Each year during December, Portland Baha'is enjoy celebrating the Hmong New Year with friends from Laos. They have cherished memories of past celebrations with families who came from Laos in the early 1980's. This year's celebration took place on December 4, in the Airport Holiday Inn's banquet hall. With a lively program and friends from all over Portland, it was truly a joyful celebration.
The Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County held the 13th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the LDS Hillsboro Stake. Approximately 300 people shared music and sacred words and then joined together for the fellowship meal after the service. A benefit offering for Family Bridge shelter raised nearly $1500. The Interfaith [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
October 20* is a special day for Baha’is, for this is the day the Báb was born—one of the two divine teachers who founded the Baha’i Faith. He is often referred to as the Herald of the Baha’i Faith, as it was His mission to prepare the people for the coming of Bahá'u'lláh. Born on [...]
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.
From April 21 to May 2, Baha'is observe the Festival of Ridvan. This most holy period commemorates the anniversary of Baha'u'llah's declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. This declaration marks the beginning of the Baha'i Faith. Come and join us as we celebrate this holiest of festivals: Wednesday [...]