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

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...

In December 2015, the UK Bahá'í community read with great interest the report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life: Community, Diversity and the Common Good (hereafter referred to as “the report”). Given the rapidly changing landscape of religion and belief in the UK, we feel that the report has contri...

The year 2016 will be remembered for many things, one of which was the need to reconsider the prevalent modes of public discourse within society. It is fitting then that as the year came to a close some 50 participants from a range of backgrounds and organisations came together to explore how the prevailing mode of adversarial d...

Many challenging conversations are being held at all levels of society, which are of great significance to our shared future. These conversations include, but are in no way limited to, the nature of our shared national values, social cohesion, the equality of women and men, the role religion plays in public life, migration, free...

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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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