Reflections and Statements

On this page, you will find reflections and statements from the Office of Public Affairs, as well as from individuals from the Bahá’í community who are sharing their own thoughts and reflections on various subjects, topics, and areas of interest.

Below you will find both OPA Reflections and Individual Reflections together, though if you want to just look at OPA Reflections or Individual Reflections, click on the drop-down menu above.

March Roundtable: Does religion promote social cohesion?

NEWSLETTER: Roundtable on the role of religion in Social Cohesion In early March, the UK Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs held a roundtable with diverse actors across civil society, government, and faith groups, to explore the role of religion and worldviews in today’s discussions around social cohesion. The roundtable aimed to create an evolving space for constructive learning and discussion around the complex topic of religion and belief and its place in society today, with a focus on how they might contribute positively to social cohesion. Emphasis was placed on configuring an understanding of religion and belief that is inclusive and captures its transformative capacity. Eleven people joi

"Sincerity is the foundation-stone of faith. That is, a religious individual must disregard his personal desires and seek in whatever way he can wholeheartedly to serve the public interest"

- 'Abdu'l-Bahá

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