Religion Day was founded in 1950 by the Bahá'ís of the United States,
and since has spread worldwide, becoming an officially recognized event
by many municipal governments and officials. It has since incorporated
speakers and performers from the majority of the worlds religions and
cultural backgrounds, and events are organized yearly by a coordinated
effort from members of all religions. This event was first recognized
in the City of Ottawa in 2000 by the city's Mayor, and this tradition
has continued ever since.
purpose of World Religion Day is to promote understanding and dialogue
between the followers of all religions, to call attention to the common
foundation of their spiritual principles, and to emphasize that
"Religion must be the cause of unity". The day is observed with
gatherings in homes, public meetings and events, campus activities, and
Religion Day 2014
Sacred Life: Beliefs in Action"
January 19, 2014
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place
110 Laurier Ave W. Main Level Atrium
2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Free admission. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Bahá'í Community of Ottawa - www.bahai-ottawa.org