Fresher’s Week events & Michaelmas Termcard

Welcome to a new year with the Cambridge University Bahá’í Society!  We would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students!  We are very pleased to be able to offer a wide range of events this term, including discussion evenings every other Friday, a monthly interfaith devotional/meditation called Soul Food, several fascinating talks by Bahá’í scholars and professionals, and community celebrations.  All of our events are free and open to the public.  See our Michaelmas 2013 Term Card below:

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Please note that our first event is a discussion evening tomorrow night at Nabil’s house, which is very close to the train station (email Nabil for directions).  This will continue every other Friday evening throughout the term.  Join our mailing list to receive reminders and updates about the topics we will be discussing.

We also have a Club Squash on Thursday, 17th October at 7:30pm at Clowns Cafe (54 King Street, CB1 1LN).  This will be a fun opportunity to meet other members of the Bahá’í Society in a casual environment and learn more about the events we are holding this term.

Two of the talks listed on the term card are part of the Multi-Faith series for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.  These are “Frontiers in a Changing World” and “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit.”

We look forward to meeting you!

Download the Michaelmas 2013 term card (PDF).

Fireside this Friday: “Beyond Oppression”

Dear Friends,

The discussion evening series at my home continues this Friday 7th June, at 8 pm, with a discussion on the topic, “Beyond Oppression: A Fair and United Society.”  The topic will be presented by Eric.

Oppression of diverse forms is one of the greatest obstacles to human progress. Join us to examine how oppression can be overcome in unifying and constructive ways that advance collective prosperity and well-being.

All are welcome.

With love,
Nabil

Fireside this Friday: “Climate Change”

Dear Friends,

The discussion evening series at my home continues this Friday 1st June, at 8 pm, with a discussion on the topic, “Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change.”  The topic will be presented by Bruce who works in the area of wildlife conservation.

The planet is undergoing dramatic changes and climate change is a cause of increasing concern. The decisions we need to make to address this issue cannot merely be addressed by science but must also be informed by spiritual and ethical values.

All are welcome.

With love,
Nabil

Fireside this Friday “Equality of Men and Women”

Dear Friends,

The discussion evening series at my home continues this Friday 25th May, at 8 pm, with a discussion on the topic, “Two Wings of a Bird: Equality of Men and Women.” The topic will be presented by Shivani & Lukas.

Women have been historically subjugated and oppressed. We will explore how the equality of men and women is a fundamental truth of human reality and not just a desired condition to be achieved for the good of society. We will also explore the meaning and implications of equality as a spiritual truth.

All are welcome.

With love,
Nabil

Fireside this Friday “Living Spiritually in a Material World”

Dear Friends,

The discussion evening series at my home continues this Friday 3rd May, at 8 pm, with a discussion on the topic, “Living Spiritually in a Material World,” The topic will be presented by Carola.

Spirituality and material existence seem at odds with each other. How can we tread the spiritual path with practical feet in a material world? How can we have a spiritually and materially prosperous civilization and what may that look like?

Additionally, the next five discussion evenings have been arranged.

All are welcome.

With love,
Nabil

Fireside this Friday: Comparing Scientific & Spiritual Search for Truth

Dear friends,

The fireside series at my home continues this Friday 12th April, at 8 pm, with a discussion on the topic, “Comparing methods of scientific and spiritual search for truth,” We will compare the methods of spiritual search with those of scientific search and explore how the goal/outcome of spiritual search oncludes at the point of indicating “inspired civilization” (not salvation as commonly thought). This topic is being repeated since not many friends attended last time despite an excellent presentation.
All are welcome, particularly seekers.
With love,
Nabil

Fireside this Saturday: Comparing methods of scientific & spiritual search for truth

Dear friends,

The next fireside will be this Saturday, 16th March, 5:30 pm pot-luck dinner + 7 pm talk (at Nita’s home instead of Nabil’s), with a discussion on the topic, “Comparing methods of scientific and spiritual search for truth.” We will compare the methods of spiritual search with those of scientific search and explore how the goal/outcome of spiritual search includes the point of indicating “inspired civilization” (not salvation as commonly thought).
All are welcome.

Fireside this Saturday with pot-luck dinner: Conceptualizing Oneness

Dear friends,

The next fireside will be this Saturday, 9th March, 5:30 pm pot-luck dinner + 7 pm talk, with a discussion on the topic, “Conceptualizing oneness.” The oneness of mankind is the primary teaching of the Bahá’í Faith and we will examine the implications of this teaching in our lives and our society.

All are welcome.

Nabil

Fireside this Saturday with pot-luck dinner: Religion, A Cause of Unity or Disunity?

Dear friends,

The fireside series at my home continues this Saturday, 2 March, 5:30 pm pot-luck dinner + 7 pm talk, with a discussion on the topic, “Religion, A Cause of Unity or Disunity?” We will examine how religion has been a cause of disunity, but at the same time a powerful source of unity contributing to the progress of humanity and civilization.

The 2nd of March is the first day of the fast and I’ve decided to host the firesides on Saturdays during the fast in order to be able to host a pot-luck dinner before hand for those friends who would like to break the fast together as well for seekers who wish to join us. Sunset will be at 5:41 pm. Please let me know if you plan to join for dinner and what you can contribute. I’ll be hosting a following fireside on Saturday, 9th March with the one after that on Saturday, 16 March, at someone else’s home, but details to be confirmed.

All are welcome!

With love,
Nabil