One Humankind In Music

During the recent of commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., three Arlington Baha’is sang with the Metropolitan Washington Bahá’í Chorale at three different celebrations — in Alexandria VA, College Park MD, and Mt. Vernon VA.

The Metropolitan Washington Baha'i Chorale before a recent performance

The Metropolitan Washington Baha’i Chorale before a recent performance

Following these performances, they will be joining a concert and program organized by Mosaic Harmony and featuring choirs from Bahai, Muslim, Jewish and Interfaith choirs.

“We have made music a ladder by which souls may ascend to the realm on high.” ~ Baha’u’llah

This interfaith event called “One Humankind In Music” will take place on Monday, February 1st from 7:00pm until 8:30pm at
Unity of Fairfax
2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton VA 22124

Hope you can join and celebrate our oneness through music!

Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years in Prison for the Seven Baha’i Leaders

On May 14, the five men and two women that once comprised the unofficial Iranian Bahá’í leadership group known as the Yárán mark the completion of seven long years of imprisonment―difficult years that represent less than half of the manifestly unjust 20-year sentences they received in court proceedings that were not a trial but a travesty. Their continuing incarceration is but one facet of a ceaseless campaign of harassment, deprivations, and violent attacks the Bahá’ís of Iran have been forced to endure for well over three decades, a campaign of hate and repression unashamedly sponsored by the Iranian regime.

 Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years in Prison for the Seven Baha’i Leaders

Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years in Prison for the Seven Baha’i Leaders

Arlington Bahá’ís are joining people around the world in a global campaign from 14 May through 21 May to mark the seventh anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders. Among them is Mahvash Sabet – a schoolteacher and mother of two – whose prison poetry we share:

Please remember Sabet and her companions, and join us in raising awareness of the persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran.

Musical Prayer Station with Kat Key “What The Fire Is”

“Intone, O My servant, the verses of God that have been received by thee, as intoned by them who have drawn nigh unto Him, that the sweetness of thy melody may kindle thine own soul, and attract the hearts of all men.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 294)
What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, cake shared with a smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing songs and prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator and recharges us for days ahead.
You and your loves ones are cordially invited to join a very special Musical Prayer Station and house concert with Katharine Key on Friday, April 6th, at 7:30 pm at the home of an Arlington Baha’i. This is the third time Kat will perform at the Arlington Prayer Station and everyone who attended the previous time, enjoyed it immensely!
Katharine Key is a singer-songwriter who loves playing music to uplift people’s hearts and enrich their lives.  She is classically trained in piano and self-taught on guitar, but only plays so that she can sing — her first passion. She has been a Baha’i for 15 years and took up guitar and song-writing so that she could serve the community, since music and the arts are an essential element of Baha’i community life.
Kat will be sharing some songs from her upcoming second CD “What The Fire Is”, and some reflections on tests and difficulties from a spiritual perspective. Her first CD “Intone” will be available for sale at the concert as well as online at
When she is not singing, Katharine works in the field of HIV prevention research.  Look for her and drop her a note online
We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers or if you need directions, please contact the host!


The Event: A three-course dinner, complete with friends to break the second day of the 19-Day Fast.
Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 6:03 p.m., at sunset (Please arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to prepare for breaking the Fast together.)
Where: DC Baha’i Center – 5713 16th St NW Washington, DC 20011
Price: $20 per Baha’i attendee or donations. All proceeds will be sent to the National Baha’i Fund.
What to bring: A smile, friends, and an appetite (shouldn’t be too hard with the Fast)
Whats on the menu? Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, and dessert.

Please RSVP to the Baha’is of Arlington, Virginia (Subject: Spaghetti fundraiser RSVP) in order that we may best gauge our food preparations without a lot of waste.

We look forward to welcoming you!