The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love & fellowship amongst men. Suffer it not to become a source of dissension and discord, of hate and enmity. This is the straight Path, the fixed and immovable foundation.~ Baha'u'llah
THURSDAY • MAY 22, 2013 • 7:30PM – 10:00PM
The Northern Virginia Bahá’í Center will join Bahá’ís throughout the world in observing the anniversary of the Declaration of the Báb, the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith. Our cerebration of the Declaration of the Báb will be held in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 and will include a tribute to the Báb and his life. This event is open to the general public.
The program commemorates the night of May 23, 1844 when a young man named Mirza ‘Alí-Muhammad declared, in Shiraz, Persia, that he was a prophet of God. He stated that his mission was to prepare the world for the appearance of the Lord of the Age-“Him Whom God shall make manifest.” He took the title, “The Báb,” which means, “The Gate,” and proclaimed that he was the herald of a new cycle in human history, the forerunner of another prophet who would soon usher in an age of world unity and peace. The first disciple of the Báb later wrote of the night when the Báb first declared his mission, “I sat spellbound by His utterance, oblivious of time and of those who awaited me. All the delights, all the ineffable glories, which the almighty has recounted in His Book as the priceless possessions of the people of Paradise-these I seemed to be experiencing.”
SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 3, 2013 • 2:00PM – 4:00PM
All are invited to join us in unity as we celebrate diversity! We start off the month by observing African American heritage with a live musical celebration performed by the Metropolitan D.C. Bahá’í Chorale.
Special presentations to be featured will also include the topic of:
RACE, UNITY AND JUSTICE IN 2013: Challenges and Opportunities
This special presentation will consist of special guest speakers Tod Ewing and Angela Ewing Boyd. Tod is an experienced Race-Relations and Diversity Trainer, Co-Author of Building Cultural Bridges, and Author of “Seeing Heaven in the Face of Black Men”. Angela is a Senior Health Promoter, counselor on child and maternity health issues, daughter of Tod, sister, wife, mother and tireless laborer in the field of justice through love and respect.
This event is FREE and open to the public. ALL ARE WELCOME!