We're happy to announce the incredible acts that will lead us in art, song, dance and prayer at the inspiring Color of Worship including:
You are invited to this special event that will be held three weeks from today, on Friday, April 9th at 6:00 PM. Join us at Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel for the Color of Worship: Celebrating Children and Youth. This inter-religious worship service commemorates Abdu'l-Baha's message of race unity to Howard University in 1912.
The Baha'is of Washington DC along with the Howard University community cordially invite you to an inter-religious worship service commemorating the 1912 visit of Abdu'l-Baha, the son of the Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith, to Howard University.
When: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Where: Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Sixth Street & Howard Place, NW, Washington, DC 20059. [map]
What: An exciting artistic program built around the theme Celebrating Children and Youth that features musical, devotional and theatrical acts from the Washington, DC area.
We are happy to report that the Washington DC Baha'i Center survived the recent 'Great Storm of 2010'. There may not have been parking around the DC Baha'i Center for a week - but it looked beautiful wrapped in white!
(Photos courtesy of Tod Ewing)
[CANCELLED: The Feb. 7th event at the DC Baha'i Center has been cancelled due to the coming snowstorm. The Baha'is of Washington DC will be holding smaller gatherings in their neighborhoods around the city. If you are interested in participating please use the contact form and we can direct you to a local gathering.]
On Sunday, February 7th, the DC Baha’i community will hold a special public prayer gathering and informational event to show support for and solidarity with imprisoned their co-religionists in Iran, whose court appearance before the Revolution Court is scheduled for the same day.
The DC event is part of a worldwide effort to bring attention to the plight of seven Iranian Baha’i leaders who face trial on charges that include potentially capital offenses: espionage for Israel and “spreading corruption on earth.”
What: Special public prayer gathering for Baha'i prisoners in Iran
When: Sunday, February 7, 2010, at 1pm
Where: DC Baha'i Center, 5713 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20011
On Monday, January 11, Washington Post staff writer, Tara Bahrampour, attended a special prayer gathering held in support of the seven Baha'i leaders in Iran facing trial today. Here is a link to the article that was published in the Washington Post today: Local Baha'is rally for seven followers on trial in Iran.
State Department - Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran
Guardian UK - Cherie Blair: Faith, life and death in Iran
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.