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Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb
October 2019 - Bahá’ís throughout the world are celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith.
The Báb was born in October 1819 in Shiraz, Persia. He was a young merchant when, in 1844, declared that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the situation of the poor, the Bab's prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary.
His proclamation attracted thousands of followers in a short time. They were inspired to transform their lives and to undertake acts of great heroism and sacrifice in defence of this new religion. He named the first eighteen believers in His mission as the Letters of the Living. Also announced the imminent appearance of a new Divine Messenger who would fulfil the prophecies of the past and usher in an age of peace and unity: Baha’u’llah.
Fearful of the Bab’s growing influence, religious and political leaders arose to oppose and persecute the Báb and His followers. He was arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and finally on July 9, 1850 was executed in the public square of the city of Tabriz. Some 20,000 of His followers perished in a series of massacres throughout Persia. After a great many years and a very long journey, being transported secretly from place to place, the remains of the Báb eventually reached the Holy Land, where attained their eventual rest.
Dawn of the Light portrays several individuals from different continents as they relate their own personal search after truth and meaning. They share their discovery that God has sent two Divine Manifestations—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh—Whose teachings are revolutionizing human thought and behaviour, changing darkness into light. The film shows glimpses of how this same discovery is inspiring the efforts of many across the globe to serve humanity and to contribute to building a new pattern of life.
Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb
Bahá’ís of Brockville are celebrating
the Birth of the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith
Saturday, Octoberber 26
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.