Olympic gold for a Portuguese Baha’i
Thanks to a hint from BahaiViews, I followed anxiously this morning the performance at the triple jump of Nelson Evora, a Baha’i sportsman from Portugal who grew up in Capo Verde. The Olympics website by NBC shares the following about Nelson Evora:
Man of faith
Evora is a member of the Bahá’í Faith, which is a religion founded in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. According to Bahá’í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God’s messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same. There are about six million Bahá’ís in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.