Interfaith Outreach

We participated in the Student Involvement Fair and LION Bash, inviting people to get involved with interfaith work!

Co-advisor and member at State College’s LION Bash 2017
Member at Penn State’s Student Involvement Fair 2017

Meditative painting

Meditative painting

At a recent devotional gathering, we read the following passage from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and used painting to meditate on its significance:

O Lord! Should the breath of the Holy Spirit confirm the weakest of creatures, he would attain all to which he aspireth and would possess anything he desireth. Indeed, Thou hast assisted Thy servants in the past and, though they were the weakest of Thy creatures, the lowliest of Thy servants and the most insignificant of those who lived upon the earth, through Thy sanction and potency they took precedence over the most glorious of Thy people and the most noble of mankind. Whereas formerly they were as moths, they became as royal falcons, and whereas before they were as brooks, they became as seas, through Thy bestowal and Thy mercy. They became, through Thy most great favor, stars shining on the horizon of guidance, birds singing in the rose gardens of immortality, lions roaring in the forests of knowledge and wisdom, and whales swimming in the oceans of life.

Spring gatherings

We have five more gatherings coming up this spring, at which we’ll share songs, music, prayers, and fellowship!

All gatherings begin at 6:30 PM in Room 212 of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Join us on 26 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, and 23 April.

Our joyous gathering on February 12


Any questions about gatherings or anything else? Email

Game Night Tomorrow!

The Bahá’í Campus Association will host a game night TOMORROW from 6:30 to 9:30 in the Garden Room of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (Room #130). Come for gaming fun and free pizza!

Upcoming devotional gatherings

Join us for devotional gatherings this semester, held in Room 124 of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the following Mondays: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, and November 28.

Baha'i Meditation

Community Picnic

The BCA and the local Bahá’ís will enjoy food, music, and nature at our upcoming picnic at the beautiful Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. This photo was taken from one of its trails.


BCA Advisor Dr. Patterson speaks at interfaith event

On June 7, Dr. Ashley Patterson shared a Bahá’í perspective on charity and fasting. She spoke about active service to others as a form of charity, and about the spiritual underpinnings of the Bahá’í Fast. Her fellow panelists, Dr. Charles Morgan and Fidele Lumayo, spoke about Islamic and Christian beliefs, respectively. The discussion was hosted by Interfaith Initiative Centre County, and the Iftar dinner afterward was provided by the Turkish Cultural Center of State College.