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The Educators of Humanity

by regent in About the Baha'i Faith
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is [...]
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Our Destiny

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The earth is but one country...
...and mankind its citizens.
- Bahá’u’lláh
About the Baha'i Faith


Born in Persia in the mid 1800s the Bahá’í Faith faced a torrent of brutal and violent persecution at the hands of the Shiah Islamic religious hierarchy of Persia.  At an inter-religious conference held in […]

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What is Spirituality in the Bahá’í Faith?

The Bahá’í Scriptures throw tiers of light on the subject of spirituality. Insight into our life in this world can be gained by considering the few brief months of our life before our birth. When […]

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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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International Peace

The prevailing International Order The Bahá’í Teachings focus intense importance on the subject of International Peace. Now, as world events move swiftly in the third decade of the 21st century it is becoming more apparent […]

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What are devotional gatherings?

Devotional gatherings are held in a variety of settings including homes, parks, houses of worship, and public halls. They may include spoken or sung sacred scripture from any of the world religions. There are no […]

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From the Bahá’í Writings

…in every age, the reading of the scriptures and holy books is for no other purpose except to enable the reader to apprehend their meaning and unravel their innermost mysteries. Otherwise reading, without understanding, is of no abiding profit unto man.

— Bahá’u’lláh

Bahá’í World News Service

The Bahá’ís of Italy brought together some 60 journalists to discuss the role of media in fostering social cohesion in the country.

Houthi gunmen have staged a violent raid on a peaceful gathering of Bahá’ís in Sanaa, Yemen, detaining and forcibly disappearing at least 17 people.

Counsellors explore the ways youth engaged in Bahá’í educational initiatives are contributing to social transformation in their communities.

The Universal House of Justice has called for three new Bahá’í Houses of Worship to be established—a national temple in Canada and local temples in Nepal and Zambia.

40 years ago, Iran executed 10 Bahá’í women; today, BIC launches #OurStoryIsOne, inviting artistic works to honor them and the principle of equality.

A unique online collection by the Bahá’í International Community makes available more than 10,000 materials on incidents of Bahá’í persecution in Iran.

The journey of the International Bahá’í Convention delegates culminates with the commemoration of the Festival of Riḍván at the Shrine of Bahá'u'llah in Bahjí.

Distinctive Bahá’í electoral process explored at special reception which brought together dignitaries and Bahá’í delegates attending the International Bahá’í Convention.

International Bahá’í Convention ends after election of the Universal House of Justice and days of consultations on global efforts toward spiritual and material progress.

“For the Betterment of the World” casts light on Bahá’í efforts, in collaboration with social actors from all walks of life, to contribute to material and social progress

A short documentary about the construction of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was released today for the occasion of the 13th International Bahá’í Convention.

The results of the election of the nine members of the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Bahá’í Faith, have been announced.

A film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice looks at the efforts under way in communities striving to release the society-building power of the Bahá'í teachings

Following yesterday’s vote to elect the Universal House of Justice, Chief Teller announces tie for 9th place; vote to break the tie will take place later this afternoon.

Some 1,250 delegates representing 176 countries around the world assemble in a momentous gathering to elect the Universal House of Justice.

Delegates have been immersing themselves in the spiritual atmosphere of the Bahá’í Holy Places in the ‘Akká/Haifa area, preparing to elect the Universal House of Justice.

Some 1,400 delegates representing a cross-section of humanity gather in Haifa for the 13th International Convention to elect the Universal House of Justice.

Two members of the Universal House of Justice, Mr. Stephen Birkland and Mr. Stephen Hall, are leaving after many years of service at the Bahá’í World Centre.

Mayor of Athens, Georgia, declares World Peace Week in honor of the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace's 30th anniversary, highlighting unity, justice, and human solidarity.

The New York Office of the Bahá’í International Community recently released a statement exploring how the future of work can meet the needs of humanity.

As the two-day dedication ceremony concludes, the Bahá’í world’s first national House of Worship opens its doors to the public.

Over 2,000 people from across the Democratic Republic of Congo gathered in Kinshasa today for the dedication of the first national Bahá’í House of Worship in the world.

Anticipation grows as visitors arrive at DRC temple site for Saturday’s dedication of first-ever national Bahá’í House of Worship.

Architect Heinrich Wolff’s journey in designing the DRC temple emphasizes collaboration, unity, and inspiration from the Bahá’í principle of service to humanity.

