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.
|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.
|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.”
|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.
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
The best way to meet the Baha'is is to join us in our regular activities including:*Sunday morning devotions & presentation.
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.