Geneva ebbf Bicentenary

The Geneva members of ebbf - Ethical Business Building the Future decided to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith and source of ebbf's ethical inspiration, in a unique way. They invited five of the regular participants in their local activities who were not Bahá'ís to speak at an evening "Building a Future of Justice and Unity: Reflections on Bahá'u'lláh's bicentenary". The speakers represented youth, business, the arts, science and international organizations, each sharing what they discovered in Bahá'u'lláh's teachings that was meaningful for them. Videos of these reflections can be viewed at

The evening was held in the Athenée, the beautiful building of the Geneva Society for the Arts in the heart of the city, in the Salle des Abeilles, named for the beautiful pattern of bees in the middle of its ornate ceiling, surrounded by portraits of great thinkers and artists in the history of Geneva. The programme started and ended with interludes at the piano, and the reflections of the speakers were followed by a general discussion. The beautiful evening ended with delicious refreshments.

Salle des Abeilles

Salle des Abeilles . Salle des Abeilles
Athenéé Salle des Abeilles, with its beautiful ceiling
Salle des Abeilles . Salle des Abeilles . Salle des Abeilles

ebbf Event

audience . piano . audience
Audience; piano music for the opening; audience

Mahmud Samandari presiding . youth speaker . artist
Mahmud Samandari of ebbf presiding; speakers for youth and arts

audience . scientist . business man
audience; speakers for science and business

international organizations . discussion
speaker from international organizations; discussion

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