The Cornish Baha’is will be celebrating the Festival of Ridvan in the Penmount field – the site for the Cornwall Faith Forum – on Sunday April 28th at 2.30 pm.
This is one of the holiest and happiest days of the Baha’i year.
Baha’u’llah, the prophet Founder of the Baha’i Faith was banished to Baghdad from his native Iran by a Persian government that feared the rapid spread of his teachings and their progressive impact on society. Far from stemming the tide of His teachings, they increased, and Baha’u’ llah declared :
We desire but the good of the world and the happiness of the nations; yet they deem us a stirrer up of strife and sedition worthy of bondage and banishment….That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled — what harm is there in this?
Baha’u’llah announced the mission of this new Faith to the believers in the Ridvan Garden in 1863.
The Cornish Baha’is will celebrate Ridvan this year with flowers , cake and tea to share, (Please bring your own cup if you can !) -with a telling of the ‘Garden of Ridvan’ story, together with live musical songs and prayers.
We welcome everyone to join us and help us celebrate this special Baha’i Holy day.