Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Baha'i attend a meeting of national assembly

Members from the North West's Baha'i community have met with the UK-wide National Assembly at a special event in Belfast.

Members from the North West's Baha'i community have met with the UK-wide National Assembly at a special event in Belfast.

Baha'i followers from across Northern Ireland also arrived in Belfast to meet with the Baha'is elected body which meets regularly to oversee and administer the affairs of the community.

A spokesman said: "Usually it gathers in London but from time to time meets elsewhere, mainly so that it can have the chance to get together with the Baha'is.

"This was its first official visit to Northern Ireland since 2003.

Members of the Assembly gave short presentations on the work of the Baha'i community world-wide and encouraged the further development of projects that will give service to the wider community, particularly in the fields of moral and spiritual education for people of all ages and faiths."

A question and answer session was also held and then people had the chance to meet and discuss things with the Assembly members individually.

Local Baha'i Kevin Proudman said: "This is the first time I have met the members of the National Assembly.

"It was inspiring to see such a cross section of people unite in service, and to have the chance to hear from them and to talk to them individually."

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