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

…if the religions investigate reality and seek the essential truth of their own foundations, they will agree and no difference will be found. But inasmuch as religions are submerged in dogmatic imitations, forsaking the original foundations, and as imitations differ widely, therefore, the religions are divergent and antagonistic. These imitations may be likened to clouds which obscure the sunrise; but reality is the sun. If the clouds disperse, the Sun of Reality shines upon all, and no difference of vision will exist. The religions will then agree, for fundamentally they are the same.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

The formal program for the centenary began today with a reading of a message by the Universal House of Justice addressed to the gathering.

Representatives have been preparing for the centenary, visiting Bahá’í Holy Places associated with the lives of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Bahá’í Houses of Worship around the world are preparing for the commemoration of the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing with special programs and exhibitions.

Representatives of Bahá’í communities from around the world have been arriving in Haifa for a gathering at the Bahá’í World Centre commemorating the centenary.

Several events held in Haifa and ‘Akká mark the centenary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the Holy Land.

A film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice for the centenary commemoration of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has been released.

Saturday’s dedication of the Bahá’í House of Worship included Prime Minister Bob Loughman and other government officials, traditional chiefs, and some 3,000 attendees.

Many people from across Vanuatu arrive in Tanna to assist with preparations for Saturday’s dedication of the first local Bahá’í House of Worship in the Pacific.

Representatives of the Bahá’í International Community have been participating in discussions at the COP26 climate summit, exploring the moral dimensions of climate action

The project to preserve the Mansion of Mazra‘ih is now showing significant progress. Most notably, Bahá’u’lláh’s room has now been prepared for visitors.

This event brought together Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, representing the king of Bahrain, and other prominent people to reflect on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s call for peace

Global preparations to commemorate the Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing have led to a surge in films, podcasts, and other media productions about His life and work.

Countless people and communities around the world have been creating a vast number of publications inspired by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life of service to humanity.

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.