Ms. Deas talks about the empowering effect of the Baha’i Writings and membership in the community. Daughter of a South Carolina farmer, she is now the first African-American Interim Dean of a medical school in the United States.
This month Baha’i communities warmly invite everyone to join in celebrating Ridvan (rezz-von) which means spiritual paradise. “Baha’is all over the world celebrate those festive, joyous holidays between April 21st and May 2nd every year. This great celebration forms the holiest and happiest days of the Baha’i year. The Ridvan Festival commemorates the anniversary of […]Full Story
“For Baha’is, Naw-Ruz (New Year) isn’t just a party – it serves as a reminder of the oneness of all the Messengers of God, and the spiritual springtime they each brought to humanity. Abdu’l-Baha explains that Naw-Ruz represents “the Day of God,” when a re-awakening of the spirit occurs and the light of a new […]Full Story
Early March brings a variety of activities, only a few of which are listed here. All are invited! March also brings the annual Baha’i Fast – read about it here. Please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for the complete listing of activities around the metro area. There are many weekly devotional gatherings, both at […]Full Story
February Events part 2 – All are invited! The 55-minute documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Maziar Bahari sparked the global “Education Is Not A Crime” campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world. The Baha’is are Iran’s […]Full Story
Early February brings a variety of activities, only a few of which are listed here. All are invited! Please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for the complete listing, including many devotional gatherings throughout the metro area. The website is also the place to check last-minute changes in events. Lake Oswego Sun., Feb. 1, 10:30am – […]Full Story
“The Baha’is are a religious minority in Iran. They are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government. The Islamic regime forbids the Baha’is to study or teach in Iranian universities. But the Baha’is do teach, and they do study. Since 1987 the Baha’is started BIHE, an underground university with hundreds of students in […]Full Story