Public Talk – Friday January 11

Public Fireside

The next Public Fireside talk will take place on Friday, January 11 at 6:30pm in the Thames Valley Education Centre cafeteria (1250 Dundas St.) A potluck meal will be followed by an introductory talk on the Baha’i Faith. The presenter for the Jan. 11 event will be Adib Sedig. A description of the topic and the bio of the presenter appear below.

Title: An Analysis of Deep-Seated Structural Defects of Social Economy

Abstract:

The stability, happiness, and prosperity of the world of humanity depends on readjustment of the social economy. To this end, some deep-seated, structural defects in social economy must be corrected. This presentation is intended to contribute to social discourse about this fundamental issue. It is of importance to all who work towards the realization of a brighter future for humanity, particularly the youth.

Bio:

Adib Sedig is an 18-year-old youth who avidly studies the Baha’i writings, as well as socio-economic, mathematical, and scientific subjects. Since the age of 13, he has presented at four major conferences. He began his undergraduate studies in mathematics and economics at Western University in September of 2018.

Public Talk – An “Ear” for Prophecy – December 14th

Our next public talk with take place on Friday December 14th at 6:30pm at the Thames Valley Education Centre (1250 Dundas St.) A potluck dinner will be followed by a talk on the Baha’i Faith given by Susan and Michael DiFabio.

Summary
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the fulfilment of prophecy throughout the holy scriptures. A pattern emerges in this overview, forging a prospective roadmap for examining the claims of the Baha’i Faith. Excerpts from the gospels, Paul’s epistles, and the Baha’i scriptures provide further insight into this examination.

Bio:
Susan and Michael DiFabio met at Western University and have been married for 23 years. They live in London with their two teenage boys, Ethan (18) and Brendan (16). Susan is a dental hygienist at a local periodontal office, and Michael consults in the telecommunications industry. They joined the Baha’i community in 2005, both originating from a strong evangelical Christian heritage.

Creating a New Mind: Spiritual Parenting

We are happy to announce the second presentation on “Creating a New Mind” series of monthly talks to take place on Saturday Nov 24 at 10:30 am.

Location: Central Library (251 Dundas Street)-Tonda Room

Theme: Spiritual Parenting

Title: What does it mean to raise a spiritual child?

Presenter: Renée Phillips

You are cordially invited to the Anniversary
of the Birth of

Bahá’u’lláh

Friday, November 9, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.

Thames Valley Education Centre
1250 Dundas Street East
(Please use the back entrance)

Join us for a dessert reception and celebration
( Child-minding will be available)

*There will also be a special Children’s Celebration.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:00 pm
Sherwood Forest Public Library (Meeting Room B)

Creating a New Mind: Art, Logos and the Search for Meaning

The Baha’i Community of London is presenting a new series of “Creating a New Mind” talks. The first of these will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00pm at the London Public Library, Beacock Branch (1280 Huron St.) The talk is entitled “Creating a New Mind: Art, Logos and the Search for Meaning” and will be presented by Sky Glabush. All are welcome to attend.

Celebration of the Births of the Bab and Baha’u’llah

The Baha’i Community of London is planning to celebrate the “Twin Holy Birthdays.” All are welcome to join the community in these special Holy Day celebrations to commemorate the birth of  Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith and of the Bab, His Forerunner on November 1, 2016.  Details of the event are as follows:

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Opening Ceremonies for the New Baha’i House of Worship Held in Santiago Chile

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the opening ceremonies for the new Baha’i House of Worship were held in Santiago, Chile. Some five thousand Baha’is from 110 countries along with numerous invited dignitaries marked the opening celebrations in a spirit of joy and radiance. Several members of the Baha’i Community of London attended the event. This ceremony marks the culmination of a fourteen year process carried out by Baha’is around the world who laboured tirelessly to bring to fruition the vision to have a House of Worship on every continent. Live coverage of the events was streamed over the Internet.

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Reflection Meeting – December 5, 2015

Saturday December 5, 2015 saw an insightful and energetic reflection meeting wherein the Baha’i community reflected on its collective activities over the last several months. We were happy to see roughly 30 people in attendance. Presentations were given by the Area Teaching Committee and each of the Institute Coordinators regarding the state of the community and some goals for the upcoming cycle (December 2015-March 2016).

After this presentation, everyone brainstormed some ideas for the expansion phase, a period of two weeks during which the members of the Baha’i community systematically expand their networks of community contacts, inviting them to participate in the core activities. We then divided into two groups to discuss some of these ideas in more detail: one discussed devotionals / firesides, while the other discussed the Institute process (books 1 and 5 and a dedicated teaching project).

Here is a summary of some community events that were decided upon:

  • Devotionals will be held each night of the planning week somewhere in London (Dec 7th to 12th).
  • A Book 3 intensive will be held on Sunday December 13th at the Glabush residence
  • A Book 5 campaign will occur from December 28th to January 2nd as part of a junior youth campaign (Mountain Unmoved)
  • A Book 1 intensive will be held on Dec 19th and 20th in preparation for the junior youth campaign
  • A dedicated teaching project will occur from December 19th to December 22nd
  • At least one Fireside will be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night somewhere in London during the expansion phase
  • The planning week will occur from Dec 7th to Dec 12th The expansion phase will occur for the following two weeks (Dec 13th to Dec 27th).
  • The consolidation phase will then begin on December 28th.
  • The Area Teaching Committee will soon be announcing detailed plans regarding
    locations for the upcoming devotionals and firesides.

A big thank you for all of those who attended the Reflection Meeting and offered their suggestions, critiques, and support. A final reminder that, although these are plans made for the community to participate in, individual initiatives are definitely welcome (and please let the Area Teaching Committee know about these, so that we can provide support and help integrate such initiatives with other activities. Kindly contact Rob Haworth – palacenataku@hotmail.com).