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Light of Unity Festival

News, Quotes

200th Birthday of Baha’u’llah 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 [...]

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


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


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 [...]

Baha’is celebrate Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah


by Loie Mead “In those days, there was born a Child in an ancient and noble family of Nur (a province in Persia, now Iran), whose father was Mirza Abbas, better known as Mirza Buzurg, a favoured minister of the Crown.  That Child was Baha’u’llah.  At the hour of dawn, on the second day of [...]

Celebrating the Birth of Baha’u’llah: Divine teacher for this age


On November 12, Baha’is in every country celebrate the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Baha’u’llah is recognized by close to six million followers around the world as the Manifestation of God, or Divine Teacher for this age. He taught that all of the Manifestations of God — which include Moses, Abraham, [...]

Holy place restoration sheds light on region’s heritage


29 October 2010 ACRE, Israel — After more than three years of restoration and conservation work, a Baha’i sacred site is offering a glimpse into the industrial and spiritual heritage of this part of the Holy Land. From the Roman era into the early 20th century, mills on this site – some two kilometers southeast [...]

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