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The Halifax Baha'i Community is delighted to participate in and to sponsor Interfaith Harmony Halifax 2021 again this year. Look for our contributions in the Interfaith Conversations panel (Jan 31st), Sacred Spaces events (Feb 6th), Messages of Hope (ongoing) and the Celebration event (Feb 7h). We have also committed to the Declaration of Interfaith Peace and Friendship.
The Baha’i Community of Halifax joins the Interfaith Harmony Halifax Declaration.
"Given the many tragic events around the world, directly or indirectly related to religious intolerance, misunderstanding and/or ignorance, World Interfaith Harmony Week offers a very meaningful opportunity for mutual self-reflection, open-mindedness, respect and understanding.
See the "Wall of Declaration"
"At the centenary of the United Nations, might it not be possible for all the inhabitants of our common homeland to be confident that we have set in motion a realistic process for building the global order needed to sustain progress in the coming centuries? This is the hope of the Bahá’í International Community and the goal toward which it labors. We echo the poignant appeal long ago voiced by Bahá’u’lláh about the leaders and arbiters of human affairs: “Let them take counsel together and, through anxious and full deliberation, administer to a diseased and sorely afflicted world the remedy it requireth.”
In 1991 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States issued a statement on the ongoing Racism issues in that country. It still resonates today and provides a much-needed perspective. READ the full Statement.
The Universal House of Justice issues a major statement on World Peace
“Universal peace is the destination towards which humanity has been moving throughout the ages under the influence of the Word of God that has been progressively imparted by the Creator to His creation….”. (See full Letter HERE).
The Universal House of Justice has also made available "The Promise of World Peace" a seminal document on this topic. Available HERE