Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, the Lower House of its National Congress, held a special event—called a Solemn Session—yesterday to honor the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.
The Solemn Session was attended by over 350 people. During the event, 10 congressmen and women, from eight political parties, spoke about the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah.
During the special session, representatives of the congress spoke about the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah, including peace, equality of men and women, the role of youth in social transformation, justice, and education.
Participants in yesterday’s Solemn Session outside the Chamber of Deputies building in Brasilia, Brazil
The session was attended by representatives from a wide array of political parties who were together for the same purpose, which was mentioned by some of the speakers as a sign of the unity Baha’u’llah’s teachings inspire.
From left to right: Congresswoman Erika Kokay; Secretary of the National Assembly of the Baha’is of Brazil; Liese von Czékus; Congressman Luiz Couto; and representatives of the Baha’i community Pejman Samoori and Carolina Cavalcanti.