You are invited to a screening of “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith”

The Baha’i Association at the University of Hawaii and the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Honolulu are pleased to invite you to a special screening of The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith, a groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet Herald known as The Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion.

The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a Q&A discussion with the film’s Executive Producer, Mr. Steve Sarowitz. To watch the film trailer and find more information on The Gate, please visit at: https://thegatefilm.com.

Registration for the screening is recommended as limited seating is available. Please

REGISTER on Eventbrite at: https://thegate-honolulu.eventbrite.com. When inviting your friends to register you can either forward this email or send them an invitation via the event’s home page, or send the link via text, facebook or instagram messenger.

Watch the Trailer:

THE GATE: DAWN OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
At University of Hawai’i, Manoa Campus Art Building
2535 McCarthy Mall, Room 132, Art Auditorium
Honolulu, HI 96822

University parking is a $6 flat fee for Saturdays 6:30am – 8pm. On the website, you can click there is a link for transportation and parking options at the University.

Visitor parking on campus, please park in green Pay-to-Park stalls, noted on the map. Get a ticket from automated Pay-to-Park machines and display on the dashboard with date and timestamp visible.

Please register at https://thegate-honolulu.eventbrite.com to receive an email notification once we’ve confirmed the venue on the University of Hawai’i campus or any other updates to the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Film Synopsis

Logline

As the world suffers from the divisive forces of strife and intolerance, a new Faith advocates the oneness of humanity’s major religions as a path toward world peace. The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith is the groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet-Herald known as The Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion.

Synopsis:

In the midst of religious intolerance and extremism, one religion—the Bahá’í Faith—offers a path toward world peace by advocating the oneness of humanity’s major religions. Now, this groundbreaking documentary tells the amazing, little-known story of the origins of the Bahá’í Faith.

The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith recounts the founding of this new world religion in Persia by a Prophet known as The Báb. In the mid-1800s, Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike were awaiting the imminent arrival of a Divine Messenger. Beginning in 1844, the Báb’s message, which included then-controversial ideas like the oneness of major religions and the empowerment of women, spread like wildfire across the region amidst this religious climate.

However, His groundbreaking new message presented a threat to religious and political leaders of the time, resulting in relentless persecution of the Báb and His followers. The Báb’s message ultimately triumphed with a growing number of faithful; today, the Bahá’í religion is practiced throughout the world by over five million people.

Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews of renowned historians, religious scholars and Bahá’í Faith experts, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith celebrates the brief, exciting life of a prophet and the indelible impact His message continues to have on the world today.

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A Bicentenary Letter from the Governor-General of Australia

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The following letter was sent to the Bahá’í’s of Australia by the Governor-General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

It reads:

The bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah is a cause for great joy and celebration for the Bahá’í community here in Australia and around the world.

The vision of a united peaceful world is one that resonates with people of all faiths and all backgrounds.  The Bahá’í community is a vital part of the rich and diverse religious tapestry that makes Australia such a diverse and tolerant society.

I wish you all the very best for this anniversary service and the celebrations to follow.

Peter Cosgrove

You can download a PDF of the letter here.

200 Cupcakes for the 200th Birthday on Kauai

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On September 30 the Baha’i’s of Kauai celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah by baking an amazing 200 cupcakes!  As Noreen Steinmetz (pictured on the left) shared, “We had some great conversations and … who doesn’t love a cupcake??”.

The activity took place on Kauai’s beautiful Kealia Beach.

Kauai Cupcake for the Bicentenary

L-R: Noreen Steinmetz and Lee Steinmetz