The Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to provide practical tools for enhancing the worship experience of the Baha’i community worldwide and to promote discussion around the implementation of the arts at the grassroots level.




The Author

whywesing_eric-border.jpgWith a musical anointing manifest in his intricate colorful harmonies, stylized arrangements and spirited lyrics, Eric Dozier fuses African-American gospel and traditional spirituals with world rhythms into a musical elixir that the New York Times has called “…rousing.”

Compelled by the urgent need to help establish unity at a neighborhood, national and global level, Eric Dozier , along with friends Dilsey Davis and Cara Williams, formed One Human Family Music Workshops. Through his role as co-founder and National Director of Arts and Education for One Human Family Workshops, Inc., Eric continues to devote his musical, spiritual, and intellectual talents to eradicating social, religious, racial, gender, and cultural discrimination.

Eric is a graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies. He later obtained a Masters in Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School.

While at Duke, he served as the minister of music for the Duke University Modern Black Mass Choir. He is a former arranger for the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir and Musical Director for the award winning Children’s Theatre Company of New York City.

A one-time delegate to the United Nation’s World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, Eric is often invited as a keynote presenter on an array of topics: Community Building; Youth Violence, Punishment and Justice; Black History; Abolitionist History; White Supremacy; Sexism; and Music History; and facilitates workshops and seminars for schools, colleges and universities, community centers, and corporations. His heart stirring music, dynamic speeches, historical presentations, and music workshops have and continue to serve in welding the hearts and minds of a divided humanity into one loving fellowship.