2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the Divine Messenger Whose appearance signaled a new era in the spiritual life of humanity. Bahá'u'lláh affirmed the station of the Prophets and Messengers that came before Him, and articulated principles for guiding mankind to peace and security. His Message is a mine of spiritual concepts and principles, such as:

  1. Recognition of the inherent unity of all mankind
  2. Establishment of international justice as a prerequisite to peace
  3. Equality of women and men
  4. Harmony of science and religion
  5. Application of spiritual principles to solve economic problems
  6. A love for one’s country that transcends division by party

All are invited to celebrate this momentous occasion with the Bahá’ís of Centre Wellington. To learn more about Bahá'u'lláh, His life and teachings, please join us for a series of talks:

Sat 14 Oct From strife and division to a united world Bob McIlvride

"The winds of despair are, alas, blowing from every direction, and the strife that divideth and afflicteth the human race is daily increasing." These words of Bahá'u'lláh, written over 100 years ago, could not be more true than today. And yet Bahá'u'lláh, like a divine physician for humanity, has also provided a remedy that will bring about the united world that the great prophets and seers have envisioned, which humanity has apired for ages to reach. Come learn about the part you can play to help unite our divided world.

Sat 18 Nov One planet, everyone’s home; a Bahá'í perspective on the environment Jaellayna Palmer

Photographs from space, daily news events, and our own experiences show us now, more than ever, that humans are essentially one people who share one planet. Even though we know this, we may not always act in ways that support its well-being. This talk examines quotations from the Bahá'í Writings and other respected sources to explore the connection between our lifestyle and our beautiful planet. Please join us as we identify some ways each of us can help sustain our one and only home.

Past talks:

Sat 23 Sept An introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, followed by Q & A Richard Turner

This talk will feature a brief outline of the history and teachings of the Bahá'í Faith with reference to other faiths as points of comparison. The talk will be followed by an open discussion of issues and questions from participants.

There is no clergy in the Bahá'í Faith; individuals are encouraged to uphold the principle of independent investigation of truth. The goal is that participants broaden and deepen their understanding of the principles of the Bahá'í Faith in a friendly and open atmosphere.

Sat 9 Sept Applying common sense in a confusing time Bill Sims

This talk will be a guided discussion of the following quotation from a letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice:

It is not merely material well-being that people need. What they desperately need is to know how to live their lives – they need to know who they are, to what purpose they exist, and how they should act towards one another; and once they know the answers to these questions they need to be helped to gradually apply these answers to everyday behaviour.

Don't miss the main event on the day of Bahá'u'lláh's birth:

7:30PM Sat 21 Oct
Rugby Club, Victoria Park, Fergus