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

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

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.

Campaign calling on Iran’s government to end hate speech against the country’s Bahá’ís draws unprecedented global support from many segments of society.

BIC Brussels prompts discussion among municipal leaders and policymakers on the role of urban development in fostering social change in highly diverse neighborhoods

A significant milestone has been reached with the completion of the superstructure, as the site of the House of Worship begins to receive groups of visitors.

The Bahá’ís of Turkey are bringing together a cross-section of society to examine the spiritual principle of gender equality as a basis for social transformation.

Annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies draws thousands of participants, stimulating rich discussions on a wide variety of topics.

Although in its early stages, the Bahá’í temple is giving rise to greater action aimed at the material and spiritual progress of society.

A unique forum initiated by the Bahá’ís of the UAE is bringing together religious leaders for profound discussions about the role of religion in society.