A Faith for Today

by ed in About the Baha'i Faith
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 Kent as in Europe, Africa, [...]
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The distinct bounty of having a revelation that is so young, and after the release of printable media and regular notation is that the Baha’is have the ability to read the words of Baha’u’llah and […]

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…if the religions investigate reality and seek the essential truth of their own foundations, they will agree and no difference will be found. But inasmuch as religions are submerged in dogmatic imitations, forsaking the original foundations, and as imitations differ widely, therefore, the religions are divergent and antagonistic. These imitations may be likened to clouds which obscure the sunrise; but reality is the sun. If the clouds disperse, the Sun of Reality shines upon all, and no difference of vision will exist. The religions will then agree, for fundamentally they are the same.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

The BIC delegation at the COP27 climate summit participated in numerous discussions, highlighting the need for humanity to recast its relationship with the natural world. [...]

A film produced by the BIC explores a Bahá’í social action initiative in Tanna, Vanuatu, to revitalize and protect a local coral reef ecosystem. [...]

Construction work continues on the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, with work on the concrete base layer of the west berm nearly completed. [...]

The Geneva Office of the BIC explores insights from Bahá’í endeavors that engage young farmers in rural areas through participatory action-research programs. [...]

A play staged by the Bahá’ís of Austria explores the connection between Táhirih, a Bahá’í heroine, and Marianne Hainisch, founder of Austria’s women’s movement. [...]

Religion has a central role to play in establishing peace, say Bahá’í delegates at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. [...]

The New York Office of the Bahá’í International Community hosted a series of events, exploring the need for a shared identity based on the principle of oneness. [...]

The Dutch Bahá’í Office of External Affairs reflects on insights from its experiences in contributing to a discourse on racial unity, exploring the principle of oneness. [...]

The Bahá’í International Community has released a statement exploring the implications of the principle of the oneness of humanity for improving global food security. [...]

The Bahá’ís of the UAE explore insights from experiences in promoting a new kind of dialogue about the constructive role of religion in contemporary society. [...]

The emerging Bahá’í House of Worship in PNG—which represents the union of worship and service—is inspiring local residents to assist with the construction of that temple. [...]

The annual ABS conference was enriched this year by insights from a growing number of reading groups exploring questions in various fields in light of Bahá’í principles. [...]

After decades of effort, Bahá’í institutions in Zambia gathered recently to take an expansive view of their educational initiatives, planning for the future [...]

The BIC explores the disproportionate impact of climate change on women, emphasizing the principle of equality of women and men as essential to addressing climate issues. [...]

Government officials and international media outlets have rushed to the defense of the Bahá’ís of Iran, provoked by an escalating crackdown on the community. [...]

The Bahá’í World News Service is now available in Russian, joining the English and three other language-versions of the site. [...]