Bicentennial of the
Birth of Bahá'ú'lláh
The Bahá’í community of Brasilia, along with others around the world, is preparing to celebrate and honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on October 22, 2017. Bahá’ís recognize Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892—the “Glory of God”—as the Promised One foretold by the Báb and all of the Divine Messengers of the past Bahá’u’lláh is the latest Manifestation of God for this age. In the previous dispensations, the Manifestations of God— the Founder of great religions such as Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, cultivated the humanity’s spiritual, intellectual and moral capacities.
“Throughout history, the great religions have provided the primary driving force behind the civilizing of human character, eliciting self-discipline, devotion and heroism from their followers. Many of religion’s moral principles have been translated into structures and patterns of conduct which have served to elevate human relationships and advance humanity’s collective life. Every time a Manifestation of God appears, a fuller measure of inspiration for the next stage in the awakening and progress of humanity is released into the world. A human being—ordinary in every outward respect—is called to be a mouthpiece for God. One may call to mind Moses standing before the Burning Bush, the Buddha receiving enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus in the form of a dove, or the archangel Gabriel appearing to Muhammad.
In the middle of the 19th century, God summoned Bahá’u’lláh—meaning the “Glory of God”—to deliver a new Revelation to humanity. For four decades thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from His 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. I have never aspired after worldly leadership. My sole purpose hath been to hand down unto men that which I was bidden to deliver by God… — Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh suffered 40 years of imprisonment, torture and exile for bringing God’s latest message to humanity. Today, His life and mission are becoming increasingly well-known across the planet. Millions of people are learning to apply His teachings to their individual and collective lives for the betterment of the world. Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings…now present us with the highest and purest form of religious teaching... — Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian author
We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with followers from all religions and with the people from all corners of the planet.