New section offers an overview of the Bahá’í calendar, significant dates, and a downloadable calendar with Bahá’í dates mapped on Gregorian ones.

The 30th anniversary of the Bahá’í Chair at the University of Maryland provides an opportunity to reflect on long-standing efforts to foster a more harmonious world.

Bahá’í temple in the United States hosts event during Black History Month promoting racial harmony and social cohesion.

A new BIC statement explores the impact of digital technologies on women and the need for much greater inclusion of women in the processes of innovation.

The Bahá’í International Community’s statement calls for a shift in how institutions view human capacity, suggesting grassroots participation in policymaking processes.

The Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly’s emergency desk coordinates relief efforts through informal networks formed among participants of community-building initiatives.

The Bahá’ís of Kazakhstan explore how the arts can awaken noble sentiments and play an in important part in contributing to social progress.

A public hearing organized by the Bahá’ís of Brazil explores overcoming divisions of “us” and “them” through a recognition of humanity’s spiritual nature.

BIC Addis Ababa Office releases a video about the role of women in peace building, part of a series exploring the Office’s contributions to the discourse on peace.

Three new articles published on the Bahá’í World website explore legacy of colonialism and pursuit of reconciliation; diversity and oneness; and modernity.

The Bahá’í temple, which has been promoting environmental stewardship, was host to a gathering for both public and private sectors to reflect on a conservation project.

The Jakarta Office of the Bahá’í International Community explores the role of digital technology in social progress at the 2022 SEAFORB conference in Bali, Indonesia.

The News Service revisits 2022, a unique year that laid foundations for the global Bahá’í community’s efforts to contribute to social betterment in the coming decade

Young people participating in Bahá’í community-building activities are exploring how music can inspire high aspirations and actions for the betterment of society.

An initiative of the Bahá’ís of Vienna that offers German language classes for newly arrived families has also enabled diverse people to overcome prejudices.

The Bahá’ís of Bahrain explore how spiritual principles such as unity in diversity and the relationship between prayer and service are essential to social progress.

Work has now begun on the ‘Akká Visitors’ Centre, which will welcome pilgrims and visitors to the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the Riḍván Garden.

Amid increasingly violent and repressive actions by Iran’s authorities against their own citizens, two Bahá’í women have been sentenced to a second 10-year imprisonment.

A short documentary looks at the Afnan Library and its outstanding collection of over 12,000 items covering the Bahá’í Faith and other broadly related subjects.

Consultations about Bahá’í educational programs cast light on the growing capacity in Katuyola to address complex challenges associated with the education of young people

Simin Fahandej, a BIC representative, delivers a statement at 35th special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran.

The BIC delegation at the COP27 climate summit participated in numerous discussions, highlighting the need for humanity to recast its relationship with the natural world.

A film produced by the BIC explores a Bahá’í social action initiative in Tanna, Vanuatu, to revitalize and protect a local coral reef ecosystem.

Construction work continues on the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, with work on the concrete base layer of the west berm nearly completed.

The Geneva Office of the BIC explores insights from Bahá’í endeavors that engage young farmers in rural areas through participatory action-research programs.

A play staged by the Bahá’ís of Austria explores the connection between Táhirih, a Bahá’í heroine, and Marianne Hainisch, founder of Austria’s women’s movement.

Religion has a central role to play in establishing peace, say Bahá’í delegates at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

The New York Office of the Bahá’í International Community hosted a series of events, exploring the need for a shared identity based on the principle of oneness.

The Dutch Bahá’í Office of External Affairs reflects on insights from its experiences in contributing to a discourse on racial unity, exploring the principle of oneness.

The Bahá’í International Community has released a statement exploring the implications of the principle of the oneness of humanity for improving global food security.

The Bahá’ís of the UAE explore insights from experiences in promoting a new kind of dialogue about the constructive role of religion in contemporary society.

The emerging Bahá’í House of Worship in PNG—which represents the union of worship and service—is inspiring local residents to assist with the construction of that temple.

The annual ABS conference was enriched this year by insights from a growing number of reading groups exploring questions in various fields in light of Bahá’í principles.

After decades of effort, Bahá’í institutions in Zambia gathered recently to take an expansive view of their educational initiatives, planning for the future

The BIC explores the disproportionate impact of climate change on women, emphasizing the principle of equality of women and men as essential to addressing climate issues.

