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Centennial anniversary of founding of Baha’i faith in North Florida

October 11, 2019
In observing the centennial of the Baha’i Faith in Northeast Florida, a group of St. Johns County Baha’is visited the gravesites of two early St. Augustine Baha’i’s at Woodlawn Cemetery. The graves were those of Dr. Nathan Collier, president of the Florida Normal and Industrial Institute, who died in 1941, and Miss Sarah Ann Blocker, dean of women at the institute, who died in 1944. Originally, both Collier and Blocker were interred on school property, but were moved to Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Augustine when the school relocated to Miami Gardens in the late 1960s. The school is now known as... Read more about Centennial anniversary of founding of Baha’i faith in North Florida

Forced migration calls for faith in action | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)

July 6, 2017
In a stirring display of solidarity and good will, some 300 representatives  of religious communities and civil society organizations gathered for a conference in Madrid on an issue of acute concern—forced migration. The event was held at the Iglesia de Jesus Church in Madrid on 20 June 2017, the International Day for Refugees. Source: Forced migration calls for faith in action | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)

Video seeks to bring sacred words to masses | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)

June 15, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia — Released last Friday, a new music video features Australian popular singer and performer Nathaniel Willemse singing a prayer by Baha’u’llah. The song, titled “Power Over All Things,” was composed this year in honor of the two hundred year anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, which is being commemorated in October. Inspired by the hopeful vision in the Baha’i writings, the song is one of countless musical expressions unfolding across the planet in this momentous year, ranging from grassroots initiatives to national and... Read more about Video seeks to bring sacred words to masses | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)

Bicentenaries highlight unity

June 1, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — As the Baha'i community prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Harvard Divinity School is also commemorating its bicentenary.

This confluence of noteworthy anniversaries has more in common than the mere overlap of dates. In the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, a number of eminent American philosophers, artists, and writers connected to both the Baha'i Faith and Harvard University were engaged in a dynamic, emerging discourse on unity.

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This Year Baha'is Will Celebrate Bicentennial of Twin Holy Birthdays - World Religion News

January 11, 2017
BAHA’I FAITH BICENTENNIAL BIRTHS OF THE BAB AND BAHA’U’LLAH OCTOBER 2017 The world’s Baha’i community is gearing up to celebrate the twin-celebration of their Holy Days – the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah. One of the world’s most recent religions, the Baha’is are today present in every continent, and have some of the world’s most beautiful houses of worship, such as the Lotus Temple in Delhi (one of the most visited buildings in the world) and the new House of Worship in Chile.

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