Events open to the public
The following activities and events are practised in all Bahá'í communities across the globe, including Bristol, and are free and open to all the community of any background. For more information or joining the activities please contact us.
Education is Not a Crime is a global awareness raising campaign about education discrimination in Iran where members of the Baha’i faith are prohibited from studying or lecturing at Iranian Universities. This worldwide campaign uses street art to create public dialogue about this human rights issue.
Documentary film, ‘Changing the World One Wall at a Time’ produced by Maziar Bahari features interviews with popular artists – such as Rone from Australia, Astro from France, Marthalicia Matarrita from New York, and Elle from Los Angeles – as well as activists with experience of the Civil Rights movement, the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, and human rights work on behalf of Iranians of all backgrounds. Iranian Baha’is with personal experience of being denied their right to higher education also share their stories.
Members of the Bristol Baha’i community are organsing three screenings of the documentary film across Bristol in 2018, including panel discussions.
The first two screenings will happen in April 2018 at The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and will be free of charge with a retiring voluntary collection:
Wednesday 25 April, 6-8PM
SceneIT cinema, room 2D07
UWE, Frenchay campus, BS16 1QY
No tickets necessary
Monday 30 April, 4-6PM
School of Education, Tiered Lecture Theatre, Helen Wodehouse Building
35 Berkeley Square BS8 1JA
In collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education and the Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Society
For more information about the Bristol campaign, email OneWallBristol@gmail.com
Follow us on twitter @OneWallBristol
These events are commemorated on significant occasions of the Baha'i history. Meetings are held normally at the Bahá'í Centre, with selected readings from the Bahá'í literature, and are open to all.
These are a sequence of seven courses to reflect on and discuss certain topics of spiritual significance, such as Reflections on the Life of the Spirit, Arising to Serve, and Family Prosperity. The courses are held in groups of 5 - 10 people, and a tutor facilitates each session. Each course takes 30 - 50 hours to complete and participants may arrange for slow or fast track modes, at any time of year. Each course is associated with set books and certain activities to enhance the learning process. New sessions are planned as applicants reach a certain number and can arrange time with the tutor.
People from all faiths and backgrounds are invited to join in the prayer meetings, according to their own style and tradition and hence contribute to the overall spiritual force. There are no associated rituals, supervisor, or obligations, the goal being to provide an atmosphere of contemplation and spiritual freshness. Devotionals are held at the Bahá'í Centre, individual homes, or other places, flexible to individual preferences. There are several regular devotionals currently running in the town.
Children/Juniour Youth Classes
With the growing concern on the need for more attention to children's moral education in the community, these classes invite children from age 5 up to junior youth to learn and practice moral behaviour in everyday life. Topics become more complex in consecutive years, and are revised frequently to accommodate with the changing needs and cultural circumstances. These classes are hosted by qualified and trained teachers.
The Bahá'í community actively maintains a constant profile of various activities throughout the UK, aimed at enhancing social cohesion and developing useful skills, including arts. For a full list of these events visit the National Bahá'í website.