What a delightful day we had on January 21st at Sicamous United Church. It was International World Religion Day. Seven members of the Baha’i faith from the Shuswap area joined us for worship, as well as my colleague in ministry, Michelle Rowe from Golden, her husband and mother-in-law, along with our own congregation. They also took turns reading the prayers from other faith traditions. I invited Frank Black, back row, third from the right, to share some of the history and beliefs of the Baha’i faith which sees a progressive revelation of spiritual teachers from Buddha, though Moses, Jesus, Muhammad to Baha’u’llah.
Some of the principle teachings of the Baha’i faith include the equality of men and women, science and religion working together, unity of all humankind, and the oneness of all religions.
Different people took turns reading from 12 different faith traditions.