THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE RELEASES A STIRRING MESSAGE TO MARK THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE BAB
"To all who have come to honour the Herald of a new Dawn
Dearly loved Friends,
"Consider with us. Whenever a divine Educator appears in the world, a Figure Whose teachings will come to shape human thought and action for centuries thereafter—at such a dramatic, seismic moment, what would we expect?... " READ THE FULL MESSAGE (HERE)
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE — Dawn of the Light, a new feature film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice for the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab, was released today on the bicentenary website, bicentenary.bahai.org.
The film follows the personal search for truth and meaning undertaken by eight people from different parts of the world. Each one describes the journey to discovering that God has sent two Divine Manifestations for today, the Bab and Baha’u’llah, Who are revolutionizing human thought and behavior.
The stories of the eight individuals are explored against the backdrop of the remarkable life of the Bab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah.
Join us for this unique performance. " You can kill me as soon as you like, but you cannot stop the emancipation of women."
[ Last words of Tahirih ]
The Universal House of Justice issues a major statement on World Peace
“Universal peace is the destination towards which humanity has been moving throughout the ages under the influence of the Word of God that has been progressively imparted by the Creator to His creation….”. (See full Letter HERE).
The Universal House of Justice has also made available "The Promise of World Peace" a seminal document on this topic. Available HERE
New year heralds second bicentenary period
March 19, 2019
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE — Sunset today marks the Baha’i new year, Naw-Ruz, which is being celebrated around the world, heralding an eagerly anticipated second historic bicentenary.
October 2019 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the forerunner and herald of the Baha’i Faith, the Bab, whose dramatic ministry paved the way for the appearance of Baha’u’llah. On 29 and 30 October, Baha’is, together with their neighbors, families, and friends, will commemorate the births of these Twin Luminaries...
Baha'i World 2018 in review: progress and insights
The Baha'i World News Service recently released a summary of the diverse range of activities that took place in Baha'i locations around the world during the past year. The full article is available HERE.
InterFaith Harmony Week 2019
February 1-10 is Interfaith Harmony Week. "The purpose of IHH is to promote the vision of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, which is to spread harmony through promoting Love of God, the Good, and Love of the Neighbour." The Halifax Baha'i Community is a proud sponsor and participant in Interfaith Harmony Week and one of its founders in Halifax. We encourage all to attend as many events as possible including the Baha'i event on Saturday, Feb 2nd. The calendar of events is below and more details are on the IHH website.
Light to the World
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE — “Light to the World,” a film about the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah commissioned by the Universal House of Justice was released on the official website for the bicentenary commemoration. The film tells the story of Baha’u’llah’s remarkable life and the impact of His teachings on communities around the world. “Light to the World” is available in all the languages of the Bicentenary site: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hindi, Persian, Arabic and Swahili.
The 51-minute film can be viewed here.
Synopsis: "There is a story unfolding. It is a story of humanity’s progress through history, propelled by the teachings of Messengers of God Who have guided humanity through its stages of development, and now to the dawn of its maturity.
"Two hundred years ago, such a prophetic Figure appeared: Bahá’u’lláh. He brought teachings for this age that represent an end to division and otherness, through which––at long last––the oneness of humankind can be realized.
"Discover more through accounts of people from diverse nations whose lives have been transformed by the light that Bahá’u’lláh brought to the world."
Maritime Bahá'ís and Friends Hold Annual Summer Camp
Baha'is and their friends gathered July 5-7 for the Annual Family Camp at the United Church Grounds in Berwick. They participated in a relaxed program of study, prayer, socializing, communing with nature, making new and renewing old friendships. This year there was a heavy influence on learning to engage the arts to portray the messages and principles of the Baha'i Faith.