Religious group host free event in Welwyn Garden City to unite the community

Mayor Lynne Sparks receiving the invitation from members of the Baha'i Community, Niamh Hynes and Nathan Rainsford.

Mayor Lynne Sparks receiving the invitation from members of the Baha'i Community, Niamh Hynes and Nathan Rainsford.

Baha'i Community

A Welwyn Garden City community that believe in the unity and equality of all people are encouraging residents to learn about their beliefs.

The Bahá’í communities of Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City will be offering an insight into the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, at their event.

Bahá’ís all over the world strive to establish a pattern of community life that embodies the principle of the oneness of humanity.

The faith is an independent, monotheistic religion established in more than 100,000 localities, in virtually every country of the world.

On Saturday, October 21, Bahá’ís from all over the world will be celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, who is revered by his followers as being God’s most recent messenger.

The Bahá’í community is celebrating with mayor Lynne Sparks at the Focolare Centre on the Saturday.

Doors will open to the public at 2pm to showcase different aspects of the teachings of the Baha’i Faith, as well as the inclusive community building activities that Baha’is engage in and fun activities for children.

Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Suela Vahdat, who is a member of the Bahá’í community in Welwyn Garden City, said: “Inspired by the principle of the oneness of humankind, we wanted to use the event to create spaces for all ages to chat, have fun, as well as explore spiritual concepts and how they apply to our own social environments.

“Everyone is invited to contribute regardless of race, gender or creed.”

To reserve a place for the evening programme email

For more information on the Bahá’í Faith, visit

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