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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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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The Bahá’í Calendar

In July 2014 made significant changes to the The Bahá’í Calendar. This page describes the Bahá’í Calendar as it currently exists.   The Bahá’í Calendar is known as the . It is a calendar which means […]

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From the Bahá’í Writings

EACH religion teaches that a mediator is necessary between man and the Creator — one who receives the full light of the divine splendor and radiates it over the human world, as the earth’s atmosphere receives and diffuses the warmth of the sun’s rays. This mediator between God and humanity has different designations though he always brings the same spiritual command. …In one era he is called Abraham, at another time Moses, again he is called Buddha, another time Jesus, and yet another time Mohammad. …Man must turn to the light and not think that the form of the lamp is essential, for the lamp may be changed; but he who longs for light welcomes it from whatever source it comes.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

As calls for gender equality intensify in South Africa, the Bahá’ís of that country are drawing attention to the role of the family in promoting social change.

Preparations for the commemoration of the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing are giving rise to an outpouring of artistic expressions inspired by His life and work.

A discussion series among journalists initiated by the Bahá’ís of Jordan led to a radio show on the material and spiritual dimensions of human life.

The role of media as a constructive force in society is being explored in an ongoing series of gatherings hosted by the Bahá’í Office of External Affairs in Kazakhstan.

Gathering held by the Geneva Office of the BIC examines how knowledge generated by farmers can inform and strengthen international policies on food and agriculture.

The BIC Addis Ababa Office brings together scientists and faith leaders to examine how science and religion can guide an effective response to the environmental crisis.

The Kitáb-i-Aqdas has been published in Icelandic for the first time, making available to an entire population Bahá’u’lláh’s Most Holy Book.

Research conducted by the Indore Bahá’í Chair in collaboration with ISGP highlights the need to view human prosperity as an outcome of material and spiritual progress.

Concerned with the state of their neighborhood, youth in Bahá’í community-building activities draw on government support to remove 12 tons of trash from a local river

A video program produced by the Bahá’ís of Azerbaijan features profound conversations on topics such as the equality of women and men and the role of media in society.

The Bahá’ís of Malaysia have been fostering constructive dialogue among a cross-section of their society about how all people can contribute to greater social cohesion.

The walls of the east and west sides of the plazas have now been completed, marking a new stage of construction.

As anticipation builds for the completion of the Bahá’í House of Worship, chiefs and local leaders convey feelings of joy and a strong sense of hope for the future.

Participants draw inspiration from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life and work as they make plans to intensify community-building activities that promote the full participation of women

Journalists meet to explore how news media can build unity, as part of the BIC’s wider efforts to contribute to the discourse on the role of media in society.

Youth engaged in Bahá’í community-building efforts are inspiring their peers with music that responds to social issues heightened during the pandemic.