Bahá’í Community Honours Black History Month

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Louis Gregory Of Bahá'í Bermuda Jan 2020The Bermudian Bahá’í Community will honour Black History Month at their First Sunday Gathering at the Bahá’í National Centre 11.15am today.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermudian Bahá’í Community will honour Black History Month of February at their First Sunday Gathering at the Bahá’í National Centre on Sunday, 2 February.

“The programme will begin at 11:15 am. It will share some vignettes of Early Local Bahá’ís who formed the first administrative Bahá’í Institution in Bermuda, The Spiritual Assembly comprised of nine members.

“This Institution comprised both black and white Bahá’ís: the late Brian Burland, the late Leroy Stines, Rudolph and Nadine Pearman, Alexander Hamilton who presently resides in Tennessee, United States, Isobelle Scott Lee, the late Samuel O Johnson [S.O. Johnson] and Tom Shoemaker.

“In addition to this administrative body, there were other Local Bahá’ís among them, the late Roslyn Stines, John G. E. Bassett, Hubert Simmons, Hubert Neverson, to name a few. They were all attracted to the main teaching of the Bahá’í Faith, namely, the Oneness of God and the Oneness of Mankind.

The early local Bahá’ís who formed the first administrative Bahá’í Institution in Bermuda. Front Row: Nadine Pearman, Isobelle Scott Lee, Gayle Burland; Back Row: Samuel O Johnson [S.O.Johnson], Brian Burland, Tom Shoemaker, Leroy Stines, Rudolph Pearman. Missing: Alexander Hamilton.

Bahá'í Community Black History Month Bermuda Jan 2020

“Refreshments will follow the programme, when attendees can mix and mingle and continue the spiritual conversation as to how we can together build, create and make a better Bermuda. Tel: 292-2723 or email nsa@bermudabahai.org.

“The Founders on the Baha’i Faith, the Báb, meaning” the Gate” and Bahá’u’lláh, meaning “the Glory of God” envisioned a future where all of humanity operates as one loving family. His teachings help us create harmonious relationships between women and men, Black and white, rich and poor, friend and stranger.”

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