Northern Illinois Bahá'ís

Why Bahá'í

Rich Davi - Following a hopeful path.

I am no spring chicken that when most of my life i was in search for a religion that promotes and teaches unity with diversity. While at the beach one day decided to look into the magnificent worship house and discovered the welcome center open to anyone. After researching thru the many books available and found transperancy and deep insight to all my questions , without any personal opinions, i became a Bahai and meet members that were inspiring for further my teaching of a world order that gives hope in knowing the love of god.   rich davi

Why Bahá'í - Ted Utchen

As to how I became a Baha'i, here is my story.  I was raised by very religious parents of a major denomination, and I soon learned there were multiple faiths out there, each claiming that only it was the true religion and all the others were flawed in some respect.  You either had to accept their prophet as Lord and Savior, or you would be banished to perdition when your time came.  This seemed very judgmental to me, I did not care for it, and religion took a back seat in my life.  Then several decades ago I learned of the Baha'i Faith when I stopped in to visit at

Why Bahá'í - Nancy McKee

Being a Bahá’í was a choice for me, conscientiously investigated by mind and heart, and chosen.  I was fortunate enough to become a part of a dedicated and vibrant group of individuals who helped me begin to appreciate the nature of the commitment I made.  They instilled in me the attitude of lifelong learning and progress I needed to be a Bahá’í.

Resilience: Dick Weinman

Dick Weinman, retired professor of broadcast communications at Oregon State University, talks about his life and career, friendship, his search for spiritual meaning, and the way his life changed after his car collided with a cement truck.

Why I Am A Baha'i - Su Boddie

I don't know why. Only God can tell you that. But I know how: when my relationship broke up I moved into a duplex - women on one side, men on the other. I shared the top floor with Wanda and she used to allow me to browse her bookshelf for new treasures. I happened to notice an etched-glass panel she had, which I recognized immediately. 18 months prior to this day I sat in the back seat of a Karman Ghia and stared out the window at a building that none of us knew anything about. The picture that Wanda had was a view up one of the pylons of the House of Worship in Wilmette.

Why Bahá'í: Edward Price

Edward Price: I realize with astonishment what incredible mercy and kindness Bahá'u'lláh showered upon me

Why Bahá'í: Maria Christian

A 12 year old discusses her spiritual journey and why she decided to become a Bahá'í.

My 65th birthday

45 years ago today, April 4th 1968, Dr. Martin Luther king was assassinated. That day was also my 20th birthday. I had been in Vietnam less than two months when I heard about Dr. King’s death. I had just purchased a shortwave radio from the Base Exchange as a gift for myself. Some of my buddies and I sat on the ground and started to tune the radio to find an American station. When we finally found a station, what we heard brought us all to tears and anger. Dr. King was dead. I’m not sure how long we sat there in the dirt crying. It could have been minutes or hours.

I am Bahá'í Pt. 1


Interviews with followers of the Bahá'í Faith

Where Is God


Teen rises above family strife + incarceration.


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