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Bahá’ís of Thurston County celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on October 21, 2017.
The evening of program included music, dance and inspiring words. The program, entitled “The Light of Unity Festival”, was honored by Pete Kmet, mayor of Tumwater reading a letter to the Baha’is of Thurston Coun ty for their work on promoting unity and the education of children and youth. Then Dr. Les Purce, former president of Evergreen State College, spoke on the unity of mankind, universal education and …

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[15 Jun 2018 ]
Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab

The Baha’is of Olympia will host a Holy Day Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab at the Rose Garden Shelter in Priest Point Park on July 10th. It will start with a potluck at 12:00 followed by prayers and a program at 1:00 pm.
Holy Day Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab
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[21 May 2018 ]
New Documentary Film ‘The Gate’ To Air on ABC TV

A new documentary film about the origins of the Bahá’í Faith in the mid 1800’s is currently airing on ABC stations nationwide and will be coming to Western Washington soon.
The Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, a nonprofit organization which has been working in partnership with ABC, CBS and NBC and their affiliated stations nationwide since 1986 in an effort to “…enliven the discussion and expression of religious faith for a new generation of viewers”, was looking for “movies about the founder of a Faith” and it is in this context that the film is now being …

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[14 Jan 2018 ]

The First United Methodist Church of Olympia sent a greeting to the local Bahá’is on the commemoration of the 200th birthday of the founder of the Bahá’i Faith Bahá’u’lláh.
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[4 Jan 2018 ]
Silent Meditative Peace Walk Honors Martin Luther King’s Values

January 14th from 12:00 -2:00 pm at Marathon Park, 1011 Deschutes Parkway SW; Olympia, WA 98502
Local Buddhists invite everyone to participate in this annual event.
Arrive at Marathon Park (west side of Olympia’s Capitol Lake) shortly before 12 noon for the brief welcome and instruction. Then walk silently, meditatively (no chanting or conversation and no signs) around the lake.
Enjoy camaraderie and silent meditation/prayers for healing and peace.
Co-sponsored by Open Gate Sangha and South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
Need more information? Email: opengatezendo@msn.com
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[4 Jan 2018 ]
A beautiful temple made of light

How do you design a sacred space that invites people in regardless of who they are and what they believe (or don’t)? Architect Siamak Hariri takes us into the planning and poetry behind building the luminous Bahá’i Temple in South America. by Chelsea Catlett
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