Ponoka Baha’i group celebrates historic bicentenary

Residents invited to gathering set for the Oct. 21 at the Ponoka Jubilee Library

Bahai’s across Canada, and around the world, are celebrating an historic bicentenary in the history of the Baha’i Faith.

It is bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet and Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

Born in 1817 in Tehran, more than five million Baha’is around the world today revere Baha’u’llah as the most recent of history’s Messengers from God.

In an effort to introduce the Baha’i Faith, and this day to the community, a special information and gathering has been set for Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Ponoka Jubilee Library.

A press release from the Baha’is of Canada states that the world is in a state of transition and is on the, “threshold of an age in which education for all, equality of women and men, a just and equitable system of governing the earth, and upholding science and religion will be among the values and achievements of a prosperous and peaceful world society.”

”Baha’u’llah’s teachings revolve around the oneness of humanity, and His Revelation signals a special time in history as the entire human race moves to a new stage in its collective maturity and wholeness,” the announcement continues.

The 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah occurs on Oct. 22 and the local Baha’i group invites residents to a casual gathering.

“This historic occasion is immediately preceded by the Birth of the Bab, the Prophet Herald of the Baha’i Faith on Oct. 21. These successive days are called the Twin Holy Days by Baha’is,” states the release.

Despite the early days of the Baha’i Faith, there are Baha’is now living in more than 200 countries, living in some 100,000 localities.

In Canada there are Baha’is in every province and territory from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, which include those from Indigenous cultural backgrounds, multi-generational Canadians and more recently immigrants and refugees.

For more information call Lyda at Lyda at 403-704-3237.

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