The Decatur Bahá’í community invites you to a free online event being held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (1844 – 1921), the eldest son and successor of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was renowned as a champion of social justice and an ambassador for international peace.
The event will relate the highly progressive teachings of the Bahá’í Faith to the intense challenges of our times, especially those related to racism, America’s most challenging issue.
Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter, whose inspirational and dynamic presentations on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues have been widely lauded.
Arya Badiyan is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist. Her most recent body of work explores American values in light of a 400-year-old history that falls short of upholding them. The purpose of her work is to facilitate healing from the diseases of racism and sexism with each piece inviting reconciliation of the wrongs that stain our country’s past and present.