The Baha'is of Washington DC along with the Howard University community cordially invite you to an Inter-Religious Worship Service Commemorating the Visit of Abdu'l-Baha, the son of the Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith, to Howard University.
When: Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Where: Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel , Sixth Street & Howard Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20059. See map or directions from Howard University's web site.
What: An exciting artistic program featuring the Baha'i Chorale of Washington DC as well as musicians and performers from Howard and the Baha'i communities.
Update: Before the Color of Worship join Lex Musta and 44 others on a tour of Washington, DC. The tour bus will take you around the District to the places Abdu'l-Baha went and prepare you for the evening of celebration. Details are available here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 20 April 2009 11:28 )
The trial of the seven leaders of the Baha’i Faith in Iran could take place next week. They have been charged with spying for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. These charges are unfounded and no evidence against them has been brought to light. The Baha’i leaders have been held for nearly a year in Evin prison and denied access to their attorney, the Nobel Laureate, Shirin Ebadi.
Some 300,000 Baha’is live throughout Iran, making the Baha’i Faith the country’s largest minority religion. The persecution of Baha'is in Iran has been taking place since the religion began there in the mid-nineteenth century. See more on this latest wave of persecution at Iran.Bahai.US. There is also a statement from the Bahai'i International Community over at Baha'i International News Service.
Popular Actor Rainn Wilson, who also happens to be a member of the Baha'i Faith, has written a CNN commentary on the situation of his fellow Baha'i believers in Iran. He opens with 'Why is Rainn Wilson, "Dwight" on "The Office," writing a news commentary for CNN?' It is a very informative read. As always check iran.bahai.us for the latest news and updates on this unfortunate situation - including a condemnation from the US Department of State.
Washington DC, November 12, 2008
It's official - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized two Baha'i Holy places in northern Israel as World Heritage Sites. These sacred sites of the Bahá'í Faith are the resting places of the founders of the religion, and join a list of internationally recognized sites like the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, and Stonehenge.
Tiny Planet was delighted to present in August 2008 Laughing Man, a band from Philly living in DC and making music for the world. You can check out their music at myspace.com/ thelaughingmanhahaha.
More pictures from Kat H. after the jump!
The Baha'is of Washington DC along with the Howard University School of Divinity Student Government Association cordially invite you to an Inter-Religious Worship Service Commemorating the Visit of Abdu'l-Baha to Howard University.
When: Friday April 25th, 2008 - 630 PM
Where: Howard University, Thurman Chapel. 1400 Shepherd St NE Washington DC. See MAP.
What: An exciting program featuring the Howard University Gospel Choir and the Baha'i Chorale of Washington DC along with readings and fellowship.
A flyer for the event is available here.
The Baha'i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland hosted its first annual dialog "Integrating People and Democracy: A necessity for peace in the 21st century?" on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Inn & Conference Center Ballroom at the university of Maryland. The panel was chaired by John Grayzel, the Baha'i Chair for World Peace professor at the school.
The Bahá’í community of Washington, D.C., annually commemorates the 1912 call to promote race unity by Abdu’l-Bahá, son of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, who made his remarks at Howard University. The talk by James Makawa was the centerpiece of this year’s commemoration.
Watch the "Connecting Hearts and Minds to Africa" program from Comcast's "On the Red Carpet". The video shows this year's commemoration of Abdu'l-Baha's talk at Howard University's Rankin Chapel on Saturday April 7, 2007 featuring Mr. James Makawa, CEO and co-founder of The Africa Channel .
Additionally, the wonderful introduction by Ms. Weslie Ellison can be found in its entirety.
Enjoy selected photos from a holy day celebration at the Baha'i center for the Birth of the Bab.Read more...
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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.