Bunbury faithful celebrate Baha’u’llah’s birth bicentenary

The Baha’i communities of Bunbury, Harvey and Capel came together on Saturday, October 21 to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of their faith. 

Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith, was both in Tehran, Iran in 1817. 

He was well known for the principle of the ‘oneness of humanity’, telling followers “the Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”. 

Baha’u’llah believed a united world would produce the peace and prosperity foretold in the holy books of the world’s religions and in poems and songs through the ages. 

The Baha’i faith first came to Australia in 1920 with guests at Bunbury’s event hearing messages from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and WA Premier Mark McGowan. 

Those at the celebration, including Bunbury MLA Don Punch and his wife Helen, were also entertained by the BelCanto choir.