About me

Welcome! My name is Ineke. I’m Dutch but have been living in England for more than 11 years. I now live in one of the most beautiful valleys of Northumberland with amazing night skies (no light pollution!). I’m very much an ‘English’ Baha’i and find it easier to discuss my Faith in English than in Dutch. That’s what happens when you investigate something deeply in another language! So, writing some posts (not all!) in Dutch about the things that are important in my life will be good (and a challenge!) for me.

I sincerely try to apply Baha’i principles to all aspects of my life. At the moment I’m working as a translator and administrator/editor, but am also involved in several organizations in my local community (“abundance of deeds” remember?).

Oh. In case you’re wondering about this photo. It was taken at the 16th session of the UN’s Commission on Sustainabel Development (CSD-16) in the UN’s main Assembly Hall in New York in May 2008. I had the immense privilege to attend as a delegate of the Baha’i International Community, representing the UK’s Baha’i community.

This blog reflects my personal opinion and it should not be regarded as representing the opinion of any Baha’i Institution. Please visit http://www.bahai.org if you’re interested to learn more about the Baha’i Faith.

Enjoy reading my blog and please leave me your comments.


6 Responses

  1. Good to read your first two entries and understand a bit more of how the process works. It sounds like you’re going to be pretty stretched over the next two weeks but we all know how you love to rise to a challenge and that you will conduct yourself with characteristic devotion and detail.

    • Thanks Sue. I’m sure I’ll manage as long as I can stay awake (struggling with that at the moment, glad it isn’t Monday yet!).

  2. Hi Ineke!

    Long time no hear! I have learned about your attendance at the CSD through Barney’s blog. Thrilling!
    You must be enjoying it fully.
    Looking at your pic, I wonder if one day I’ll be able to look at the General Assembly Hall from one of the interpretation booths 🙂

  3. That’d be a great job. Apparently UN translators work 10 minutes and then have 50 minutes off to write up and relax. So, for a 1-h session they need 5 teams of 6 translators!

  4. Were you on pilgrimage in 1991 with a group of youth and your sister ?

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