Dedications In Honour of the Celebrations

Statement by Jennifer K. French, MPP bicentenary statement

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Statement by Prime Minister of Canada on the bicentennial of Baha’u’llah’s birth

Ottawa, Ontario
October 22, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah:

“Today, we join the Bahá’í community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í faith.

“Baha’u’llah’s teachings aim to inspire respect, as well as to promote diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and education for all – values that we hold dear as a country.

“Canada’s diversity is one of our greatest strengths and sources of pride. This year, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I invite all Canadians to reflect on how they can put into practice these values of openness and respect.    

“Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating this historic milestone for the Bahá’í faith.”


Message from National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bicentenary of the Baha’i Faith


Greetings to the Baha’i Community of Canada!

It is my honour as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations to send my best wishes to the Baha’is of Canada and the entire Baha’i community around the world on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. This is a milestone worth celebrating!

Read the full message here.

Proclamation event in the city of Burlington Marking October 22, 2017 as the Centenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Event attended by the mayor of Burlington Rick Goldring and the members of the Burlington Baha'i community.



Inspired by the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, millions of people worldwide will celebrate the 200th anniversary of His birth on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017.

Bahá’u’lláh was born in Tehran in 1817. Two centuries later, the day of His birth is celebrated around the world alongside the birth of the forerunner of His Revelation, the Báb, born in 1819 on the day before the birth of Bahá’u’lláh according to the calendar used in Persia. These Twin Holy Birthdays are celebrated by Bahá’ís and their friends as one annual festival where the closely interwoven lives and missions of these two Divine Luminaries are remembered together.


Artwork by the Friends

Showing the glass windows of the house of His holiness The Bab in Shiraz Iran. Baha'is around world this year 2017, commemorate the 198th year celebration of His Birth. 


Baha'i Devotional Meetings
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Baha'i Devotional Meetings

The Baha'i teachings prescribe daily prayer and intimate communion with God as the foundation for a life devoted to spiritual advancement and service to humanity. In addition to practicing private prayer and meditation, Baha'is gather in their homes and communities for collective worship.

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Junior youth spiritual
empowerment program


Junior youth spiritual empowerment program

Since its inception, the Ruhi Institute has attached special importance to its work with youth aged 12 to 15 specifically, it has sought to understand the dynamics of maintaining small groups in local communities that offer a setting in which young people can discuss ideas and form a strong moral identity.

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Bahá’í children’s classes for spiritual education


Lessons for Bahá'í children's classes, beginning with Grade 1 for age 5 or 6, are presented in the context of teacher training. While people everywhere are eager to have their children participate in classes for their spiritual education, experience has shown that the challenge lies in training an adequate number of 

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