The National Commission for Justice and Peace, the human rights body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan, has offered its great wishes to the minority Baha’i community as they celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of their founder.The amazing initiative to mark the birth anniversary of Baha’u’llah was taken by Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi.
“To strengthen our relationship with people from other religions,” said Kashif Javed Anthony, coordinator of the commission.
Farhad Mashriqui, a delegate of the Baha’i community, said thanks to the Catholic Church for taking this activity to encourage interfaith harmony.
”It’s an honor for us that the Catholic Church has invited people of various religions to share their love and being part of our joy, when we are celebrating the bicentennial birthday year of Hazrat Baha’u’llah, our prophet,” he said.
Born on Nov. 12, 1817 in present day Iran, Baha’u’llah established the Baha’i confidence in 1863. Baha’i lessons concentrate on solidarity of God, all religions and humankind and it has in the vicinity of 5 and 7 million adherents over the world.
In Pakistan, there is no official information accessible about the correct number of Baha’is living in the nation.