The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith

When:
May 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-05-26T14:30:00-06:00
2019-05-26T14:45:00-06:00
Where:
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
USA
Cost:
Free

The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith

Join us for a special screening of “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” which is a groundbreaking documentary that tells the dramatic, true story of the Prophet-Herald known as the Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion.

Followed by a Q&A.

Synopsis:

In the midst of religious intolerance and extremism, one religion-the Bahá’í Faith-offers a path toward world peace by advocating the oneness of humanity’s major religions. Now, this groundbreaking documentary tells the amazing, little-known story of the origins of the Bahá’í Faith. The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith recounts the founding of this new world religion in Persia by a Prophet known as The Báb. In the mid-1800s, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike were awaiting the imminent arrival of a Divine Messenger. Beginning in 1844, the Báb’s message, which included then-controversial ideas like the oneness of major religions and the empowerment of women, spread like wildfire across the region amidst this religious climate. However, His groundbreaking new message presented a threat to religious and political leaders of the time, resulting in relentless persecution of the Báb and His followers. The Báb’s message ultimately triumphed with a growing number of faithful; today, the Bahá’í religion is practiced throughout the world by over five million people. Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews of renowned historians, religious scholars and Bahá’í Faith experts, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith celebrates the brief, exciting life of a prophet and the indelible impact His message continues to have on the world today.

Showing on Sunday May 26 2019 2:30 PM (90 Minutes)

Jean Cocteau Cinema – Main Screen

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