A Faith for Today

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Over a century ago Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious truth is not final but progressive. Religion is renewed, He said, in every age to re-establish and apply the unchanging principles found in the scriptures of the Great Religions of the world to the needs of the present day. The entrenched powers of 19th century Persian orthodoxy vehemently opposed His message but now His Faith is spread around the world. Here in Issaquah as in Europe, Africa, [...]
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Our Destiny

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The earth is but one country...
...and mankind its citizens.
- Bahá’u’lláh

Worldwide Conferences unfolding…

A century of endeavor


The time has come

The world we live in Whether we call it “modernity”, or by some other name, there is a universal recognition that there is something very different about the world we live in today – something […]

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World Peace and the Bahá’í Faith

Bahá’u’lláh counsels mankind: “Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.“ The Bahá’í Writings delineate a practical and new relationship between the nations and peoples of the world.  While a prisoner […]

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From the Bahá’í Writings

The first teaching of Bahá’u’lláh is the duty incumbent upon all to investigate reality. What does it mean to investigate reality? It means that man must forget all hearsay and examine truth himself, for he does not know whether statements he hears are in accordance with reality or not. Wherever he finds truth or reality, he must hold to it, forsaking, discarding all else; for outside of reality there is naught but superstition and imagination.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

Religious leaders and government officials gather to discuss collective efforts toward fostering peace, amity, and concord.

Government officials and leaders of diverse faith communities reflect on the unifying role of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Panama over the past fifty years.

The Brussels and Addis Ababa Offices of the BIC release joint statement to EU leaders, calling for recognition of the principle of oneness in AE-EU partnership.

Gatherings in diverse settings inspire consultations about fostering vibrant communities based on the Baháʼí Faith’s vision of a peaceful world

As the wave of global conferences continues, artistic works emerging from these gatherings are expressing the longing to seek harmony and to serve society.

The Indore Bahá’í Chair explores the principles needed to bring humanity into greater balance with the natural world.

As a wave of conferences continues to sweep across the world, young people in particular are stepping to the fore and intensifying their efforts toward building unity.

The BIC brought together member state representatives, UN agencies, and civil society to explore how women are uniquely situated to lead responses to the climate crisis.

As work on the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá presses on, Bahá’ís are remembering His call for universal peace, especially today, on Naw-Rúz, a day of spiritual renewal.

As the wave of global conferences moves across the world, more people are awakening to the possibilities for fostering unity and serving their society.

A wave of conferences across the globe is bringing together the well-wishers of humanity to consult on how they can promote unity and address the needs of their societies

The New York Office of the BIC has been exploring new conceptions of work, centered around the principles of unity, justice, collaboration, and consultation.

Leaders of Tunisia’s faith communities have signed a “National Pact for Coexistence,” expressing their commitment to building a more peaceful society.

A new BIC statement explores how the principle of gender equality will need to be woven into processes of governance for effective responses to the climate crisis.

Civil society leaders and representatives of the Bahá’ís of Chile explore spiritual principles that can guide the development of cities for the well-being of all.

A newly launched podcast by the Bahá’ís of the UK invites journalists to profound discussions on how the media can play a constructive role in society.