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“So powerful is the light of unity,
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About the Bahá’í Faith
The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. He taught there is one God and one human family, and that the great religions of the world represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society.
Bahá’ís recognize the coming of Bahá'u'lláh as the latest expression of God's guidance, opening the way for the establishment of peace and reconciliation, when, as anticipated in the sacred scriptures of the past, all humanity will achieve its spiritual and social maturity, and live in harmony and in accordance with justice. The more than five million Bahá’ís around the world are learning how to translate Bahá'u'lláh's teachings into new patterns of individual and community life. Though they come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, they are united by their belief in the essential spiritual nature of our existence and by their desire for a just and peaceful future for all peoples.
Local Community Building
We believe lasting social change starts at the neighborhood level when we build relationships based on love and mutual respect. So, we start small by holding gatherings in community centers and homes with opportunities for all age groups to grow together.
Bahá’ís often host informal “fireside” meetings in their homes for introductory conversations about the Bahá’í Faith. A fireside is a great setting for people to ask questions and learn about how the Faith’s teachings relate to contemporary life.
In addition, our core community building activities include:
Pray! Sing! Laugh! Repeat!
Devotional gatherings bring everyone together for prayer, song and meditation. They take on the cultural character of local communities and embrace many faith traditions. Prayer and quiet contemplation, as well as joyous singing, drumming and other artful offerings are features of many devotional gatherings.
Children’s classes are for a community’s youngest and most precious treasures. Our classes help children connect to their inherent nobility and goodness, and practice the qualities given to them by God, like kindness, generosity and forgiveness.
Study circles for teens and adults offer a chance for small groups to learn together. Topics include: the nature of the soul, the basic teachings of the Baha’i Faith, the lives of its Founders, and training for children's class teachers and youth mentors. Every study circle includes a community service component.
Junior Youth Groups
Junior Youth Groups
Junior youth groups help young people, ages 11 to 14, navigate a crucial time in their lives and build moral clarity for the many decisions they’ll face. Youth groups design service projects relevant to their neighborhoods and find healthy ways to socialize together.