Imagine a group of your friends gathering together in a home or on the beach in an informal setting, talking about teachings of a religion and why they’re important for the modern world.
Baha’is around the world have had many of these gatherings to discuss things like world peace, equality of women and men, racism, and so many more topics that are important to defeat ignorance. Baha’is call these gatherings “firesides”—warm, informal gatherings and discussions about the Baha’i teachings:
“The purpose of religion as revealed from the heaven of God’s holy Will is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife. – Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 129.
The Baha’i teachings tell us that all religions are one and that all religions come from one place—God. Firesides are intended for individuals who are interested in getting a deeper understanding of the Baha’i Faith and its teachings, since Baha’is believe that religion should bring people together in harmony rather than drive them apart.
-Source: bahaiteachings.org (What’s a Baha’i Fireside, Anyway? – BahaiTeachings.org)