Government officials and international media outlets have rushed to the defense of the Bahá’ís of Iran, provoked by an escalating crackdown on the community.

The Bahá’í World News Service is now available in Russian, joining the English and three other language-versions of the site.

Construction of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá continues to advance following the fire caused by an accident in April. The cleaning is set to be completed in the coming days.

The latest article on The Bahá’í World website explores fundamental Bahá’í principles, correlating them with prevailing conceptions and with movements for social justice.

The emerging Bahá’í House of Worship is inspiring many conversations about service to society—the theme of a newly launched online video series on the temple.

Government agents sealed off the village of Roushankouh, demolishing Bahá’í homes and confiscating their lands, escalating the persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran.

In a cruel escalation, up to 200 Iranian government agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, where a large number of Baháʼís live, demolishing their homes.

The Iranian government issues appalling statement of hate propaganda against country’s Bahá’ís, as it raids 52 homes and businesses, arrests or imprisons 13 individuals.

Experienced journalists sat with the UK Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs to explore how news reporting can promote understanding and dialogue.

A documentary produced by a news organization in Egypt highlights the history of the Bahá’ís of Egypt and their efforts to contribute to the progress of their society.

The Iranian government’s systematic campaign to persecute Iran’s Bahá’ís accelerated again with the arrest, court hearing, or imprisonment of more Bahá’ís.

A BIC forum at the RightsCon summit explored the collaboration that is needed across the tech sector, government, and civil society to address online hate speech

Officials and other leaders are expressing appreciation for how the conferences have infused communities with a heightened consciousness of humanity’s oneness.

The first national conference on coexistence in Azerbaijan was inspired by discussions about the Bahá’í principle of unity in diversity just days before to the event.

Released on the occasion of Stockholm+50, the BIC explores root causes of escalating environmental breakdown and highlights principles and proposals for action.

A representative of Bahá’ís of Tunisia draws on the experience of the Bahá’ís of that country to explore the concept of religion as a force for social progress.

The Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs of India shares insights and ideas relevant to the national discourse on the equality of women and men.

Religious leaders and government officials gather to discuss collective efforts toward fostering peace, amity, and concord.

Government officials and leaders of diverse faith communities reflect on the unifying role of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Panama over the past fifty years.

The Brussels and Addis Ababa Offices of the BIC release joint statement to EU leaders, calling for recognition of the principle of oneness in AE-EU partnership.

Gatherings in diverse settings inspire consultations about fostering vibrant communities based on the Baháʼí Faith’s vision of a peaceful world

As the wave of global conferences continues, artistic works emerging from these gatherings are expressing the longing to seek harmony and to serve society.

The Indore Bahá’í Chair explores the principles needed to bring humanity into greater balance with the natural world.

As a wave of conferences continues to sweep across the world, young people in particular are stepping to the fore and intensifying their efforts toward building unity.

The BIC brought together member state representatives, UN agencies, and civil society to explore how women are uniquely situated to lead responses to the climate crisis.

As work on the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá presses on, Bahá’ís are remembering His call for universal peace, especially today, on Naw-Rúz, a day of spiritual renewal.

As the wave of global conferences moves across the world, more people are awakening to the possibilities for fostering unity and serving their society.

A wave of conferences across the globe is bringing together the well-wishers of humanity to consult on how they can promote unity and address the needs of their societies

The New York Office of the BIC has been exploring new conceptions of work, centered around the principles of unity, justice, collaboration, and consultation.

Leaders of Tunisia’s faith communities have signed a “National Pact for Coexistence,” expressing their commitment to building a more peaceful society.

A new BIC statement explores how the principle of gender equality will need to be woven into processes of governance for effective responses to the climate crisis.

Civil society leaders and representatives of the Bahá’ís of Chile explore spiritual principles that can guide the development of cities for the well-being of all.

A newly launched podcast by the Bahá’ís of the UK invites journalists to profound discussions on how the media can play a constructive role in society.

The latest article published on The Bahá’í World website examines the American Bahá’í community’s efforts to counter racism.

Work on the Bahá’í temple for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached a new stage as the steel superstructure for the 26-meter-high dome nears completion.

The spirit of service fostered through Bahá’í community-building activities in Malaysia was channeled toward relief efforts after disastrous flooding in December.

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.

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