The Bahá’í Faith was founded in Persia in the mid-1800s by Bahá’u’lláh, whose name means “The Glory of God.”
Bahá’u’lláh taught the oneness of the whole human race, and that all prejudice must be eliminated in order to achieve our highest potential. In addition to the oneness of humanity, Bahá’u’lláh also taught the oneness of religion: the idea that all of the major religions of the world are successive chapters of gradually unfolding guidance from a single divine Source.
Some of the principles of the Bahá’í Faith include the equality of men and women, the need for universal education, the harmony of science and religion, and the need to eliminate all forms of racial prejudice.
“Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who is the Day-Star of Truth beareth Me witness! So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”
Bahá’ís see the need for unity as the greatest exigency of our day, and, together with like-minded friends from all backgrounds and religions, we are striving to build unity both at home and across the globe. No matter what your religious beliefs, we invite you to join us in these community-building activities.
“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”
For more information about the Bahá’í Faith, we invite you to visit bahai.org, the official website of the global Bahá’í community.
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