It’s no secret that America is going through a tumultuous time. Tensions and divisions surface every day, reminding us that the stains of injustice and racial prejudice are set deeply in the fabric of our society. Bahá’ís are committed to reshaping society around principles of oneness – such as love, inclusivity and reciprocity. We hope to join hands with the countless like-minded Americans working for these same goals, and invite everyone to take a look at our approach.
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Divine Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh.
Bahá’í beliefs address such essential themes as:
the oneness of God and religion
the oneness of humanity
freedom from prejudice
the inherent nobility of the human being
the fundamental equality of the sexes
the progressive revelation of religious truth
the development of spiritual qualities
the integration of worship and service
the harmony between religion and science
the centrality of justice to all human endeavors
the importance of education
The Humboldt Bahá’í community is learning how to put these beliefs into action. You are welcome to join us in this adventure – through study, through working with children and youth, through prayers – and walk with all along a path of service.
To gain a fuller appreciation of Bahá’í beliefs you may wish to visit the link below:
“That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race... It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”