Friday, January 07, 2011

Bound for the Black Men's Gathering

I'm about to hop on a plane so don't have a lot of time. However, I wanted to let readers out there know that I'm on my way to the Black Men's Gathering at LouHelen Baha'i School. I'm hoping to do some blogging about the Gathering over the course of the weekend. I look forward to sharing the experience with you!

"the Gathering is a distinctive activity with a different agenda. It does not concern itself chiefly with race unity...It addresses itself to a special situation faced by a minority that has suffered severe social and spiritual afflictions imposed upon it by the majority. The program of the Black Men's Gatherings is unique and exemplary as an avenue for transcending the legacy of anguish, frustration and social pathology that is peculiar to black men in the United states; it urges them towards a fullness of life within the spirit and principles of the Bahá'í Revelation." (The Universal House of Justice, 2000 Mar 14, White Men's Gatherings)