The Baha’i Faith, and the search for Truth and Unity: Talk on Feb 26th 2012

Carlo Schroder, from Lancaster University, has said that he believes that reason and faith do not contradict each other but are two mutually reinforcing means to comprehend reality.

The Baha’i principle of the harmony between science and religion highlights this matter. According to this principle, Science, without religion, will lead mankind into an age of materialism and can be abused to produce dangerous and destructive developments. This is of course contrary to the purpose of science, which is to be of benefit to humankind. Pursuit of religion without a belief in science,  on the other hand,  is going to result in blind superstition.

Therefore, Baha’is believe that science and religion must not contradict each other, for they need one another.

Ancient Eastern Practices and their Relevance to the Modern Westerner. Talk on 12th Feb 2012.

Has the modern secular or religious Westerner anything to gain by following medieval (and older) Eastern spiritual practices? – This speaker, David Solomon from Horwich, says yes, if they are brought up to date, allowing for the very different Western culture and psychology.

Part one of this two-part talk discusses an updated teaching based on an ancient Taoist practise, designed to entrain the Westerner in the universal flow, leading to spiritual enlightenment.

Part two, to be scheduled, will discuss a way of analysing one’s situation in that flow, to provide the opportunities and techniques to change direction and outcome in a harmonious and predictable way. This teaching is based on an updating of medieval Kaballah.

For those unable to attend the talk, or who wish to read around the subject in more practical detail, full information may be found on this website (click).