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Bahais plan to celebrate 200th anniversary of founders birth
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahaullah, the prophet/founder of the Bahai Faith is being celebrated Sunday, Oct. 22, by Bahais in Manteca and Stockton are celebrating - photo by Photo Contributed

Baha’is in Manteca and Stockton are celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet/founder of the Baha’i Faith and the Birth of the Bab, the Herald of Baha’u’llah.

The program is on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Ave., Stockton.

The Baha’is in Manteca and Stockton  will join over 5 million Baha’is all over the United States and worldwide in some 100,000 localities in virtually every country around the globe, representing about 2,100 indigenous tribes, races, and ethnic groups in celebration of historic 

In the middle of the 19th century, God summoned Bahá’u’lláh—meaning the “Glory of God”, to deliver a new Revelation to humanity. Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith, who lived from 1817 to 1892, proclaimed to humanity that He was the promised one foretold by all the divine messengers of the past.

For four decades, thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from Baha’u’llah’s pen. In His writings, He outlined a framework for the development of a global civilization, which takes into account both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life.  Bahá’u’lláh suffered 40 years of imprisonment, torture and exile for bringing God’s latest message to humanity.  

Bahá’u’lláh taught that each human being must acquire knowledge through his or her own independent search after truth, unfettered by superstition or tradition.  When this is done, it helps lead to the oneness of humanity.

There are no priests, ministers, rabbis, mullas, pundits, lamas, or monks in the Baha’i Faith. Thus, the celebration of 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah on Oct. 22 is a unique opportunity for public to find out who Baha’u’llah was and what He represents.  

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