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.
PREREQUISITES FOR PEACE
One God and the unity of religions
Oneness of humankind
Independent Investigation of truth
Essential harmony of science and religion
Equality of men and women
Elimination of prejudice of all kinds
Universal compulsary education
Spiritual solutions to economic problems
Universal auxiliary language
Baha'is believe in the unity of mankind, the unity of the religions and the unity of God; and that revelation is progressive.
There's been much in the news recently about religious prejudice, especially antisemitism. Here is some perspective from the Baha'i Faith.
"Whether peace is to be reached only after unimaginable horrors precipitated by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behavior, or is to be embraced now by an act of consultative will, is the choice before all who inhabit the earth. At this critical juncture when the intractable problems confronting nations have been fused into one common concern for the whole world, failure to stem the tide of conflict and disorder would be unconscionably irresponsible." The Universal House of Justice, 1985 PWP
"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:
Here's a link to a video of the recent observance at the Baha'i National Temple in Evanston, IL: https://news.bahai.org/story/1646/
One hundred years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh and the perfect example of His teachings, passed from this world.
"The Example" narrates the life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the profound effect it had on people, both past and present. The significance of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's unique function as a refuge, shield and bulwark of all mankind is embodied in the accounts of some of the souls whose lives were transformed for the betterment of society through their association with Him. The film reflects
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