Baha'i Jubilee Celebration Commemorates Previous Generations

December 31, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On December 31, 2003 Baha'i World News Service reported, "Two young cousins provided a highlight here at the national Baha'i jubilee celebrations, which followed satellite festivities in eight cities. At an opening session of the festivities, Kelebogile Khunou, 12, and Direlang Nakedi, 11, praised their grandparents for becoming Baha'is nearly 50 years ago...This testimony by third-generation Baha'is helped symbolize the dramatic and inspiring history of the Baha'i Faith in South Africa, where for many years the government's official policy of apartheid (involving the separation of racial groups) ran directly counter to the principle of the oneness of humanity, a fundamental teaching of Baha'u'llah."