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Members of the Maidenhead’s faith communities – together with others with no religious affiliation – this week completed a series of four discussion evenings on religion and peace.

Participants have aged from 17 to 75 years – and included agnostics as well as members of Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker and Bahá’í communities.

Study group participants – week 2

 

Organised by the Bahá’í community of Maidenhead, the evenings were hosted by St Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church.

Participants studied together and reflected upon a letter to the world’s religious leaders from the international governing body of the worldwide Bahá’í community. The letter, published in 2002, analyses the roots of religious prejudice and conflict, and sets out principles to enable organised religion to play its part in building a peaceful, just and prosperous world for all.

There is more on the letter and its impact here. The full text of the letter is available to download here .

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The Bahá’í Community of Maidenhead warmly invites you to three discussion evenings next month on the topic:

One God, One Religion – World Peace. Discuss.

Religion has an extraordinary capacity to motivate human behaviour. It is capable of profoundly influencing the structure of social relationships. But it is a capacity which can be harnessed for good or ill. How can we ensure that religion is a force for peace in today’s complex world?

We invite you to join us in reading together and reflecting upon an open letter to the world’s religious leaders from the governing council of the worldwide Bahá’í community on the challenge of religious unity.

13 January             Part 1:  The barriers to religious unity

20 January             Part 2:  The historic challenge facing faith communities

27 January             Part 3:  Religion and the healing of humanity

St Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church Hall, Maidenhead | 7:30pm – 9:15pm

By kind permission of the St Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church

These events are open to people of all faiths and none. Do please come and join us. Further details can be found here.

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