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Interfaith Devotional at Rea’s Home, August 23, 2014

On August 23, 2014, Bahá’ís of Statesboro and their friends, after being away during part of the summer, gathered at Dan and Maria Fatima Rea’s home for the monthly Interfaith Devotional & Potluck Dinner. Please click below for a description and photos of the event.

Eighteen people of diverse nationalities (China, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Trinidad, and USA) shared prayers and reflective readings on unity and peace from the holy scriptures of several world religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh, prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith, encourages us to “consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship” and to understand that “Truth is one in all religions.”

Special thanks to those who shared their artistic talents during the social part of the meeting: Joe Goldstein for singing unity songs; Mike Czech for singing rousing 80’s hits; the Chinese students for singing the traditional Chinese Jasmine song, and for everyone who participated in the rousing communal drumming at the end. Also special thanks to Daronte, Camille, and Uche for taking photos. This spiritual meeting was a nourishing unity feast of inspirational prayers & reflective readings, tasty food & drinks, beautiful songs & music, and warm camaraderie & laughter. People of all religions and cultures are welcome at these devotional celebrations of “unity in diversity.”

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