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Entrance to the Shrine of Baha'u'llah.
Entrance to the Shrine of Baha'u'llah.

Saturday, May 28th marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha’u'llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’u'llah passed away after a brief illness in 1892 outside of Akka, Israel.

Baha’u'llah—the “Glory of God”—is the Promised One foretold by all of the Divine Messengers of the past. Baha’u'llah delivered a new Revelation from God to humanity. Thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from His pen. In His Writings, He outlined a framework for the development of a global civilization which takes into account both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life. For this, He endured 40 years of imprisonment, torture and exile.

The Ascension of Baha’u’llah is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha'is suspend work, if possible. The Holy Day starts at sunset on Friday, the 27th, and ends at sunset on Saturday, May 28th. As a result, the offices and studios of Radio Baha’i are closed for this period. The station will continue to air music and programs throughout the Holy Day.

Please join your local Baha’i community for their commemoration of the Ascension of Baha’u’llah, or you can join us on air for our observance of this Holy Day at 4:00 AM Saturday morning, which coincides with the actual time of His passing. For more information about Baha’u’llah, or the Baha’i Faith click on any of the links, or scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the links there.

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May 23rd, Baha'is around the world are celebrating the Declaration of the Bab. This Holy Day commemorates the day in 1844 when the Bab announced that He was a new divine Messenger, sent to herald a new age for humanity and to prepare the way for the coming of Baha'u'llah, the Glory of God.

The Declaration of the Bab, which starts after sunset on May 22nd and goes until sunset on, May 23rd, is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha'is should suspend work, if possible. As a result, the Radio Baha'i offices or studios will be closed. The station will continue to air music and programs during this period.

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Perhaps you would like to learn more about the life of the Bab and of Baha'u'llah after listening to the Holy Day programs that we are airing to celebrate their Births. Just click on this link to investigate the truth for yourself.

If you just want general Information on the Baha'i Faith, click on this link. If you would like to request to have someone contact you by phone or email for questions, or to find Baha'is in your local area. Click on this link and then scroll to the very bottom of the page.

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You are warmly invited to join the Baha'i communities of Florence, Williamsburg, Marion, Georgetown and Horry counties in a joyous celebration of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. The celebration will begin with a devotional program, followed by a meal, and fellowship and games. Please bring your joyful spirit, and if you'd like, bring your friends, neighbors, or co-workers.

Saturday, Nov. 14th 2015, 1:00 PM
Louis G. Gregory Baha'i Institute
1209 Williams Hill Rd.
Hemingway, SC

Google Map Link for the Louis Gregory Baha'i Institute.

For more background information about the Holy Day, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shastri-purushotma/bahais-celebrate-twin-holy-days_b_8282546.html

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Williamsburg County NAACP’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade featuring Octavia Mitchell of WCBD channel 2 news Charleston, SC as Grand Marshall will take place Saturday, January 18 at 10:00am in Kingstree. For more information or participate, call 843-426-4468 or 843-426-4144

The Georgetown Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship banquet, Saturday, January 18, at 7:06pm, at the Glisson Center, Bethel AME Church Georgetown. The speaker will be Marlon E. Kimpson, Senator, S.C. District 42. For tickets contact Morant and Morant at 843-527-2448 or any Member of the Georgetown chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

People to People of Hartsville will hold its annual MLK Commemorative Service on Monday, Jan. 20 at 12 noon at Kay Branch Baptist Church, 1801 N. Fifth St. Writer and radio personality and talk show host Bhakti Larry Hough, program director for WLGI-FM 90.9 FM (Radio Baha'i) of Hemingway, will be the keynote speaker. For info, contact Clayton Richardson at 843.332.3420.

Francis Marion University and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Thursday, January 16th. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium. The overall sponsor for this free event is McLeod Health. The keynote speaker is Re. Gilda Cobb-Hunter – S.C. District 66 (Orangeburg County). For more information, call the Dean of Student’s Office at (843)661-1182.

Coastal Carolina University will celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wednesday, January 15th, from 7-9 p.m. at the Wheelwright Auditorium. This campus wide event celebrates unity and diversity. The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (Gospel Choir) will also be a part of this celebration. For ticket Information, please contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-ARTS (2787.

The Carolina African American Heritage Foundation is hosting its Freedom Rally during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Jan. 18 through 20, 2014. A weekend of events will include a Carolina talent search MLK tribute, a corporate and community awards breakfast, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. A full listing of events and a schedule can be found at CarolinaAfricanHeritageFoundation.org.

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