Members of the Central Coast Baha’i community are preparing to join in the global celebration marking a milestone event in their faith, when practitioners observe the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bab, the herald of the Baha’i faith.
The commemorative events will take place across the globe from October 26 to 30 with the Central Coast Baha’i community to host their own celebration at The Art House Wyong on the 26th.
The event at The Art House will feature performances and videos commemorating the Baha’i faith and an address on the Bab’s life.
The Baha’i is a faith that encompasses the worth of all religions that focuses on the unification and equality of all people to build a new world order.
The Baha’i believe that key religious figures throughout history were actually manifestations of the oneness of God whose teachings provided the basis for the advancement of civilisation and in the wisdom of the Bab, the original herald.
“Born in 1819, the Bab was a prophetic figure who revitalised religious teachings, calling for spiritual and moral renewal, advocating the equality of women and men, care for the poor, and mostly symbolic rather than literal interpretation of scripture,” explained Central Coast Baha’i community member, Darryl Neve.
The Bab would go on to gain thousands of followers.
He was perceived by the religious and civic authorities as a threat and was executed in 1850.
“The transformative power of his teachings are reflected in the local community’s efforts in building an inclusive and vibrant community reflecting the principles of the oneness of the whole human family,” Neve said.
Community members will host these sessions daily from 11am to 2pm.
Media release, Oct 17
Darryl Neve, Central Coast Baha’i community