Light of Unity festival hosts

December Events 2017


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. Dialog: “Bahá’í Houses of Worship,” Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.  Please join us for an evening with the activities office director of the Bahá’í House of Worship for North America. Christopher Vodden will be sharing reflections on [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program


On Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016, at the Lake Oswego Public Library, a group of Lake Oswego Bahá’í children, junior youth, and youth, joined by some additional young friends, presented a program to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The young participants read a number of inspirational quotes by King, as well [...]

Raising Children Free of All Prejudice


The Baha’is in the Portland Metro area have developed a website for parents and those interested in raising a generation of ethical and moral children with a foundation in universal spiritual principles. We believe that each child is a “mine full of gems of inestimable value.” Far from being a blank slate, each child already [...]

Rethinking Education for Girls and Women


“The world of humanity has two wings — one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha Dr. Wendi Momen, magistrate and author from the United Kingdom, speaks as a panelist for a side event hosted by the Baha’i International Community during the 55th [...]

We are One


“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” ~ Baha’u’llah Country singer Dan Seals wrote this song about the oneness of humanity.

Declaration of the Bab


The Bahá’í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. He took the title of the Báb (meaning “Gate” in Arabic). On May 22, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)— the Báb announced that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation, which would prepare [...]

Cornel West, Princeton professor of African American Studies and Religion

Cornel West Speaks on the Baha’i Faith


Dr. Cornel West is a philosopher and Princeton professor of African American Studies and Religion and a staunch defender of rights and freedoms for all people. He learned about the Baha’i Faith through his race unity work, befriending Baha’is such as jazz maestro Dizzy Gillespie. Professor West recently welcomed a relative of an imprisoned Iranian [...]

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