DOWNEY - The Downey Baha'i Community will continue its monthly public Spiritual Discussion Series the first Sunday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wilderness Park."The Journey of Abraham, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha and Baha'u'llah" is the next discussion planned for Aug. 4. Anyone interested in exploring philosophical, social and spiritual topics of relevance to the local, national and global community is invited to participate in the discussions. Featured topics may include racism, sexism, violence, peace, poverty, justice, unity, prayer, world religions and cultures, current events, books and films. "Regardless of religious backgrounds or faiths, we are here to help one another, learn, grow and unite as a community," said Merie Daniel Perry, a member of the Downey Baha'i Community and one of the organizers of the series. "We believe that religions have much more in common than might appear on the surface; we just need to give each other a chance." The Baha'i faith is an independent worldwide religion founded in 1844. Its major principles include "the oneness of humanity, elimination of prejudices, equality of men and women, world peace, independence investigation of truth, harmony of science and religion, and mandatory education." For more information, or to RSVP, call (562) 440-6156, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to meetup.com/bahai-s-of-downey-ca.
********** Published: July 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 15