Upcoming Events in Edmond
Edmond, Norman Baha’is invite the public
to join in 200 minutes of prayers for peace
Two communities will circle the metro with 200 minutes of prayer in August to commemorate the upcoming 200th anniversary of the birth the Bab in late October. Most religious traditions across the world speak of a future filled with peace and harmony for mankind. Members of the Baha’i Faith in Edmond and Norman invite their area communities to join them on two occasions in August to pray together for that universal peace to spread across the world.
The public may offer prayers with the Baha’is at the following times:
No monetary donations are accepted.
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, which falls on Tuesday, Oct, 29. The Bab, which means the Gate, foretold of a messenger of God who would bring a message of universal peace. Baha’u’llah proclaimed this message in 1844 in Persia, now Iran.
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.
Among the prayers to be offered at these events include prayers for humanity, nearness to God, for America, spiritual growth, tests and difficulties, for protection, for the departed and service to God.
This is the second time this summer that Norman and Edmond Baha’is have gathered in their respective communities to offer prayers as they prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Bab’s birth, which will be celebrated with a metro-wide event at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union Ballroom. This event is sponsored by several metro Baha’i communities.
Additionally, mark your calendars for observances at the Edmond Baha’i Center marking the births of the Twin Manifestations of the Bab and Baha’u’llah at these times:
321 E. Campbell Dr.
And look for additional Oklahoma City events to be announced soon. The public is invited to all events.
For more information about the Aug. 18 Norman event, email email@example.com or visit http://www.bahaisofnorman.org/