Devotions and song
Mr Cat is one of the contributors to Baha'i Coherence but also has a blog of his own, from which this marvelous reflection of one of the core activities of Baha'i community life, the devotional meeting, comes. Click over to read the post in its entirety. -gw
When I was first introduced to the Baha'i Faith, the Baha'is I knew were conducting a devotional gathering at a nearby home. The first time I gathered with the Baha'is to pray I was struck by the simplicity and focus of their approach to communal prayer. There were no rituals. Socialization waited until after prayers were done. Participants would recite prayers individually as they felt inspired. They would sing songs even if nobody else knew the words to sing with them.