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Bahá’u’lláh: 200 Years of Light

What it’s all about

Across Canada, Bahá’ís this year celebrated a significant anniversary in the history of the Bahá’í Faith. It is the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Around the world Baha’is revere this most recent of history’s Messengers from God as the One whose purpose and teachings advance the oneness of humanity and offer a foundation for humanity to achieve collective maturity and wholeness.

In Edmonton, this historic occasion was celebrated with both a gala musical and dramatic evening and a collection of diverse events that took place throughout the city on the weekend of October 21-22.


Who are the Baha’is

The Bahá’í Faith is an independent world religion that was founded in 1844 and has been present in Canada since 1898. It is based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, which emphasize the oneness of humanity, the oneness of God and the fundamental oneness of religion. Canadian Baha’is Canadian Bahá’ís come from diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to the promotion of a...

What is Bahai?

The Baha’i faith is not “yet another” religion to add to the mix of existing belief systems. It reveals the matrix within which religion, as a whole, can be seen as one changeless faith of God, with successive chapters, all part of the same book, all part of the human journey of the spiritual education of humanity. The purpose of...

Baha’i Life

Baha’is strive to follow the laws and teachings set out by Baha’u’llah, including daily prayer and reflection, participation in collective community-building activities, and support for governing bodies of the Baha’i community. Baha’is worship together in their homes with friends and neighbours, study together and explore the application of Baha’i teachings to their personal lives. We hold classes and activities...

Becoming a Baha’i

All are welcome to join in every aspect of Baha’i life. There is no ceremony, no special process to undergo. It simply means believing in Baha’u’llah and trying to follow his teachings. For some, this takes a lifetime, while for others, their recognition of the truth of the Baha’i teachings happens instantaneously. There is no prescribed duration, no typical timeline,...

Bahai Activities