Across Canada and around the world, Bahá’ís this year are celebrating a significant anniversary in the history of the Bahá’í Faith. It is the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Born in 1817 in Tehran, more than five million Bahá’ís around the world today revere Bahá’u’lláh as the most recent of history’s Messengers from God. Their purpose has been to guide humanity towards the advancement of human civilization.
Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings revolve around the oneness of humanity, and His Revelation signals a special time in history as the entire human race moves to a new stage in its collective maturity and wholeness. The challenges and tribulations of this transitional phase in the story of humanity resemble the changes encountered as a person passes through adolescence and becomes an adult. Bahá’ís understand the world to be on the threshold of an age in which education for all, equality of women and men, a just and equitable system of governing the earth, and upholding science and religion will be among the values and achievements of a prosperous and peaceful world society.
Bahá’ís are eagerly anticipating the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh on October 22. This historic occasion is immediately preceded by the Birth of the Báb, the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith on October 21. These successive days are called the Twin Holy Days by Bahá’ís and festivities encompass both days with events spread through the 48-hour period.
Like Baha'i Communities in over 100,000 localities across the planet, the Baha'i Community of Port Moody is delighted to invite our neighbors, friends and the general public to join us in a series of joyful events and inspiring gatherings from October 20 - 22 to celebrate this auspicious time in our collective history.
Please click HERE for the calendar of activities in Port Moody.
For inquiries and to participate in the celebrations please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org