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Episode 26: The Science of Depolarization (Interview with Dr. Lisa Schrich)

An interview with Dr. Lisa Schirch, a global authority on social media's impact on polarization. Here, Dr. Schirch explains how the algorithms that drive social media ...

Episode 25: The Science of Depolarizaton (with Andrea Bartoli)

An interview with Andrea Bartoli, former dean of a number of prestigious conflict resolution schools; diplomat; and President of the Sant'Egidio Foundation for Peace a...

Episode 24: Treasures of Wisdom from the Past Century (Exploring the Message of the Universal House of Justice of November 28, 2023)

On November 28, 2023, the Universal House of Justice shared its message providing a history of our organic evolution as a community over the past hundred years.  This ...

Episode 23: The Science of Depolarization (Interview with Rabbi Roly Matalon)

An interview with Rabbi Roly Matalon sharing his efforts to promote depolarization including an amazing exchange which saw representatives of his very progressive-libe...

Episode 22: The Science of Depolarization (Interview with Gary Friedman)

An interview with global pioneer in mediation training, Gary Friedman, co-founder of the Center for Understanding in Conflict which has trained over 10,000 mediators. ...

Episode 21: The Science of Polarization (Interview with Dr. Peter Coleman)

An interview with award-winning scholar, Dr. Peter Coleman, sharing his research at Columbia University's 'Difficult Conversations Lab', exploring the variables best c...

Episode 20: The Science of Depolarization (Interview with Amanda Ripley)

An interview with award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley who shares insights on the science of bringing antagonistic groups together based on her recent best-selling b...

Episode 19: Engaging With Discourse

How can you best engage withe the prevalent discourses of society?  In this episode, we explore FIVE stages one should consider in engaging with a discourse:Prioritizi...

Episode 18: What is Discourse?

The term 'discourse' means different things to different academic disciplines.  There's a difference, for example, between political vs. scientific discourse.  In this...

Episode 17: The Ridvan Message of 2023

Hot off the press, this episode explores the 2023 Ridvan Message of the Universal House of Justice to the Baha'is of the World, celebrating the key achievements of the...

Episode 16: A Mandate for Society Building - Part Three (Summary of the UHJ Message of 2021)

This episode, the third in our trilogy, continues our study of the message of the Universal House of Justice of December 30, 2021, providing us with our mandate for so...

Episode 15: A Mandate for Society Building - Part Two (Summary of UHJ Message of 2021)

This episode, the second in our trilogy, continues our study of the message of the Universal House of Justice of December 30, 2021 providing us with our mandate for so...

Episode 14: A Mandate for Society Building - Part One (Summary of UHJ Message of 2021)

This is the first of a three part trilogy exploring the message of the Universal House of Justice of December 30, 2021 laying out the vision for Society Building for t...

Episode 13: Championing Race Unity (Part Three)

The third in a three part trilogy exploring how the early American Baha'i community championed race unity - perhaps the best example of society building by Baha'is in ...

Episode 12: Championing Race Unity (Part Two)

The second in a 3 part sequence exploring how the early American Baha'i community championed race unity - perhaps the best example of society building by Baha'is in th...

Episode 11: Championing Race Unity (Part One)

The first in a 3 part sequence exploring how the early American Baha'i community championed race unity - perhaps the best example of society building by Baha'is in the...

Episode 10: The Transformation of Education in Iran (Part Two)

This episode continues our interview with Dr. Moojan Momen on the transformation of education in Iran by the Persian Baha'i community in the early part of the 20th cen...

Episode 9: Transforming Education in Iran (Part One)

At a time when Iran was almost entirely illiterate, the Persian Baha'i community promulgated a network of over 60 schools throughout the entire Iranian nation. This i...

Episode 8: Governance with Integrity (Part Two)

Continues the interview with Dr. Moojan Momen on the contributions of the early Persian Baha'is to the rise of Iran's first democratic institutions.

Episode 7: Governance with Integrity (Part One)

We interview Dr. Moojan Momen to explore how the Persian Baha'is at the turn of the 20th century engaged in society building, drawing particularly on two key books by ...

Episode 6: Society Building, Abdul-Baha and the Generation He Inspired

You'll be truly surprised by just how extensive the influence of the early Baha'i community was in the evolution of key societal ideas including affirmative action, bl...

Episode 5: Learning From Our Mistakes

Reflection is about learning from both our victories and mistakes... so in this episode we explore what some of the main mistakes over the past 25 years might have bee...

Episode 4: From 'Community' to 'Society' Building - Celebrating the Victories of the Past 25 Years

In this episode, we explore how the efforts of Baha'i communities worldwide in 'community building' over the past 25 years now lay the foundation for the 'society buil...

Episode 3: A History of Tomorrow (Part Two)

This episode continues to explore how vision gets effectively translated into reality. But where Part One explores this at the individual level, Part Two explores thi...

Episode 2: A History of Tomorrow (Part One)

This is the first in a two part episode exploring the capacity to translate vision into reality. When vision is accompanied by faith, determination and action, you ca...

Episode 1: Society Builders - Series Intro

Introduces the listener to the Society Builders podcast series - a response to the call for the release of the society-building power of the Baha'i Faith in ever-great...

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