The Bahá’í Faith

in Birch Bay, WA


Who are the Bahá’ís?


For those of you who are not familiar with the Bahá’í Faith, here is an overview from http://www.bahai.us:

The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories.

Bahá’ís come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá’í Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world. Bahá’ís view the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Bahá'u'lláh also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Bahá'u'lláh declared, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.

The worldwide Bahá’í community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background,is working to give practical expression to Bahá'u'lláh’s vision of world unity.




 


"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...

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."


~Bahá'u'lláh