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[14 Mar 2010 ]

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States recently informed Local Bahá’í Communities throughout the U.S. of a collaborative commitment by the International Bahá’í Community in connection with a plan of action on Climate Change. The following is an excerpt from their letter:
“The Baháʹí International Community recently joined forces with several major world faiths to launch—as part of a broad interfaith effort in collaboration with the United Nations—a Seven Year Plan of Action on Climate Change. By encouraging close study of Baháʹí teachings on the environment, …

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[14 Mar 2010 ]

A few sample questions…
What is the Bahá’í Attitude toward the followers of other Faiths?
Bahá’u’lláh called upon the Bahá’ís to associate with the followers of all religions in a spirit of love and friendship. Bahá’ís see no intrinsic conflict with other religious communities, as they believe all the revealed faiths originate from the same Source, God, and are essentially one.
How is the Bahá’í Community organized?
Bahá’í community life is characterized by great freedom of individual belief. There is no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith.  A system of democratically elected councils at the …

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[14 Mar 2010 ]
A Faith for Today

Over a century ago Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious truth is not final but progressive. Religion is renewed, He said, in every age to re-establish and apply the unchanging principles found in the scriptures of the Great Religions of the world to the needs of the present day. The entrenched powers of 19th century Persian orthodoxy vehemently opposed His message but now His Faith is spread around the world. Here in Jefferson County as in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and throughout the world, Bahá’ís are working …

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[14 Mar 2010 ]
Brief Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith

The story of the Bahá’í Faith begins in Ninteenth century Persia – the country we now call Iran – about 160 years ago.  Bahá’ís trace the founding of the Faith to the Twin Prophets, the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh.  The teachings of the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh were entirely peaceful. They met with unrelenting persecution at the hands of the Shiah Moslem Clergy due to the fact that they proclaimed a new Revelation which abrogated the Law of the Quran and rejected the dogmas of the Iranian Religious leaders. The map at …

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[14 Mar 2010 ]
The Oneness of Mankind

The Central distinguishing feature of the Bahá’í Teachings is the oneness of Mankind. This principle is applicable not only to the relationships between individuals but is concerned “primarily with the nature of those essential relationships that must bind all the states and nations as members of one human family.”
“All mankind are the fruits of one tree, flowers of the same garden, waves of one sea.” -Abdu’l-Baha
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