August Events 2017

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

Thursday August 10 (and every Thursday), 7:00 pm, Dialog: A Unifying Vision; Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Every generation faces its own unique challenges and our current generation is no exception. Because preceding generations have not solved issues such as racism, sexism, the disparity between the extremely wealthy and the extremely poor, and intolerance of religious differences, humanity continues to suffer injustice and violent acts of hatred. This generation, unlike any in the past, has the opportunity to solve these issues on a global scale.
Throughout history God has sent a series of messengers to humanity, divine educators known as Manifestations of God, to provide guidance for advancing civilization. The compelling issue in every generation is to seek and then follow the guidance God has provided humanity for the present time and conditions. The crucial need facing humanity today is to find a unifying vision of the future of our global society and our own spiritual reality and purpose. God has not left us alone. Another Divine Educator has come with a vision for the unfoldment of a world civilization and a renewed understanding of our spirituality and purpose.
Come and investigate the truths in the writings of Bahá’u’llah for yourself in weekly conversations on these topics.
For more information, please call Leonard at 503 863-0827.
No collection is taken, dress is informal.

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.  A series about the life of Bahá’u’lláh is continuing:
Friday August 11, 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.
For more information, please call Maura at 503 449-1518.
These talks will continue every other Friday evening:  Aug. 25, Sept. 8 & 22, Oct 6 & 20.
No collection is taken, dress is informal.

Friday August 11, 7:30 pm (new time), Dialog: Life After Death; Nine Star Ranch Wilsonville.  Mr. Terry Gillett will share a Bahá’í perspective on the journey of the soul after death. Terry is the Career Centers Program Manager for Goodwill Industries. He is a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’í community in Wilsonville. You and your guests are warmly welcomed to a lively evening of dinner, discussion and fellowship! For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.

Monday August 21, 7:00 pm, Dialog: Social Justice;  Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.  Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues.  For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.Can Mary survive long enough to be healed before she dies?

Tuesday August 22, 7:00 pm, Film: Death by Joy;  Clinton St. Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202.  Director James Cribb will be in Portland for a screening of his film DEATH BY JOY: An Escorted Journey. This is a film about a Bahá’í who chooses to find joy in her journey onward. The power of this film never fails to evoke a passionate discussion post-screening; this will be a facilitated conversation with director Cribb. DEATH BY JOY has been described by Dr. A. M. Ghadirian as, “an astonishing film which I think will set a precedent for the future on how to perceive and appreciate death.” An in-depth overview of the film by Dr. John Hatcher can be found at Please visit the website,, to learn more. Details about the evening can be found at Special Admission: $5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Wednesday August 23, 7:00 pm, Dialog: introductory;  Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Drop in for a relaxed time to learn about the Bahá’í Faith. For more information, please call Beto at 541 971-3457.  Repeats the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

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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