January Events 2018

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

Devotions: SE Portland, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We love to meet new people and look forward to seeing you at our monthly interfaith devotional program followed by a potluck dinner. For more information, please call the Moshtael-Hill family, 503-282-0783.

Study: Bahá’í History, Thursday, Jan. 4 and Jan. 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Storytellers will share stories from the history of the Bahá’í Faith. For more information, please call Maura at 503 449-1518.

Dialog: Spiritual Discussions, Friday, Jan. 5, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.   We look forward to your participation in monthly discussions, where concepts from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith are talked about. All are welcome! For more information, please call Jan at 971-328-0909.

Dialog: introductory, Friday, January 12, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Vancouver Bahá’í Center, 4016 E 13th St; Vancouver WA 98661.  Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, including Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. The most recent Messenger is Bahá’u’lláh, who brings new spiritual and social teachings for our age. He taught that there is only one God, that all of the world’s religions are from God, and that now is the time for humanity to recognize its oneness and unite. Come and learn more. For more information, please call Sean Lockman (360) 989-4544.

Film: Changing The World, One Wall At A Time, Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:30pm – 3:30pm,youth in I Fight to end Inequality t-shirtHillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124.  Why are Baha’i students denied education in Iran? What is being done about this injustice? Please come and see this documentary feature film about Education Is Not A Crime – one of the world’s largest street art and human rights campaigns, which raises awareness about education discrimination by Iran’s government against tens of thousands of Baha’is.  The film features interviews with popular artists – such as Rone from Australia, Astro from France, Marthalicia Matarrita from New York, and Elle from Los Angeles – as well as activists with experience of the Civil Rights movement, the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, and human rights work on behalf of Iranians of all backgrounds. Iranian Baha’is with personal experiences of being denied their right to higher education also share their stories.  Free admission. #EducationIsNotACrime.

Interfaith:  Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Sunday, Jan. 14, 3:00pm, Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 SW Country Club Rd.  The Lake Oswego Baha’i Community, in conjunction with the congregations of the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ and Beit Haverim, is honored to present a commemoration of Dr. King’s life and work.

Dialog: Social Justice, Monday, Jan. 15 and Jan. 29, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.  Everyone is welcome to these discussions of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 971-328-0909.

To watch the 50-minute film Light to the World, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the impact of His teachings on people around the world, click HERE.

There are several devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers.  To see more of the activities each week, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org 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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