The UK Baha'i Office of Public Affairs (OPA) represents the UK Baha'i Community in its relations with government, the media and civil society. The OPA's goal is to contribute to a peaceful, just, and unified society. The OPA's focus areas include: Social Cohesion, the Role of Religion in Society, the Freedom of Religion or Belief, and the Role of the Media.

What We Do


Interfaith Relations

Government Relations


Media Relations

In striving to work towards our focus areas, the OPA engages in Interfaith Relations, Government Relations, and Media Relations in order to contribute to the various discourses. Click below to read more about what we do in each area.


Periodically, we publish Reflection pieces, either written by the OPA or by individual collaborators, related to our areas of focus or other significant and important issues. Go to the Reflections page to see more, or see some highlights below.

Bahá’ís mark holiest period of the year and elect their governing councils, in lockdown

With the Commission on the Status of Women cancelled, how do we celebrate this International Women’s Day?

July Roundtable: Religion and Community Life.

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Focus Areas

The four focus areas of the OPA are: Social Cohesion, the Role of Religion in Society, the Freedom of Religion or Belief, and the Role of the Media. Click on each one to see how and what we contribute to these four areas of discourse.


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