05 Apr 2011
One Ocean EventsWelcome to One Ocean – a performing arts series celebrating the diversity and unity of the human family - hosted in the auditorium at the Bahá'í House of Worship Information Centre.
The series draws its name from a verse in the Bahá'í Writings addressing humanity as drops of one ocean and waves of one sea – a testament to how close we are knit and what power we have in unity.
The series consists of classical and contemporary music and dance performances by artists from around the world. Uniting these diverse cultural expressions will be aspects common to the human spirit - creativity, striving for artistic excellence and sublimity.
“The Bahá’í Faith recognizes the unity of God and of His Prophets, upholds the principle of an unfettered search after truth, condemns all forms of superstition and prejudice, teaches that the fundamental purpose of religion is to promote concord and harmony, that it must go hand-in-hand with science, and that it constitutes the sole and ultimate basis of a peaceful, an ordered and progressive society. It inculcates the principle of equal opportunity, rights and privileges for both sexes, advocates compulsory education, abolishes extremes of poverty and wealth, exalts work performed in the spirit of service to the rank of worship, recommends the adoption of an auxiliary international language, and provides the necessary agencies for the establishment and safeguarding of a permanent and universal peace.”