Monday, 16 October 2017

There have been countless posters splashed around Adelaide, as well as information sessions at community centres and local universities, about the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Why is it so significant? And who is it?

Fresh spoke to a member of the local Bahai community, who described Bahá’u’lláh as a Persian nobleman born in 1817. He “had no attachment to material things” and no political aspirations. A man who dedicated himself to helping the less fortunate.

People labelled him “The Father of the Poor” and his mission was peace and unity for humankind. Listen in to find out more about this nobleman, and why 200 years since his birth is considered so significant by members of the Bahai community here in Adelaide.