Bahá’ís believe social change starts with spirituality—individuals unlocking their soul’s desire for service and working alongside others for the good of their neighborhoods and communities. Bahá’í communities are a workshop open to all for hands-on learning about the process of spiritual community building.
Daily prayer and intimate communion with God are the foundation for strong families and communities.
Putting into practice the Word of God through a process of collective learning, action and reflection.
Teens and Pre-teens
Youths are mentored to develop moral reasoning and the capacity to serve humanity.
Spiritual education for children develops their love for God and sense of world citizenship.
In collaboration with civil society, government and international partners, Bahá’ís work for freedom of conscience, the equality of men and women, the elimination of prejudice and other key principles of Bahá’í belief.
Equality between the sexes and the full participation of women in every field of human endeavor are essential prerequisites to peace and human progress.
Bahá’ís have worked to advance sustainable development since 1990, when preparations began for the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Efforts to promote social and economic well-being play an important role at the local and national levels of the Bahá’í community.
The U.S. Bahá’í community has been represented at the United Nations since 1947.
Bahá’u’lláh called on His followers to “consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.”
Healing racism and overcoming all forms of prejudice are America’s most vital and challenging issues.
Bahá’í Publishing is the premier source of trade paper books in the U.S. about the Bahá’í Faith’s teachings, history, and global perspective on a broad range of social and economic issues.
A collection of resources for the scholarly study of the Bahá’í Faith.
Bosch, Green Acre, Louhelen, Seasonal Bahá’í schools and the Wilmette Institute, offer engaging programs and refreshing environments for families, adults, youths and children focused on spiritual transformation.
Learning to apply spiritual principles to our daily lives through study of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation and the development of our capacities.
The landmark Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL, is one of only seven in the world.
The work of the Bahá’í Faith is supported through voluntary contributions from the Bahá’ís, and only Bahá’ís may contribute to the Bahá’í Funds.
Contact the Office of Human Resources for information about employment and service opportunities at the Baha’i National Center.
Bahá’u'lláh accords an eminence to the practice of arts and crafts, and His writings allude to the central role of artists in society.
A core principle of the Bahá’í Faith is independent investigation of truth; aggressive proselytism is forbidden. Everyone advances together on a common path of learning.
The Bahá’í Faith’s unique administrative structure is under constant refinement and organic development. With no clergy, the faith fosters consultative learning spaces from the grassroots to the global level.
Bahá’ís enjoy a long tradition of contributing to the advancement of civilization by traveling to and settling in other countries.