The Baha'i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.
Baha'is are the followers of Baha'u'llah, whom they believe is the Promised one of all Ages.
The traditions of almost every people include the promise of a future when peace and harmony will be established on earth and humankind will live in prosperity.
"Now is the moment in which to cleanse thyself with the waters of detachment that have flowed out from the Supreme Pen, and to ponder, wholly for the sake of God, those things which, time and again, have been sent down or manifested, and then to strive, as much as lieth in thee, to quench, through the power of wisdom and force of thy utterance, the fire of enmity and hatred which smouldereth in the hearts of the peoples of the world." (Baha'u'llah)
Baha'is believe in the unity of mankind, the unity of the religions and the unity of God; and that revelation is progressive.
"Racism is the most challenging issue confronting America. A nation whose ancestry includes every people on earth, whose motto is E pluribus unum, whose ideals of freedom under law have inspired millions throughout the world, cannot continue to harbor prejudice against any racial or ethnic group without betraying itself. Racism is an affront to human dignity, a cause of hatred and division, a disease that devastates society."
To read the complete statement, "The Vision of Race Unity: America's Most Challenging Issue", click on the link below:
THE PRINCIPLE of EQUALITY of WOMEN and MEN
"And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is the equality of women and men. The world of humanity has two wings—one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success and prosperity be attained as they ought to be." 1st Tablet to the Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment _ 'Abdu'l-Bahá in America.html, Abdu'l Baha, 1919
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