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Bicentennial of the Birth of the Bab - Open House

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Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the Bab, Founder of an Independent Religion and Martyr-Herald of the Baha'i Faith.

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October 2019 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Báb, one of the two founders of the Bahá’í Faith. The anniversary of His birth comes just two years after the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, which was celebrated around the world in October 2017.

All are invited to the Lemon Grove Library Community Room, 3001 School Lane, on Saturday, October 19, for an open house from 10am – 4pm. Two documentary films will be shown throughout the day. There will be displays, refreshments and activities for children. This is free and open to all. Bahá’ís will be available to answer your questions and engage in meaningful conversations about the state of the world and the Bahá’í vision for peace, justice, and unity among all peoples.

The Báb’s life and teachings mark a turning point in human history. Born Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad in 1819, He took the name the Báb, meaning “The Gate” in Arabic. His public mission, from 1844 to 1850, represented a spiritual revolution that upended the prevailing social, political and religious order in Persia, opening the door to Bahá’u’lláh’s new, unifying vision.

The Báb was a Messenger of God in a succession of divine educators over the centuries that includes Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. The Báb appeared at a moment in history in which the cultures and peoples of the world were coming together as never before.

The Báb’s teachings called for a purity of heart and manner of deeds that transcend mere words and belief. He directed His followers to an exacting pattern of prayer, meditation, self-discipline, and solidarity of community life. His teachings upheld the importance of science and praised the cultural and scientific developments in the West, so long as they could avoid extreme materialism. He raised the social status of women, powerfully represented by one of His pre-eminent followers, Tahirih, who has been called “the leader of emancipation for women of the Orient.”

For more information contact Mike Lavach (619) 851-4689 email: mlavach1@att.net

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