Metro-area Baha’is bring together diverse cultures for 200th anniversary event in Norman
Metro-area Baha’is invite the public to celebrate with them a once-in-a-century event that highlights the cultural diversity of Oklahoma’s communities as well as the many faiths represented in the state.
Baha’is across the world have been attending devotional gatherings and sponsoring special events this year in anticipation of the bicentenary observation of the birth of the Bab, a prophet herald of the Baha’i Faith, whose 200th birthday falls on Tuesday, Oct, 29, this year. The Bab, which means the Gate, foretold of a messenger of God who would bring a message of universal peace, which was first proclaimed in 1844 in Persia, now Iran.
The 200th anniversary of the Bab’s birth will be celebrated with a metro-wide event
This event is sponsored by several metro Baha’i communities and it will feature numerous performers from varied backgrounds including African, Native American, Indian and the Marshall Islands. Hundreds are expected to see this unique gathering of differing faiths and cultures coming together in harmony.
The Norman Baha’i community also will present programs at the Norman Baha’i Center, 526 Iowa St., Norman at:
Additionally, mark your calendars for observances at the Edmond Baha’i Center, 321 E. Campbell Dr., marking the births of the Twin Manifestations, the Bab and Baha’u’llah, at these times:
For more information about the Oct. 28, Oct. 30 and Nov. 3 Norman events, call 405-615-1718, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at http://www.bahaisofnorman.org/.
For more information about the Oct. 28-29 Edmond events, please call the Edmond Baha’i Center at (405) 348-9992 or email email@example.com. You also can visit @edmondbahaifaith on Facebook.
Additional information: Baha’is view the world's major religions as part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Other major Baha’i tenets include the oneness of humanity, equality of men and women, eradication of prejudice, harmony of science and religion and universal education. To learn more about the Baha’i Faith in America, visit www.bahai.us.