THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF DERRY
MAYOR'S MESSAGE OF GREETINGS - 2011 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 168 BE / March 2011 CE
[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 Bahá'í community in the City and North West region.
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 is an important time to engage 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 as our city works towards its City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
I would like to extend my heartfelt best wishes to the entire Bahá'í faith in Derry and the North West at this important occasion and wish you all a very peaceful and happy NawRuz.