Soul Food series set to launch in St. John’s

Soul Food: The Light Within

  • Start: June 24, 2018 2:30 pm
  • End: June 24, 2018 4:30 pm

1 Arctic Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Tickets Available: Price: $Free

Soul Food provides an opportunity to unite in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. The Bahá’ís of St. John’s invite people of all faiths and philosophies to attend this special gathering 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 24 at the Landing, Memorial University Centre, 1 Arctic Avenue.

Soul Food. 2:30 p.m. The Landing, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland

Replenish yourself with some Soul Food.

On Sunday, June 24, the Bahá’ís of St. John’s will introduce a series of monthly events called Soul Food. It is aimed at inspiring us all to transform our lives, our neighbourhoods and communities, with actions that promote the unity and betterment of society.

On Sunday, June 24, the Bahá’ís of St. John’s will introduce a special series monthly events aimed at inspiring us all to transform our lives, our neighbourhoods and communities, with actions that promote the unity and betterment of society.

Soul Food will feature live music, audio-visual pieces and readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures, from all over the world.

The featured performers on Sunday will be Greg Bruce and Wade Tarling. Greg Bruce, a woodwind player, is the leader of the popular world beat jazz band Ouroboros. Wade Tarling has just released his first solo piano album, Strength.

The theme for our first Soul Food event will be The Light Within. In it, we will explore the expression of light from religions, cultures and authors, to illuminate our hearts and minds.

The program will feature a diverse selection from Hindu, Bahá’í, Christian and Muslim writings to quotes from Paulo Coelho, Bruce Lee and the Dalai Lama. Interspersed amidst these readings will be live music, poetry and visual art.

A space to relax and reflect

Soul Food originated in Australia and has since spread to about two dozen locations throughout the world, including cities in New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

“Soul Food’s purpose is to provide a space where people can come together and reflect and be inspired,” says Vahid Master, an MC of a Soul Event in Victoria, Australia, in a video produced by Bahá’í Blog.

“It allows a space where people can relax and reflect, and the idea is that it leads to more than just that: It leads to people talking about these issues and then leads to actions for the betterment of society.”

Here in St. John’s, Soul Food will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. It will be held at the Landing, Room 3018, Memorial University Centre at 1 Arctic Avenue. Admission is free, and there is free parking in an adjacent parking garage.