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[15 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on 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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[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on FAQ about the Bahá’í Faith | ]

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 | Comments Off on Informal ("Fireside") Presentations on the Bahá’í Faith | ]

An important aspect of the Bahá’í Teachings is the principle of “Independent investigation of the Truth”.  This principle dictates that each person must investigate the truth individually rather than clinging to the beliefs of ancestors or imitating those around us.
At least once each month in Renton there is an informal presentation on the Bahá’í Faith.  These presentations typically focus on some aspect of the Bahá’í Faith and usually include an overview as well.  The atmosphere is very informal and includes opportunity for dialog or questions.
This is the place to bring …

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[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on A Faith for Today | ]
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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[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Brief Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith | ]
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 …