Serving the Bahá'ís of Northern Ireland - and the wider community
The Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland
The Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland is an elected body of nine women and men which co-ordinates, stimulates and unifies the affairs of the Bahá'í community within Northern Ireland.
It is one of four within the United Kingdom - the others covering Scotland, Wales and England. All are responsible to their parent body, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom, the elected administrative body for the members of the Bahá'í Faith in the UK. This in its turn is one of over 180 such national bodies, functioning under the guidance of the international governing body of the Faith, which also is elected.
The Bahá'í Faith has no clergy, or individuals in positions of personal leadership. Its administration is through these elected bodies at all levels, from the local to the international. All members have a part to play in the affairs of their religion.
Bahá'ís believe in the oneness of humankind and their Scriptures tell them to Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.