The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than 5 million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Bahá'ís come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá'í Faith the second-most widespread religion in the world.
Bahá'ís view all the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. The Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'llah (1817-1892), is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that stretches back beyond recorded time and includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Bahá'u'llah's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Bahá'u'llah also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Bahá'u'llah declares, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.”
The worldwide Bahá'í community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to Bahá'u'llah’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Bahá'í Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Bahá'u'llah, God's message for humanity in this day.
We welcome you to explore this web site. Here, you can learn about the Bahá'í Faith, find out about our vibrant community activities, view our community calendar, and contact us to ask questions and to locate the Bahá'ís near you.