Race Unity Day

Race Unity Day

Second Sunday in June
Race Unity Day is observed worldwide by Baha'is and others with meetings and discussions. The day was begun in 1957 by the Baha'i National Spiritual Assembly in the United States, with the purpose of focusing attention on racial prejudice.
The Baha'is see racism as a major barrier to peace, and teach that there must be universal recognition of the oneness of all humans to achieve peace.
CONTACTS:
Baha'i National Center
1233 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
800-228-6483 or 847-869-9039; fax: 847-733-3578
www.us.bahai.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 109
ConEncyBahai-2000, p. 286
RelHolCal-2004, p. 155
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