THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF DERRY
MAYOR'S MESSAGE OF GREETINGS - 2010 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 167 BE / March 2010 CE
16 March 2010
[Letter addressed to the Secretary of the Spiritual Assembly]
As Mayor of the City it gives me great pleasure to extend my heartfelt New Year greetings to members of the community in the City and North West region.
I read with great interest about the Bahá’í faithand how the central theme of Baha’u’lláh’s message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. I fully support tire ethos of the faith and its vision of humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland.
The Bahá’í Faith has a worldwide community of some five million Bahá’ís, representative of most of the nations, races and cultures on earth, is working to give Baha’u’lláh’s teachings practical effect. I would like to pledge my support to the local community and thank them for the excellent work they do here in our City. I know that the New Year is a very special time for members of the faith and that it’s an important time to embrace with the whole community and work collectively towards a peaceful integrated community.
The Bahá’í community locally are a good example to many of us how to live our lives and I would encourage members to continue with the good work you are doing to promote family life and strong moral values. I fully support the work, you do to promote good relations, a better environment for us all and cultural diversity and hope that your positive outlook and commitment to a better future for all of us will continue.
I would like to extend my heartfelt best wishes to the entire Bahá’ís
faith in Derry and the North West at this important occasion and wish you
all a very peaceful and happy Naw-Ruz.
COUNCILLOR PAUL FLEMING