Despite the human contact restrictions in place Drogheda Baha’i Community has managed to keep all its activities alive thanks to online technology.
The community has been able to hold its monthly administrative meeting, its weekly inter-faith devotional, a study circle and it’s Naw Ruz (Baha’i New Year on March 20th) celebrations online using mainly the Zoom app.
This week the bi-weekly discussion session will take place and elections for the local and national assemblies are planned for the end of April. Ballots will be distributed and returned by post to facilitate secrecy but the counts will be conducted online. A “Cluster” meeting involving the Baha’i communities in Louth, Meath and Cavan is also planned.
A spokesperson for the Drogheda Baha’i community said: “While we are all missing the human contact technology has given the next best thing and we are also trying to keep in touch with isolated Baha’is, friends and neighbours.
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“In fact we are probably talking to each other more than ever before through phone, e-mail Face Book, Whats App and other methods.”
“We wish health and safety for all in Drogheda and indeed the whole country and pray for a speedy end to the effects of the virus.”
The weekly inter-faith devotional, which consists of readings and prayers from all the major religions, is open to all and anyone wishing to join in online should contact Dawn Staudt (086-3870859).
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