We are Bahá’ís – members of the Bahá’í Faith, the second most widespread of the world’s independent religions, established in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. We come from over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number some 5 million worldwide.
For more than a century, Bahá’í communities around the globe have been working to break down barriers of prejudice between peoples and have collaborated with other like-minded groups to promote the model of a global society. At the heart of our belief is the conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny. In the words of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of our Faith, “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Bahá’u’lláh taught that there is one God Who progressively reveals His will to humanity. Each of the great religions brought by the Messengers of God – Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad – represents a successive stage in the spiritual development of civilization. Bahá’u’lláh, the most recent Messenger in this line, has brought teachings that address the moral and spiritual challenges of the modern world.
We invite you to learn more or contact us . Selected Baha’i sacred writings are posted, and posting comments and thoughts is encouraged(ability to post comments coming soon). Viewers unfamiliar with the Baha’i Faith may find this book insightful. MIT viewers can find an excellent introductory book for the Baha’i Faith in Hayden library (see also amazon). There is also an active Baha’i community in Somerville. To contact them and for information about activities, email the secretary.
Hidden Word of Baha’u’llah
42. O SON OF MAN! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee. Arise for the triumph of My cause, that while yet on earth thou mayest obtain the victory.