Bahá’ís of Marin County mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith

San Rafael, CA., July 17th, 2017 — Bahá’ís of Marin County are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, with a Light of Unity Festival on October 21-22, 2017.

Events leading up to the Festival will include picnics, story-telling, discussion, movie nights, service projects and community building activities throughout Marin County. A special, large event will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2017, held at Unity In Marin in Novato, from 11:30 – 4:00pm. All are welcome, free of charge, and the day’s activities will feature music, art, presentations and lunch. Some of the activities are being prepared by children and youth involved in our service programs throughout the county.

Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) was a spiritual teacher who announced in 1863 that He was the bearer of a new revelation from God. His teachings have spread around the world, forming the basis of a process of social transformation and community building which is unique in its global scope and the diversity of participants.

The Light of Unity Festival is a celebration of the transformative impact of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings on the lives of families, neighborhoods and communities around the country and the world. Bahá’u’lláh’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,” said Sherna Deamer, member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of San Rafael. “This is what we will be celebrating in the months leading up to Bahá’u’lláh’s birth in October.”

The Light of Unity Festival is more than a single event but a series of activities generated at the grassroots level all around the country, which reinforce Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of the oneness of humanity and are designed to empower participants to contribute to their communities.

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