Episode 68: Kathryn Hogenson (In Honor of Abdu'l-Baha)
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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 special episode in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Abdu'l-Baha, I'm joined by Kathryn Hogenson, author, and attorney, who joins me in my home in California. She tells me how she became a Baha'i and about Ruhiyyih Khanum and her time at the Baha'i World Centre. She also talks about the first Western Baha’i pilgrims to Holy Land, and she shares unknown stories of Abdu’l-Baha and the Bahai's of that time. I'm sure you'll enjoy this conversation as much I did!

Find out more about some of the things we covered below:

* Learn more about Abdu'l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: https://bit.ly/3jkV0WX

* Abdu'l-Baha: https://www.bahai.org/abdul-baha/

* The Universal House of Justice: https://bit.ly/3mgH0wN

* Shoghi Effendi: https://bit.ly/3rCOeNM

* The Bab​​: https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/

* Baha'u'llah: https://www.bahai.org/bahaullah/

* Book: 'Lighting the Western Sky' by Kathryn Hogenson: https://amzn.to/3sevjK3

* Horace Holley: https://bit.ly/3iJ0VV6

* Seals and Crofts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seals_and_Crofts

* Baha'i Firesides: https://bit.ly/2QVLfCp

* Nineteen Day Feast: https://bit.ly/37J7fpe

* Service in the Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/3rDjg82

* Baha'i World Centre: https://www.bwc.org/

* Progressive Revelation: https://bit.ly/2Vkay0B

* Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab: https://bit.ly/3g07ssE

* Hands of the Cause: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2014/06/hands-cause/

* Ruhiyyih Khanum: https://bit.ly/2VVO6O8

* Video: Crossing Frontiers: Portrait of a World Citizen - Featuring the life of Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp9CDnxmpKI

* Ali-Akbar Furutan: https://news.bahai.org/story/261/

* Ali-Muhammad Varqa: https://news.bahai.org/story/579/

* Baha'i Pilgrimage: https://bit.ly/2EDykz8

* House of Abdu'llah Pasha: https://bit.ly/3m1STbT

* May Maxwell: https://bit.ly/3m7UkG5

* Robert Turner: https://bit.ly/3shNJK7

* Robert Stockman: https://bit.ly/3ma0rt8

* Lua Getsinger: https://bit.ly/3m3fHs6

* International Teaching Centre Building: https://bit.ly/3iKfebU

* Baha'i World Volumes: https://bit.ly/3jOenq6

* Why is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?: https://bit.ly/3xKHsYx

* Shrine of the Bab: https://bit.ly/3w3JC4s

* Shrine of Baha’u’llah: https://bit.ly/2URrE8J

* An Introduction to the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha: https://bit.ly/2VQHJvR

* Phoebe Hearst: https://bit.ly/2XvQzA1

* Helen & Ella Goodall: https://bit.ly/3g21rvw

* Martha Root: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2012/10/the-life-of-martha-root/

* Prison City of Akka: https://bit.ly/3jXLGan

* Corinne True: https://bit.ly/3yKYres

* Baha'i Houses of Worship/Temples: https://bit.ly/3m6QRaz

* US Baha'i House of Worship/Temple: https://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/

* Thornton Chase: https://bit.ly/3ssY6uR

* Laura & Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney: https://bit.ly/2XlWrvj

* George Ronald Publishing: https://www.grbooks.com/

* Ian Semple: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2011/12/in-memory-of-mr-ian-semple/

* Edna True: https://bahaipedia.org/Edna_True

* Stanwood Cobb: https://bit.ly/2VVOOuM

* Website in honor of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to North America: https://239days.com/

* You may also be interested in The Journey West podcast: https://bit.ly/3y4dzTo

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Thanks for listening!

-Rainn Wilson
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