At the Bahá’í Centre on April 24th, Pat Morrissey, a member of the Bahá’í community of Stirling, will be speaking about Spiritual Journeys. The topic of this latest instalment in the local Bahá’í presentation is “an important topic to discuss, because it reminds us that the commonalities of all faith groups and religious traditions are far stronger than the apparent differences between them”, explains Pat.
Pat, who is a former editor of the UK Bahá’í Journal, will examine the fact that “all the great religious traditions have associations with special ‘Spiritual Journeys’, sometimes as pilgrimages, sometimes as diasporas, and sometimes as exiles”.
His presentation will be illustrated with images from the Middle East, Palestine and Iran and will look in detail at the enforced journeys of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith and how it relates to Biblical Scripture. With his wife, Pat runs fortnightly “Sacred Space” devotional meetings in Stirling. Open to all, the meetings regularly attract members of other faith communities, featuring discussions ranging from “Community” to “Prayer”.
While in Orkney, he plans to host similar meetings on Friday 17th, Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd April, all at the Bahá’í Centre, 3 Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall
at 7.30 pm. A keen photographer, Pat is looking forward to his return visit to Orkney, which is home to close, long-standing friends of his.