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.

June 20, 2018

During Mental Health Awareness week this year, discussions took place in many national and local settings regarding the ways our society can better understand and support those who live with mental health issues. The UK now has its first Minister for Loneliness, perhaps a timely indicator that concerns of this nature need to be...

June 20, 2018

Representatives of the UK Baha’i Office of Public Affairs were pleased to attend the Inaugural Religion and Media Festival held on 27 March 2018. 

The event brought together journalists, broadcasters and media executives, those of faith and those of none, to take “a fresh look at the way religion is reported in the media and new...

June 20, 2018

‘Yes, yes, of course I do,’ was the answer given by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith in the autumn of 1911.

The question, posed by the leader of a woman’s suffrage society in London, sought to clarify whether this elderly gentleman from the East really approved of giving women the vote?

Were th...

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"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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