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Unity Church of Charleston celebrates 200 years of Baha'i on Sun. Oct. 15

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Masud Olufani is an Atlanta-based actor and mixed media artist. - PROVIDED
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  • Masud Olufani is an Atlanta-based actor and mixed media artist.
This Sunday join the Unity Church of Charleston for the 200th anniversary of the South Carolina Baha'i Charleston community. Baha'i is the second largest religion in South Carolina after Christianity; the Baha'i faith calls for the unification of all world religions, the spreading of Baha'i, and the spreading of racial unity.

On Sunday actor and speaker Masud Olufani speaks for the Baha'i faith on the topic of "Mending a Broken World: A Revelation of Oneness" during the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. After the services the public is invited to join those of the Baha'i faith for a Sikh traditional vegetarian meal, called Langar.

In his artist statement Olufani says, "I am a Bahai' and my work as an artist is directed towards the realization of the oneness of the human family. I see myself as an instrument in the hand of the Creator used to carry forward an ever advancing civilization."

The Baha'i faith believes that God has sent to humanity a series of divine educators whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. The faith also addresses themes like the oneness of humanity and freedom from prejudice, the inherent nobility of the human being, the fundamental equality of the sexes, and the importance of education, and more. Learn more about Baha'i online at

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