Presentation on universal peace

Event will touch on history of Baha'i Faith in Canada

A presentation on universal peace will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way).

The program, entitled Universal Peace: Its Essential Foundation, according to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Exemplar of the Baha’i Faith, includes an introduction, a choir presentation, a  keynote talk, peace-building comments, socializing and refreshments.

The keynote talk by Harold Rosen will summarize and apply ‘Abdul-Baha’s teaching on universal peace to Canada and Fraser Valley.

Over a century ago, the Baha’i Faith in Canada experienced a significant event, taking place at this time of year in Montreal in 1912. ‘Abdu’l-Baha – son of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith – made a historic visit to the first Baha’i community in Canada, delivering several public addresses on universal peace.

The Baha’i Faith began in Persia in the middle of the nineteenth century, and spread to over 200 nations.

Its aim is world unity – viewed as the requirement for peace, justice and prosperity for all people everywhere.