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Join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the deeper spiritual truths that unite us. All are welcome regardless of background or belief. There are no group membership dues or fees and donations will not be accepted.

About us:

Inspired by similar meetup groups across the country, we have started our own group here in Atlanta as an act of service to our community with the goal of creating (with your help!) a space for deeper conversation, connection, reflection, and action. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs gather together each week to explore uplifting (and sometimes challenging) topics and to engage respectfully and civilly in elevated conversations, inquiry, consultation, and mutual learning. Using short selections from the Bahá'í teachings as a starting point, we hope to grow together and learn from one another as we seek to build bridges of unity and respect for all humanity.

Please note: attendees under the age of 18 must have a guardian with them.

Upcoming events (4+)

Free Online Discussion | The Oneness of Humanity

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Is there more that unites us than we realize? How can spirituality help us look past our differences as people and nations and instead focus on the inherent commonality we all share as spiritual beings part of one humankind?

The world around us seems focused on amplifying the existing fractures in society, highlighting messages of division and conflict over those of peace and unity. So in this environment, how can we as individuals make a difference? Can spirituality help us foster that peace and unity? How can we stop talking over each other and start listening to those we disagree with? How can we create unified and inclusive communities that can work for the benefit of us all?

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’í Teachings on our essential common humanity. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role of spirituality in healing the divisions present in our society.

The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.” – Bahá’í Teachings

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

Free Online Discussion | Mind Full or Mindful?

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They say you are what you eat, but is this also true for everything we’re taking in? Does what we watch, read, see, hear, and even buy affect us not just on an emotional and psychological level but also spiritually? If so, can we change what we’re feeding ourselves to better “fill” our minds and nourish our spiritual health?

Part of being human is taking in stimuli from outside of ourselves – while some of this is out of our control, some is due to the choices we make. Just as we can make choices to better balance our physical diet and fill our bodies with nourishment, can we also do the same for our souls? Can we limit consuming “spiritual junk food” that might negatively impact our spiritual development and growth and instead cultivate spiritual habits that will help us to flourish? Can we even tell whether something really nourishes us or is filling us but not sustaining us, better taken in moderation – or maybe not at all? Avoiding an all-or-nothing approach, can we be more thoughtful not only about our own actions, but also about the role our communities, environment and the intangible materials we consume play in supporting our individual and collective spiritual health?

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’í Teachings on what it looks like to feed the soul. Please join us for a lively discussion as we explore how tending to our spiritual health can be a step in the journey toward building spiritually robust communities.

“I beseech Thee, O my God...to nourish their souls with what Thou hast ordained for Thy loved ones on whom shall come no fear and who shall not be put to grief.” – Bahá’í Teachings

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Free Online Discussion | The Power of Action: Do Our Choices Matter?

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Are the world’s problems something that should be left to the powerful and “important” to fix, or do our choices and actions matter too, perhaps even just as much or sometimes even more?

Looking at the world around us, it’s easy to sometimes feel overwhelmed. There seems to be a constant stream of problems to fix and of struggles to face – in our own lives, in our communities and in the world around us. But are we letting the enormity of the idea of trying to fix everything keep us from focusing on the things we can influence? What if our daily actions have a power in and of themselves? Is it possible that our choices have a reach and impact further than we might see or even imagine? How can we work with our families, friends, and communities to further magnify that impact?

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 perspectives offered by the Bahá’í Teachings on the power of our individual and collective thoughts and actions. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore how we can work together for the betterment of us all.

“That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race.” – Bahá’í Teachings

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Free Online Discussion | Finding Hope in Turbulent Times

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How can a spiritual perspective help us make sense of the times in which we live?

Despite efforts by many well-intentioned people, it seems more true now than ever that the problems humanity is facing sometimes seem to be getting worse not better. Divisions appear to grow deeper day by day, social relationships can feel strained, our institutions often appear unable to meet the needs of the world today, and even the viability of the natural environment around us seems threatened. So in the midst of these turbulent times, where can we turn to for sources of hope? In times of crisis, are there actually new opportunities for a more peaceful, just, and sustainable way of life? How can we help build those new patterns in our communities?

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’í Teachings on how to promote constructive change in these difficult times. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role spirituality can play in our efforts to construct a new, more meaningful path forward in the midst of social turmoil.

“The world of mankind is in the throes of evolutionary activity indicating the passing of the old conditions and advent of the new.” – Bahá’í Teachings

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Past events (138)

Free Online Discussion | Finding Our Spiritual Purpose

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