Baha’i Youth Host Interfaith Event

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Young members of the Baha'i community here recently gave support to a national interfaith project aimed at bringing Singaporeans of all races and religions together. About 40 youth gathered at the Singapore Baha'i Center on 15 April 2006 to fold paper lotuses as part of the Project Million Lotus 2006, which is sponsored by the Singapore Buddhist Federation. The effort aims to have young people of all races and religions make a million paper lotuses as symbols of purity and harmony. 'The idea of folding a paper lotus is taken from the symbolic meaning of a lotus that grows in muddy water and yet emerges into a pure and beautiful flower,' said Lynette Thomas, Secretary of The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Singapore. 'Every lotus folded is like a wish for harmony that unites all people in Singapore,' said Ms. Thomas. 'Each of the nine major religions has been invited to open up their centers for one Saturday to host youth from other communities to come and fold paper lotuses.'"