Baha’i faith meeting bridges many religions

Ryan Friend

Students will gather in Room 312 of the Student Center for a spiritual, devotional meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 tonight.

“Inter-faith devotional events are a gift to the campus,” said Jan Sabet, Baha’i devotional planner. “Being in touch with our spiritual nature not only keeps us balanced and healthy, but helps us to be of service to humanity.”

Teachings of the Baha’i faith describe the concept of God as universal and are not limited to one religion’s understanding or interpretation. Around the edges of the Kent State Baha’i campus club’s crest says, “ The same God listens to everyone’s prayers.”

“Gatherings like this one occur in communities all around the world,” Sabet said. “Readings could be taken from the Baha’i writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism.”

Students will be able to ask questions during discussion time, observe prayers for healing or assistance and hear musical selections from multiple cultures. Refreshments will be provided.

Sabet said, “The Baha’i faith is religion renewed for a changing world, and I would encourage all Kent students to investigate its wonderful teaching for themselves.”

— Ryan Friend