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

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A century of endeavor

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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 […]

Upcoming Events

  • April 20, 2024
    • First Day of RidvánFirst Day of Ridván
  • April 21, 2024
    • Devotional Gathering at 7:30 pmDevotional GatheringTime: 7:30 pm
      Please join us for a devotional gathering on Sunday Evenings at 6pm to 6:40pm (in person). Everyone is welcome.
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  • April 25, 2024
    • Devotional GatheringDevotional GatheringDevotional Meeting on Zoom
      Everyone is welcome! On the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of every month.
      For the zoom link please call (425) 470-3599 or use the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

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

Gathering at the House of Worship marks Bahá’í National Assembly’s 100th year and explores efforts over the past century to foster social betterment.

Construction work on the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá enters a new phase focused on intricate details of building systems and exterior surfaces.

BIC organizes eight events at the UN’s CSW, bringing together over 570 people to explore how institutions can remove barriers to women’s full participation in society.

Human Rights Watch documents the discriminatory laws, policies, and practices used by the Iranian government to violate the human rights of Bahá’ís in the country.

A new statement by the Brussels Office of the Bahá’í International Community explores avenues for nurturing young people’s potential as catalysts for social change.

Podcast explores the history and evolution of the BIC and its contributions to discourses pertaining to the future and wellbeing of humanity.

Radio Bahá’í in Chile launches national archive project, cataloging four decades of recordings of Mapuche cultural expression through arts, storytelling and conversations

Podcast explores efforts of the Association for Bahá’í Studies to enrich the intellectual life of communities through consultative approaches to academic inquiry.

BIC statement to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women emphasizes self-transformation in institutions that aim to foster more gender-equal societies.

A forum held by the Bahá’ís of Bolivia explores equality in educational opportunities for women, emphasizing the broader goal of weaving this principle throughout society

In this podcast episode, we hear accounts of how prayer and efforts to apply spiritual principles to one’s daily life provide the seeds for social betterment.

Roundtable discussions held by the Bahá’ís of Kazakhstan explore how a conception of human nature rooted in the nobility of human beings can strengthen family life.

More than 150 Iranian human rights advocates, and social and political activists sign public statement condemning new wave of arrests against Bahá’ís.

Counsellor Bhavna Anbarasan shares insights arising from Bahá’í endeavors in villages in the Indian state of Bihar where a culture of equality is taking root.

Local craftsmen in PNG have hand carved 432 timber panels that now frame the nine doors of the rising House of Worship.

The Polish translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas has been published in print for the first time, the culmination of a dedicated effort spanning almost three decades.