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Race Unity Day

Race Unity Day, which is also known as Race Amity Day, is observed annually on the second Sunday of June. This year, it takes place on . It started in 1957 in the United States by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly. The purpose was to combat racism by focusing attention on racial prejudice.

Race Unity Day
Race Unity Day

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Jun 09, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

Race Unity Day, which is also known as Race Amity Day, is observed annually on the second Sunday of June. This year, it takes place on . It started in 1957 in the United States by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly. The purpose was to combat racism by focusing attention on racial prejudice. Racism is the belief that humans are divided into exclusive entities called ‘races,’ that there is a link between personality and physical traits, and also that some races are superior to others. The Bahá’í understood that racism is a hindrance to peace so they started this day to promote racial harmony and understanding.

The Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly started Race Unity Day. The assembly, which was founded in 1844, is a nine-member elected council given the responsibility of coordinating, guiding, and reviving the affairs of both the local spiritual assemblies as well as the Bahá’í community’s individual members in a country. The National Spiritual Assembly must encourage the development and enthusiasm of the national Bahá’í community, answer questions from people and Local Spiritual Assemblies, and strengthen the Bahá’í community’s role in societal life at the national level.

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