The Baha'i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.
Baha'is are the followers of Baha'u'llah, whom they believe is the Promised one of all Ages.
The traditions of almost every people include the promise of a future when peace and harmony will be established on earth and humankind will live in prosperity.
"Now is the moment in which to cleanse thyself with the waters of detachment that hae flowed out from the Supreme Pen, and to ponder, wholl for the sake of God, those things which, time and again, have been sent down or manifested, and then to strive, as much as lieth in thee, to quench, through the power of wisdom and force of thy utterance, the fire of enmity and hatred which smouldereth in the hearts of the peoples of the world." (Baha'u'llah)
Baha'is believe in the unity of mankind, the unity of the religions and the unity of God; and that revelation is progressive.
"Racism is the most challenging issue confronting America. A nation whose ancestry includes every people on earth, whose motto is E pluribus unum, whose ideals of freedom under law have inspired millions throughout the world, cannot continue to harbor prejudice against any racial or ethnic group without betraying itself. Racism is an affront to human dignity, a cause of hatred and division, a disease that devastates society."
To read the complete statement, "The Vision of Race Unity: America's Most Challenging Issue", click on the link below:
Margaret Danner has been described as follows:
"A word conjuror and artisan, she provides her reader with well-crafted 'word sketches' that are impressionistic and expressionistic. Her poetry, the result of a dialectic between voices of her past, present, and future, reveals her role and relation to a tradition of Western poetics; her artistic invention of poetry as a visual impression combines graphic social criticism and visual creation, that which is both didactic and mimetic, into an exciting synthesis of a new aesthetic; her verse makes her reader a viewer of art (synesthetic imagery) as well." Erlene Stetson
"One can perceive between the two covers of this one crafted volume, in its full imaginative scope, the web of intricate and brilliant imagery her pen has spun forth in the journey of a sensitive, independent and compassionate spirit across these turbulent times in this uncertain place." Samuel A. Allen
For More on her bio & poetry, see: https://allpoetry.com/Margaret-Danner
The Richmond Baha'i Administration's formation in 1970 represented a significant milestone in a 60 year process begun in 1911 by another Richmond poet of African-American descent, Susie C. Stewart, when she became the first Baha'i in Richmond. Susie Stewart’s poem also happens to be the first Bahai poem written in all of America.
"In love, and prayer, and service may we all be united be,
That the Coming of our Beloved to these shores we soon may see;
To prove our perfect union, raise the Temple while we may.
'Abdu'l-Baha calls to union; let us hasten to obey"
October 18th is the observance of the Birthday of The Bab
October 19th is the observance of the birthday of Baha'u'llah
For information on web based observances, please click on this link:
For more info about the Greater Richmond Baha'i Community please contact:
For more readings go to the following websites:
PO Box 13802, Richmond, VA 23225, US
You can also call us at: 804-346-7705
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