The Purpose of Religions
Loving Kindness
God Will Answer Anyone

April Events 2017

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In 1863, Bahá’u’lláh first announced His Divine Mission as a Messenger of God during the 12 days He called the days of Paradise (i.e. “Ridván” which is pronounced rezz-von).  This event took place in a rose-filled garden full of singing birds, where family and friends stayed in large tents.  It was a brief interlude in… [Read More]

Kevin Locke Performs in Washington County


Kevin Locke, 1990 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Lakota Flute Player/Singer/Dancer/Storyteller, who is also a Bahá’í, will be giving 5 programs during the Washington County Libraries' Art of the Story events. April 5, Sherwood Center for the Arts 7:00 pm: Story of Standing Rock (he was born on the Standing Rock reservation)… [Read More]

The Betterment of the World

Bahá’í Writings

"We have counseled all people, in the most clear and eloquent language, to adorn their characters with trustworthiness and godliness, and with such qualities as are conducive to the elevation of man's station in the world of being. This Wronged One testifieth that the purpose for which mortal men have, from utter nothingness, stepped into… [Read More]

March Events 2017

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On March 19, you are invited to celebrations of the New Year/Naw-Rúz!  March 1-19 is the annual period of fasting from sunrise to sunset for Bahá’ís 15-70 years of age who are healthy, not pregnant or nursing, or otherwise exempt.  It is a time of increased focus on rejuvenating and developing our spiritual life.  March… [Read More]


Bahá’í Writings

"We ask God graciously to grant that all may evince such fairness of character, such goodliness of deed and kindliness of word as will meet with His good pleasure. It hath been decreed that the citadels of men's hearts should be subdued through the hosts of a noble character and praiseworthy deeds. Contention, discord, strife… [Read More]

The Purpose of Religions

religionPurpose Quotes

"... the fundamental purpose of all religions -- including our own -- is to bring man nearer to God, and to change his character, which is of the utmost importance." From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, to an individual, cited in Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p… [Read More]

February Events 2017

Children perform at devotional gathering News

Dialog:  "Congruity between Chinese cultural history and the values of the Bahá’í Faith"  Friday, Feb. 10, 7:00 pm, Wilsonville.  Drs. Richard and May Czerniejewski will share reflections on their time in China, as well as stories of the remarkable persons they befriended there.  These two doctors have lived in the Caribbean as well as China… [Read More]

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