Community life

Bicentenary stories: Ottawa, Ontario

Bicentenary stories: Ottawa, Ontario

Posted: 2018/01/23

A group of friends working in a neighbourhood in Ottawa used the opportunity of bicentenary to share how the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh were at the core of their community-building work.

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Bicentenary stories: Belleville, Ontario

Bicentenary stories: Belleville, Ontario

Posted: 2018/01/11

The friends in Belleville, Ont., found their efforts confirmed many times over as they connected friends with the Person of Bahá’u’lláh.

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Bicentenary stories: Brandon, Manitoba

Bicentenary stories: Brandon, Manitoba

Posted: 2018/01/09

Twenty Bahá’ís from Brandon, Man., worked as a team to bring together 100 members of the wider community to celebrate the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh – learning what focused efforts can accomplish.

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Bicentenary stories: London, Ontario

Bicentenary stories: London, Ontario

Posted: 2018/01/04

Through a combination of dedicated effort over the long term and a campaign to revive friendships through home visits, a teaching team in a London, Ont., neighbourhood brought together over 100 friends to a gathering that celebrated the diversity of their community.

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Bicentenary stories: Montreal, Quebec

Bicentenary stories: Montreal, Quebec

Posted: 2018/01/02

Seeds planted over the last seven years bore fruit in a Montreal neighbourhood as those working in the community celebrated Bahá’u’lláh’s birth.

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Bicentenary stories: vast distances, intimate gatherings

Bicentenary stories: vast distances, intimate gatherings

Posted: 2017/12/29

For the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’ís in several large, rural clusters in Canada found special ways to connect with friends and welcome them to their celebrations, despite the challenge of overcoming vast distances.

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Bicentenary stories: united in vision, united in celebration

Bicentenary stories: united in vision, united in celebration

Posted: 2017/12/27

The following celebrations of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh are the result of sustained action – some from years of prolonged effort and others from a period of more intense activity.

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A test of unity

A test of unity

Posted: 2017/12/07

An animator from a Toronto neighbourhood shares the story of how a crisis of unity led to a stronger and more united junior youth group just in time for the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

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The warmth of a neighbourhood celebration

The warmth of a neighbourhood celebration

Posted: 2017/11/15

A Montreal Bahá’í reflects on how hosting a neighbourhood celebration of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh shifted her attitude regarding holy days celebrated at the local level.

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Song: Splendeur inaltérable

Song: Splendeur inaltérable

Posted: 2017/10/16

Composed for the occasion of the bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth, this song puts His words to music in French, starting with “Hear Me, ye mortal birds!”

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