May Special

We are excited to announce a very special ‘Special’ planned for May! The event it titled ‘Exploring Life and the Afterlife: Near Death Experiences, Science, and Bahai Perspectives’ by Lynn Echevarria and will be on Monday 7th May at 7 p.m.

Lynn Echevarria is coming to us from Vancouver Island in British Columbia in Canada to give a talk on near death experiences. She is an Emeritus Professor at the university of Yukon where she has lived for many years. She is over in the UK giving talks on this subject from Edinburgh to Bath with a visit to us in between. Cost at the door is £5.

Originally from the UK (and a cousin of our booking secretary Gwyneth), Lynn has a long a long family history in Spiritualism and as a child attended Daulby St Church in Liverpool where her father’s family had gone for many years before.

Lynn moved to Canada with her parents. Her father was Spanish and she left Canada to live in Iceland when she was 15 and then moved to the Yukon in Canada with her parents. She has written lots of books on religion and first nation people so her presentation should be most interesting.

About Lynn Echevarria’s academic achievements…

She is the Coordinator and Instructor for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Yukon College, Canada, and holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She has a long-time research interest and involvement in women’s advancement, and more recently, men’s studies. Her publications include articles, reviews, a co-authored chapter in Lights of the Spirit: Historical Portraits of Black Bahá’ís in North America 1898-2000, and a chapter in Bahá’í and Globalisation. She has been the recipient of a Northern Research Institute grant and two Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowships.