The date for the community-wide Conference has been changed to Sunday 1st April. (SEE ADVERT) Our new and dear Counsellor was only able to come on this day and we so wanted all the friends to meet him for the first time. We were fortunate to find the Somme Heritage Centre as a venue - not just because it is difficult to find venues - but also the connection with George Hackney - one of the early Bahá'ís of Belfast who donated so much to our Faith including the Temple land at Dundonald with its house. He was one of the few who survived the battle of the Somme and his hate of war made him turn to peace and eventually find the Faith. There is a special exhibition of his diaries in this heritage centre. Indeed the curator is still looking for one missing diary - which is of immense historical value - does anyone know of its whereabouts?
The Council was sorry to accept the resignation from Chairmanship of Council by Marion Khosravi for reasons of health - she is now Vice-Chairman. The newly elected Chairman is Colin Rodgers.
We are delighted to announce that the Training Institute is now under direction of the Bahá'í Council and has been allocated a budget of £5000 for the coming year.
By the time you read this message all nine members of Council will have been to Manchester and back - on Saturday 24th of February - to attend the UK-wide Conference for all Councils called for by our National Assembly. We will be looking at the new 5-year Plan and our own vision for the future.
In service of the Faith,
Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland
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