MILTON — The Baha'is of Santa Rosa County will observe World Religion Day on Jan. 21.

World Religion Day was initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States in Wilmette, Ill. It is observed on the third Sunday in January by Baha'is and, increasingly, by people around the globe to foster understanding and communication between followers of all religions.

The purpose is to call attention to the harmony of spiritual principles and oneness of the world's religions. As stated in Baha'i scripture, "religion should be the cause of love and agreement, a bond to unify all mankind; for it is a message of peace and goodwill to man from God," and "Religion is the greatest of all means for the establishment of order in the world and for the peaceful contentment of all that dwell therein."

A fireside event on the topic is set 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the home of Robert and Daffraneeze Riley, 5517 DeLona Road, Milton.

Call 850 623-5315 for details.