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.

Exploring identity global cooperation and the role of the UK in the post-pandemic world

Following a BBC survey, Mark Easton, the BBC’s Home Affairs Editor, concludes that national identity “is more than a factual statement about place of birth or citizenship. It is an attitude and a state of mind”. In so doing, he provides a fascinating springboard for a discussion on nationhood and identity, which has taken on added dimensions during this global pandemic. What has become clear is that the ‘state of mind’ making up our national sense of ourselves must also encompass an expanding consciousness of our roles and relationships in a global society, which is increasingly integrated and complex. Our national identity and values are interconnected. There is a reciprocal relationship be

"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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