community in Iran. Known collectively as the Yaran, they were sentenced to twenty years imprisonment simply for being Baha’is. They have been incarcerated since 2008 and still have 13 years of their sentence to serve.
For more information about who the Baha’is are, please visit the website of the worldwide Baha’i community at www.bahai.org
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Words and music: Grant Hindin Miller
Arrangements: Stephen Small
Produced by: Sonbol Taefi
Lead vocals: Grant Hindin Miller, Sonbol Taefi
Video production and camera: Sohail Sabetian

Education is Not a Crime – Colby Jeffers featuring Lucy Brand

To learn more about the #EducationisNotaCrime campaign, visit:
http://educationisnotacrime.me

To download the song, go to:
http://www.colbyandawu.com/education-…

The song “Education is Not a Crime” was inspired by the #EducationisNotaCrime campaign, which aims to highlight educational discrimination in Iran, most frequently aimed at the members of the Baha’i Faith, and inspire individuals to take action.

The song was written by Phoenix Hip-Hop artist Colby Jeffers, features Cameroonian singer Lucy Brand, and was produced by Cameroonian music producer D-Grey.

Loving Provider (Prayer)

O Thou loving Provider! These souls have hearkened to the summons of the Kingdom, and have gazed upon the glory of the Sun of Truth. They have risen upward to the refreshing skies of love; they are enamored of Thy nature, and they worship Thy beauty. Unto Thee have they turned themselves, speaking together of Thee, seeking out Thy dwelling, and thirsting for the waterbrooks of Thy heavenly realm.

Thou art the Giver, the Bestower, the Ever-Loving.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá