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Race Unity Day Celebration

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Race Unity Day Celebration

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Jun 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. EDT

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About the Event

Please join the Burien Bahá'í Community on Zoom, June 14th, at 3pm to celebrate Race Unity Day with music, devotions, and a presentation by Guest Speaker, Vonita McGee entitled; The Advent of Divine Justice: A Practical Application of a Spiritual Process. UPDATE/CORRECTION: Vonita is finalizing a workbook as a companion text to the Advent of Divine Justice (ADJ) which will highlight how to practice the ADJ process.  Today's presentation will focus on the first phase of the ADJ process; bringing ourselves to account. The Advent of Divine Justice, written by Shoghi Effendi in 1938, outlines the three "spiritual prerequisites of success" needed for any community endeavor, and instructs us that eliminating racial prejudice is "the most vital and challenging issue" facing our American community.    

Zoom Info:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85241161294?pwd=RmFVY0d4WG4vSHcxVGdwQUZuVHY4QT09  

Meeting ID: 852 4116 1294 Password: 858768  

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Race Unity Day was started by the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States in 1957, but it was known as Race Amity Day until 1965. Its goal is "to promote racial harmony and understanding." Although it is a Bahá'í sponsored day, it is a universal holiday that can be celebrated by anyone. Thus events in the United States are usually "the product of local community initiatives". Much like World Religions Day, which was also started by the Bahá'í National Assembly, the day has taken "on a life of its own in the secular sphere."  Race Unity Day, also known as Race Amity Day, is observed next on Sunday, June 14th, 2020. It has been observed the second Sunday in June since 1957.