Baha’i com­mu­nity marks founder’s 200th year

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

The Al­bany Baha’i Com­mu­nity held its first of four events on Satur­day, in cel­e­bra­tion of the 200th an­niver­sary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith.

Dozens of lo­cals gath­ered at the Al­bany Town Hall for the first event, In­ter­na­tional Day of the World’s Indige­nous Peo­ple.

Or­gan­iser of the fes­tiv­i­ties Re­nee Far­rant ar­ranged var­i­ous speak­ers, a mu­si­cal per­for­mance and lo­cal indige­nous art­work to cre­ate a rich cul­tural cer­e­mony.

Three more events are to fol­low in the com­ing months — two more in Al­bany and one in Den­mark.

The next Al­bany event is In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace on Septem­ber 22 at 5.30pm, and hun­dreds of guests are ex­pected.

Pic­tures: Shan­non Smith

Mu­si­cans Jar­rad In­man, Tuaari Kuiti and Ben­jamin An­der­son.

June Humphries, Ter­rell Lacey and Liz Vin­cent.

Tanya In­man and He­len Ber­ry­man.

Event speaker Mahsa An­der­son with hus­band Mar­tin and daugh­ter Isla, 9.

Cel­e­bra­tion or­gan­is­ers Re­nee Far­rant and Aunty Carol Pet­tersen.

Jasper, 16, and Don Hyde.

Hugh Milne and Ruhi Fer­dowsian.

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