Please join the Baha'i community of the greater DC metropolitan area to commemorate 'Abdu'l-Baha’s historic visit to Rankin Chapel, Howard University and His address on Race Unity - the most vital and challenging issue facing America. More details to follow.
In 1912, the country was torn with racial division, and “separate but equal” was the highest level of interracial relations to which the nation aspired. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá challenged America to go beyond tolerance, to embrace diversity completely, and to demolish racial barriers in law, education and even marriage.
To learn more about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's approach to race unity, please visit: http://centenary.bahai.us/stopping-racism-america
For more background on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's visit to Washington DC see: http://centenary.bahai.us/cities/washington-dc
'If the heart is pure, white or black or any color makes no difference. God does not look at colors; He looks at the hearts.' -‘Abdu’l-Baha
Student groups at Georgetown University welcome area citizens to join them in supporting the global campaign, "Education is Not a Crime," which supports universal access to higher education in Iran. Panelists will include; Augusto Lopez Claros, Director, World Bank, Global Indicators and Analysis, Jacques Berlinerblau, Director and Professor, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Winston Nagan, Founding Director and Professor, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and Mariam Memarsadeghi, Cofounder and CoDirector, Tavaana
This event is free, open to the public and media, and limited to 325 attendees. Program includes a panel and discussion that will follow a screening of a (55-min) film, "To Light a Candle," directed by Maziar Bahari - subject of Jon Stewart's movie Rose Water. Maziar is an Iranian/Canadian journalist, film maker, and human rights activist. Film trailer available here.
More information is available on the Facebook Event Page.
Tickets and more information can be obtained on the EventBrite Page.
When: Wednesday, November 12th @ 7 pm (Please factor in transportation and parking times, as the program will begin promptly at 7)
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center (Ballroom) - 2437 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (MAP)
We are pleased to announce the pre-release screening & panel discussion featuring: Maziar Bahari, Director and subject of Jon Stewart’s upcoming film ‘Rosewater’, Azar Nafisi Professor of English Literature and best selling author of ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’, Parva Fattahi BIHE Graduate and Immigration Lawyer, and Roya Boroumand Executive Director of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation.
You can also find a trailer for the film HERE!
Alain Leroy Locke, a Bahá’í, “Dean” of the Harlem Renaissance (1919–34), chair of the Philosophy Department at Howard University, and the first African American Rhodes scholar (1907), will finally be laid to rest on September 13, 2014, at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. Locke was born in 1885 and died in 1954.
he was the first African American to win a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford (where he wrote on the philosophy of value), he was a leader in the New Negro movement, and he produced a formative commentary on African American literature and the arts. He championed African art as a source of aesthetic inspiration, and his philosophical papers on cultural pluralism, democracy, and value theory influenced readers in diverse fields. He offered personal advice and support to dozens of writers, painters, singers, and others with artistic gifts and ambitions. In addition, he taught for four decades at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he headed the philosophy department, founded the literary magazine and the theater company, and gathered the collection of African art that forms the core of the university’s holding in this field.
For more information on this illustrious former Washington DC Baha'i - please see:
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.
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