Archive for September, 2022

Drawing the Circle of Unity

Bahá’u’lláh has drawn the circle of unity, He has made a design for the uniting of all the peoples, and for the gathering of them all under the shelter of the tent of universal unity. This is the work of the Divine Bounty, and we must all strive with heart and soul until we have the reality of unity in our midst, and as we work, so will strength be given unto us. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The conference explored three themes: “Bahá’u’lláh’s Vision for Humanity”, “The Distance Traversed” and “Building Vibrant Communities”. Those attending were from throughout the area, including both Bahá’ís and their friends. This conference was one of many thousands held around the world during the year at the request of the Universal House of Justice. August 27, 2022 at the University of Puget Sound

The conference began with a Native American blessing prayer.

The first activity of the morning was art. Participants gathered around various tables. This was the drawing table. Each person began a drawing and gave it a name, and after four minutes handed it to the person to the left, who in turn had four minutes to add to it. This continued until the drawing was back in the hands of the originator. of the drawing. A local Buddhist monk graced the meeting with his attendance.
Art with yarn or string occurred at another table.
The children had their own class. They later moved to a table in another room.
Coloring art from he children.
Art from the drawing table.
More art from the drawing table.
More art from the drawing table.
The afternoon session began with singing.
We gathered at different tables arranged by community or topic and consulted on our next steps.
We watched the film Glimpses of a Hundred Years Endeavors, which can be seen online.
Closing prayers ended an excellent day of meeting new and old friends and consulting.