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Why I Decided to Become a Baha’i

PRESENTED BY Jessica Kemejuk | Mar 20, 2018
Jessica Kemejuk—actress, spiritual seeker, and new Baha’i—grew up in Los Angeles, where she suffered from bullying and racism because of her mixed-race, half-Japanese and half-Russian ethnicity. In a journey to find someplace where she would be accepted for her whole self, she encountered and tried on many spiritual modalities, until she met a Baha'i. Then, she says, for her the Baha'i writings and prayers “resonated in this place that only truth does.” She witnessed the vibrancy, honesty and clarity of the Baha'i community, and decided to become a follower of Baha’u’llah. Watch and listen as Jessica explains what impelled her to walk that spiritual path. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

Jessica Kemejuk is a Los Angeles native and an actress and producer. She's had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible people on the projects she's worked on, and has traveled around the world doing what she loves. She works in TV, film and commercials. When...



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  • Patches Bridlewood
    May 21, 2020
    I'm not a Bahai but I grew up around the corner from a temple in Clearwater, FL. They were always very nice people and at this point with atheism and secularism growing all the time I am inclined to feel camraderie with any believer in God. I never understood how they reconciled some of the teachings they do but she clearly loves the Almighty
  • Nasrin Azadeh
    Jun 20, 2019
    Hi dear Jessica I would like to use this talk in my next devotional / fireside?Thanks for sharing; you are amazing your parents must be proud of you
  • A Hous
    Jun 11, 2019
    This is an amazing talk, thank you.
  • Farzaneh Mobine
    Jun 2, 2019
    Jessica Thank you for the beautiful speech I have been Baha’i all my life you inspired me so much Love Farzaneh Mobine
  • Ghasem Bayat
    Jun 1, 2019
    Jessica, this was an inspiring talk and thanks for sharing.
  • Mahin Noroozi
    Mar 28, 2018
    Very nice speach so intetersting!!
  • Klaus Langkilde
    Mar 27, 2018
    Jessica, that was a beautiful presentation. Thank you for sharing.
  • Willow Celeste
    Mar 24, 2018
    I almost cried! Thank you so much for sharing this!
  • Kunvarbhai Bharwad
    Mar 23, 2018
    Jessica a nice speech from the heart...
  • Richard Choo
    Mar 23, 2018
    Jessica a nice speech from the heart.... Now you are home with The Beloved. May you grow stronger and deep in the Faith. Bless you.
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