Proclamation by the Mayor of Salem, OR.

"Consort with all the peoples kindreds and religions of the world with the utmost truthfulness uprightness, faithfulness, kindliness, good-will and friendliness, that all the world of being may be filled with the holy ecstasy of the grace of Baha, that ignorance, enmity, hate and rancor may vanish from the world and the darkness of estrangement amidst the peoples and kindreds of the world may give way to the Light of Unity." -‘Abdu’l-Bahá

On Monday, October 9th, the mayor of Salem, OR, the honorable Chuck Bennett, at the City Council meeting in City Hall proclaimed 22 October 2017 as "A Day Honoring the Oneness of Humanity" in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

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Mayor's Proclamation

"This is a brilliant century. Eyes are now open to the beauty of the oneness of humanity, of love and of brotherhood. The darkness of suppression will disappear and the light of unity will shine. We cannot bring love and unity to pass merely by talking of it. Knowledge is not enough. Wealth, science, education are good, we know: but we must also work and study to bring to maturity the fruit of knowledge." -‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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A delegation from the Bahá'í community of Salem receives the proclamation from Mayor Bennett.

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