Who We Are
The UK Bahá'í Office of Public Affairs (OPA) represents the UK Bahá'í community in its relationships with the British government, the media, the interfaith community and civil society.
The overarching objective of the OPA is to contribute to the building of a more peaceful, equitable and unified society through advancing the evolution of thought, public opinion and policy on themes pertaining to social progress.
Some Members of the Office of Public Affairs
The UK Bahá'í Community
The UK Bahá'í community exists in every corner of the UK, from industrial cities like London and Manchester, to rural villages in Cornwall and the Shetland Isles. Around the UK, Bahá'ís are striving to work together with friends and neighbours to contribute to the betterment of their communities. For more on the UK Bahá'í community, click here.
The OPA, as well as representing the UK Bahá'í community, is also a limb of the National Spiritual Assembly of the UK Bahá'í community.
The National Spiritual Assembly, the national governing council of the UK Bahá’í community guides the affairs of the Bahá’í community at the national level. The National Assembly is an elected body comprising of nine members who are elected annually by secret ballot. Each year Bahá’ís over the age of 21 participate in Bahá’í elections, which are free of any trace of electioneering, canvassing, or propaganda.
"The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable, unless and until, its unity is firmly established"