WAILUKU - Baha'i communities on Maui will gather at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku to celebrate the Nov. 12, 1817, birth of church founder Baha'u'llah.
He announced in 1863 he is God's messenger for this age, a release said. His teachings and writings are the basis of the Baha'i faith, with more than 5 million adherents worldwide, the release said.
The public is invited to Thursday's free event that will include dinner, music, readings from world religions and a youth program incorporating Hawaiian practices and Baha'i virtues.
No offerings will be accepted. For more information, call Elaine or Robbie Reneau at 249-0555.