Bahá'í Faith

The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions. It was founded in May 1844 and now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. His name in Arabic means the “The Glory of God”. Bahá'ís believe Bahá'u'lláh was inspired by the Holy Spirit to reveal the Word of God in many volumes of sacred writings.

“Call out to Zion, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings: He that was hidden from mortal eyes is come! His all-conquering sovereignty is manifest; His all-encompassing splendour is revealed. Beware lest thou hesitate or halt. Hasten forth and circumambulate the City of God that hath descended from heaven, the celestial Kaaba round which have circled in adoration the favoured of God, the pure in heart, and the company of the most exalted angels……..” (Tablet of Carmel)

Bahá’u’lláh brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His most important teaching is unity. He taught the oneness of God, the oneness of Religion, and the oneness of the human family. The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the time has come for its unification in one global society. One of the purposes of the Bahá'í Faith is to help make this possible. A worldwide community is working to give Bahá'u'lláh's teachings practical effect. This experience is a source of encouragement to all who share the vision of humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland.

For more information about the Bahá'í Faith, we invite you to visit the official web site of the Bahá'ís of the United States.