Bicentenary

Vancouver Baha'i booth 2019 Peace and Justice Fair

November Events 2019

Bicentenary

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 [...]

Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb/the Gate

Bicentenary

“Dearly loved Friends, Consider with us. Whenever a divine Educator appears in the world, a Figure Whose teachings will come to shape human thought and action for centuries thereafter—at such a dramatic, seismic moment, what would we expect? The appearance of every such Educator, as recorded in the Sacred Texts of the world’s great faiths, [...]

The Gate film screening invitation

September Events 2019

Bicentenary

For updates and all metro-area events, click HERE. This October 29th marks the bicentenary of The Báb‘s birth! He described Himself this way: “I am, I am, I am the Promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at whose mention you have risen, whose advent you have longed [...]

Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab

August Events 2019

Bicentenary

This October marks the bicentenary of the Bab’s birth. 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 news.bahai.org. “The events of this night are the origins of the global Baha’i community’s endeavors for the betterment of the world. [...]

prayerful women

July Events 2019

Bicentenary

Martyrdom of the Báb Commemorations July 10. “Born in Shiraz, a city in southern Iran, on 20 October 1819, the Báb was the symbolic gate between past ages of prophecy and a new age of fulfilment for humanity. His primary purpose was to awaken the people to the fact that a new period in human [...]

Celebrating the Declaration of The Bab

May Events 2019

Bicentenary

“In the middle of the 19th century—one of the most turbulent periods in the world’s history—a young merchant announced that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. At a time when His country, Iran, was undergoing widespread moral breakdown, His message aroused excitement and hope among all classes, [...]

A Poem to Celebrate the Bab

News, Bicentenary

The 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab will be celebrated this year on Monday, October 28. The piece below was written by Larry Hill for this occasion. On May 23-24 we celebrate the Declaration of the Bab, one whose place in history was foretold in scriptures sent down by our Creator. We gather [...]

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