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.
This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) shares how, sitting on a hilltop in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), is the emerging Baha’i House of Worship—a sacred structure that represents the union of devotion and service to society. This central theme, which underlies the purpose of all Baha’i Houses of Worship, is inspiring residents in the area to assist with the development of the temple in that country, most recently with a weaving project.
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.