What is World Religion Day?
We celebrate World Religion Day on the 20th January. The international day was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States in 1950.
The key focus of the day is to encourage people with different religious beliefs to come together. The aim is to also emphasise the common objectives that are at the core of every religion.
What is the Baha’i Faith?
The Baha’i Faith is a religion that focuses on the basic value of all religions. The Faith’s concentrates on all people living together peacefully. It suggests that even though the way people worship and what they worship may differ, the spiritual building blocks of all world religions are similar.
The Baha’is also believe that women and men of all races are equal; that education is important; and that slavery should be forbidden.
So what is the purpose of World Religion Day?
World Religion Day seeks to inspire the Baha’i’s key objective, which is to promote world peace. Above all, World Religion Day is meant to encourage people from different religions and cultures to speak and exchange ideas.
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