Building Unity with Community Prayer

February 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

Twenty-five-year-old Andreas Rolle is in his final year of university, studying to become an elementary-school teacher. Like many students, he describes his daily life as "frenzied."

But he has discovered a small island of peace in his schedule: a prayer meeting every two weeks hosted by five Baha'is, also students in Heidelberg, a university town of 150,000 people.

"Going to these meetings helps me to refocus," said Mr. Rolle, a student at the Heidelberg University of Education. "I do not like missing even one."

Others, students and nonstudents alike, have likewise found the gathering to be a refuge from the pressures of modern life.