—Big Black Car
—Big Black Car
30 years ago 10 Baha’i women were executed in Iran after refusing to recant their faith. Tonight in Auckland we held a candle-lit vigil in their honour, and in support of all those wrongfully prosecuted for their religious beliefs.
“Act in accordance with the counsels of the Lord: that is, rise up in such wise, and with such qualities, as to endow the body of this world with a living soul, and to bring this young child, humanity, to the stage of adulthood. So far as ye are able, ignite a candle of love in every meeting, and with tenderness rejoice and cheer ye every heart. Care for the stranger as for one of your own; show to alien souls the same loving kindness ye bestow upon your faithful friends. Should any come to blows with you, seek to be friends with him; should any stab you to the heart, be ye a healing salve unto his sores; should any taunt and mock at you, meet him with love. Should any heap his blame upon you, praise ye him; should he offer you a deadly poison, give him the choicest honey in exchange; and should he threaten your life, grant him a remedy that will heal him evermore. Should he be pain itself, be ye his medicine; should he be thorns, be ye his roses and sweet herbs. Perchance such ways and words from you will make this darksome world turn bright at last; will make this dusty earth turn heavenly, this devilish prison place become a royal palace of the Lord — so that war and strife will pass and be no more, and love and trust will pitch their tents on the summits of the world. Such is the essence of God’s admonitions; such in sum are the teachings for the Dispensation of Bahá.”
—Love and Happiness
If you have the time, tune in Sunday nights 11pm- 1am (New Zealand time) to listen to The Nutter’s Club.
Mike King fronts a show that deals with mental, physical, sexual, spiritual, emotional and cultural wellbeing. Each week a guest shares the story of their life and there are some truly eye-opening korero that go down.
Kau Faito’o: Traditional Healers of Tonga
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Teju Cole in India
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‘Dronestream’ is the graduate thesis presentation of Josh Begley that show his work on bringing to light the reality of drone strikes, “the narrative of people who’ve been killed by these secret missiles”.
“My project is about mapping blank spots in the data, in the narrative”.
“Niggas in Paris” officially became irrelevant after this…or maybe its more relevant as an example of what matters and what should matter, what is being said and what should be said, what they say life is and what life really is.
Yasiin Bey .. N*s in Poorest