Bahá'ís of Albany, NY and friends celebrate Naw-Ruz (the Bahá'ís New Year)
"My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart."
- from the Writings of the Bahá'ís Faith
"Inasmuch as your origin was one, you must now be united and agreed; you must consort with each other in joy and fragrance. [Bahá'u'lláh] pronounced prejudice — whether religious, racial, patriotic, political — the destroyer of the body-politic. He said that man must recognize the oneness of humanity, for all in origin belong to the same household and all are servants of the same God. Therefore mankind must continue in the state of fellowship and love..."