The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Port Moresby gathered on Sunday to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Baha’u’llah, prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Baha’i property at North Waigani to celebrate the occasion.
The celebrations began with traditional dances from around the country, then followed by devotions and the reading of the message from the Supreme Body – the Universal House of Justice,
The stories of the life of Baha’u’llah was read after which a video on the life of Baha’u’llah, His teachings was displayed.
60,000 Baha’is in over 400 localities around Papua New Guinea are also celebrating this day in which they join 6 million Baha’is worldwide in some 100,000 localities.
The Key teaching of the Baha’i Faith is Unity and the Oneness of Mankind.
In statement last week, the Governor General of Papua New Guinea Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae wished the Papua New Guinean Baha’i community for this special event.
He praised the Baha’i community’s tireless efforts in helping shape and build peaceful communities and encouraged the Baha’is to further their activities in the spirit of Unity In Diversity.
Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of humanity as one people and the earth as a common homeland, inspires a dual process of individual and collective transformation through selfless acts of service to society.
The global festivities involving people of thousands of ethnic backgrounds is demonstrative of a key message of Baha’u’llah’s life and teachings: that a special time has arrived for the entire human race as it gradually moves from a stage of collective adolescence to one of maturity and wholeness.