In late September, an Ottawa
Bahá'í devotional gathering was featured on CBC’s political news show,
CBC national reporter Louise Elliott attended the gathering at the
invitation of the Bahá'í Community of Canada’s Office of External
Affairs. She was producing a story for The House on the Canadian
government’s new Office of Religious Freedom.
The show featured an interview with Susanne Tamas, Director of
Government Relations for the Bahá'í Community of Canada, and remarks
from Jack McLean, a local Bahá'í – along with interviews with other
commentators. It also broadcast two Bahá'í prayers at the beginning and
end of the program.
Wendy James and Bernard Benoit, a local Bahá’í couple, hosted the
devotional gathering featured in the program. Such prayer meetings are
held regularly in homes across the city and they are attended by
Bahá'ís and their friends, who seek to enrich the devotional life of
The show was broadcast on October 1st, 2011.
To listen, please click on the link here. Scroll down to the section,
“The role of religion in Canada’s foreign affairs.”