World Religion Day

World Religion Day

Third Sunday in January
World Religion Day was initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i faith in the United States. The purpose was to call attention to the harmony of the world's religions and emphasize that the aims of religion are to create unity among people, to ease suffering, and to bring about peace. The day is observed with gatherings in homes, public meetings and panel discussions, and proclamations by government officials.
CONTACTS:
Baha'i National Center
1233 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
800-228-6483 or 847-733-3559; fax: 847-733-3578
www.us.bahai.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 18
ConEncyBahai-2000, p. 198
RelHolCal-2004, p. 157
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Eugene Bah[sz]'' Center - World Religion Day will be celebrated at 10 a.
Eugene Baha'i Center - World Religion Day will be observed at 10 a.
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