May Activities 2021

Click HERE for many more locally-hosted online activities! As venues are able to open for in-person activities, this website calendar will be updated.


Online Dialog: Social Justice: Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:00 pm. Weekly discussions about racism and social justice, held since 2016, provide a place to learn, speak openly, and take personal and collective action. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-799-4197.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Lake Oswego.

Learning: Consultation in Character Discovery, Saturday, May 8, 2:45 – 5:00 pm. Why is character important? Isn’t love enough? Becoming acquainted with your own character and that of your partner is vital in building a resilient relationship that endures. In this workshop, we’ll explore how consultation is vital to this process. With its aim of seeking truth, consultation provides a framework for understanding what character is and how to view character traits in a fair-minded way. We’ll learn about the different types of character: innate, inherited and acquired. We’ll discuss why this is an important foundation for a relationship. Then we’ll interactively explore the different ways we experience and express various character traits. Reserve your spot early, as these workshops tend to fill up quickly. We look forward to seeing you! Facilitators Sara DeHoff & Karen Tucker Lynch. Zoom link provided upon registration. This series of workshops is sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family of the Portland Local Spiritual Assembly. Register here on Eventbrite.

Online Devotions: Gresham: every Wednesday, 4:00 pm. Gresham friends invite everyone to join a weekly devotional gathering! For more information, please contact Beverly at  or 503 847-1639. More information HERE.

Online Dialog: Anti-racism: Thursday, May 20, 7:00 pm. Please join in at this viewing party of an interview with Isabella Wilkerson on her book, Caste. Our live discussion will follow. This talk is hosted by Take PART (Portland Anti-Racism Team). To register, or for more information on Take PART, go to the website for the free invitation:

Online Dialog: Wayfarers on a Spiritual Journey: Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. You are warmly invited to join in for a brief talk followed by plenty of time for questions. Let’s share meaningful conversation!

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Rainn Wilson – Creating World Peace Through Unity; May 6, 2021 07:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada). Please join me on Humanity Rising’s VOICES podcast for a discussion about the journey to self realization and spiritual discovery with my friend Steve Sarowitz. Register via the link to take part in this thought provoking conversation! @humanity.rising

Baha’i Chat webinar: In Search of A Better World May 15, 2021, 02:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). A conversation with Filmmaker, Mary Darling and Dr. Payam Akhavan on the new documentary ‘In Search of A Better World’, based on Akhavan’s best-selling book. Payam Akhavan is a human rights lawyer and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and Professor of International Law at the University of Toronto with prior appointments at McGill, Yale, Oxford, and Paris. Mary Darling is a director and co-owner of WestWind Pictures and co-directed the feature-length documentary. This session will feature special guest Esther Mujawayo, Survivor of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide and Co-Founder of AVEGA (Association of the Widows of the Genocide)

Baha’i Chat webinar: Dr. Joy DeGruy and Dr. Arta Monjazeb: Let’s not get back to normal, May 22, 2021, 02:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Please join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Joy DeGruy and Dr. Arta Monjazeb on Justice as a vital component to peace and racial unity.

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National Race Amity Virtual Conference: Centenary Celebration 1921 – 2021; May 21, 2021—May 23, 2021. Cross-racial/cultural amity – friendship, found at the core of all advances for access, equity, and social justice. Register HERE.

Upcoming Courses from The Wilmette Institute:

Spirit: The Spiritual Practice of Creative Writing; Exploring the Book of Isaiah

Read and watch about Lorintha Umtuch, member of the Yakama Nation, tribal court judge, Mayor of Toppenish, Washington, and Bahá’í, who passed away from Covid-19.

Audiobook: The Baha’i Response to the Crisis of Our Time. Listen for free here: