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Believing in London

20 February, 2007

Today I attended the question and answer session at ‘Believing in London‘, this was an event organised by Diversity and Dialogue which was held at the British Library. It featured various workshops and art activities promoting the religious and cultural diversity that is part and parcel with living in London. I was the Baha’i representative on the panel discussion which was really an amazing experience to be a part of, with an audience of 15-19 year olds who were all radiant individuals.

The panel featured youth representing; Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism Sikhism and the Baha’i Faith. It was chaired by Human Rights activist Shami Chakrabarti who frequently appears on the TV , notably on the BBC’s ‘Question Time‘. The discussion touched on issues such as – the conflicts/opportunities that arise living in a multicultural society and what part religion plays.

There were some really inspiring insights from the young people in the audience, who seemed to be investigating their own spiritual and moral beliefs for themselves by deconstructing a lot of negative press religion receives in the media. Also personally it was to just nice to be among a group of people my age from different faiths, as i felt we were all united in trying to make a difference in the world.

In the Baha’i writings believers are encouraged to “… consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship”.

Some Pics:

Some of the young people who attended

The Meeting Room

The Organisers


2 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 February, 2007 10:06

    Hi, Afshin, I’m really glad you were able to take part in this. It’s good to know that the Faith was so ably represented.


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