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Attending Baha’i Study Circle: A Trip Down Memory Lane

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My phone rang around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, just as I had finished washing a sink full of dishes. I looked at the caller I.D. and smiled. I tapped the “answer” button and said, “Allah’u’Abha!” It was my Baha’i Mentor from […]

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A Gift to my Mentor

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I had no intentions of making an entry today. Honestly, I’m worn out. I gave two talks today at two colleges about Project Conversion and my Zoroastrian month begins in a little under three hours. But something amazing happened this […]

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Baha’i: Conclusion

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Here it is, my humble attempt to recap my month with the Baha’i Faith. My words, nor this footage, suffice to describe the experience I’ve had. The lessons I’ve learned, friends I’ve gained, and wisdom I’ve gleaned will last a lifetime. Please […]

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Death in the Family

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I’m not sure where to start with this. Sometimes we forget just how powerful we are–the potency of our being . Our words, deeds, and even our thoughts resonate throughout the lives of those we interact with everyday. Indeed, no man is […]

Baha’i Week 4: Lessons for the Future

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Project Conversion is a dynamic process, and it seems like changes are occurring every second. Indeed, to adopt a faith for a month–to drape oneself in the garments of a brand new perspective–is a dramatic metamorphosis. The only question is, what […]

The Last Study Circle

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Yeah, yeah I know. In the last post I promised to talk about changes I might include going forward with Project Conversion, but I thought you folks would be interested in the events of last evening. They were special because […]

Baha’i Week 4: Review

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Allah-u-Abha! We are here already! Man, seems like we were just doing this during my month with Hinduism. And now…I wish I didn’t have to think about it, but alas, dharma calls. As many of you know, Week 4 of […]

Baha’i Week 4: Review

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Allah-u-Abha! We are here already! Man, seems like we were just doing this during my month with Hinduism. And now…I wish I didn’t have to think about it, but alas, dharma calls. As many of you know, Week 4 of […]

Wrapping up Social Issues Week

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I’ll be honest, this has been one of the hardest weeks of Project Conversion thus far. This month in and of itself is filled with learning curves, lessons learned, and unexpected realizations (more on that next week), but the emotional […]

Baha’i Persecution: Day 4

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Here is the last account by the four individuals referenced to me by the National Spiritual Assembly of Baha’is of the United States. His name is Iraj Kamalabadi, brother of Fariba Kamalabadi, an imprisoned Baha’i leader. Personal Statement: I was born in 1958 […]

Baha’i Persecution: Day 3

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Today we will hear from 21-year-old Sina Sabet Sarvestani, first cousin to Raha Sabet. Sina’s story is one of bravery in the midst of great difficulty, and the ability to peel darkness away from light. Please read and pass along the following account:  Personal […]

Baha’i Persecution: Day Two

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As we continue our week exploring the issue of Baha’i persecution in Iran, we are given the account of Mr. Kamal Khanjani, brother of Jamaloddin Khanjani, imprisoned Bahá’í leader. His statement follows: Personal Statement: I arrived in the United States in […]

Baha’i Persecution: Day 1

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I’ve waited all month for this. The Baha’is have been exceedingly kind to me as I’ve explored their faith. They’ve welcomed me into their world with open arms…as if I were already one of them. Now, I get the chance […]

Interview with Jon Rezin, founder of Next Movement Records

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    Every once in a while, someone comes along with an idea or a passion that establishes your faith in the human spirit. Jon Rezin, founder of Next Movement Records, is such a man…and he’s bent on making the world […]

Baha’i Week 2: A Culture of Service

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One aspect of religion and faith that is at the core of many institutions is that of service. The Baha’i Faith is no exception. In fact, service and community involvement rests at the core of Baha’i values–not as a front for […]

19 Day Feast Recipes!

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Allah-u-Abha and welcome back! Today I thought I’d do things a little differently and make a post for all of you fine folks who follow Project Conversion. As you know, the Baha’is just came off their most recent 19 Day Feast […]

Baha’i Week Two: Arts and Culture/Architecture

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The second week of every month with Project Conversion will cover various aspects of the arts and culture associated with that month’s particular faith. What makes the Baha’i Faith so interesting is that while the Faith was born in Persia […]

Baha’i Day 6/The 19 Day Feast

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Yesterday my Baha’i Mentor and I were invited to spend the day with some of her Baha’i friends of the Cary Community for the 19 Day Feast. The event is observed every 19 Days on the first day of each Baha’i month (which […]

Flying the Monthly “Red Eye”

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Allah-u-Abha and good morning! While catching up over the phone last night, my old friend asked me concerning Project Conversion, “Dude, how’s it going–I mean–how are you holding up?” I thought for a moment, trying to clear my head of […]

Baha’i/Day 5: History and Faith

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You’ve all been very patient, and as a reward…an IOU for something awesome should we ever meet. Anyway, today I want to go over some history and particulars of the Baha’i faith. Because the followers of Baha’ are such a […]

Baha’i: Day 3/”The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys”

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   I know, I know…I promised that the next post would be about the history and tenets of the Baha’i faith, but I’m reading an essay (many Baha’is might consider it scripture) called The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys written by Baha’u’llah, […]

The Baha’i Faith/Day 1

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Allah-u-Abha and welcome to my review of Day 1 with the Baha’i Faith! The greeting “Allah-u-Abha” means “God the Most Glorious” and the founder of the faith, Baha’u’llah, bears a name which means “The Glory of God.” There’s a lot of […]

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