Quote of the Month

The friends must, at all times, bear in mind that they are, in a way, like soldiers under attack. The world is at present in an exceedingly dark condition spiritually; hatred and prejudice of every sort are literally tearing it to pieces. We, on the other hand, are the custodians of the opposite forces, the…

Virtual Zoom Devotional: Last Friday of the Month

Guity Jam will be the host of a special devotional program the last Friday of June (June 26) at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Please join us for prayers, music, and fellowship, all online! Watch your email for the Zoom link or check back here just before the event.

Monthly Devotional: Online Prayer Circle for Racial Healing

“Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.” — Baha’u’llah  “Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created…

Race Unity Day Event: Healing Racism in America

On Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Bob Henderson and Dr. Juan-Carlos Portillo will be giving an online presentation on Healing Racism in America. The event is hosted by the Baha’is of San Leandro. Part One –  Bob Henderson will discuss the genesis of racism in America from the perspective of…

Guity Jam’s Monthly Fireside & Devotional – Now on Zoom!

Guity Jam is still having her monthly fireside, the second Friday of each month. The gatherings have been moved to Zoom for the duration of the shelter-in-place. Please join us online Friday, June 12 at 7:30 pm for prayers and discussion. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98470963315?pwd=TkZ3NHJPWUU4TG4zWDFUYTk5ZnBDZz09 Meeting ID: 984 7096 3315 Password: 113345 The Zoom link will…

Virtual Study Circle: Ruhi Book 10, Unit 2

Weekly on Thursday, Vida Eliasieh is tutoring Ruhi Book 10, Unit 2. The subject of Book 10 is Building Vibrant Communities—surely a challenge in this day! Unit 2 is on the divine art of Consultation. The study circle begins at 7:30 pm.

Reflection: Why Saying ‘I’m Not Racist’ is Not Enough

This Reflection features an article from Baha’iteachings.org by Cynthia Barnes-Slater, a Baha’i from the Wilmette, IL area. In her article, Cynthia warns that “Actively unlearning racism requires challenging personal ‘I’m not racist’ mantras.” and cites an essential teaching of the Baha’i Faith: The Baha’i Writings ask us to be “anxiously concerned with the needs of the age…

NATIONAL BAHA’I FUND GOAL ATTAINED!

Dearly loved friends:  Our hearts are brimming over with gratitude for the enormous victory achieved by this American community in not only meeting, but surpassing the $40 million dollar Fund goal! What wondrous and sacrificial efforts were made under the most challenging of circumstances by individuals, communities and institutions.  Truly these heroic efforts epitomize the guidance from the beloved Guardian in a letter to a believer…

25 Households Join in Ridvan Celebration

The San Jose Baha’i community’s online celebration of the 12th Day of Ridvan was attended virtually by 25 households from around the area. With our computers, iPads and iPhones linked in a Zoom “room,” we were able to see and hear each other and offer thanks to God and greetings to each other. We had…