Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 6, 2018

Provincial Government Recognizes Martyrdom of the Bab

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, wishes all Baha’i Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a peaceful and rewarding commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab.

Every year, Baha’i Newfoundlanders and Labradorians commemorate the 1850 death of the Bab, one of the central figures of the Baha’i faith.

The Baha’i faith teaches unity as its central theme. Baha’is believe in the equality of all people, especially between men and women, regardless of their background. They also believe different religions should be respected as they share a common purpose in creating a permanent and universal peace.

The 2018 Diversity Calendar acknowledges cultural holidays and events, a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This collaborative, partnership-driven immigration action plan delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“Baha’i Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are dedicated to the promotion of the values our multicultural province shares – equality for all, no matter their background. I join them in commemorating the death of one of their faith’s most beloved leaders.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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2018 07 06                              9:45 a.m.