Bahá’ís of Lakewood mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith

     On October 20th-22nd, Bahá’ís around the globe will celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. On October 20th in Lakewood, a proclamation was received from City of Lakewood’s Honorable Mayor, Diane Dubois. Other activities included tree planting, music, art, children’s activities and youth service projects. Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), whose name means “The Glory of God,” is aDivine Educator for this age, whose coming was foretold by all of the Divine Messengers of the past. His teachings centers around the recognition of the oneness of humanity. “Now more than ever we need positive models of social change that bring people together through unity” said Mrs. Sadeghi from Lakewood Bahá’í community. Bahá’u’lláh taught the oneness of God, “The peoples of the world, of whatever race or religion, derive their inspiration from one heavenly Source.” He declared oneness of humanity, “Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.” He explained that the foundations of all the world’s major religions are one, “This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.” He affirms gender equality; confirms the harmony of science and religion; declares that universal compulsory education is required for all and has brought forth a spiritual solution to the problem of extremes of wealth and poverty. The Baha’i Community of Lakewood encourages community building through unity in diversity, service to humanity and enhancing the spiritual life of the human family.
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