Bahai News - Baha'i Faith Celebrates The Oneness Of Humanity With
Race Unity Day
Baha'i Faith Celebrates The Oneness Of Humanity With Race
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Publication date: 2000-06-08
Members of the Baha'i faith here will celebrate "Race Unity Day"
from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soulard Park Pavilion, located
next to Soulard Farmers Market at South Broadway and Carroll Street.
The day celebrates the oneness of humanity with unity-themed
activities for the family and live performances from different
cultures, including the Brazilian percussion group Joia, rock group
Planet 9, folk music group Legacy and West African drummer and
storyteller Blake Travis. The faith, which views racial prejudice as
one of the most pressing issues in this country, teaches the
principles of racial equality and unity. The Baha'i movement
considers racism one of the major barriers to peace and has
celebrated Race Unity Day since 1957. For information, call the
Baha'i Information Center at 314-963-1415.
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