Devotional gatherings

FRIENDS FROM EVERY FAITH OR BACKGROUND GET TOGETHER TO PRAY, AND TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL AND UPLIFTING CONVERSATIONS

 

Friends came together for a devotional gathering to learn about the concept of "Unity in Humanity".

Inspiration, rejuvenation, motivation, purpose, meaning – all are essential ingredients to one's sense that his or her life is on track, that it is worth living. Yet on a daily basis one is hard-pressed to find or feel them and is challenged to maintain a positive, holistic and hopeful outlook. In the Bahá'í Faith, there is no clergy or priesthood. Everyone is a participant. We hold spiritual or devotional gatherings in our homes and neighbourhoods. They take many forms. Some are spontaneous, others are carefully planned. Some are energetic and exuberant, others are quiet and reflective. The element that unites them all is a spirit of reverence and respect.

 

Bahá'ís in cities and villages around the world hold devotional gatherings and are experiencing renewed strength and vigour in their lives and communities as a result. Music, food, and discussion are often present, though the primary purpose is to have a spiritual focus to transform, unify and revitalise. For many, these gatherings become a refreshing refuge from the grinding aspects of everyday life. Participants are able to share and consult on spiritual principles, to gain some perspective on how these principles can be applied to their day-to-day affairs. The musical selections and material are diverse, coming from a variety of cultures and styles.

 

There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. Readings are taken from a variety of spiritual sources, for example, from the Holy Scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and the Bahá’í Faith in order to create an environment of unity and harmony. Participants are encouraged to bring their own books or favourite passages to share – so we can all learn from each other. There is no charge for these events and should you wish to attend by all means do contact us.