Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”  – Bahá’u’lláh

You are warmly invited to be our guest at a celebration marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. We will celebrate at Cambridge University with a keynote speech by Sean Hinton, music and refreshments, 7:30–8:30pm on Wednesday 22nd November, William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College.

Sean Hinton is CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund and a graduate of Cambridge University and MIT. He has served as Mongolia’s first honorary consul-general in Australia, having worked extensively in China and Mongolia. Sean has lectured around the world, most recently at Oxford University and at Stanford University for the Global Speaker Series. He is also on the international advisory board of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland.

The great vision of Bahá’u’lláh is captured in the quotation: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.  Seeking to implement the principle of the oneness of humanity envisioned by Bahá’u’lláh, we are striving to overcome prejudice and promote unity at all levels.

We hope that you will be able to join us in the celebrations. Should you require any further information, please contact us at bahai [at]

Islam in Modernity: Overcoming Barriers Between Faiths

Dr. Khazeh Fananapazir has been engaged in interfaith dialogue since the 1970s, an interest that increased commensurately with the rise of various fundamentalist groups in the ‘70s and ‘80s, especially after 9/11. His research focuses on two pivotal questions:

(1) Is there any way out of the impasses and misunderstandings between faiths and communities?
(2) How can various faith groups work together to achieve unity?

Khazeh believes that there is a way out, and a hundred years ago that way was delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Friday, 7th February, 7:30-9pm
Harrods Room, Emmanuel College

Dr. Khazeh Fananapazir graduated in Medicine from Oxford University and is now a cardio-thoracic surgeon in Leicester, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Teaching is one of his passions, and he is much admired and loved by his students. Khazeh has a keen interest in study of the Sacred Books. Fluent in Arabic and Farsi, he has published extensively. He is a lifelong student of the Bahá’í Faith, and in particular its relationship with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


Soul Food November 2013: “The Light Within”

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Dear all,

The next Soul Food event will be Saturday, 16 November 2013, on the theme “The Light Within.”  Immediately following the program will be a celebration for the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, one of the most important Holy Days in the Bahá’í calendar, to which everyone is warmly invited.

Latimer Room, Old Court
Clare College
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL


Soul Food is a community devotional event held monthly in Cambridge and open to all. It provides an occasion to be inspired and reflect on uplifting themes. Our programs feature live music, audio-visual pieces, and readings from various authors, sources and Faiths—indigenous, ancient and modern—from all over the world.

Soul Food’s purpose is to inspire us to transform our lives, our neighbourhoods and communities, with actions that promote the unity and betterment of society.

You can download the flyer, join the Facebook event, and like our Facebook page.

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,

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.


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,

Fireside series: Intro to the Baha’i Faith

Dear friends,

I will be hosting regular fortnightly, i.e. every two weeks, discussion evenings at my place on Fridays, 8 pm, followed by refreshments. These are open to all and are meant to provide a regular space to learn more about the teachings and principles of the Baha’i Faith and how they relate to current issues in the world. The format will be a short presentation on a topic followed by open discussion. The first one will be this Friday on a general introduction to the Faith.  Here is a list of future fireside topics which is subject to change. Let me know if you’d like to propose a topic or have a particular question(s).

Best wishes,