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Being a Global Citizen – how the Baha’i Faith inspires and guides me…with Carl Schutze and Musician Stevie Vagabond Ewashko…

Having grown up in the 70’s and 80’s during the apartheid era in South Africa, Carl Schutze responded to a burning desire to see the world and arrived in the United States in 1990 on a cultural exchange program with Camp America right after finishing his compulsory military service in the South African Navy. Since then, the former rugby player has experienced the many joys and challenges that American life has to offer. Upon moving to Key West in 1997, Carl has embraced being a father and husband and is an accomplished jewelry dsigner, appraiser and businessman managing his local family business with his wife of 20 years, Marina Marcial. A firm believer in the One Human Family philosophy and motivated to serve his commUnity, Carl serves on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i’s of Key West alongside with his many brothers and sisters in Faith on a number of local bodies including the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, Monroe County Coalition and Rural Health Network.

Musician Stevie Vagabond Ewashko is a singer-songwriter and performer born in Canada. Honing his skills over a three-year period traveling extensively both nationally and internationally, he has played venues large and small to popular acclaim in eleven countries.

A self-taught acoustic guitarist, Stevie was inspired by influential and seminal folk and roots artists. His repertoire encompasses both popular-and spiritual-based music with the intent to promote unity and joy to the world, via his own songs as well as covers of material close to his heart. Audiences are always moved by Stevie’s truth and sincerity in performance, and that bond urges him ever forward. Stevie serves on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i’s of Key West and is a passionate believer in service to humanity and considers himself a fellow world citizen of the global Baha’i Faith commUnity.