The minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour says Bahá’u’lláh held many of the same values our multicultural province shares.
The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, wishes all Bahá’í Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a happy bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth.
Born two centuries ago in Tehran, Iran, Bahá’u’lláh founded the Bahá’í Faith, which has grown to include millions of people throughout the world, including in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Bahá’í Faith teaches unity as its central theme. Bahá’ís also believe different religions should be respected as they share a common purpose in creating a permanent and universal peace. What’s more, they believe all the world’s major religions have been inspired by God.
“Bahá’u’lláh celebrated many of the same values our multicultural province shares – equality for all, no matter their background,” said Mr. Hawkins. “I wish Bahá’í Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a wonderful bicentenary.”
The Bahá’í community of the Northeast Avalon will hold a bicentenary celebration at The Rooms, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. The event will feature stories, devotions, music, and refreshments and all people are welcome to join.
On Sunday, October 22, the community will hold a social and screen the film Light to the World at the Network Cafe, 6 East Drive, in St. John’s. All are welcome. Guests are asked to arrive at 1 p.m. for 1:30.
In The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial government committed to publicly acknowledge cultural holidays and events. Recognizing these celebrations increases awareness of diversity in this province and helps newcomers feel welcome in their communities.