THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF DERRY
MAYOR'S MESSAGE OF GREETINGS - 2007 CE
Naw-Rúz, the New Year's Day of the Bahá'í Faith, falls on 21 March. Successive mayors of or city have sent the local Bahá'í community greetings on this special day and for the year ahead.
Naw-Ruz 164 BE / March 2007 CE
Parlús an Mhéara
Tha Provost’s Chaumer
5th March 2007
[Letter addressed to the Secretary of the Spiritual Assembly]
I would like to take this opportunity to extend New Year Greetings to the Bahá’i Community in our City.
I am very much aware of the excellent work carried out by members of the Baha’i faith in promoting social cohesion and anti-discrimination. The Baha’i faith in many ways embodies the spirit of community cohesion and I commend the community’s outlook on life and the proactive work you do in the inter-faith and anti-discriminatory fields and believe others should learn from your example when working to promote inclusiveness. I believe that the Baha’i community can continue to contribute to the lives of the wider Derry society and I look forward to assisting you in whatever way I can during my term in office as Mayor.
With best wishes for a peaceful and happy
COUNCILLOR HELEN QUIGLEY