The Bahá'í Faith

 

Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.

 

Bahá’u’lláh taught that there is only one unknowable God; that all of the world's great religions spring from this same Divine Source; that true religion is the cause of peace and unity; and that the next stage in the advancement of civilization, toward which we must direct all of our actions, is the establishment of a new social order founded on the principle of the oneness of humanity. 

Bahá’u’lláh also taught that every individual is responsible to seek and investigate these truths for themselves; that the purpose of human life is to develop one's latent spiritual and intellectual capacities in service to the well-being of humanity; that education is the key to this process; that science and religion must be in complete harmony; and that all sources of prejudice and division must, in this age, be transcended so that a more just social order can be constructed on a global scale. 

Bahá’ís are working to translate these spiritual principles and commitments, as well as many others, into new patterns of community life that reflect the coming maturation of the human race.

For more information about the Bahá'í Faith, please visit either of the following websites:

The website of the worldwide Bahá'í community – www.bahai.org

The website of the Bahá'ís of the United States – www.bahai.us