What is the Baha’i Faith?

The Baha’i Faith is an important new world religion that began in the mid 1800’s in Iran. It was started by a man who claimed to be a Divine Messenger, and who called Himself Baha’u’llah (which means ‘The Glory of God’ in Arabic). In just over 150 years this powerful and life-changing new religion has spread like wildfire to every corner of the globe. Baha’u’llah’s message of peace, unity, reconciliation, moral integrity, and unconditional love has inspired millions of people from all ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds to embrace His Cause called the Baha’i Faith.

The Baha’i Faith teaches that all the world’s major religions come from the same God, and that each religion has an essential role in the development of the human experience on this planet. Baha’is work for justice in the world at all levels; promoting the equality of the sexes, the healing and ultimate unity between the races, the education and economic development of the poor, and the peaceful unity of nations.

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