Founded in 1863, the Bahá'í Faith today is among the fastest growing of all the world's religions. Already the second-
There is one God, regardless of what different people and religions may have named Him over the ages.
Truth is eternal and progressively revealed to humanity through a succession Messengers; Baha'u'llah is the most recent of these Messengers.
The principle of the oneness of mankind is the pivot round which all the teachings of Baha'u'llah revolve.
Baha'u'llah taught that humanity, after a long and turbulent adolescence, is at long last reaching its stage of maturity, when its organic unity in a global and just society can finally be established.
To this end, the Baha'i Faith prescribes laws of personal morality and behavior, as well as social laws and principles to establish the oneness of humanity.
The purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of mankind and to carry forward an ever-
We are innately noble beings created in the image and likeness of our Creator.
Work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship.
The soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to continue to progress through eternity.
Daily prayer and communion with God.
High moral principles including trustworthiness, chastity and honesty.
Independent investigation of truth.
A life dedicated to the service of humanity.
Fellowship with the followers of all religions.
Social Principles Include:
Full equality between women and men at every level of society.
Harmony between science and religion as two complementary systems of knowledge that must work together to advance the well-
The elimination of all forms of prejudice.
The establishment of a world commonwealth of nations.
Recognition of the common origin and fundamental unity of purpose of all religions.
Spiritual solutions to economic problems and the removal of economic barriers and restrictions.
The abolition of extremes of wealth and poverty.
The adoption of a world auxiliary language, a world script, a uniform and universal system of currency and of weights and measures.