BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — A new international website for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah was launched today.
The website will unfold in stages over the course of the next month. Currently featuring artistic endeavors created for this special occasion, articles on the life and revelation of Baha’u’llah, and tribute messages from national and local leaders, the site will expand in a dynamic fashion over the coming weeks, notably to include a feature film about the life of Baha’u’llah, which will go up on 18 October. The website will be available in 6 languages—English, Russian, Spanish, French, Persian, and Arabic.
Beginning at the first sunset on 20 October in the Pacific region and ending at the last on 22 October in the Americas, the site will be updated with photos, news, and other media from scores of locations over the course of those 72 hours. There are also plans to include video coverage from some of the Baha’i Houses of Worship.
The bicentenary website will connect the world by capturing the celebrations of people from all walks of life in selected localities across the globe as they celebrate the life of Baha’u’llah and His unifying message. These localities will be illustrative of the thousands of other celebrations that will be unfolding in country after country throughout the planet.
The Universal House of Justice has written that the Twin Holy Days are an opportunity for all “to commemorate moments when a Being peerless in creation, a Manifestation of God, was born to the world.”