- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
This presentation by Luke McPharlin is part of a mental health forum dedicated to youth wellbeing that was held at the Baha’i Centre of Learning in Perth, Western Australia on October 16th, 2022. This event was sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Melville in collaboration with Mind & Soul Matters podcast and Baha’i Blog.
Luke McPharlin is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) for the Fremantle Football Club between 2002 and 2015, after two seasons with the Hawthorn Football Club. Luke McPharlin is a pharmacist, a musician and a Baha’i. He was recently interviewed in the Mind and Soul Matters Podcast where he spoke candidly about the struggles he faced early in his football career, and also about his beliefs and faith.
The views expressed in this talk reflect the individual perspectives of the invited speaker to the mental health forum.
Mind & Soul Matters is available online and on all major podcasting platforms.
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