“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”
In 2019, people around the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab, a Messenger of God who announced in 1844 that humanity was entering a new era. The Bab prepared people to receive new teachings from God through which the whole world could unite to create justice and lasting peace.
The Bab paved the way for Baha’u’llah, the Divine Educator for this age. Baha’u’llah’s teachings of unity and spiritual renewal are the basis of the Baha’i Faith. The bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth was celebrated in 2017, launching two years of joyful commemoration.
Although many have not yet heard the stories of these two Divine Messengers, the echoes of Their rich spiritual and social teachings reverberate around the globe.
THE BAB URGED ALL TO SEEK TRUTH WITH INDEPENDENT HEARTS
He encouraged people to let go of superstition, dogma and dependence on clergy, and to view their fellow human beings as beautiful creations of God, worthy of respect.
Baha'is of the United States. (2020, August 18).