Baha’u’llah

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Light of Unity Festival

News, Quotes

Come celebrate the Unity of Humanity! All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha'is are planning parties large and small—and everyone is 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 [...]

Light of Unity Festival

September Events 2017

News

For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. Dialog: A Unifying Vision; NEW SCHEDULE Sunday Sept. 10 (and every Sunday), 12:30 pm;  Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. This generation, unlike any in the past, has the opportunity to solve issues such as racism, sexism, the disparity between the extremely wealthy [...]

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August Events 2017

News

For the complete calendar of metro-wide events, click HERE. Thursday August 10 (and every Thursday), 7:00 pm, Dialog: A Unifying Vision; Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Every generation faces its own unique challenges and our current generation is no exception. Because preceding generations have not solved issues such as racism, sexism, the [...]

bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah and Birth of the Bab

Bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth

News

How does the life of Bahá’u’lláh compare to that of the Founders of other world religions?  How do His teachings empower individuals and communities for the betterment of all?  Why do Bahá’ís offer these teachings as essential and effective remedies for the challenges of our time?  In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Birth [...]

God and the Divine Teachers

Bahá’í Writings

"To every discerning and illuminated heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the Divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute, such as corporeal existence, ascent and descent, egress and regress. Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless [...]

Shrine of Baha'u'llah

Ascension of Baha’u’llah

News

May 29 marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith. The day is one of nine holy days in the Baha'i calendar when Baha'is suspend work and school. An observance will be held at the Beaverton Baha'i Center at 3:45 am on Saturday May 29, 2010. Breakfast will be served following the program.

Ridvan Garden

The Festival of Ridvan — the most sacred Baha’i holiday

News

The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]

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