200th Anniversary of Baha’i Faith founder

HARLINGEN — Baha’is of Harlingen are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

In honor of the occasion, the public is invited to an Open House at the Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, 576 ‘76 Drive — next to the library — from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Everyone is invited to drop by for conversation and light refreshments, to view exhibits and a new film about the life of Baha’u’llah, and to learn how people of all faiths and backgrounds are engaged in a process of community building based on the Baha’i teachings.

Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), whose name means “The Glory of God,” announced in 1863 that He was the bearer of a new revelation from God.

He is considered by millions around the world as the Divine Educator for this age, whose coming was foretold by all the Divine Messengers of the past.

His followers come from virtually every national, ethnic, religious and tribal background and almost every country in the world.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harlingen Open House

WHEN: 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22

WHERE: Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, 576 ‘76 Drive, next to the Library.

CONTACT: 956-425-7675 or e-mail bicentenaryharlingen@gmail.com.

What you need to know

The name, Bahá’í, means “follower of Baha’u’llah”. Bahá’ís are part of a world-wide community of faith, devoted to the principles of the Oneness of God, the oneness of Mankind, and the essential unity of all Religions.

There are approximately 5 million Bahá’ís in more than 205 sovereign countries and territories across the globe.

Bahá’ís in the local community come from the Harlingen area, as well as nearby localities: La Feria, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, San Benito and Brownsville. Our meetings and celebrations are open to the public.