When: 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21
Where: WNC Baha'i Center, 5 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville
Why: The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations with the intention to “have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence ” — a premise embraced by the Baha'i Faith, which has had a long-standing relationship with the United Nations in its efforts to promote world peace. As an organization in consultative status, the Baha'i Office is guided by the teachings of the Baha'i Faith and the worldwide Baha'i community as it endeavors to apply the principles of unity and justice to the betterment of villages, neighborhoods and society as a whole.
As thousands around the globe are preparing vigils and observations for the International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Asheville the Baha'i community will be hosting an event that includes music, prayer, fellowship and light refreshments. All are welcome, and there is no charge.
For more information about the local Baha’i, go to wncbahai.org. For more information about International Peace Day go to un.org/en/events/peaceday.
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