Welcome to the Bahá’í Faith Preston Community
The Baha’i faith began in 1844 and spread to England in the early 20th Century. This Preston community started in 1973.
Welcome to the pages of the Preston Baha’i community. You’ve probably heard or seen the word ‘Baha’i’ somewhere and are curious? Maybe you Googled it and landed up here? As a result, you’re here now and we hope for the next seconds, minutes or hours you’ll find some inspiring information and leave the site enriched. Click on this link and join Rev Peter Owen Jones, a Christian, who has investigated this religion for himself to find an answer to this question, ‘Can a Religion accept other Faiths as true?’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpcfyrd. After you have viewed these pages, perhaps go on to see how the three main players in our global civilization – the individual, the community and the institutions – are viewed from a Baha’i perspective. Finally do share your comments and questions by visiting our Contact Us page. There you can find an easy way to contact us by email. Or, simply follow the Links to loads more interesting and inspiring sources including the Writings themselves. Wondering about up coming events? Keep up to date through our Events or simply check out our Facebook page. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
To Serve Humanity
In 2013, thousands of young people from villages and neighbourhoods spanning every continent gathered in a series of youth conferences to consult on the ways in which their generation can contribute to the spiritual and material well-being of their communities. The series of three short films captures the insights and conversation among participants. As they explore some of the themes that are central to the process of community building. The words of Abdu’l-Baha, “God is the helper of those souls whose aim is to serve humanity and whose efforts and endeavours are devoted to the good and betterment of all mankind”, inspire the hearts of many youth, who are collectively striving to translate their aspirations into reality.
A Widening Embrace produced through a creative, grassroots process in which teams of often young people have documented the efforts of their own communities around the world to effect social change, the documentary draws on footage taken by those teams over the course of a year, and tells a story of transformation unfolding in 24 communities representing different realities and contexts. It focuses on three main themes: universal participation as a path toward collective prosperity, the vital role of young people in the transformation of society, and the emergence of a range of social and economic development initiatives that spring up from the spiritual aspirations of a population.
It gives an interesting up-to-date overview of this independent world religion the bicentenary of whose founder’s birth was celebrated on October 22nd 2017