I grew up Pentecostal Christian. My family didn’t actually go to church that often when I was a kid, but I went to a Christian school and as a teenager started going to a youth group with friends. It became a big part of my life. There were a number of positives to this, like being involved with a largely loving community of people of a variety of ages and backgrounds, but there was a lot I came to find problematic about the church.
In the summer I attended a 12-day postgraduate seminar in Sydney run by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP), a not-for-profit organisation which was founded in 1999 and works in close collaboration with the Bahá’í International Community. Continue →