In a perfect example of how interfaith networks should work, LJRC members were fortunate enough to meet many lovely people from different faith communities at this summer’s Jo Cox memorial Great Get Together at the Etz Chaim synagogue. Amongst them were some members of the Leeds Baha’i community and both groups were keen to build links between our two faiths.
We were delighted to receive an invitation to participate in their recent celebrations commemorating the 200th Birth Anniversary of the Baha’u’llah, the most recent of what the Baha’i faith term Divine Educators, other examples of which include Abraham and Moses.
Amongst the evening’s entertainment were two fascinating videos exploring the life of the Baha’u’llah and his journey, both physical and spiritual; videos of Baha’i communities throughout the world; some moving live spiritual music; and a banquet where guests could mingle. Those present came from many different parts of the world, including Botswana, Portugal and Persia/Iran which made for a fascinating evening.
Many thanks to the Baha’i community for inviting us to share their celebrations.