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We believe its time for humanity to come together as one family, to create a world where everyone can thrive.

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Washington youth delve into Bahá’í elections

By Henry Warren Four gatherings. Three days. One September weekend. Fifty-eight young people from western Washington came together with shared curiosity anchored in a quest to learn about the nuances of Bahá’í elections—what sets them apart from other electoral processes and, significantly, why they hold importance for youth.  Helen Javid, of Seattle, serves the Bahá’í […]

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The spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and build communities that nurture the well-being of all.

We all have a part to play in shaping a bright future.

“My first counsel is this: possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart... ”

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of the Bahá’í Faith)

“The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice...”

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of the Bahá’í Faith)

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of the Bahá’í Faith)

Stories Of Belief In Action

The spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and build communities that nurture the well-being of all.

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Mona’s story lives on in Texas

As reported by cast member, Amanda Provost Sevak Even after 40 years, the story of the faith and sacrifice of Mona Mahmoudnejad, a 17-year-old executed in Iran for refusing to recant her Baha’i Faith, moves people to tears. A recent North Texas-based touring production of Mark Perry’s one-act play, “A New Dress for Mona” brought […]

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The Gilmers and Grammers on the Power of Music to Shape Families

Story and Interview by Michelle Goering Bahá’ís and their friends strive to employ the arts to build unity of thought, increase joy and connection in our communities, and build creative capacities – especially in children and youth. Writer Michelle Goering interviewed two fathers and their adult sons—Van and Sean Gilmer and Red and Andy Grammer—whose […]

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Minneapolis: Playing a Humble Part

Part 1   The Minneapolis Bahá’í Center is a block away from the spot...
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Becoming a Baha’i: Nine journeys to faith

Lynette H., Louisiana  “…Being a black woman,...
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Baha’is hosted an unprecedented global series of conferences, exploring the inherent oneness of humanity and a universal call to work for the betterment of the world.

As thousands of conferences encircling the globe are now coming to an end, people from all walks of life are seeing how consultations at these vibrant gatherings have harmonized different points of view in the pursuit of plans that apply spiritual principles to issues and challenges facing their societies.

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Bahá’í House of Worship

A symbol of the oneness of humanity

This national landmark in Wilmette, Illinois, is open to all regardless of background or belief for personal prayer, reflection and meditation.

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A global community built on local connections

Most Bahá’í community activities—prayer gatherings, study groups, activities for children and teens—are open to all and take place in homes and community centers across the United States.
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Visit our events calendar for other opportunities to engage: meet Bahá’ís through a video chat, take an online course, or attend a conference or retreat center.

Learn about the Baha’i calendar and holy days.