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

White doves and gray doves associate with each other in perfect friendship. Man draws imaginary lines on the planet and says, “This is a Frenchman, a Musselman, an Italian!” Upon these differences wars are waged. Men are fighting for the possession of the earth. They fight for that which becomes their graves, their cemeteries, their tombs.

In reality all are members of one human family — children of one Heavenly Father. Humanity may be likened unto the vari-colored flowers of one garden. There is unity in diversity. Each sets off and enhances the other’s beauty.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

On the centenary of the Tunisian Bahá’í community’s establishment, some 50 social actors explored coexistence and the issue of violence in contemporary society.

Abdu’l-Bahá’s enduring legacy of service to humanity was honored by officials, diplomats, and faith leaders at a reception held last week in Haifa.

The Counsellors are now departing the Holy Land ready to infuse Bahá’í communities worldwide with the wealth of insights gained over the past days of discussions.

A film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice provides glimpses of the Bahá’í community’s efforts over the past century to contribute to the oneness of humanity.

Counsellors from across the world spent the past six days consulting about how Bahá’í efforts to foster social transformation can further intensify in the years ahead.

BWNS looks back on a historic year of intense efforts by countless people and communities, including marking the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing.

Over the coming days, Counsellors from all parts of the world will be consulting on the development of the worldwide Bahá’í community, preparing for the years ahead.

An image of the opening pages of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament has been published for the first time, coinciding with the period of the centenary of His passing.

The president of marble company Margraf and architect Hossein Amanat spoke about the complexities of the construction project and fabrication of the marble

The UN General Assembly calls on Iran to observe human rights for all its citizens, including members of the Bahá’í Faith.

The centenary was recently honored in Edirne, where Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and a small band of believers lived as exiles for over four years.

Bahá’u’lláh’s Kitáb-i-Aqdas has been translated into the most widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea after a decades-long process.

The documentary provides highlights from the spiritually charged centenary gathering recently held at the Bahá’í World Centre.

National Bahá’í communities around the world have been bringing together diverse social actors to explore some of the universal principles embodied by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Centenary gatherings encircled the globe on Saturday, inspiring countless people to consider the implications of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s call for universal peace for their lives.

On Saturday, Bahá’í Houses of Worship became focal points of centenary commemorations, bringing diverse people together for profound reflection on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life.