The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah
The Baha'i faith was established in Alaska 78 years ago, and their mission in to spread teachings of love, humanity and equality throughout Alaska. This weekend is an event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the formation of Baha'i.
We were joined by Omid Rahmanian and Kathy Haghighi to tell us about the faith and their bicentennial event.
"The name means 'glory of God,'" said Rahmanian, of the Baha'i faith. "It accepts all the various races as being part of one human family-- like a garden of humanity."
According to Rahmanian and Haghighi, the Baha'i faith may touch as many as 3000 Alaskans.
The bicentennial celebration will be held this Sunday at the Egan Center. The doors open at 10 a.m., and the event goes until 3 p.m. There will be dancing, food, lectures, readings and more. You can also use the event as an opportunity to learn more about Baha'i.
For more information, check out anchoragebahai.org.