August Events 2019

For updates and all metro-area events, click HERE.

Study: “Some Answered Questions”  Tuesdays, Newberg, call for address.  “Some Answered Questions reveals “the significance of divine revelation” and “the unity of all the Prophets of old.” The book establishes the existence of God, the need for the Manifestations of God, and their influence on humanity, a number of Christian subjects from a Baha’i point of view, as well as the character, station, and powers of the Manifestations of God. Also discussed are the origin, powers, conditions of humanity and the harmony of science and religion.”  For more information, please call Don & Donna at 503-577-8019 or Mandy and Dennis at 503-538-5695.

Study: “The Dawn-Breakers”  Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm, 33950 SW Ladd Hill Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070.  Small group study of “The Dawn-Breakers” book: history written very soon after the tragic and triumphant beginning of the Bábí and Bahá’í Faiths. Everyone welcome; extra copies of the of the book will be available. Facilitated By David House.
For more information please call Farah at 503 925-9909.

Dialog and Storytelling:  Thursdays August 8, 22, and 29, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Bring your friends and favorite story of the Báb and practice the art of storytelling, and/or enjoy listening to others.  For more information, please call 503 289-6331.

Dialog: “Just another world religion?”  Friday August 9, 7:00 pm, The New Center; 33950 SW Ladd Hill Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070.  “Is the Bahá’í Faith just another world religion?” Talk by David Phelps.  David is a retired professional engineer who specialized in industrial food processing. Work took him around the world where he had the opportunity to work with people of different faiths, beliefs and ideologies which helped shape his view of the nature of religion and how it influences people’s lives. He became a Bahá’í during the turbulent 60’s as a young college student, served on local, regional and national Bahá’í administrative bodies and now lives in the metro area.  You and your guests are warmly welcomed to a lively evening of potluck dinner, discussion, and fellowship!  For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.

Dialog: Social Justice, Monday August 12, 19, and 26, 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.

There are many devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at both the Beaverton and Portland Bahá’í Centers.  The Bahá’í Center of Lake Oswego hosts many devotionals and discussions each month.  To see more discussion gatherings, children’s, and other activities, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.orgThe website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
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This October marks the bicentenary of the Bab’s birth.

Release the Sun book cover

Release the Sun cover.
This book with stories of The Bab is available at

There will be a number of special activities posted on the website calendar.

Listen to a podcast episode about the night of the Bab’s declaration on “The events of this night are the origins of the global Baha’i community’s endeavors for the betterment of the world. From community building activities, to projects of social action, to involvement in public discourse, those seeking to put into practice Baha’u’llah’s teachings find the origin of their efforts in that first conversation. In this year, the Baha’i World News Service is examining some of the most salient moments in the life of the Bab. The latest podcast episode focuses on the night of His declaration.”

Local recording artist and storyteller Luke Slott has published a series of videos telling the dramatic stories of the Báb and His followers;
click below to begin the first one.

Update October 1: “The Gate of Heaven Video Diary is now available as an audio-only podcast for easier listening on Spotify and Apple Music. I’ll be posting each episode over the coming weeks as we prepare for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb at the end of October.” Luke Slott

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, go to or  click HERE.  This dvd is in the Washington County public library system.