Thursday, October 18, 2012

Baha'is celebrate the birth of the Bab ...

On October 20th, Canadian Baha’is will gather with their neighbours and friends to celebrate the 193rd anniversary of the birth of the Bab — the first of the two divine teachers central to the founding of the Baha'i Faith. The central purpose of the Bab’s message was to prepare the people for the Messenger of God Who would succeed Him — One Who would usher in a new age of international peace and prosperity.
This Messenger is recognized by Baha’is as Baha’u’llah, the Promised One, who announced His station in 1863. Although the Bab’s life spanned little more than 30 years, His teachings caused a social and spiritual upheaval of the religious conservatism in 19th century Persia.

Read on at Canadian Baha'i News Service.