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Baha’is follow the teachings of Baha’u’llah, the Divine Educator sent by God to provide spiritual guidance for this modern era.
All across the continent, Baha’is are learning to put into practice the unifying teachings of Baha’u’llah to create distinctive spiritual communities.
Baha’i believe that we are all one human family and that the profound challenges facing humanity can only be resolved by recognizing and applying this fundamental spiritual truth.
Baha’is recognize the divinity of Jesus Christ and see the Baha'i Faith as fulfillment of, and the next chapter in, Christ’s promise of creating the Kingdom of God on earth.
The divisions and injustices that beset America are symptoms of longstanding spiritual illnesses of racism and materialism that can only be resolved by recognizing the oneness of humanity.
This magnificent structure embodies the central teachings of the Baha’i Faith: one loving Creator, one unfolding religion, and one diverse human family.
Learn more about the Baha’i Faith and its profound teachings by taking a virtual tour of the Temple and Welcome Center.
While most Baha’i worship and activities take place locally in neighborhoods, the Baha’i House of Worship hosts prayers, music and a variety of educational gatherings.
Read about the influence of the Baha’i House of Worship as a cultural institution.
In 2017-2019, Baha’is celebrated the 200th anniversaries of the births of the God’s Messengers for this day, the Bab and Baha’u’llah.
Story collections featuring significant events and activities of the U.S. Baha’i community.
Stories of how people are learning to create vibrant and diverse spiritual communities based on the unifying teachings of the Baha’i Faith.
Stories of how people are contributing to the betterment of the world inspired by the Baha’i teachings.
Stories of how people are finding creative ways to put the Baha’i teachings into daily practice in their lives and work.
Stories from the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, one of eight continental Baha’i Temples around the world.
The work of the Office currently focuses on racial unity and justice, the environment, economic justice, human rights, the role of media in society, and gender equality and the advancement of women.
Drawing on the collective experience of the American Baha'i community, the Office works with like-minded organizations and thinkers to advance national thinking around pressing social issues.
Find news, podcasts, think pieces, and media resources related to the Office’s work.
Get in touch with the Office to learn more about its work.
Baha’i conferences, retreats, courses and video chats that are open to everyone.
Learn about the Baha’i calendar and special observances and holy days.
The Baha’i Faith is a global faith community, established in virtually every country in the world.
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.
Find Baha’i books, journals, magazines, music, ebooks and audiobooks.
Links to organizations and conferences dedicated to the scholarly study and research of the Baha’i Faith and its teachings.
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