A Bahá’í choral ensemble
recently performed in two area interfaith events, reaching about 240
people with their music.
The choral ensemble comprised several members of the Ottawa Bahá’í
Choir. The choir started in 1992 and it now includes twenty-eight
people. Since the beginning it has welcomed people of all faiths and
backgrounds – including previous directors.
The Capital Region Interfaith Council hosted its second annual interfaith
prayer service at the Machzikei Hadas Synagogue on the afternoon of
Sunday, October 23. Bahá’í prayers offered in English and French were
among the devotions and scriptures of different faiths, presented on
the theme of “love your neighbor”. The choral ensemble performed two
musical pieces to an audience of about 200 people.
Later that evening the Bahá’í ensemble was invited to perform a
multi-faith chant at a symposium of religious leaders discussing the
challenge of climate change. Held at St. Andrews Church and sponsored
by Citizens for Public Justice and the Canadian Council of Churches,
the event focused on the moral and spiritual dimensions of climate
The entire body of participants was led by the Bahá’í ensemble in
singing passages from a number of different faith traditions, including
Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity and the Bahá’í Faith.
A spirit of joy and harmony was felt as we all raised our voices in