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|2011 21 Mar
||The launch of "Half Light Media". The mandate of this not-for-profit entity is to serve the Bahá'í Faith through the arts and various avenues of media. Founder Naysan Naraqi is assisted by fellow board members Collis Ta'eed and Fuad Ta'eed and scores of collaborators.
Their flagship project is "Bahá'í Blog" but it is so much more than a blog.
It is a knowledge repository with almost 1,500 articles by more than 100 contributors.
It is also a Video Bank with its own YouTube Channel. Through
“Studio Sessions”, they invite Baha’is and their friends to film and record themselves singing something based on the Baha’i Writings.
Baha’i Blogcast with host Rainn Wilson is a collection of interviews with Bahá'ís and their friends. They have a presence on Sound Cloud where one can listen or download talks and music that appear on the site.
There is a page where they showcase photography, design and imagery from around the web that focuses on the Baha'i Faith and Spirituality and another called Personal Reflections, a project that captures portraits of people coupled with an excerpt from an interview with them about how the Bahá'í Faith has touched their lives.
There is a calendar page and and another for quizzes where you can challenge yourself on a variety of topics.
Another service they provide is a directory with links to Official Bahá'í Sites, Non-Government Organizations, Education and Training sites, Blogs, Publications and Communities as well as other Bahá'í resources.
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- Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
- Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
- Guidelines for Internet Communication, by Bahá'í Internet Agency and Universal House of Justice (2008). Includes compilation "Extracts on Internet Communication Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice," spiritual principles, and Baha'i netiquette. [about]
- Internet Communications; Virgin Birth; Encyclopedia; Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Questions on email discussion groups and the Covenant, the Baha'i stance on the Virgin Birth of Christ, the spirituality of administrating, the spiritual destiny of the American Baha'i community, and the status of the Baha'i Encyclopedia. [about]
- Internet Guidance, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2004). Links to a variety of guidelines for online media: responding to opposition online; how to do podcasting and blogging; netiquette; SEO and hosting websites; using social networking sites; compilation on Internet communications; PowerPoint presentations. [about]
- Internet, Defending the Cause against Opponents on, by Universal House of Justice (2001). The nature of opposition to the Baha'i Faith, and how to respond to it in internet media. [about]
- Laymen vs. Scholars in Bahá'í Studies, by Universal House of Justice (1996). No distinction should be drawn between "laypeople" and "scholars" in Baha'i studies. [about]
- Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2009). Bahá’ís welcome constructive examination of their Faith. While they should not engage in exchanges that are divisive or contentious, Bahá’ís will not hesitate to respond, in a spirit of courtesy and fairness, to serious misrepresentations of their Faith. [about]
- soc.religion.bahai: Complete Archives (1992). Link to an 18-year archive of the first moderated Baha'i newsgroup. [about]