Episode 60: Nanabah Bulman
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'm joined via zoom by the wonderful Nanabah Bulman, a Navajo Baha'i who's been actively engaged in service to her people, especially with the youth. Nanabah tells us about life on the reservation, and shares Navajo culture and beliefs, and what we can learn from the Native Americans. She tells us the Navajo legend of the Twin Brothers, and explains how she strives to live up to the meaning of her name. I hope you enjoy this awesome conversation!
To find out more about some of the things mentioned and covered in this episode, check out the following links:
* Watch this video featuring Nanabah and some of the Navajo youth service activities: https://bit.ly/38BHoky
* Watch this talk by Nanabah: https://bit.ly/3oFBrZq
* We mention the following:
* Baha'i Year of Service: https://bahaipedia.org/Year_of_service
* BOOK: The Covenant of Baha'u'llah by Adib Taherzadeh: https://amzn.to/3qdJIUF
* The Training Institute: https://bit.ly/3qkIJSR
* What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program? (JYSEP):
- ARTICLE: https://www.bahaiblog.net/junior-youth/
- VIDEO: https://bit.ly/35E2EUW
* The Baha’i Covenant: https://bit.ly/3qifqAq
* Listen to these Baha'i Blogcast episodes featuring Native American guests:
- Kevin Locke: https://bit.ly/3nH4MkR
- Anisa & Doug White: https://bit.ly/3qgDL9u
* I talk about the passing of my father, which I discuss on Baha'i Blogcast Episode 54 with Sean Hinton (part 2): https://bit.ly/39vGzZA
* Baha’i Concept of Life After Death: https://bit.ly/2LGL0Zs
* Some Native American Prophecies & the Baha'i Faith:
- ARTICLE: https://bit.ly/2XC9WUM
- AUDIO: https://bit.ly/2LP5iji
* Why Do Baha’is Say Allah’u’Abha 95 Times?: https://bit.ly/3skRGgJ
* Obligatory Prayer: https://bit.ly/2XCdh64
* Importance of Service in Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/2XxBjiN
* I mention my uncle Rhett Deissner, who was on the Baha'i Blogcast: https://bit.ly/3ikblsJ
* The Four Valleys of Baha'u'llah: https://bit.ly/35SaWsv
* Bicentenary of Baha'u'llah: https://bicentenary.bahai.org/
* Native American Baha'i Institute (NABI): https://bit.ly/2Ls04dI
* Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference: https://grandcanyonbahai.org/
* Rainn's talk at the conference 'Empowering Youth': https://bit.ly/2XNWHk1
* The Tablet of Ahmad: Who Was Ahmad?: https://bit.ly/3by09ar
* 114 Youth conferences around the world: https://bit.ly/38EquSn
"We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions."
"We must build the capacity to truly hear and acknowledge the voices of those who have directly suffered from the effects of racism. This capacity should manifest itself in our schools, the media, and other civic arenas, as well as in our work and personal relations. This should not end with words, but lead to meaningful, constructive action."
-National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, 19 June, 2020
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