Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On Disability and the Soul: Baha'is host book launch

LONDON, 18 Oct – Donna Thomson’s son, Nicholas, severely disabled by cerebral palsy, has to be cared for 24 hours a day. What, she wonders, is the value of her – now adult – son’s life?

To explore this challenging question, Donna, whose husband is the Canadian High Commissioner in London, has written a book, which she launched at the UK National Baha’i Centre on Friday.

Around 30 people, most of them Donna’s friends, gathered in the Baha’i Centre in London’s Knightsbridge, to hear her speak about what had led to the writing of her book and to listen to a reading from the book.

Patrick O’Mara, Secretary of the UK Baha’i community’s national governing body, the National Spiritual Assembly, warmly welcomed everyone and explained that Baha’u'llah, Prophet and Founder of the Baha’i Faith, teaches that each and every soul has a unique value in the eye of God.

Baha'u'llah tells us what it means to be human. -gw

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