A New Take on Religion
Baha’is believe that religion is “the principal force impelling the development of consciousness. As the human race in all its diversity is a single species, so the intervention by which God cultivates the qualities of mind and heart latent in that species is a single process.”
Forging a Path of COMMUNITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE in America:
We are living in a time of both turbulence and great promise. Baha’u’llah said,
“This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness.”
We face challenges unlike any other in history, but we need not succumb to confusion and fear. We have, in the form of the divine teachings of Baha’u’llah, guidance that will help us rise to present-day challenges and forge a path toward creating the glorious future that awaits humanity.
Origins of the Baha’i Faith
Who is Baha’u’llah?
The Baha’i Faith originated with Baha’u’llah (1817–1892), Whose title means “the Glory of God.” Baha’is regard Him as the latest in the succession of Divine Messengers Who founded the world’s major religions. In His writings, Baha’u’llah outlines a framework for the development of a global civilization which takes into account both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life. His teachings, centered around the recognition of the oneness of humanity, offer a compelling vision of an approaching world united in justice, peace and prosperity.
A Spiritual Approach to Healing Division in America:
Baha’is and their friends and neighbors from all walks of life are learning to apply profound spiritual principles to gain personal insight and to address social problems they encounter in their own lives and communities in America.
The principle of the Oneness of Mankind
“—the pivot round which all the teachings of Baha’u’llah revolve […] Its message is applicable not only to the individual, but concerns itself primarily with the nature of those essential relationships that must bind all the states and nations as members of one human family. …It calls for no less than the reconstruction and the demilitarization of the whole civilized world—a world organically unified in all the essential aspects of its life…”
Learn more about the principle of The Oneness of Humanity
Principle of Justice
Another of these spiritual principles is justice. Justice is necessary to bring about unity. A unity that is both diverse in its expression and all-encompassing in its scope. Unifying approaches are necessary to bring about justice. Justice is that faculty of each human soul that enables each person to distinguish truth from falsehood.
As they reflect on the positive changes taking place in their own hearts and minds as well as the tangible results they see in their neighborhoods, they become eager to learn more and share what they are learning with others. This path is wide and welcoming for all to advance at their own pace, accompanying and encouraging each other, so that together we might move towards a more advanced society.
A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice The Baha’i Faith in America
Walk with us!
Explore concepts that are working to translate love into action―such actions as deliberately going out of our way to befriend all, appreciating the indispensable contributions of all, and joining hands with all in the creation of a new world