Episode 59: The Spirituality of Climate Change
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Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

In this episode, I wanted to talk about climate change and issues relating to the environment, so I'm joined via Zoom by Arthur Dahl, Christine Muller, and Afsaneh Angelina Rafii. These three Baha'is have been passionately involved in environmentalism in some way, shape, or form, and we discuss a range of issues relating to the environment including both practical, and spiritual themes that need to be addressed. I hope you enjoy this important conversation as much as I did!

Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/37v1JGd

My guests in this episode are:

ARTHUR DAHL
Arthur is President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP], with over 50 years of international experience in environment and sustainability. He teaches in various university programs, lectures widely, and has published many scientific papers and books.

* His website: http://yabaha.net/dahl/
* Books:
- In Pursuit Of Hope: https://amzn.to/39AzE33
- The Eco Principle: https://amzn.to/33zykth
- Unless and Until: https://amzn.to/2Jkx3zJ
- Mark Tobey, Art and Belief: https://bit.ly/2Jm7NJr
- Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century: https://amzn.to/2I9m6QU

CHRISTINE MULLER
Christine is a Board Member of the International Environment Forum (IEF) and a Wilmette Institute Adjunct Lecturer, and is passionate about environmental issues and has been systemically studying climate change and sustainable development. She has given numerous talks on the environment and has a keen interest in the role spirituality can play in providing solutions.

* International Environment Forum: https://bit.ly/36yhu03
* Wilmette Institute: https://wilmetteinstitute.org/

AFSANEH ANGELINA RAFII
Afsaneh is the creator of the Icarus Complex magazine, a printed biannual magazine and also a website, aimed at taking an in-depth look at the issues surrounding climate change and environmentalism from economic, political, legal and grassroots perspectives.

* Her website: https://www.angelinarafii.com/

* Icarus Complex magazine: https://icaruscomplexmagazine.com/

More links to some of the things mentioned in the conversation:

* Collection of extracts from Baha’i Writings compiled in 1989: 'Conservation of the Earth’s Resources': https://bit.ly/3qh85Sp

* Science and Religion: Best Friends Forever: https://bit.ly/2Vueuvh

* Arctic Basecamp: https://arcticbasecamp.org/

* Soul Pancake series 'An Idiot's Guide to Climate Change': https://bit.ly/39B06tf

* Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 41: Halldor Thorgeirsson: https://bit.ly/36vDqZG

* Story of Tanna, Vanuatu:
- Resilience: https://bit.ly/3qitLxz
- Baha’is of Vanuatu Begin to Rebuild After Devastating Cyclone: https://bit.ly/37xXDNA

* FUNDAEC: https://www.fundaec.org/en/

* Christine shares quote:
"Each one of the ordinances We have revealed is a mighty stronghold for the preservation of the world of being." -Baha'u'llah

* Independent Investigation of Truth: https://bit.ly/39CZp2z

* What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?: https://bit.ly/39Cyxje

* Children's Classes: https://bit.ly/33DmpL6

* Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/3g1kEwk

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Thanks for listening!

-Rainn Wilson
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