Archive for the ‘Baha’i Perspectives’ Category

The Bahá’í Writings describe universal peace as ‘the supreme goal of all mankind’. And yet the world is in turmoil and the heart of every conscientious person burns with anguish. We long to create a better world for our children and grandchildren. A peaceful world, in which the ingenuity and resources devoted to armaments and conflict can be diverted instead to education, health and wellbeing.

Bahá’ís believe that the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh provide the framework for building that new world, based on the truth that we are one interconnected human family sharing one precious homeland.

Bahá’í Holy Day celebration in Salvador, Brazil

The Bahá’í community of Windsor and Maidenhead is hosting a presentation open to all who are interested to learn more about how the Bahá’í teachings nurture a culture of peace and unity, of tolerance and amity, and across every society. All are welcome. For full details, please refer to the attached invitation. We hope that you can join us.

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The Bahá’í Community of Maidenhead will host its first ever ‘public meeting’ on Zoom on 14 October: an event to mark the 2020 Week of Prayer for World Peace (11-18 October) and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Bahá’í International Community Statement

Its founders intended that the United Nations should be the institution to end war. Its primary purpose was, and remains, to maintain world peace and security.

Our presentation will draw upon a recent statement from the Bahá’í International Community to mark the UN’s 75th anniversary. Entitled ‘A Governance Befitting’, it sets out a Bahá’í perspective on humanity’s path towards a just world order and universal peace.

Alas, no cakes, no refreshments, no chatting afterwards – but we hope that you might still want to join us online.

For more details on the event, please download the flyer:

A copy of the Bahá’í International Community’s statement ‘A Governance Befitting’ can be downloaded from the BIC website here.

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iStock_000000929451SmallWhat are the root causes of poverty and how do we address them? How can we tackle the ways in which income and opportunity are so unevenly spread, within nations and between nations? How do we move towards an economic system that serves the interests of all peoples? And what possible role can religion have in creating such a new model of community life?

The reorganisation of human society to meet the needs of humanity is a recurrent theme in the Bahá’í Writings. There is no detailed Bahá’í economic system as such but instead the fundamentals of a true prosperity, one which is both material and spiritual and which serves all the world’s peoples.

The Maidenhead Bahá’í community warmly invites all those interested in the prosperity of humankind to join an open study group to be held on Sunday 27 January from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (with a midway break for tea and cake).

The group will read and discuss together a letter from the Universal House of Justice, the elected governing council of the worldwide Bahá’í community, on the implications of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh for economic life.

All are welcome. No previous knowledge of the Bahá’í Faith is required as an introduction will be provided. For more details, please contact Mike Gammage at bahais.maidenhead@gmail.com.

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To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, the Bahá’í community of Maidenhead has arranged an evening to explore what Bahá’ís understand to be a vital and universal spiritual truth: the equal status of women and men. We will look at the connections between women’s equality, peace and economic prosperity.

The evening will be enriched by stories of the lives of four extraordinary women who helped to shape the early history of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK – one of them, Honor Kempton (1892-1981), born and raised in Maidenhead.

The event will be held on the evening of 18 April at St Luke’s Community Hall. More details are in the attached flyer (below). All welcome!

2018 Spring Meetings Invitation – FINAL rsvp

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