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This news & events blog highlights recent activities in the DC Bahai community.

WASHINGTON — The faith and philosophy of Dr. Alain Locke, one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance, will be the focus of a talk at Howard University's Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 15, at 3 p.m.

Author and independent scholar Dr. Christopher Buck will give the talk, titled "Alain Locke: Race Leader, Social Philosopher and Baha'i Pluralist." The event is free and open to the public.

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Written by Anita Chapman

Abdu'l-BahaThe visit of Abdu'l-Baha to Washington, DC in 1912 was an event of historic significance in the history of the city.

At the age of 68 after release from 40 years' imprisonment , Abdu'l-Baha set sail for America. He came, in the twilight years of his life and on the eve of World War I, to promulgate his father's teachings in the Western world. Notable among them was the call for universal peace, a central teaching of the new religion for whose cause he had been imprisoned and at whose head he now stood.

During his eight-month sojourn in North America, Abdu'l-Baha made three visits to Washington, DC. The first lasted from April 20 th through April 28 th . He returned on May 8 th and stayed through May 11 th . Later that year he again came to Washington, remaining from November 6 th through November 10th.

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Get Involved

The best way to meet the Baha'is is to join us in our regular activities including:

*Sunday morning devotions & presentation.
*Devotions in neighborhoods throughout DC.
*Classes for children and youth.
*Study classes for adults.

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Personal Intro to the Faith

Reading a web site about the Baha'is is great but what is even better is to meet Baha'is in your neighborhood.  We can meet with you in a comfortable public setting and engage in a relaxed one-on-one conversation to learn about the Baha'i Faith.  If you are interested in learning more just contact us!

What is the Bahai Faith?

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.

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