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 Renton as in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and throughout the world, Bahá’ís are working to usher-in the long-promised Era …

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[22 May 2018 ]
New Documentary Film ‘The Gate’ To Air on ABC TV

A new documentary film about the origins of the Bahá’í Faith in the mid 1800’s is currently airing on ABC stations nationwide and will be coming to Western Washington soon.  
The Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, a nonprofit organization which has been working in partnership with ABC, CBS and NBC and their affiliated stations nationwide since 1986 in an effort to “…enliven the discussion and expression of religious faith for a new generation of viewers”, was looking for “movies about the founder of a Faith” and it is in this context that the film is now being …

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[12 Feb 2011 ]
U.S. Senator Defends Bahá’ís of Iran

On September 29th, 2010 Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy called attention to the Imprisonment of the Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran and to the long-term persecution there of the Iranian Baha’i Community. The full text of his speech to the United States Senate is here
Since the Baha’i Faith originated in Shiraz, Iran, in 1844 it has been vehemently opposed by powerful figures in the country’s Shīʻah Religious hierarchy. Some of the social teachings of the Baha’i Faith, such as its stand on womens rights, and the principle of each individual’s responsibility …

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[15 Mar 2010 ]
World Peace and the Bahá’í Faith

Bahá’u’lláh counsels mankind:
“Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.”
The Bahá’í Writings delineate a practical and new relationship between the nations and peoples of the world.  While a prisoner first in Adrianople and later in Akka (Palestine) Bahá’u’lláh wrote the the Kings and Rulers of the world summoning them to the call of God and stressing the opportunities which it was in the power of these rulers and leaders to sieze.  He called on them to bend their energies to the establishment of true religion, just …

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[15 Mar 2010 ]
Devotional Gatherings

“The impulse to pray is a natural one springing from man’s love to God” -`Abdu’l-Bahá
One of our deepest human longings is to commune with our Creator. Praying together at a fixed time and place, in addition to strengthening bonds of unity and affection, brings a certain structure and realism to an activity in which our finite mortal minds reach out to the Infinite.  At Baha’i devotional gatherings prayers are read from the Bahá’í Scriptures as well as from the scriptures of the major revealed Religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and …

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[14 Mar 2010 ]
Bahá’ís collaborate on Climate Change

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, the …