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Local Baha’is celebrate 200th anniversary of religious leader’s birth Sunday

Oct 20, 2017

The Spiritual Assembly of Baha’is of Fairfield is preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder Baha’u’llah Sunday.

According to a news release, the event, which is open to the public, will commence with a 7:30 p.m. Saturday presentation of “Light of the World,” an internationally produced film about Baha’u’llah’s life and mission of unity. An interfaith service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Both events will be at the Phoenix Rising Hall at the northeast corner of Third Street and Burlington Avenue in Fairfield.

Baha’u’llah, who lived from 1817-1892, was a spiritual teacher hailing from Tehran, Persia. His teachings have spread around the world during the last 200 years.

“The Bicentenary is a commemoration in celebration of the transformative impact of Baha’u’llah’s teachings on the lives of families, neighborhoods and communities around the country and the world,” said Karen Jentz, secretary of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Fairfield. “Baha’u’llah’s vision of the oneness of humanity is an antidote to the racial prejudice and materialism that are corroding American society. Now more than ever, we need positive models of social change that bring people together rather than divide them.”

For more information, contact the Baha’is of Fairfield at fairfieldiowabahais@gmail.com or call 209-8999.

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