Bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth

How does the life of Bahá’u’lláh compare to that of the Founders of other world religions?  How do His teachings empower individuals and communities for the betterment of all?  Why do Bahá’ís offer these teachings as essential and effective remedies for the challenges of our time?  In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh on October 22, 2017, Bahá’ís of the Portland-Vancouver metro area are inviting everyone to learn about the momentous mission of Bahá’u’lláh.

room used by Baha'u'llah

Bahá’u’lláh’s room in His house in Takur, Mázindarán, kept in its original condition. The house was destroyed by the government in 1981.
Location: Takur, Iran
Date taken: c. 1930
Photographer: Effie Baker
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A series of talks and stories on the life of Bahá’u’lláh is starting:

Friday July 28, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Storytellers from around the metro area will inspire us with talks and stories on Bahá’u’lláh’s life, that will give greater understanding of the importance of His life and Teachings. The first session will cover the period in His life from birth to the dawn of the Bahá’í Era with the Declaration of the Báb in 1844.
For more information, please call Maura at 503 449-1518.
These talks will continue every other Friday evening:
Aug. 11 & 25, Sept. 8 & 22, Oct 6 & 20.
No collection is taken, dress is informal.

For the complete calendar of metro-wide events, click HERE.

Gladstone Community Festival Bahá’í booth, Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone OR 97027.
Friday Aug. 4, 3:00-7:00 pm.  Inviting children and youth to create virtue-based crafts (free) as they come by.  For more information please call 503-995-8959.
Sat. Aug. 5, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, craft booth.
Sat. Aug. 5, 7:00 pm,  all are invited to a discussion gathering about the Bahá’í teachings.
For more information, please call Jack and Leslie at 503-803-8796 or Mary at 503-995-8959.
Sun. Aug. 6, 12:00 am-5:00 pm, craft booth.

There are a variety of activities every month, with several devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers.  To see more of the many activities each week in the area, please visit the website calendar at for a listing of prayer gatherings, children’s classes, youth activities, and introductory discussion gatherings.  The website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
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