Official international and national sites, publications, and educational and scholarly resources
U.S. BAHÁ’Í RESOURCE Sites
International BAHÁ’Í RESOURCES
The Baha’i Faith: The website of the worldwide Baha’i community
This site offers in-depth presentations of the Baha’i Faith’s vision of the oneness of humanity and its efforts to contribute to an emerging global civilization.
Baha’i Reference Library
The Baha’i Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Baha’i sacred writings and other Baha’i texts.
The Universal House of Justice
The Universal House of Justice is the elected, international governing body of the Baha’i Faith.
Baha’i Communities around the World
A directory of websites of national Baha’i communities, listed by continent.
The Baha’i International Community represents the worldwide Baha’i community, whose members come from every national, ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic background, at the United Nations and other global and regional fora.
The Office of Public Affairs of the Baha’is of the United States (OPA), based in Washington, DC, represents the U.S. Baha’i community in its relationships with the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, the media, and the broader public.
BAHÁ’Í MEMBER SERVICES
While most Baha’i activities and events are open to all without distinction, only enrolled members may give to the Baha’i funds, participate in Baha’i elections, and serve on local, national and international Baha’i institutions.
BECOME A BAHÁ’Í
If you’d like to learn more about enrolling in the Baha’i Faith, continue here.
Selected letters from the National Spiritual Assembly
OF THE BAHÁ’ÍS OF THE UNITED STATES
For more letters and other administrative resources, log-in to the Baha’i Member Services site.
Centers OF LEARNING
The Baha’is of the United States operate three year-round conference and retreat centers
that offer a wide range of programming for adults, youth and children.
Seasonal Schools are held during winter and summer breaks at community centers, college campuses, and other locations around the country. Generally lasting a few days to a week, these programs offer informal, family-friendly spaces to deepen friendships and learn more about the Baha’i Faith. See upcoming summer and winter schools.
The Wilmette Institute offers accredited online courses and free webinars on a wide range of topics relating to Baha’i teachings, history, and current practice. See upcoming courses and webinars.
Created to mark the centenary of the visit to America by Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, this site offers a trove of primary materials, including photographs, transcripts of talks, diary entries, and newspaper clippings marking this seminal event in the history of the U.S. Baha’i community.
The Association for Baha’i Studies–North America focuses on developing capacity among people from all walks of life to draw from the Baha’i teachings to contribute to professional and academic discourses in their respective fields. The Association holds an annual conference, sponsors seminars and symposia, and publishes a peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Baha’i Studies.
Irfan colloquia are held several times per year to foster systematic study of the belief system of the Baha’i Faith and its interface with various religions and schools of thought.
This national bimonthly magazine covers significant developments in the U.S. Baha’i community. The digital edition is available free as an iOS app. Android version coming soon.
A publisher and online bookstore providing the sacred texts of the Baha’i Faith and other Baha’i literature for adults, youth and children, as well as music, videos and related materials.