- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
Member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Australia, Mr. Anton Jones, shares his thoughts on the importance of universal participation, and the role each one of us can play in the advancement of civilisation. This address was given at the Heroes Teaching Conference held in Brisbane, Australia, 6-7 April, 2019.
The Heroes Teaching Conference was an historic gathering of over 1,000 Baha’i adults, youth, junior youth and children, as well as some of their like-minded friends from all over Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Australia. Organised by the Regional Baha’i Council and Board of Counsellors, the program aimed to help its participants find their place in service to Baha’u’llah and humanity, by drawing on the heroism of the past, inspiring them to arise, through humble service, and become heroes of the Faith for this age.
You can listen to the audio version of this talk here: Participation: The Role Each One of us Can Play in the Advancement of Civilisation – Anton Jones
You can listen to more talks from the Heroes Teaching Conference here on this playlist.
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