The Bahá'í faith, dating from 1844, is the most recent of the world's monotheistic religions. The faith's founder, Bahá'u'lláh, an Iranian nobleman whose name translates as “the Glory of God”, spent much of his life in exile. The Bahá'í faith is the second most widespread of the world's religions, with 5 million followers in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. There are around 6,000 Bahá'ís in the UK. The Bahá'í faith an independent world religion, and has its own scriptures, places of worship and administration. It is not a branch of Islam. Bahá'ís believe that humanity is a single race with a common destiny. In the words of Bahá'u'lláh, the faith's founder, “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
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The Bereaved Partners Support Group is a charity that was initially set up to provide support for people who lose their partners to cancer, however, we soon realised that others were looking for a similar kind of support. We now run bereavement support groups in London that are free of charge and are open to all relationships; people who have lost their partners, parents, siblings, friends, etc. to cancer.
Our groups and retreats are run by a caring group of compassionate psychologists and counsellors whose over riding aim is to show people they are not alone in their grief and to support them through their loss. The groups are defined by their users and we want to make sure we continuously provide reliable and beneficial support, therefore, the groups evolve according to members’ needs. This will be our focus for the retreat too. Most of all you will have space - for you to talk, listen, or simply to be.
Breaking Free is a dedicated and professionally run, registered charity. We are run by female survivors, who are qualified and trained therapists. Providing an opportunity for females over the age of 18, who have experienced any or all forms of trauma due to sexual abuse and rape; we provide the opportunity to heal wounds and to break free from victim to survivor, within a safe and trusted environment.
Many women are left emotionally and mentally scarred by the huge burden of guilt and self-disgust that is the legacy of sexual abuse and rape. Unable to function as women and trapped in a warped world of false self-perceptions and mistrust; many women run the risk of a lifetime of scarring, unless the right help is found.
Breaking Free provides practical and sympathetic help in overcoming the shocking, painful and lasting trauma inflicted as a result of abuse. Heal with like-minded females, sharing life experiences, with no time limit to your journey.
The Object of the Society is to publish and make known the principles of the major Buddhist Schools and traditions and to encourage the study and practice of those principles. Today, still faithful to its Objects, the Buddhist Society provides classes and courses in the teachings of the major Buddhist traditions, as well as a general introduction to Buddhism and its historical development.