Who are we?
We are a diverse group of men, women, and children who share a common belief in Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. We are part of a world-wide Bahá’í community.
While some of us were born into Bahá’í families, others learned about the Bahá’í Faith through independent investigation before becoming Bahá’ís. We may have talked with a Bahá’í, read Bahá’í writings, or prayed; attended a devotional gathering, holy day celebration, or informal fireside meeting; or participated in study circles, junior youth activities, or children’s classes.
"The first teaching is that man should investigate reality, for reality is contrary to dogmatic interpretations and imitations of ancestral forms of belief to which all nations and peoples adhere so tenaciously. These blind imitations are contrary to the fundamental basis of the divine religions, for the divine religions in their central and essential teaching are based upon unity, love and peace, whereas these variations and imitations have ever been productive of warfare, sedition and strife."~ ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá - The Promulgation of Universal Peace ~
Who is Bahá’u’lláh?
Bahá’u’lláh is the latest in a series of divine Messengers from God. He brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His essential message is of unity.
(For the first time in a feature-length documentary, The Promise of All Ages explores the life of Bahá’u’lláh.)
The Bahá’í Faith
The Bahá’í Faith’s central theme is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. Service to humanity and social and economic justice are upheld as two of the highest ideals.
The Bahá’í Faith teaches that the goal of the unity of humankind can be achieved through the following beliefs and principles:
- The oneness of God
- The oneness of religion
- Equality of men and women
- Elimination of all forms of prejudice
- Independent investigation of truth
- World peace will come about when the people of the world are united.
“My object is none other than the betterment of the world and the tranquillity of its peoples. The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. This unity can never be achieved so long as the counsels which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed are suffered to pass unheeded.” Bahá’u’lláh
- Harmony of religion and science
- The need for universal compulsory education“Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.” Bahá’u’lláh.
- Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty
- Moderation in all things
Learn about the Faith in bite-sized pieces in “Perspectives“. Many daily subjects are discussed in short pages. The images are ads that were run in local papers, the rest is an expansion on the subject with references (links) to the Bahá’í Writings, the source of the information.
Too much reading just now? Quick facts are another way of learning more about the Bahá’í Faith.