Baha’i Community of Port Moody Hosts Children’s Art Competition Celebrating Oneness of Humanity
“Baha’is around the world believe that the next step in our collective evolution is the building of a global community based on the recognition of the essential oneness of mankind. What we hope to share with our neighbors at this celebration is a sense of optimism for our common future and a working model of a growing global community that has been living by this principle for the past 170 years.”
The Baha’i Community of Port Moody will be hosting an art competition to celebrate the oneness of humanity in honor of the birthdays of the Founders of their Faith. Themed ‘Unity in Diversity’, the family-friendly public event will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Kyle Centre located behind the Port Moody Art Centre on St. Johns Street.
The three-hour event will begin at 1:00 pm and among the fun activities planned for the afternoon are Children’s Art Competitions along the theme of oneness of humanity and a ‘One-Planet’ Bingo for parents while they wait for their budding young artists to complete their artwork. There will also be a multi-media exhibition based on late astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous Pale Blue Dot commentary, and the evolution of society as we move towards becoming a truly global community, offering our children and the coming generations a future full of amazing potentialities.
The Children’s art competition will be open to two age groups i.e four to six year-olds and seven to ten year-olds. Art supplies will be provided as well generous servings of popcorn, cookies, juice and coffee for all guests. Prizes include gift cards from the Coquitlam Centre Mall for the three top spots in both age groups of the art competition. Two gift hampers will be given out to parents who win the ‘One-Planet’ Bingo. In addition to these prizes, each child who participates in the art competition gets to take home a set of The Amazing Magic Pens.
“We are happy to celebrate this special day with our local community,” said Glen MacRae a representative of the Port Moody Baha’i Community. “The oneness of mankind is a central principle of the Faith and to have these beautiful and diverse families from our neighborhoods join in this celebration is inspirational,” he added. “We owe it to our children and the future generations, to leave a world that allows them to fulfill their potential materially and spiritually. Humanity has shown historically that we are capable of improving our conditions by progressing from small groups of individuals who came together for basic survival to larger and more complex structures such a cities, states and nations. Baha’is around the world believe that the next step in our collective evolution is the building of a global community based on the recognition of the essential oneness of mankind. What we hope to share with our neighbors at this celebration is a sense of optimism for our common future and a working model of a growing global community that has been living by this principle for the past 170 years.”
About the Baha’i Faith
Founded in 1844, the Baha’i Faith has grown from an obscure movement to the second-most widespread of the independent Faiths of the world. Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet. Its unity challenges prevailing theories about human nature and the prospects for our common future.
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