Celebrations in many forms have blanketed the Portland area and the world this past week, as the world commemorated the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab on October 29, followed a day later by the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.
“72 hours, one world: Over the course of three rotations of the Earth, humanity on every land commemorated the anniversaries of the births of the Bab and Baha’u’llah. These days of commemoration offer a glimpse into a humanity that is rarely, if ever, so profoundly depicted in its oneness. Neither borders, nor conflicts between nations, nor prejudices of class, race, religion, or culture, were able in the least to obscure the reality that all humanity is one.” from https://news.bahai.org
Recordings of live-streamed programs from Baha’i Temples, and many posts of artistic and other expressions of celebrations can be viewed at the Bicentenary 2019 website: https://bicentenary.bahai.org/the-bab/
The Bicentenary 2017 website can be seen at: https://bicentenary.bahai.org/bahaullah/
Dialog: Portland Bahá’í Center: Weekday open house, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. Open house in a spiritual environment. Your questions about the Bahá’í Faith are welcome. For more information, please call 503 289-6331.
Interfaith Prayers: Evolution of Religion: Wednesday Nov. 6, 5:30-6:30 pm, OHSU CHH Building 2 12th Floor Conf Rm 12010, 3485 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239. We will begin with a guided mindfulness practice at this session and our main topic is “The Evolution of Religion”. Please bring prayers, Writings, excerpts that relate to the topic. The goal is to provide a safe, welcoming space for OHSU Faculty, Employees, Residents and Students of all Faith Backgrounds. Individuals who have no Faith background or who identify as atheists are also welcome to participate by sharing, with something such as an uplifting reading or poem. The only requirement is that what is being shared must be positive and promote diversity and unity. We will have 35-40 minutes of sharing readings, discussion & meditation, followed by planning for upcoming sessions. Sponsored by the Bahá’í Association at OHSU. Repeats weekly.
Devotions: Vancouver Bahá’í Center: Every Sunday, 10-10:30 am, Vancouver Bahá’í Center, 4016 E 13th St; Vancouver WA 98661. All are welcome to share in a devotional gathering. For more information, please call our Vancouver Bahá’í information line at 971-248-5219.
There are devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at the Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver Bahá’í Centers. The Bahá’í Center of Lake Oswego hosts devotions and discussions each month. To see more devotional gatherings, discussions, children’s, and other activities, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org. The website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
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