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Race awareness gatherings benefit from Illinois woman’s family quest

By Christopher Carpenter As a child growing up in Chicago’s northern suburbs in the 1940s and ‘50s, Judy Hughes was familiar with the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. Her father used it as a landmark during flights over Lake Michigan as a Navy pilot stationed in Glenview and he took Hughes and her […]

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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)

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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.

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Remembering ʻAbdu'l-Bahá

The Essence of Sweetness

Impressions on ‘Abdu’l-Baha The Essence of Sweetness A tribute to Amatu’l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum Born Mary Maxwell in Montreal, Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum’s life spanned almost the entire 20th century. To her husband, Shoghi Effendi, she was his “helpmate”, “shield” and “tireless collaborator in the arduous tasks I shoulder.”  Source: This portrait was written by Violette Nakhjavani […]

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Remembering ʻAbdu'l-Bahá

Juliet Thompson

Impressions on ‘Abdu’l-Baha Juliet Thompson Source: 239 Days | The Memoirs of an American Painter  Born in Washington, DC, in 1873, Thompson attended the Corcoran School of Art and demonstrated skill in painting from a young age. Her father passed when she was only twelve years old and left the family in poor financial condition, […]

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Minneapolis: Playing a Humble Part

   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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Ridván 178-179 BE
(April 20, 2021 to 2022)


A year for profound reflection on the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the strength of the Covenant of which He was the Centre, as the community prepares to commemorate the centenary of His Ascension.
—The Universal House of Justice

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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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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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