About the Bahá’í Faith

"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” 
Founded a century and a half ago, the Bahá’í Faith is today among the fastest-growing of the world’s religions. With more than five million followers, who reside in virtually every nation on earth, it is the second-most widespread faith, surpassing every religion but Christianity in its geographic reach. Bahá’ís reside in more than 100,000 localities around the world, an expansion that reflects their dedication to the ideal of world citizenship.
Baha’is view the world’s major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Baha’u'llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.
Bahá’u’lláh declared, plainly and repeatedly, that He was the long-expected educator and teacher of all peoples, the channel of a wondrous Grace that would transcend all previous outpourings, in which all previous forms of religion would become merged, as rivers merge in the ocean. He laid a foundation which affords a firm basis for Unity throughout the whole world and the inauguration of that glorious age of peace on earth, goodwill among men, of which prophets have told and poets sung.
“The world is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Search after truth, the oneness of mankind, unity of religions, of races, of nations, of East and West, the reconciliation of religion and science, the eradication of prejudices and superstitions, the equality of men and women, the establishment of justice and righteousness, the setting up of a supreme international tribunal, the unification of languages, the compulsory diffusion of knowledge—these, and many other teachings like these, were revealed by the pen of Bahá’u’lláh during the latter half of the nineteenth century in innumerable books and epistles several of which were addressed to the Kings and Rulers of the world.

His message, unique in its comprehensiveness and scope, is wonderfully in accord with the signs and needs of the times. Never were the new problems confronting men so gigantic and complex as now. Never were the proposed solutions so numerous and conflicting. Never was the need of a great world teacher so urgent or so widely felt. Never, perhaps, was the expectancy of such a teacher so confident or so general.

Becoming a Bahá’í

A person becomes a Bahá’í by recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for this age, committing to abide by His laws and guidance, and informing the Bahá’í community of this commitment. If you feel that becoming a Bahá’í fulfills your spiritual search for God, we invite you to declare your belief in Bahá’u’lláh. Please see the following link for further information on becoming a Bahá’í.


“Let not a man glory in that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind.”
“Bend your minds and wills to the education of the peoples and kindreds of the earth, that haply … all mankind may become the upholders of one order, and the inhabitants of one  city.."
"Be ye as the fingers of one hand, the  members of one body.”
“That one indeed is a man who today dedicateth himself to the service of the  entire human race.”