Light of Unity Festival 2017

stylized flame200th Birthday of Baha’u’llah

Celebrating the Unity of Humanity!
All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha’is held parties large and small—with everyone invited. Why? To celebrate Baha’u’llah, Who came with a new Message for humankind; a message of peace, hope and unity on a scale never before seen on this planet.

“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” ~ Baha’u’llah

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.

To view videos of Portland-metro celebrations, click HERE.

See coverage of the world’s celebrations HERE.

“2017 was a year of far-reaching developments in the Baha’i world.
The 200th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth created a moment of pause. It offered not only a chance to celebrate His life, but also an opportunity to reflect on the implications of His teachings for the life of humanity and to look back at the emergence of the world religion He founded, tracing its unfoldment from tumultuous origins in 19th century Persia to its rise as a global faith that unites an incredibly diverse set of communities in one common enterprise.

The aim of Baha’u’llah’s teachings is essentially this bringing together of humanity to contribute to the emergence of a world civilization founded on the recognition of the oneness of mankind. . . . At various gatherings attended by government leaders, NGOs, and faith groups, the Baha’i community offered its contribution to pressing matters, such as the role of religion in society, migration, peace, the environment, education, and gender equality.”  Copyright 2018 by the Baha’i World News Service.  Read more and see photos: