Opening of First Baha'i Center Attended By Representatives of Other Faiths

February 6, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On February 6, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Devotional songs and prayers marked the inauguration of the first Baha'i center to be built in French Polynesia. After the local mayor and a Baha'i representative cut a ribbon of flowers to open the center, the Baha'is sang in Tahitian 'Blessed is the spot', a song whose lyrics are a prayer by Baha'u'llah. The event held on 7 January 2004 was attended by representatives of three other religions, as well as by Baha'is from Huahine, Tahiti, and Switzerland...Speakers from the Catholic, Protestant and Keretitiano churches also gave warm and encouraging addresses. A deacon of the Tahitian Protestant Church, Raoul Mare, said: 'My Baha'i brothers...hopefully we can share and help each other. There are things that we might lack that might be found with you. There are things that you are missing that we might have.'"