Spiritual But Not Religious (Free Event)

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221 Prospect

221 Prospect St · Bellingham, WA

How to find us

221 Prospect used to be the Childrens Museum. It is on Prospect Street mid-way between the downtown Post Office and the Whatcom Museum. Parking on the street is free in the evening and there is also a free parking lot behind the building for guests.

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Is there a difference between being spiritual and being religious? Is one preferable to the other? Or is it possible that both are needed?

Religion tends to get a bad rap. Having led to war and strife just as it has spurred progress and enlightenment, many have been led to wonder if religion isn’t so much the solution as it is the problem!

Disillusioned with organized religion, many are now choosing to identify as “spiritual but not religious”. Yet still wanting to nurture humanity’s innate need to connect with a higher being / God / our Creator, people are choosing to focus instead on personal practice and empowerment. But are we even able to grow spiritually without others? Or does religion carry a special potency that actually promotes the betterment and progress of us all – individually and collectively?

Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’i Teachings on the true purpose of religion. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role religion can play as a unifying force in helping us build communities working for the advancement of all.

“Religion is, verily, the chief instrument for the establishment of order in the world, and of tranquility amongst its peoples.”
– Bahá’i Teachings

*** This event is free and open to all regardless of background or belief. Donations will not be accepted