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.

July Roundtable: Religion and Community Life.

In July, the UK Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs held its second roundtable in a series that is exploring how insights from religion and belief systems can be harnessed to promote social cohesion. The two roundtables have brought together representatives from Humanists UK, the National Secular Society, The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), The Jewish Museum, The Catholic Church, The Bahá’í community, Frameworks Institute, British Futures, The RE Council for England and Wales, and an academic from Oxford University. The second roundtable built upon the first by providing a space to examine the state of community life within the UK and how well adapted prevalent no

Resilience in the face of persecution

175 Years of Persecution: A History of the Bábís and Bahá’ís of Iran by Fereydun Vahman Oneworld publications. Great works of history are themselves history-making, because they transform distant occurrences from the past into a narrative about our current struggle to build a better future.In reading this gripping, meticulously documented historical narrative, the reader is struck by the continuity between past and present. 175 Years of Persecution is a comprehensive and heart-breaking, infuriating but incisive, eloquent yet scholarly account of a virulent, obsessive hatred that has profoundly shaped the construction of Iran’s modern identity. The surfacing, at long last, of this dark and de

"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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