In 1912, `Abdu'l-Bahá—the son of the founder of the Bahá'í Faith - visited Howard University’s Rankin Chapel. There, He spoke before a diverse audience, outlining a vision for racial unity and the elimination of prejudices. Please join us for prayers and reflections, providing inspiration for continuing a legacy of working for unity. You can find directions here.
On February 9th, members of the DC Bahá'í community participated in the first-ever DC Young Adult Faith Leaders Summit. This interfaith gathering brought together representatives from numerous religious communities throughout the region to learn about each other's traditions, share experiences mobilizing their peers for community service, and strategize about how to more effectively work together across faith lines.
From The Smithsonian's blog 'Around The Mall':
In 1945, the Department of State held a competition to create an official Spanish translation of the National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” using the original score. Because Spanish translations tend to be at least one and a half times the length of English originals, it was a daunting task. Other translations had already been done, according to Marvette Perez, curator of Latino History at the American History Museum, but none had successfully remained faithful to the anthem’s music and composition.
Enter Clotilde Arias, a Peruvian immigrant, composer and copywriter, who was dedicated to the Pan-American movement. Her winning entry became the official U.S. Spanish translation, but the work represented just a microcosm of a vast lifetime output from a woman, born in the Amazon River Basin who later not only became successful writing jingles and slogans on Madison Avenue but also became a musician, a journalist, an activist and an educator. Now largely forgotten, her incredible journey is the subject of a new American History Museum exhibit, “Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias.”Read more...
Please join the DC Baha'i Community in celebrating the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. The celebration will be held on Sunday, November 11th, at 5:00 pm at the All Soul's Unitarian Church - Pierce Hall in NW (1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC 20009). Please plan to arrive by 5:00 pm as we will begin promptly at 5:15 pm.
A Baha'i-inspired concert series returns!
Join us for a musical evening with talented songwriter, musician and producer JB Eckl.
JB has worked with such varied acts as Carlos Santana, WAR and Ozomatli. His solo sound is funky, worldly, and passionate. JB is also a founding member of the the Badasht Project, which has brought so much uplifting music into people's lives. Expect music, passion and soul when JB lights up the room. More on JB's music here: http://jbeckl.bandcamp.com/
Pleased to welcome Payam Akhavan, Professor of International Law from McGill University.
Professor Akhavan will discuss his recently released book, Reducing Genocide to Law, and offer his personal reflections.
*RSVP is requested
Date: Friday, November 4, 2012
Time: 7:30 refreshments & 8:00 fireside discussion
Location: 3239 N St NW #12
Read the full article HERE.
Read the full article HERE.
The Huffington Post published this wonderful article on the the Martyrdom of the Bab which begins with the fascinating question: 'Imagine if you had been assigned the unpleasant duty of having to execute someone you believed was innocent.' Read the story at Huffington Post
Fri May 17th, 07:30 pm
Georgetown Fireside Discussion
Fri May 17th, 08:00 pm
The Missing Piece Devotional Series
Sat May 18th, 04:00 pm
Abdu'l-Baha Commemoration at Howard University
The best way to meet the Baha'is is to join us in our regular activities including:*Sunday morning devotions & presentation.
Founded by Baha'u'llah in the mid-1800s, the Baha'i Faith is among the fastest-growing of the world's religions. Baha'is live in more than 100,000 localities around the world, which reflects their dedication to the ideal of world citizenship.