Talking about the individual in a global society


NExT in the series of public talks presented by the Lewis Baha’i community, to celebrate the Centenary of Abdu’l Baha to Scotland, will take place on Saturday December 15th.

Speaker Naysun Alae-Curew will take to the stage at An Lanntair for a talk on ‘Individual empowerment in a global society’, where the Glasgow-based film producer will discuss globalisation and faith within a global society.

“It’s not a lecture it’s a chat,” Naysun explained. “It’s always good, always different. Lots of different opinions which is great.”

Globalisation and being an individual in a global society is a very relevant subject Naysun continued, particularly as the Baha’i faith recognised the importance of understanding your spiritual nature as one of the most important things you can do in your lifetime. Naysum, who was raised in a Baha’i family, commented: “Within the faith it is very important you chose to believe for yourself.”

He said he spent a lot of his teenage years investigating his faith and it was around the age of 19 he chose to believe.

“I could call myself a fully formed Baha’i at 19,” he laughed.

This will be the eleventh talk in the popular series, which has explored a host of themes and stimulated fascinating discussions. Last month saw Sarah Broun deliver a talk on the ‘Unity of God and His Prophets’. January will see the last talk but there could be more organised in the future.

Isle of Lewis Community Secretary Mina Sheppard commented: “There has always been new people at each talk, some come all the time but there has been new faces.

“We’re hoping there will be more projects like this as well. People have specifically asked if there could be more projects.”

‘Individual empowerment in a global society’ a talk by Naysun Alae-Carew will take place at 7pm on Saturday December 15th in An Lanntair.