Honoring the founder of Bahá’i faith

OPEN TO ALL—People visit the Lotus Temple, a Bahá’í house of worship completed in 1986, in New Delhi, India. This month the local Bahá’í community will honor the founder of the faith with two events open to the public.

OPEN TO ALL—People visit the Lotus Temple, a Bahá’í house of worship completed in 1986, in New Delhi, India. This month the local Bahá’í community will honor the founder of the faith with two events open to the public.

Bahá’ís of Ventura County will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í faith, with a Light of Unity Festival on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 21 and 22.

Events leading up to the festival will include picnics, storytelling, discussions, movie nights, service projects and community-building activities throughout Ventura County.

A day of music, art, presentations and breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The free event is open to the public.

A free dinner will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22 at North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Reservations are required for both events; the deadline is Fri., Oct. 13.

Bahá’u’lláh was a spiritual teacher who announced in 1863 that he was the bearer of a new revelation from God. His teachings have spread around the world and formed the basis of a process of social transformation and community building.

The Light of Unity Festival is a celebration of the transformative impact of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings on lives around the world. Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of the oneness of humanity is an antidote to the racial prejudice and materialism that are corroding American society, event organizers said.

For reservations, send an email to rsvp@tobahais.com. For more information, go to www.tobahais.com/lightofunity.