All are warmly invited to a joyful celebration of the
Bahá'í New Year (Naw-Rúz)
Hawthorne Park, Gunnison & 4th, Grand Junction
Monday, March 21, 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Baha'is of Grand Junction
Please invite your families, neighbors, and friends!
Children are very welcome.
There will be a short program, followed by refreshments and fellowship.
Please bring games and chairs if possible.
We look forward to seeing you!!!
"The rising of the sun at the equinox is the symbol of life and the human reality is revivified; our thoughts are transformed and our intelligence is quickened. The sun of truth bestows eternal life, just as the solar sun is the cause of terrestrial life." --'Abdu'l-Bahá
The video (link below - approx. 11 minutes) was shown at a February gathering of religious leaders and congregants in Grand Junction. It was followed by small group discussions related to diversity, racism, inclusion, and similar topics. The event brought many people closer together. It also gave people the opportunity to explore their own biases, beliefs, or welcoming nature. The video is entitled " GJ Inclusion ." It's a thoughtful presentation. Are we as welcoming as we declare to be? Let it begin with me. # # #
In our commitment as members of GVIN to fulfill its statements of Purpose… Cooperate in efforts that will serve the community as proponents of human dignity and agents of compassion in seeking to meet essential human needs; Offer opportunities for community worship, spiritual celebrations, shared learning activities, fellowship, and service; Exchange ideas and resources among members; Enrich our common ties around shared principles and hopes; and Demonstrate positive acceptance of religious diversity and share such information in the Grand Valley communities. … we have provided several short videos about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his sacred work to unite people in the 1960’s. In one interview he talks about needing a “revolution of values” in order for government leaders and the citizens of this country to find common ground. In many ways, what Dr. King describes then applies to today’s political and societal challenges…more than 50 years
Dear Hevre , ברוך אתה ה' אלוהינו חי העולמים מתיר אסורים. Barukh atah adonay eloheynu hay ha’olamim matir asurim. Blessed are you, THE REDEEMER, our God, Life of all the worlds, who frees the captives. – From the morning liturgy What a terrible irony that on Shabbat Shirah, as Jews around the world read about the Israelites’ liberation from slavery, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three other people were held hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas in a standoff that lasted more than 11 hours. We breathe a sigh of relief that all the hostages were freed and are physically safe. We have tremendous gratitude for the myriad law enforcement officials who worked tirelessly and courageously toward this end, and to religious leaders and lay people from all traditions, especially many local and national Muslim leaders, who expressed their concern and solidarity throughout this ordeal. They brought to life the teaching of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.: The