Georgetown, Guyana – (February 24, 2016) Members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Guyana, today, called on President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. They used the opportunity to inform the President that the community supports the Government’s vision of social cohesion and national unity.
During the brief meeting, the group also told the President about the work that the Baha’i Centre is involved in.
In a comment after the meeting, Ms. Evelyn Hamilton said that the Baha’i community shares the Government’s policies in terms of fostering greater social cohesion, building national unity, ensuring equal access to education and building strong communities.
“We shared with him [the] Baha’i principles and the Baha’i efforts to build strong communities. We have children’s class in communities, we have junior youth groups, we have youths in study circles [and] we have devotional meetings in communities and all of these are open to persons of all religions,” Ms. Hamilton said.
The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. In Guyana, the earliest recorded mention of the Baha’i Faith dates back to October 1927.