Dundee Theosophical Society
Friday 22nd September The Baha'i Fairth by Carrie Varjavandi
Carrie has been involved in interfaith dialogue for many years and is presently the chairperson of Faith and Belief Dundee. She is also part of the Chaplaincy team at Dundee University, and an active member of Dundee Art Society, where she exhibits regularly. Her art training began at Glasgow School of Art and she graduated in textile design from DJCAD. Most of her career has been in arts education, including 3 years spent in China. Carrie heard about the Bahá'í Faith whilst a student in Glasgow, and is a member of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Dundee.
Carrie will talk about the Bahá'í Faith, a religion founded in the 19th century that teaches the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. The faith initially developed in Iran and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception. The religion is estimated to have five to eight million adherents, known as Baháʼís, spread throughout most of the world's countries and territories.
Over 100 years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, son of Baha’u’llah the founder of the Baha’i Faith, said:
“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. If you meet those of different race and colour from yourself, do not mistrust them and withdraw yourself into your shell of conventionality, but rather be glad and show them kindness. Think of them as different coloured roses growing in the beautiful garden of humanity, and rejoice to be among them".
Meetings are held at 7.00 for 7.15 start in The Heartfulness Centre, 51 Cowgate, Dundee, DD1 2JF
Admission £3.50, concession £3.00, members £2.50