Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
In this initiative, we share portraits of Baha’is and their friends from different countries and territories all over the world, and accompanying their photographs are a few of their words about what the Baha’i Faith means to them or how it has touched their lives.
As this year celebrates 200 years since the Birth of Baha’u’llah, we’ve decided to capture at least 200 of these portraits and reflections. Our hope is that by sharing these pictures and excerpts, we will answer the call from the Universal House of Justice to communicate “a sense of what it means for humanity that these two Luminaries [the Bab and Baha’u’llah] rose successively above the horizon of the world.” (from a letter dated 18 May 2016 to all National Spiritual Assemblies)
Here is the sixth collection of images, and we hope you find this project as inspirational as we do!
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
Thank you Sojel…beautifully worded as always. A most fitting remembrance of the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of His Holiness Baha’u’llah. Warmest love from me on the Isle of Wight UK.
Sarah jones-bishop (February 2, 2018 at 6:02 PM)
I’m so glad you are enjoying our Personal Reflections project! If you haven’t already, please feel free to follow this initiative on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/personalreflectionsbahai/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/personalreflectionsbahai/), or Twitter (https://twitter.com/reflectbahai). Thank you for your kind comment!
Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2018 at 1:02 AM)