THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF DERRY
WHO WE ARE
The world-wide Bahá'í Faith has had a presence in Ireland since before the First World War. The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Londonderry (Tionól Spioradalta Bhaháithe Dhoire in Irish) is the elected administrative body for the members of the Bahá'í Faith in the city of Derry/Londonderry in the north-western part of Northern Ireland. The first Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Londonderry was elected in 1971 and it has remained in existence since then.
Here as elsewhere the Bahá'í community is notable for the diversity of its membership. Their wide range of backgrounds is in keeping with the "unity in diversity" which is such a characteristic of the Bahá'í Faith.
Many people in Derry have great difficulty in even understanding that there is more to the world than Protestants and Roman Catholics. Indeed these two branches of the Christian religion are often called "two faiths" - the first misunderstanding which the Bahá'ís try to put right. The Bahá'ís in Derry are active in a wide variety of activities. They are a religious community that looks outwards. To learn more go to the page What We Do. (You can learn more about the Bahá'í Faith's teachings and world-wide activities via the Finding Out More page.
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