Baha'i Faith, Washington DC

Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 18th, 07:30 pm
Georgetown Fireside Discussion

Sun Apr 20th, 11:00 am
Sunday Morning Program - Drum Circle Devotions

Sun Apr 20th, 11:30 am
Children's Classes

Mon Apr 21st, 12:00 am
First Day of Ridvan

Mon Apr 21st, 12:00 am
Festival of Ridvan

Who We Are

Baha'is believe the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization.

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Commemoration of Abdu'l-Baha's Talk at Howard U

 In 1912, `Abdu'l-Bahá—the son of the founder of the Bahá'í Faith - visited Howard University’s Rankin Chapel. There, He spoke before a diverse audience, outlining a vision for racial unity and the elimination of prejudices. Please join us for prayers and reflections, providing inspiration for continuing a legacy of working for unity. You can find directions here.

 
DC Bahá'ís Participate in Regional Interfaith Summit

On February 9th, members of the DC Bahá'í community participated in the first-ever DC Young Adult Faith Leaders Summit. This interfaith gathering brought together representatives from numerous religious communities throughout the region to learn about each other's traditions, share experiences mobilizing their peers for community service, and strategize about how to more effectively work together across faith lines.

 
To learn more, watch this video or read this article in the Huffington Post about the event, written by DC Bahá'í and summit organizer Jack Gordon.
 
Peruvian Bahá'í Composer Featured at Smithsonian

From The Smithsonian's blog 'Around The Mall':

In 1945, the Department of State held a competition to create an official Spanish translation of the National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” using the original score. Because Spanish translations tend to be at least one and a half times the length of English originals, it was a daunting task. Other translations had already been done, according to Marvette Perez, curator of Latino History at the American History Museum, but none had successfully remained faithful to the anthem’s music and composition.

Enter Clotilde Arias, a Peruvian immigrant, composer and copywriter, who was dedicated to the Pan-American movement. Her winning entry became the official U.S. Spanish translation, but the work represented just a microcosm of a vast lifetime output from a woman, born in the Amazon River Basin who later not only became successful writing jingles and slogans on Madison Avenue but also became a musician, a journalist, an activist and an educator. Now largely forgotten, her incredible journey is the subject of a new American History Museum exhibit, “Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias.”

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Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Observance & Celebration 11/11

  

Please join the DC Baha'i Community in celebrating the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.  The celebration will be held on Sunday, November 11th, at 5:00 pm at the All Soul's Unitarian Church - Pierce Hall in NW (1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC 20009).  Please plan to arrive by 5:00 pm as we will begin promptly at 5:15 pm.

Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 18th, 07:30 pm
Georgetown Fireside Discussion

Sun Apr 20th, 11:00 am
Sunday Morning Program - Drum Circle Devotions

Sun Apr 20th, 11:30 am
Children's Classes

Get Involved

The best way to meet the Baha'is is to join us in our regular activities including:

*Sunday morning devotions & presentation.
*Devotions in neighborhoods throughout DC.
*Classes for children and youth.
*Study classes for adults.

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Personal Intro to the Faith

Reading a web site about the Baha'is is great but what is even better is to meet Baha'is in your neighborhood.  We can meet with you in a comfortable public setting and engage in a relaxed one-on-one conversation to learn about the Baha'i Faith.  If you are interested in learning more just contact us!

What is the Bahai Faith?

Founded by Baha'u'llah in the mid-1800s, the Baha'i Faith is among the fastest-growing of the world's religions. Baha'is live in more than 100,000 localities around the world, which reflects their dedication to the ideal of world citizenship.

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