Bahá'í House of WorshipWe are women, we are men, we are young, we are old, we are rich, we are poor, we are middle class, we are short, we are tall, we have black hair, we have red hair, we have long hair, we have no hair, we are large, we are small.

We are home makers, we are teachers, we are carpenters, we are laborers, we are gardeners, we are electricians, we are mechanics, we are retired, we are students, we are business people, we are unemployed, we are policemen, we are doctors, we are farmers.

We are Iranian, we are Iraqi, we are French, we are Chinese, we are Australian, we are Greek, we are Russian, we are Indonesian, we are Mexican, we are Puerto Rican, we are Vietnamese, we are Croatian, we are Colombian, we are Indian.

We are  Asian, we are Caucasian, we are African we are Native American, we are here to serve Humanity...

We are Hindu, we are Muslim, we are Buddhist, we are Jewish, we are Christian, we are Unity through Diversity, we are Bahá'ís...

We welcome you to come learn more about why we are.

The Bahá'í Faith

Baha'i Archives BuildingThe founder of the Bahá'í Faith was Bahá'u'lláh, a Persian nobleman from Tehran who gave up everything for a life of incarceration, exile, and persecution in order to bring to mankind a new message of peace and unity.

Bahá'u'lláh claimed to be a new Messenger from God who was here to teach us the lesson for today is that of unity. He also taught us of things that were, at that time, revolutionary. He taught there is only one God, that there is only one human race, and that all of the world's religions represent stages in the revelation of God's will and purpose for humanity. Bahá'u'lláh taught that in this day humanity has collectively come of age and that the time has arrived for the coming together of all people into a peaceful, global society.

Bahá'u'lláh wrote, "The earth is one country, and mankind its citizens."


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