Young and old, in cities and villages around the world are taking part in a process of community building based on concepts enshrined in the Bahá’í Teachings. Bahá’ís are building spiritual communities around the world.
Click on this link: http://www.bahai.org/frontiers/ to see the insights and experiences of children, junior youth, youth, and adults—in Canada, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and India—whose efforts to build vibrant communities are at the frontiers of learning.
If you would like to connect with the Bahá’í World News Service for news about the International Bahá’í Community visit http://news.bahai.org/.
For more about the Bahá’ís in the United States: The American Baha’i, http://www.bahai.us/ or to find Bahá’ís near you, http://find.bahai.us/ (United States), or anywhere in the Mount world, http://www.bahai-directory.org/.
The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions. Its founder, Bahá’u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá’ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.
The central theme of Bahá’u'lláh’s message is that “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” Humanity is one family and the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá’u'lláh said, has set in motion forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept our oneness.The following principles will help make this possible.
- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice
- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men
- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth
- the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
- the realization of universal education
- the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth
- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations
- recognition that true science and religion are in unity
A worldwide community of around six million Bahá’ís, representative of most of the nations, races and cultures on earth, is working to give Bahá’u'lláh’s teachings practical effect. Their experience will be a source of encouragement to all who share their vision of humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland.
For more information on the history and central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, please refer to http://www.bahai.org/, http://www.bahai.us/welcome/founders-and-history/history/.