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Building
Community

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.

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Worship

Daily prayer and intimate communion with God are the foundation for strong families and communities.

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Study Circles

Putting into practice the Word of God through a process of collective learning, action and reflection.

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Teens and Pre-teens

Youths are mentored to develop moral reasoning and the capacity to serve humanity.

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Children

Spiritual education for children develops their love for God and sense of world citizenship.


Human Rights

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.


Advancement of Women

Equality between the sexes and the full participation of women in every field of human endeavor are essential prerequisites to peace and human progress.


Environment and Sustainable Development

Bahá’ís have worked to advance sustainable development since 1990, when preparations began for the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Social and Economic Development

Efforts to promote social and economic well-being play an important role at the local and national levels of the Bahá’í community.


Bahá'ís at the United Nations

The U.S. Bahá’í community has been represented at the United Nations since 1947.


Interfaith Relations

Bahá’u’lláh called on His followers to “consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.”


Race Unity

Healing racism and overcoming all forms of prejudice are America’s most vital and challenging issues.

Spiritual Education Resources

Bahá'í Publishing

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.


Bahá'í Scholarship

A collection of resources for the scholarly study of the Bahá’í Faith.


Centers of Bahá'í Learning

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.


Educational Processes

Learning to apply spiritual principles to our daily lives through study of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation and the development of our capacities.

Other Areas of Interest

The Bahá'í House of Worship for North America

The landmark Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL, is one of only seven in the world.


Bahá'í Funds

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.


Employment and Service

Contact the Office of Human Resources for information about employment and service opportunities at the Baha’i National Center.


Arts

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.


Sharing Bahá'í Beliefs

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.


Community Structure

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.


International Service

Bahá’ís enjoy a long tradition of contributing to the advancement of civilization by traveling to and settling in other countries.