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 hae flowed out from the Supreme Pen, and to ponder, wholl 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.
"In the sight of God there is no distinction between whites and blacks: all are as one. Anyone whose heart is pure is dear to God - whether white or black, red or yellow." (The Baha'i Writings)
That the divers communions of the earth, and the manifold systems of religious belief, should never be allowed to foster the feelings of animosity among men, is, in this Day, of the essence of the Faith of God and His Religion. These principles and laws, these firmly-established and mighty systems, have proceeded from one Source, and are rays of one Light. That they differ one from another is to be attributed to the varying requirements of the ages in which they were promulgated. (Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 13)
By nature is meant those inherent properties and necessary relations derived from the realities of things. And these realities of things, though in the utmost diversity, are yet intimately connected one with the other. For these diverse realities an all-unifying agency is needed that shall link them all one to the other. For instance, the various organs and members, the parts and elements, that constitute the body of man, though at variance, are yet all connected one with the other by that all-unifying agency known as the human soul, that causeth them to function in perfect harmony and with absolute regularity, thus making the continuation of life possible. The human body, however, is utterly unconscious of that all-unifying agency, and yet acteth with regularity and dischargeth its functions according to its will. (Abdu'l-Baha, Tablet to August Forel, p. 12)
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